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Friday, June 25, 2021

Meet up: Investigator 06-25-2021 - Meet Lori, and case problem help.

Date(s): June 25, 2021

Time: 2:00 PM  EST - 3:00 PM  EST

Meet up: Investigators 06-25-2021 - Meet Lori, and case problem help.
06-25-2021 2:00 P.M........ Eastern, ~60 minutes

Meet Up Facilitators:  Jonathan Lyon & Lori James-Townes

About the Meet Up: We will be hosting an hour meeting on how we at NAPD can help you during these extremely challenging times. Starting out the conversation about our anxiety, and strangeness in the COVID-19 times. Our new Executive director Lori James-Townes will be joining us this week to talk about our future as an organization and to answer questions.  We will then pivot to our cases that we are having difficulty with, we don't need the names, just the facts that you need help with! Come meet Lori and solve a case issue too!

About the Faculty:
JONATHAN LYON is currently the Investigator Resource Coordinator and the national survey investigator for National Association for Public Defense and a legal investigator for McClain Investigations. He is also the president of Lyon Legal Logistics to help attorneys in and out of court with Discovery and technology and has assisted attorneys in multiple federal court jurisdictions.   Jon began his investigative background working in a PI firm and then for 12 years for the Office of the State Appellate Defender of Illinois. His primary focus has been on post-conviction death penalty cases. In addition, Jon worked for LexisNexis as a national trainer of the CaseMap suite of software. He also worked for Lockheed Martin as a contractor supporting government attorneys and investigators with software and electronic discovery support needs. He is a Certified Defense Investigator through DePaul's Center for Justice in Capital Cases and a Certified Trainer through the Bureau of Justice Assistance. He has taught at the Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College, Cardozo, DePaul, Kent, Iowa, and University of Michigan law schools.  He has also taught at the National Defense Investigator Associations Annual Conferences, National Association of Legal Investigators annual conference, National Association for Public Defense, The Innocence Project, NACDL, Federal Defender's winning strategies conferences, Life in the Balance, American Society of Criminology, US Army, and numerous state and county public defender conferences. It is not unheard of for Jon to be invited back to conferences.  Jon is the Creator/Webmaster for the internationally utilized website www.internetsleuth.net.

Lori James-Townes
Lori earned her master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational development experience, which includes program development, program management, collegiate instruction, as well as, leadership and management training. Lori has served as faculty for several universities, and as a member of national and regional leadership, development, communication, and team-building trainings. Lori is also President of Expand-Now, LLC, through this entity she can fulfill her lifelong passion of adding value to others through teaching and learning. She is a part-time Clinical Professor in the Family Studies and Community Development Department at Towson University. Prior to joining the Towson University family, she served as Director of Leadership and Program Development at Maryland Office of Public Defender which has more than 800 employees across the state of Maryland. While in this position, she demonstrated her ability to help others grow in the areas of teamwork, leadership and management. She also led the agency’s social work staff, consultants, and interns. In 2015, The Daily Record Newspaper named her as one of Maryland’s Top 100 Women. In addition to working as a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, she is also an author, and John Maxwell Certified Coach, Facilitator, Teacher, Trainer, and Speaker. 




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