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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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