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Saturday, March 20, 2021

We The Defenders: Rise. Resist. Represent. Virtual Conference

Start Date: 3/18/2021 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/20/2021 4:00 PM EDT


Event Website: https://nationalpublicdefensevirtua2021.sched.com

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Contact:
Jeff Sherr
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (859) 629-9152

March 18 - 20, 2021 with recordings available if you can't join us for the entire conference.
Registration is Open (ignore the text to the right, we are using a different system for registration)

Click below for early bird registration of only $25 till January 22.   ($50 after that)


The We The Defenders: Rise. Resist. Represent National Public Defense Virtual Conference will provide  over a dozen  topic areas to provide to the wide variety of professions and practice areas in public defense across the country. There will be skills training, but also opportunities to explore innovations, systemic litigation, development research projects - and to network with thousands of colleagues who champion the right to counsel and for the opportunity and dignity of their clients.


No CLE or CEU for this live event. 
This helps us keep the price so low and avoid distractions during the training event.
Almost all sessions will be recorded.  The recordings of many of the sessions will be available to view in April for CLE for only $10 per credit hour.

Some Confirmed Speakers To Date Include:

   Jeffery Robinson
   Andrea Lyon
   Steve Bright 
   Larry Pozner
   Jon Rapping
   Raj Jayadev
   Alec Karakatsanis 

We have over 100 other sessions including 
COVID
Leading During COVID-19 - Lori James-Townes
COVID-19 and Due Process - Joseph Medici
Trauma and the Pandemic - Megan Perrin
Ethical Considerations During a Pandemic - Rodney Upoff and Peter Joy
Intersections of Race & COVID-19: Juries and Other Considerations - Amol Sinha
Coronavirus and Prison Policy
Safety in the Field During COVID-19
Wellness
Put Your Body on the Gears: Well Being as Competence and Access to Justice - Jenny Andrews
Self Care and Resilience in Public Defense: A Practical Guide for Everyday Practice - Katie Benson and Jenilee Rowley
Moral Injury - Wendy Dean
Self Care as Political Warfare: Embracing Self Care as a Cornerstone of Public Defense - Deirdre Ewing
Meditation Sessions - Jonathan Krop
Yoga Sessions - Colette Tvedt
The Connection Between Well-Being and Racial Justice - Rhonda V. Magee
Compassion Fatigue - Ashley Nunn
PD Self Care Study
Cumulative Traumatic Impacts--Strategies to Mitigate Impacts
Practice Sessions (yoga, meditation, journaling, gratitude)
Investigators
Investigation Information Management - Paul Chambers
Attorney Relationships and Challenges with Them - Ashley Nunn and Andrea Lyon
Defenders At the Desk: How Client Advocates and Legal Assistants Wield Extraordinary Power from their Everyday Spaces - Pat Shelton & Cheryl Bruce
Reimagining Investigations: A Short Course - Thomas Lancaster
In Support of Women: Gender-Responsive Work with Female Defendants - Stephanne Thornton
Data Resources from LE - Perry Morgan
Investigating Case with Military Background - John Neal
Evaluating Police Reports - John Conroy
LatinX Statistics & Trends & Areas of Concern - Sylvia Puente
Computer Forensics - Lars Daniels
Lessons Learned from Meetups - Jon Lyon
Former LE: How It Made Me Become a Defense Inv. - Ashlee Metilor
Financial Cases/Document Searches - Pam Bishop
De-Escalation - Shane Beaubien
Social Work
Ethical Tension and Standards on Multidisciplinary Teams - Kevin Bishop and Claire Polini
Skipped Parts, LLC—Psychosexual Evaluations and Treatment Best Practices for Juveniles, Including Sex Positivity and Treatment Without Forced Admission - Marie Grace and Katherine Farrington
Utilizing & Recruiting Interns in the Midst of COVID - Terry Green
Building a Holistic Policy Practice - Scott Levy, Dawit Getachew, Julia Solomons, Eli Northrup
25 is the New 18: Protecting Emerging Adult Clients - Jennifer Park, Elizabeth Lopez, Ian Augarten
Defenders At the Desk: How Client Advocates and Legal Assistants Wield Extraordinary Power from their Everyday Spaces - Pat Shelton & Cheryl Bruce
In Support of Women: Gender-Responsive Work with Female Defendants
Storytelling - Stephanne Thornton
Turning Our Clients’ Pain into Power: An Introduction to the Science of Childhood Trauma and its Everyday Application for Public Defenders - Sara Whitaker
Storytelling: Engaging the Audience with Creative Writing - Dani Waller
Verbal De-escalation Skills
My Team Just Got Bigger: How and Why Social Workers are Essential
Creative Report Writing
Rise Up Social Workers/ Rise Up: Finding Your Value in Your Office
Ethics Panel: What Dilemmas are We Facing Now?
Leadership and Growth
Building Influence Without Authority: Everyone is a Leader - Jonathan Friley
Leading During COVID-19 - Lori James-Townes
Excelling at Cross-Cultural Coaching & Supervision - LaMer Kyle-Griffiths
It's Time to Move and Finish What You Started - Pam Love-Manning
The Art of Difficult Conversations - Elizabeth Miller
Lifting As We Climb: A Conversation with New Leaders - Chantá Parker, Aisha McWeay, & Martesha Johnson
Formal and Informal Feedback - Connecting Organizations to New Evaluation Processes - Danté Taylor & Chantá Parker
Client Centered Internships: Creating and Running a Successful Internship Program - Georgia Simms
Customer Service Model - Client Centered Values
Technical Skills Training
Persuasive Writing for Paralegals and Disposition Advisors
Verbal De-escalation Skills
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Innovations in Public Defense
Prosecutor Accountability Project & Working with Progressive Prosecutors - Premal Dharia
Accountability on the Front Lines: Incorporating Police Misconduct Litigation into Holistic Defense - Emily Ponder Williams & Alice Fontier
Building a Holistic Policy Practice - Scott Levy, Dawit Getachew, Julia Solomons, Eli Northrup
A Primer on First Amendment Defenses - Lisa Lorish
When the Victim Becomes the Defendant: Representing Women in the Criminal Justice System - Jillian Modzeleski
Data Use Innovation: Making Better Use of Data to Improve Public Defense Services - Stev Weidlich
Thought Innovation: Ways in Which Defenders are Thinking Outside the Box, Using Elements of Design, and Liberating Structures to Reimagine the Delivery of Services.
Tech Innovation
Representing Children
Juvenile Brain Development - Mark Cunningham
Skipped Parts, LLC—Psychosexual Evaluations and Treatment Best Practices for Juveniles, Including Sex Positivity and Treatment Without Forced Admission - Marie Grace and Katherine Farrington
Trauma Informed Representation for Juvenile Girls - Jeanette Pai-Espinosa and Shakira Washington
"Got Trust?" Motivational Interviewing - Ali Hall
Racial Trauma - Black Boys - Stephen Kniffley
Gangs - Gerardo Lopez
Trial Guidelines for Youth Facing Life Sentences and Legal Leadership & Growth in Juvenile Cases with Extreme Sentences
Practice Tips From Former Juvenile Defendants and their Families
Capital
The Power of Maps - Amy Nguyen
How to Become an “Atkins” Qualified Mitigation Specialist - Juliet Yackel
Resolution: Getting Death Penalty Off the Table Early
Capital Case Investigation During and After the COVID-19 Pandemic
Documenting and Preparing for Future COVID-19 Mitigation Claims
Record Keeping Best Practices: Pots, Pans, and Paper”
Dependency and Neglect
Parent Advocates - Jill Cohen
Parenting From Inside - D'Adre Cunningham
Immigration and Special J Status with Kids in Dependency System - Randi Mandelbaum
Disability Topics - Robyn Powell
Transition Youth
Aging Out of the System of Family Regulation—the Role of Criminal Defense Lawyers Representing These Young People When They are Accused.
Strengthening Families Through a Race Equity Lens
Post Convictions
Cornell Death Penalty Project - John Blume
Guilty Project - David Singleton
How to plead claims in PC
Nuts & Bolts of Federal Habeas for State PC Practitioners
Sentencing Project
Racial Injustice and Systemic Distrust
Appeals
A Holistic Approach to Winning Appeals - Amir Ali
Certiorari Petitions and Amicus Briefs - Stuart Banner
Writing and Editing Tips - Marilena David-Martin
Oral Arguments - Ruchi Kapoor
Storytelling on Appeal
The Culture of the US Supreme Court
Forensics
Reimagining Investigations: A Short Course - Thomas Lancaster
Opening Remarks: Why Forensics Matter - Janis Pracal, Brandon Mayfield
Creating a Forensics Group in Your Office - Jennifer Friedman, Julia Leighton
Pattern Evidence: Bitemarks, Fingerprints, Firearms & Other Junk Science - Mark Loudon-Brown, Maneka SInha
DNA: Mixtures and Intro to Probabilistic Genotyping
Racial Justice
Racial Trauma - Black Boys - Stephen Kniffley
Lifting As We Climb: A Conversation with New Leaders - Chantá Parker, Aisha McWeay, & Martesha Johnson
Excelling at Cross-Cultural Coaching & Supervision - LaMer Kyle-Griffiths
The Connection Between Well-Being and Racial Justice - Rhonda V. Magee
Impact of the 2020 Elections on Noncitizens in the Criminal Justice System - Wendy Wayne
Effectively Representing Each of Your Immigrant Clients - Nadine Wettstein
Intersections of Race & COVID-19: Juries and Other Considerations
Strengthening Families Through a Race Equity Lens
Stop Being the Great White Savior
LatinX Statistics & Trends & Areas of Concern
Giving a Voice to the Voiceless
Racial Injustice and Systemic Distrust
Special Topic: how to facilitate discussions about race within pd organizations and provide meaningful training
Media and Challenging Racial Justice
LGBTQ+
Excelling at Cross-Cultural Coaching & Supervision - LaMer Kyle-Griffiths
Representing LGBTQ+ Clients and Incorporating LGBTQ+ people into Your Public Defender Office - Sara Jacobson, Connor Barusch
History of LGBTQ Communities in the United States - Cathleen Bennett and Jeff Chapdelaine
Litigating Against Religious Organizations that Discriminate Against Public Defender Clients - moderated by Sara Jacobson
Demonstrating Tough Conversations in Public Defender Communities - Nana Yankah, Twyla Carter, Connor Barusch
Directly Impacted Communities
Impact of Team Dynamics on Client Outcomes - Anupama Vishwamitra and Gabrielle Amber Pittman
Seeing and the Impact – VRU/ Experience/
Solitary Confinement: Litigating It
How I-CAN are Shifting Decision Making / Campaign Happening in Maryland
What We Need All Day Every Day! – Self-Care for Those Directly Impacted
Don’t Call Us Superpredators: Women Offenders
Stop Being the Great White Savior
Core Staff
"Got Trust?" Motivational Interviewing - Ali Hall
The Power of Maps - Amy Nguyen
Defenders At the Desk: How Client Advocates and Legal Assistants Wield Extraordinary Power from their Everyday Spaces - Pat Shelton & Cheryl Bruce
Building Influence Without Authority: Everyone is a Leader - Jonathan Friley
The Art of Difficult Conversations - Elizabeth Miller
Meeting Clients Where They Are: Trauma-Informed Engagement for Non-Lawyers - Stephanne Thornton
Customer Service Model - Client Centered Values
Technical Skills Training
Persuasive Writing for Paralegals and Disposition Advisors
Verbal De-escalation Skills
Communicators
Zealous for Communicators
Zealous for Chiefs
Systemic Advocacy
Prosecutor Accountability Project & Working with Progressive Prosecutors - Premal Dharia
Building a Holistic Policy Practice - Scott Levy, Dawit Getachew, Julia Solomons, Eli Northrup
A Primer on First Amendment Defenses - Lisa Lorisch
25 is the New 18: Protecting Emerging Adult Clients - Jennifer Park, Elizabeth Lopez, Ian Augarten
Police Accountability Databases - Kate Dittmeier Holm
Accountability on the Front Lines: Incorporating Police Misconduct Litigation into Holistic Defense - Emily Ponder Williams and Alice Fontier
Voting Right Restoration
Trial Skills
Cognitive Bias - Paul Rudof
Cross of Experts
and more to be announced soon


Cancellation Policy
Full refunds available up to Feb 18.  No refunds after that date. 

Online Registration

Registration Opens
3/18/2021 7:31 AM

Registration Closes
3/18/2021 7:32 AM

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