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HERBERT DUZANT is a native New Yorker with more than 20 years of experience working as a criminal defense investigator, primarily in the areas of capital trial and capital habeas representation. Mr. Duzant started his career at the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (project of the Vera Institute of Justice) before continuing on to the New York State Capital Defender Office (CDO), where he spent six years investigating trial cases on behalf of indigent capital defendants. Mr. Duzant arrived at the Nevada Federal Public Defender’s Capital Habeas Unit in 2004, where he currently works to this day assisting Nevada and California death row inmates in their federal capital habeas proceedings. Mr. Duzant has facilitated trainings and presentations on a variety of investigative, mitigation and team building topics. He’s currently serving as Conference Chair and West Area Director for the National Defender Investigator Association (NDIA) and develops training programs and events around the country. Mr. Duzant has extensive prior experience in private investigations and is licensed in New York, California and Nevada. Mr. Duzant is committed to client-centered practices and fulfilling the promise of Gideon v. Wainwright, which cannot be achieved without establishing ongoing and meaningful training opportunities for all Investigators, Mitigation Specialists and Paralegals in our national criminal defense community.

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

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. Registration closes Septemebr 3.
This one of a kind conference is developed through surveys of the registrants.   You have a say in what sessions are offered and will have multiple options during the conference.
Click here to watch as the schedule develops based on your suggestions.
Click here to see the faculty list. 
Click here to register for the Investigator Conference Track.
Click here to register for the Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Track.
Click here to make a hotel reservation at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown.

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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
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January 17, 2018: The 2018 NAPD Investigators Conference and 2018 Social Workers & Sentencing Advocates Institute (March 26-29, 2018 in Denver, CO) are now at full capacity and closed for registration. A wait list is being developed.
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November 28, 2017: NAPD has uploaded videos of the presentations from the 2017 NAPD Workloads Conference in St. Louis (held November 17-18). Members can access these valuable presentations on MyGideon by logging into their NAPD account.
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