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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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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)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.
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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

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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. 
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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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