Event Calendar

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Social Worker/Sentencing Advocate Conference Seattle

Start Date: 9/10/2019 12:00 PM PDT
End Date: 9/13/2019 1:00 PM PDT

Venue Name: University of Washington School of Law

4293 Memorial Way Northeast
Seattle, WA  United States  98195

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Click here to register for the Investigator 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. 
Co-hosted by the Washington Defender Association, the Innocence Project Northwest and the University of Washington School of Law. 

This activity is pending approval from the National Association of Social Workers. 
We are applying for up to 16 hours of CEU including 3 hours of ethics credit.  

Pricing includes lunch on Tuesday and Wednesday

Early Bird pricing  before June 19
Members - $325
Non Members - $375

Between June 20 - August 15
Members - $375
Non Members - $425

After  August 15
Members - $425
Non Members - $475

The schedule is still in development - the structure will be similar to this schedule for the Indianapolis conference. 

Beginner and Advanced Level Topics will include
  • Client Centered Defense Teams
  • Interviewing
  • Testifying
  • Reports Writing
  • Creating Sentencing Videos
  • Working with Experts
  • Working on Teams
  • Safety in the Field 
  • Ethics
  • Opiates
  • Secondary Trauma
  • Race in the Criminal Justice System 
  • Intersectionality and the Use of Self
  • 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 Gradutate Hotel for $249 plus tax and fees a night.  Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with information on how to book at this rate.   The deadline for the room block is August 9.   We tend to sell out the room block earlier than the deadline.  



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