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Monday, April 15, 2019

Investigators Conference Biloxi

Start Date: 4/15/2019 1:00 PM EDT
End Date: 4/18/2019 12:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: Golden Nugget

151 Beach Boulevarde
Biloix, MS  United States  39530

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Jeff Sherr
Email: jeffsherr2000@yahoo.com
Phone: 8596299152

Click here to register for the Social Workers/Sentencing Advocates 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 the 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. 

Click here to see the agenda and faculty for the conference

Pricing includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday

Early Bird pricing  before Feb 8 
Members - $375
Non Members - $425

Between Feb 9 - March 18
Members - $425
Non Members - $475

After  March 18
Members - $475
Non Members - $525

Beginner and Advanced Level
Topics will include

  • Client Centered Defense Teams
  • Online searches
  • The Dark Web
  • Open Records Request
  • Interviewing
  • Testifying
  • Creating Sentencing Videos
  • Working with Experts
  • Working on Teams
  • Safety in the Field 
  • Using Cell Phones in Investigation
  • Ballistics 
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Race in the Criminal Justice System 
  • and more  
Volume discount of $25 for each registrant after the first 5 in a group. 

We have a room block set up at the Golden Nugget Biloxi for $79 plus tax and fees a night (less than $23 a night) .   Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to book at this rate.   

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Closed: 4/15/2019 1:21 PM

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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