Event Calendar

Thursday, October 1, 2020

"We the Defenders" - Investigator, Paralegals and Core Staff Conferences

Start Date: 9/28/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/1/2020 12:30 PM EDT

Venue Name: Indiana Government Center South

302 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

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.

New this conference - sessions geared for paralegals and core public defense staff (administrators, secretaries, etc) .  See info below for more

You asked and we listened. NAPD is excited to announce we are launching two new training tracks at WE THE DEFENDERS: Paralegal and Core Staff.
Initially launching as an integrated training with targeted breakouts, the Paralegal and Core Staff tracks will focus on skills such as client interaction, de-escalation, influence, technology, organization, and innovation.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone who works in a public defender office who isn’t a lawyer. There’s a LOT of crossover and blurred lines when it comes to job functions for non-lawyer staff, regardless of the size of the public defender office. Because this training is incorporated into WE THE DEFENDERS, attendees will be able to design their own experience by attending the sessions that fit their job functions.

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 Seattle.

Early Bird pricing  before May 1
Members - $275
Non Members - $325

Between May 2 - Aug 28
Members - $325
Non Members - $375

After Aug 29
Members - $375

Non Members - $425

Member organizations registering more than 5 people for this conference will receive a discount of $25 per registrant. 

We do have a limited number of registration cost scholarships available.  To apply fill out this application by April 20. 

We have a room block set up at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown for $128 plus tax a night.   

Online registration is currently unavailable. Please contact us via email or phone for assistance.