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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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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.

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

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.

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.