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Saturday, October 20, 2018

5 Years of Fighting for Justice

Start Date: 10/20/2018 8:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/20/2018 6:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Maryland Public Defender Training Center

Baltimore, MD  United States 

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: JeanieMVela@outlook.com
Phone: N/A


We have outstanding public defenders who will provide day-long skills training on racial justice at Maryland OPD's new training center. Faculty include Rick Jones (Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem), Jeff Adachi (San Francisco Public Defender), Natasha Dartigue (Maryland Office of the Public Defender), Keir Bradford-Grey (Defender's Association of Philadelphia) and Derwyn Bunton (Orleans Public Defenders).

A Member Banquet at the nearby Marriott Airport Hotel (including keynote speaker and dinner) will follow the training, celebrating NAPD's community of 18,000 members and its achievements since forming in September 2013.

NAPD will present the first recipient of the Thurgood Marshall Award at the Member Banquet.

Banquet and Training -  $175
Training only               -  $125
Banquet only              -    $75

OPD Training Center (training location)
839 Elkridge Landing Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

Marriott Airport Hotel (Banquet location):
1743 W Nursery Rd
Linthicum Heights, MD  21090

Our room block at the Marriott is now full.  We have 20 rooms blocked at the Hampton Inn BWI/Baltimore for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, for the price of $89 per night.  It is located right next to the Maryland Public Defender Training Center where we are holding the Racial Justice Training.  It is located at 829 Elkridge Road, Linthicum, DMD 21090.  Phone number is 410-850-0600.  

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Closed: 10/17/2018 11:10 AM

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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.

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