Media Pieces

NAPD submitted or supported the following published media pieces:

October 12, 2016: Article "Missouri Sets Execution Date" by Jim Suhr, ABC News 

September 7, 2016: Article "The Human Toll of America's Public Defender Crisis" by Oliver Laughland, The Gaurdian and The Marshall Project

September 5, 2016: Article "The Problem with Double Jeopardy" by Garrett Epps, The Atlantic

August 19, 2016: Christeson v. Roper Amicus Filing Press Release

July 21, 2016: NAPD Letter to the Editor by Stephen F. Hanlon, General Counsel and Mark Stephens, Steering Committee ChairLitigation Journal, Fall 2016

April 25, 2016: Op-Ed "Expanding the Role of Public Defenders" by Ernie Lewis and Alex Bassos (with support from AU) in the Huffington Post

March 6, 2016: NAPD 2016 Managers' & Supervisors' Leadership Institute Press Release

May 13, 2015: Fines and Fees Press Release and Fines and Fees Press Release with Pretrial Justice Institute

January 21, 2015: 
Reviled Clients and our Constitution by Tim Young and Sarah E. Tuberville in the Denver Post
The State of Colorado vs. James Holmes: Why the death penalty? by Xavier Amador in the Huffington Post

November 6, 2014: Article "Debtor's Prisons Entrench Proverty" by Janene McCabe in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch


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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