Profile: kathy.moccio

Kathleen A. Moccio (Kathy) is an attorney with the Hennepin County Public Defenders where she works with non-citizen clients to address the immigration issues inherent to their case. She regularly teaches immigration law as an adjunct professor at the University of St. Thomas School of Law. Ms. Moccio frequently speaks and writes about immigration law. She is co-author of several articles related to the intersection of immigration law and childhood, including The ABCs of Representing Unaccompanied Children, Immigration Practice Pointers, American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011 - 2012, The ABCs of Working with Immigrant Children to Obtain Special Immigrant Juvenile Status for Those Abused, Neglected, or Abandoned, Immigration & Nationality Law Handbook, American Immigration Lawyers 2006-07, Severing A Lifeline: The Neglect of Citizen Children in America’s Immigration Enforcement Policy, a 2009 Dorsey and Whitney, LLP report to the Urban Institute. She also served as a consultant to the Urban Institute in its publication of Facing Our Future – Children in the Aftermath of Immigration Enforcement. She has been active with the Advocates for Human Rights, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and the American Immigration Council. She is eternally grateful for the dedication of her co-public defenders and colleagues within the immigration bar who daily fight for their clients.




December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
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October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE