Event Calendar

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Webinar: Best Practices for Post-Conviction

Start Date: 2/20/2019 1:00 PM EST
End Date: 2/20/2019 2:00 PM EST


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Contact:
Jeanie Vela
Email: jeaniemvela@outlook.com
Phone: N/A

Best Practices for Post-Conviction

February 20, 2019, 1:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Kim Rigby, Supervising Attorney, Death Penalty Department, Office of the Ohio Public Defender

About the Webinar:  The Webinar will be a general overview of post-conviction practice. Parts of this presentation will be specific to Ohio and the statutory requirements in Ohio.  However, the primary focus will be on post-conviction practice, in general, including the types of claims to raise, the importance of investigation, the kinds of experts to utilize, and what to do if you are granted an evidentiary hearing.

About the Faculty:  Kim graduated from Wittenberg University in 2000 with a major in Biology. She then went on to graduate from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law in 2004, and has been employed by the Death Penalty Department of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender since then.  For almost 15 years, her focus has been capital litigation, and she has handled capital appeals at all stages, including state direct appeal and post-conviction, federal habeas, and clemency. She became a supervisor in the Death Penalty Division in May of 2013, and continues to work at all levels of the state and federal appellate system. She is certified by the Superme Court of Ohio to represent indigent clients in death penalty appeals. Kim has taught as faculty at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund's Annual Capital Punishment Training Conference in Warrenton, VA, as well as at the Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' annual death penalty seminar and the Ohio State Bar Association's annual death penalty seminar, both held in Columbus, Ohio.


NAPD News

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.
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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

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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. 
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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
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