Event Calendar

Friday, February 1, 2019

CLE Webinar of the Month; Client Centered Representation

Start Date: 2/1/2019 9:37 AM EST
End Date: 6/30/2019 11:45 PM EDT

Venue Name: Online

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jon Lyon
Email: jlyon@publicdefenders.us
Phone: 8596299152

We have arranged for NAPD members to receive CLE credit for watching this video in GA, IN, & MT.

The video was recorded in Nov 2018 at NAPD's "We the Defender" Conference in Indianapolis

Client Centered Representation
The Responsibility of Giving Voice: A Client Centered Approach to Public Defense Our clients rarely ask for us. They frequently do not want us. Yet we have a responsibility to give voice to their stated interests in their case. In this session we will examine what it means to build client centered public defender teams and look at challenges we often face in remaining true to a client-centered vision.


Watch the "how this CLE thing" works video


1. Participant registers through www.publicdefenders.us    
a. The confirmation page pops up with the video embedded. 
2. Participant watches video
a. At end of the video they get a link and code word to sign out page 
3. Participant signs out a different google form 
a. Puts in code (must be correct to proceed) 
b. Gets link to CLE forms and instructions
4. Participant accesses Google folder with all states and finds their state’s info on how to submit CLE and code for the event
Each host state has a link with access to the sign out page that is time stamped and contains participant’s name, email, state, bar number and the code word.  

Jonathan Rapping is a nationally renowned criminal justice innovator and 2014 MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Fellow, who moved from Washington, D.C. to Atlanta, because he found the injustice within our criminal justice system – particularly in the South – to be unacceptable. In 2007, Rapping founded Gideon’s Promise and began an initiative to change the public defense landscape across America by grooming a generation of public defenders – many of whom are often so overwhelmed by crushing caseloads that they are unable to provide their clients the representation the Constitution demands – to rise up and fight against the injustice within our justice system. In his quest to train and equip public defenders with the resources necessary to ensure all citizens receive their Constitutional right of “equal justice for all,” Rapping and his organization have become symbols of a new civil rights movement. Professor Rapping received a J.D. from the George Washington University School of Law, a M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University, and a B.A. from the University of Chicago. He is currently a Professor at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School.


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