Event Calendar

Thursday, March 31, 2022

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

Start Date: 3/28/2022 12:00 PM CDT
End Date: 3/31/2022 12:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Indiana Government Center South

302 W Washington St
Indianapolis, IN  United States  46204

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeni Benavides
Email: jeni.benavides@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

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.

Confirmed Speakers Include:
Cessie Alfonso
Terri Collins-Green

Lubna Debbini
Jonathan Friley
Tara Godoy
Justin Heim
Lori James-Townes
Jon Lyon
Kevin McClain
Elisa Quesada
Stephanne Thornton
Watani Tyehimba
Dani Waller
Betsy Wilson

Early Bird pricing  before Feb 5
Members - $395
Non Members - $445

Between Feb 6 - Feb 26
Members - $445
Non Members - $495

After Feb 27
Members - $495

Non Members - $545

Member organizations registering more than 5 people for this conference will receive a discount of $50 per registrant. 

We do have a limited number of registration cost scholarships available.  To apply fill out this application by Feb 5. 

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