Event Calendar

Friday, November 4, 2022

Racial Justice Conference Montgomery 2022

Start Date: 10/31/2022 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 11/4/2022 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Renaissance Montgomery Hotel

201 Tallapoosa Street
Montgomery, AL  United States  36104

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

NAPD Racial Justice Conference
Oct 31-Nov 4, 2022

Renaissance Montgomery Hotel, Montgomery, AL
Registration Deadline - Oct 18 at Noon Eastern

Members - $520
Non Members - $570

NAPD's Racial Justice Conference will include visits to the Equal Justice Initiative's new Legacy Museum and National Memorial for Peace and Justice.

This year, NAPD’s Racial Justice Conference challenges public defenders to consider three areas that impact their pursuit of justice for clients of color:
1. How they as individuals approach race;
2. How public defender offices address race in their workplaces; and
3: How to effectively litigate racial issues.

Draft Agenda
Wednesday, Nov. 3, 2021
12:35 to 12:40 pm.   Welcome and Introduction of Opening Plenary Speaker
12:40 to 1:40 pm.     Plenary- “From Boys to Men”: The Persistent Criminalization of Black and Brown Americans and What Defenders Can Do About it  - Kristin Henning
2:15 to 2:45 pm.       Plenary - “Are We Ready to do the Work?: Individual Reckoning With How We Approach Race”
3:00 to 4:30 pm.       Facilitated small group sessions
4:45 to 5:45 pm.       Plenary - Creating An Office Culture Where Everyone Thrives: Lessons and Experiences of Leader  Doris Randle-Holt &  Justine Olderman
Thursday, November 4, 2021
8:40 to 9:40 am.     Breakout Sessions
                                           A. Creating an Inclusive Work Environment  Lori Green
                                           B. Building Culturally Competent Teams   Atteeyah Holly & Jeff Sherr
                                           C. Efforts to Expand the Pipeline:  Internships and More Heather Pinckney
                                           D.  Leading for Change Doris Randle-Holt &  Justine Olderman
9:40 to 10:40 am.    Plenary - Litigating Race: Areas Ripe for Consideration   Lisa Wayne                       
11:00 to 12:00 pm    Breakout Sessions
                                           A.  Using Experts to Communicate About Race:  Data, History and More    
                                           B.  Bail and Pretrial Release  Adrienne Johnson & Beau Rudder
                                           C.  Jury Selection Lisa Wayne                   
                                           D.  Crafting Sentencing Alternatives  Elisa Quesada
                                           E.  4th Amendment Matters Andre Vitale
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm          Visit Legacy Museum

Friday, November 5, 2021
8:30 am – 10:00 am        Visit Memorial
10:15 am – Noon   Closing with Bryan Stevenson at Peace and Justice Center

Volume discount of $50 for each registrant after the first 3 in a group. 

We have a group rate with the Marriott Hotel for $96 per night. Deadline for registration is Oct 9, 2021. If rooms are not available under our group rate, be sure to check again later (but go ahead and make alternative plans)  in case there are cancellations. 
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 COVID Precautions
  1. All attendees will be required to wear a mask in public indoor settings. Masks will be available for all participants at the registration desk, and signs will be displayed as a reminder to keep masks on at all times (except when eating or drinking).
  2. Hand sanitizer stations are located throughout the hotel property, including at the entrance to all meeting rooms.
  3. The seminar rooms will be arranged with socially distanced tables/chairs.
  4. All attendees are strongly encouraged to be fully vaccinated. We are unable to require vaccinations due to Alabama COVID Vaccinations Passport Law.
***NAPD doesn't apply for CLE or track attendance to provide certifications for our live webinars, conferences and online courses. This helps us keep the price as low as possible and avoids the disruption of the flow of the training required by many states to verify attendance.
We are able to provide CLE for dozens of recorded sessions from previous training for NAPD members in most states.   These sessions are only $10 per credit hour.   For more details, log in with your NAPD credentials at this link.