Event Calendar

Sunday, March 31, 2019

Both ELI and TTT Discount Kentucky 2019

Start Date: 3/31/2019 6:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/5/2019 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy

5 Mill Creek Park
Frankfort, KY  United States  40601

Event Website: www.publicdefenders.us

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeff Sherr
Email: jeff.sherr@publicdefenders.us
Phone: 8596299152

We are sold out for the Executive Leadership  conference.      We are working on planning two more in the fall - one in Texas and one in California.     

There is still space for the Trainer the Trainer.  To register for the TTT go to this link.  

This bring-your-own-challenge Executive Leadership Institute features the country's top public defender faculty, intensive small group work, practical training skills, and the benefit of an enduring network of support. It has been developed for leaders, managers and supervisors. Attendance is limited and the faculty to registrant ratio will be 1:6. ELI begins at 4:00 p.m. (eastern) on Sunday, March 31st, and ends at 12:00 noon on Wednesday, April 3rd.  

The Train the Trainer Conference will have two tracks:
  • for Training Directors working on developing a curriculum and
  • for presenters working on developing/improving a presentation.
Both tracks will include ample small group time with experienced faculty to work on your project. The conference will end with presenters giving a portion of their presentation and training directors making the pitch for their curriculum.
The TTT conference begins at 1:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, April 3rd and ends at 12:00 noon on Friday, April 5th.

Click here if you are only attending the Executive Leadership Institute conference on March 31 -  April 3

Click here if you are only attending the Trainer the Trainer conference on April 3 - 5

Early Bird pricing  before Feb 1 
Members - $600
Non Members - $650

Between Feb 1 - March 1
Members - $650
Non Members - $700

After  March 2
Members - $700
Non Members - $750

$50 discount for groups of 3 or more

We have a room block set up with the Home 2 Suites by Hilton in Frankfort at $91 plus tax per night.   Once you register, you will receive info on how to book your room.  

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


December 15, 2018: Registration is now open for NAPD's Spring Events:
  • Executive Leadership Insitute (Frankfort, KY)
  • Train the Trainer (Frankfort, KY)
  • "We the Defenders" Investigators Conference (Biloxi, MS)
  • "We the Defenders" Social Workers/Sentencing AdvocatesConference (Biloxi, MS)
  • Team Mitigation Institute (Atlanta, GA)
Click on Events Tab for more info and to register.

October 30, 2018: NAPD releases a video about its achievements over the 5 years since forming in November in 2013. This films was coordinated by NAPD Steering Committee Member and San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi and debuted at the Racial Justice Training and 5 Year Celebration in Baltimore, Maryland. You can watch the video HERE

July 1, 2018: General Registration opens for the “WE THE DEFENDERS” TRAINING CONFERENCE,  November 26-29, 2018, Indianapolis, IN

You can watch a video about the event HERE 

Due to overwhelming demand, NAPD will again offer this comprehensive Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate training experience! The program will include one track for Investigators and a separate track for Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates.  Hear from nationally recognized experts who will share their knowledge on a wide range of topics relevant to the work you do each and every day.  Network with other criminal defense practitioners from around the country and find your tribe. 

January 23, 2018: In response to US Attorney General Jeff Session's reversal of prior policy on the imposition of fines and fees for criminal defendants, NAPD submitted the following letter on behalf of the public defender community. You can read the letter HERE