Event Calendar

Thursday, May 4, 2023

We The Defenders 2023 - Investigator, Paralegal and Core Staff Conferences

Start Date: 5/1/2023 1:00 PM CDT
End Date: 5/4/2023 2:00 PM CDT

Venue Name: Crowne Plaza Albuquerque

1901 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM  United States  87102

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 Albuquerque 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.  

See the Current Schedule and Speakers

Early Bird pricing  before Feb 15
Members - $545
Non Members - $595

Between Feb 15 - March 31
Members - $595
Non Members - $645

After April 1
Members - $645

Non Members - $695

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 March 5. 
Hotel Information:
Crowne Plaza Reservations-

Call In
877-227-6963 reference NAPD 2023 “We The Defender” Conference
Block Code – WTD

Crowne Plaza Online Reservations- Link Below

NAPD 2023 "We The Defender" Conference

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NAPD Cancellation Policy

All registration cancellations must be submitted in writing to accounting@publicdefenders.us at least 30 days prior to the first day of the event. Refunds will be processed via the original payment method, minus a $50 administrative fee, after the event. In lieu of a refund, an organization may transfer the registration to another attendee at no additional cost. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 30 days in advance. If NAPD is able to fill the spot with an attendee on the waitlist, a refund will be issued.