“We the Defenders”: National Association for Public Defense Investigator and Social Worker/Sentencing Advocates Conference

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.

The curriculum is being designed by two experienced planning teams working with NAPD’s Training Director Jeff Sherr.

The schedule and topics in Indianapolis will be very similar to the agenda linked below.   Some of the topics offered in break out sessions will differ due to the results of a needs assessment of those who register and faculty strengths.
Click here to see the agenda and faculty for the previous conference in Denver.

Early Bird pricing before July 9   
Members – $275
Non Members – $325

Between July 10 – Sept 3
Members – $325
Non Members – $375

After Sept 4 
Members – $375
Non Members – $425

This conference will have a similiar structure and many of the same faculty.   It will evolve as we survey registrants and make sure it fits your needs.

Confirmed presenters for Indianapolis include:

  • Jon Rapping.
  • Jon Lyon.
  • Lori James-Townes.
  • Dani Waller.
  • Watani Tyehimba.
  • Kevin McClain.
  • Lubna Debbini.
  • Victor Gomez.
  • Herb Duzant.

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.

Member organizations registering more than 5 people for this conference will receive a discount of $25 per registrant.