Event Calendar

Friday, February 8, 2019

Webinar: Representing Transgender Clients

Start Date: 2/11/2019 2:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/11/2019 4:00 PM EST


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Representing Transgender Clients

February 11, 2019 @ 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 120 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Connor Barusch, Massachusetts Public Defender currently serving in the Criminal Defense Training Unit. 

About the Webinar:  You've been assigned to represent a transgender client. What do you need to know to help ask the right questions and to advocate for your client? What resources are available? What do you say to a client who you think might be transgender but are not sure? How can we all be better communicators with all of our clients and help create space in our attorney-client relationship? And what do we say to the judge/jury?

At the core of our role as advocates for indigent people is a commitment to providing client centered representation. How do we best achieve that with LGBTQ clients who are more likely than straight clients to suffer at the hands of police, court officers and correctional saff? How can we further our clients' interests both in and out of the courtroom?

About the Faculty:  Connor Barusch (he/they) has been a public defender in Massachusetts since 2011 and currently serves in the CPCS Criminal Defense Training Unit. During law school, Barusch co-founded and worked at a free legal clinic called Massachusetts Transgender Legal Avocates.


NAPD News

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.
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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

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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. 
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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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