Event Calendar

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Webinar: Closing Arguments: Theory and Structure

Start Date: 12/11/2018 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/11/2018 2:00 PM EST


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Closing Arguments: Theory and Structure

December 11, 2018 @ 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  William Boggs, Capital Trial Project Director, Texas Defender Service

About the Webinar:  Closing arguments are more difficult than they seem and should be planned ahead of time. While we don't "win" trials, a poor closing can result in "losing" a trial. There is no exact formula, but this lecture gives a structure and logic for how to address the practical elements and difficulties in putting together a cogent closing argument.

About the Faculty:  William Boggs is the Capital Trial Project Director for Texas Defender Service.


NAPD News

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.

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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
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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.
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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.
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