Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Webinar: Best Practices for Post-Conviction

Start Date: 2/20/2019 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/20/2019 2:00 PM EST

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Best Practices for Post-Conviction

February 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Kim Rigby, Supervising Attorney, Death Penalty Department, Office of the Ohio Public Defender

About the Webinar:  The Webinar will be a general overview of post-conviction practice. Parts of this presentation will be specific to Ohio and the statutory requirements in Ohio.  However, the primary focus will be on post-conviction practice, in general, including the types of claims to raise, the importance of investigation, the kinds of experts to utilize, and what to do if you are granted an evidentiary hearing.

About the Faculty:  Kim graduated from Wittenberg University in 2000 with a major in Biology. She then went on to graduate from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2004, and has been employed by the Death Penalty Department of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender since then.  For almost 15 years, her focus has been capital litigation, and she has handled capital appeals at all stages, including state direct appeal and post-conviction, federal habeas, and clemency. She became a supervisor in the Death Penalty Division in May of 2013, and continues to work at all levels of the state and federal appellate system. She is certified by the Superme Court of Ohio to represent indigent clients in death penalty appeals. Kim has taught as faculty at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference in Warrenton, VA, as well as at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' annual death penalty seminar and the Ohio State Bar Association's annual death penalty seminar, both held in Columbus, Ohio.


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.