Event Calendar

Monday, November 26, 2018

Investigator Conference

Start Date: 11/26/2018 12:00 PM EST
End Date: 11/29/2018 1:00 PM EST

Venue Name: Indiana Government Center South

302 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeff Sherr
Email: jeffsherr2000@yahoo.com
Phone: 8596299152

Click here to register for the Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference held at the same time and location.  

These conferences will feature nationally recognized faculty in a mix of plenary sessions, simultaneous sessions and small group breakouts.  Participants will have the opportunity to choose sessions to best fit their individual needs.  There will also be networking opportunities to create relationships to sustain the support provided during the live event. 

The curriculum is being designed by two experienced planning teams working with NAPD's Training Director Jeff Sherr.

The schedule and topics in Indianapolis will be very similar to the agenda linked below.   Some of the topics offered in break out sessions will differ due to the results of a needs assessment of those who register and faculty strengths.  

Click here to see the agenda and faculty for the previous conference in Denver.
You can see the schedule for the Indianapolis Conference as it develops at this link. 

Early Bird pricing  before July 9   
Members - $275
Non Members - $325

Between July 10 - Sept 3
Members - $325
Non Members - $375

After Sept 4 
Members - $375

Non Members - $425

This conference will have a similiar structure and many of the same faculty.   It will evolve as we survey registrants and make sure it fits your needs.  

Confirmed presenters for Indianapolis include:

  • Jon Rapping
  • Jon Lyon
  • Lori James-Townes
  • Dani Waller
  • Watani Tyehimba
  • Kevin McClain
  • Lubna Debbini
  • Victor Gomez
  • Herb Duzant 
Topics will include
  • Client Centered Defense Teams
  • Online searches
  • The Dark Web
  • Open Records Request
  • Interviewing
  • Testifying
  • Creating Sentencing Videos
  • Working with Experts
  • Working on Teams
  • Safety in the Field 
  • Using Cell Phones in Investigation
  • Ballistics 
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Race in the Criminal Justice System 
  • and more  

Member organizations registering more than 5 people for this conference will receive a discount of $25 per registrant. 

We have a room block set up at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for $119 plus tax a night.   Click here to book your room.

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Closed: 11/26/2018 10:57 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.