NAPD 2023 Rise, Resist, Represent Conference has ended
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We recorded over  90% of the sessions. Those not to be recorded will be noted in the description.   NAPD did not apply for CLE or CEU for this event and is not able to provide certificates of attendance.   This allows us to keep this amazing low price.  

Featured Speakers

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Cynthia Roseberry

Acting Director of Policy, Justice Division
avatar for Melisa McNeill

Melisa McNeill

Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Tamara Curtis

Tamara Curtis

Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Gabrielle Darden

Gabrielle Darden

Mitigation Specialist
avatar for Marcus Bullock

Marcus Bullock

avatar for Emily Bazelon

Emily Bazelon

Yale Law School, New York Times Magazine
Senior Research Scholar in Law, and Truman Capote Fellow, Staff Writer
avatar for Matt Gonzalez

Matt Gonzalez

San Francisco Public Defender Office
Chief Attorney
avatar for Francisco Ugarte

Francisco Ugarte

Immigration Defense Unit, San Francisco Public Defender Office
avatar for Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes

National Association for Public Defense
Executive Director
avatar for Jeff Sherr

Jeff Sherr

National Association for Public Defense
Training Director
avatar for Kayla Vinson

Kayla Vinson

Yale Law School
Executive Director, Law and Racial Justice Center; Associate Research...
avatar for Casey Secor

Casey Secor

Suzerain Capital Defense
CEO, Senior Staff Attorney
avatar for Geoff Burkhart

Geoff Burkhart

Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Executive Director
avatar for Manohar Raju

Manohar Raju

San Franciso Public Defender
Public Defender


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VeeLead(VL) Solutions
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avatar for Sam Allison-Natale

Sam Allison-Natale

Kansas Holistic Defenders, Lawrence, KS
Executive Director
avatar for Jenny Andrews

Jenny Andrews

Indigent Defense Improvement Division, Office of the State Public Defender
Director of Training
avatar for Raul Ayala

Raul Ayala

Office of the Federal Public Defender, Los Angeles, CA
Deputy Federal Public Defender, Collaborative Courts Supervising...
avatar for Sandra Babcock

Sandra Babcock

Cornell Law School
Clinical Professor
avatar for Cynthia Barlow

Cynthia Barlow

Connecticut Division of Public Defender Services
Senior Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Connor Barusch

Connor Barusch

Committee for Public Counsel Services
Trial Attorney and Training Attorney

Taneal Behrens

Ninth Circuit Public Defender
Sentencing Specialist
avatar for Keeley Blanchard

Keeley Blanchard

Blanchard Law, Greenville, MI
Program Manager, MIDC Trial Skills Simulation Program
avatar for Kelson Bohnet

Kelson Bohnet

Death Penalty Defense Unit (Kansas)
Capital Public Defender
avatar for Christopher Boyle

Christopher Boyle

New York County Defender Services, NYC, NY
Directory of Data Research & Policy
avatar for Stephen Bright

Stephen Bright

Yale Law School
Visiting Lecturer
avatar for Malia Brink

Malia Brink

Deason Criminal Justice Center, Dallas, TX
Senior Policy Attorney
avatar for Kenitra Brown

Kenitra Brown

Deason Center
Staff Attorney
avatar for Deepak Budwani

Deepak Budwani

Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
avatar for Kathleen Casey-Gamez

Kathleen Casey-Gamez

Texas Indigent Defense Commission
Senior Policy Analyst
avatar for Heather Cessna

Heather Cessna

Kansas State Board of Indigents' Defense Services
Executive Director
avatar for Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers

Ontario County Public Defender’s Office
Senior Investigator
avatar for Nina Chernoff

Nina Chernoff

CUNY School of Law
avatar for Kuda Chidzonga

Kuda Chidzonga

Committee for Public Counsel Services
Talent Outreach Partner

Jeff Chorney

Alameda County Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender
avatar for Marci Comeau

Marci Comeau

Washington State Office of Public Defense
Managing Attorney
avatar for Byron Conway, Jr.

Byron Conway, Jr.

Office of Respondent Parents' Counsel
Director - Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging
avatar for Patrick Crowley

Patrick Crowley

Office of the Public Defender, Marquette Co., Michigan
Chief Public Defender
avatar for Crystal Currie

Crystal Currie

Licensed Trauma Mental Health Clinician
avatar for Andrew Davies

Andrew Davies

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center
Director of Research
avatar for Sandi Dawson

Sandi Dawson

Federal Defenders for the Middle District of Alabama
Assistant Federal Defender
avatar for Nichole Jongsma Derks

Nichole Jongsma Derks

Ottawa County Public Defender Office
Chief Public Defender
avatar for Claire Diegel

Claire Diegel

ACLU Minnesota
Staff Attorney
avatar for Greg Egan

Greg Egan

Ramsey County Public Defender, MN
Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Ijeoma U. Eke

Ijeoma U. Eke

Office of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California (Los Angeles, CA)
Deputy Federal Public Defender
avatar for Antonio Espinosa

Antonio Espinosa

Art From the Inside, Minnesota
Founder and Creator
avatar for Jessica Espinosa

Jessica Espinosa

Art from the Inside, Minnesota
avatar for Sandy Feinland

Sandy Feinland

San Francisco Public Defender
Director of Training
avatar for Becky Feldman

Becky Feldman

The Sentencing Project
Director of Second Look Network
avatar for Amy Fettig

Amy Fettig

The Sentencing Project
avatar for Randolph Fiedler

Randolph Fiedler

FPD, Las Vegas, NV
Assistant Federal Public Defender

Craig Futterman

University of Chicago Law School
Clinical Professor of Law
avatar for Emily Galvin-Almanza

Emily Galvin-Almanza

Partners for Justice
Co-Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Nazgol Ghandnoosh

Nazgol Ghandnoosh

The Sentencing Project
Senior Research Analyst
avatar for Anthony Graves

Anthony Graves

Harris County Public Defender Office
Director of Community Outreach
avatar for Terri Green

Terri Green

Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Director of Social Work
avatar for Nathalie Greenfield

Nathalie Greenfield

Cornell Law School

Esther Gueft

Mitigation Specialist III
avatar for Vivianne Guevara

Vivianne Guevara

Federal Defenders of New York in the Eastern District
Director of Client and Mitigation Services
avatar for Michelle Haidl

Michelle Haidl

Calhoun County Public Defender Office
avatar for Latoya Hampton

Latoya Hampton

Office of the Federal Public Defender - Nashville, TN
avatar for Stephen Hanlon

Stephen Hanlon

Lawyer Hanlon
avatar for Scott Hechinger

Scott Hechinger

Founder & Director
avatar for Justin Heim

Justin Heim

Wisconsin State Public Defender's Office
Staff Development Program Specialist
avatar for Lindsey Hortenstine

Lindsey Hortenstine

Orleans Public Defender
Communications Director
avatar for David Jaffe

David Jaffe

American University Washington College of Law
Dean of Students
avatar for Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev

Silicon Valley De-Bug
avatar for MJ Jihad

MJ Jihad

Office of Respondent Parent Counsel
Director- Family Justice Programming

Asia Johnson

Senior Associate of Storytelling
avatar for Raha Jorjani

Raha Jorjani

Alameda County Public Defender's Office
Managing Attorney, Immigration Representation Unit
avatar for Celia Joyce

Celia Joyce

New York County Defender Services
Senior Data Analyst
avatar for Alec Karakatsanis

Alec Karakatsanis

Civil Rights Corps
Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Tatiana Kline

Tatiana Kline

San Diego County, CA Public Defender
Deputy Public Defender III
avatar for Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight

The Bronx Defenders
Criminal Defense Practice, Director Social Work, The Bronx Defenders
avatar for Alexander Kostal

Alexander Kostal

Wisconsin State Public Defender - Milwaukee Trial
Assistant State Public Defender
avatar for Vichal Kumar

Vichal Kumar

Partners for Justice
avatar for Corinna Lain

Corinna Lain

University of Richmond School of Law
S.D. Roberts & Sandra Moore Professor of Law
avatar for Thomas Lancaster

Thomas Lancaster

Lancaster Investigations, LLC
Investigator and Owner
avatar for Desiree Lassiter

Desiree Lassiter

Defender Services Office, Training Division
Visiting Attorney Advisor
avatar for Kristin LaVoy

Kristin LaVoy

Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit
Training Director

Cynthia Lee

National Center for State Courts
Principal Court Research Associate
avatar for Annick Lenoir-Peek

Annick Lenoir-Peek

N.C. Office of the Parent Defender
Deputy Parent Defender

John Lind

Minnesota State Public Defender Office, Duluth Minnesota
Assistant State Public Defender
avatar for Renate Lunn

Renate Lunn

New York County Defender Services
Director of Training
avatar for Lisa Lunt

Lisa Lunt

Defender Services Office Training Division
Attorney Advisor
avatar for Jon Lyon

Jon Lyon

Investigator Resource Coordinator

Tierney Malone

Houston, TX
Artist, Activist, Radio Show Host
avatar for Crystal Maloney

Crystal Maloney

Chief of Innovation and Strategy

Robyn Mar

The Bronx Defenders
Chief Practice Officer
avatar for Jennifer Marx

Jennifer Marx

HR & Payroll Specialist
avatar for Timothy McArthur, LCSW

Timothy McArthur, LCSW

Office of the Colorado State Public Defender
Social Work Program Director
avatar for Kevin McClain

Kevin McClain

Kevin W McClain Investigations Ltd
avatar for Dwight McDonald

Dwight McDonald

Texas Tech University
Clinic Fellow, Family Law/Housing Clinic and Criminal Defense Clinic
avatar for Kelly McDoniel

Kelly McDoniel

Wayne County
Regional Manager
avatar for Joseph Medici

Joseph Medici

Ohio Public Defender
Deputy Director - Trial Services
avatar for Gilan Merwanji

Gilan Merwanji

Harris County Managed Assigned Counsel System
Director of Holistic Defense
avatar for Jodi Metz

Jodi Metz

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Forensic Social Worker with the Office of Rehabilitation and...
avatar for Pamela Metzger

Pamela Metzger

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center
Director and Professor of Law
avatar for Ion Meyn

Ion Meyn

University of Wisconsin Law School
Task Force Reporter
avatar for Ben Miller

Ben Miller

Utah Indigent Appellate Defense Division
Deputy Chief
avatar for Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Office of the Ohio Public Defender
Assistant Director
avatar for Sharone Mitchell

Sharone Mitchell

Cook County Public Defender
Cook County Public Defender
avatar for Melissa Moore

Melissa Moore

Drug Policy Alliance
Director, Civil Systems Reform
avatar for José Morales-Crispin

José Morales-Crispin

Office of the Ohio Public Defender, Columbus, OH
Director of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
avatar for Prya Murad

Prya Murad

Prya Murad Law, LLC
avatar for Ieshaah Murphy

Ieshaah Murphy

University of The District of Columbia
Asst. Professor of Law, and Director of the Criminal Defense and...
avatar for Champ Napier

Champ Napier

Mobile County Public Defenders Office
Client Advocate
avatar for Michael Naughton

Michael Naughton

North Coast Legal, PLC.
Attorney and Partner
avatar for Stacy Newman

Stacy Newman

avatar for Michael Noveck

Michael Noveck

New Jersey Office of the Public Defender, Special Litigation Unit

Olayemi Olurin

Director of Media Advocacy
avatar for Jerry Organ

Jerry Organ

University of St. Thomas School of Law

Eliza Orlins

Legal Aid Society of New York
Staff Attorney
avatar for Isaac Ortega

Isaac Ortega

The Bronx Defenders
Data Analyst

Fiona Ortiz

Cook County Public Defender
Communications Director
avatar for Shelby Peck

Shelby Peck

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center
Research Project Coordinator
avatar for Melinda Pendergraph

Melinda Pendergraph

Missouri Public Defender
Training Director
avatar for Angela Peterson

Angela Peterson

Wayne County
Assigned Counsel Administrator
avatar for Angelo Petrigh

Angelo Petrigh

The Bronx Defenders
Criminal Defense Practice Training Director, The Bronx Defenders
avatar for Yveka Pierre

Yveka Pierre

Senior Litigation Counsel
avatar for Marsha Plank

Marsha Plank

Training Specialist
Missouri State Public Defender
avatar for Alexzandria Poole

Alexzandria Poole

Director of Defender Initiatives
avatar for Larry Pozner

Larry Pozner

L S Pozner, PLLC
Lawyer, Author, Lecturer
avatar for Eve Primus

Eve Primus

University of Michigan
avatar for Rocky Ramirez

Rocky Ramirez

Bexar County Managed Assigned Counsel
Law & Technology Resource Attorney
avatar for Davis Rich

Davis Rich

Truth and Justice Associate
avatar for Amanda Rogers

Amanda Rogers

Villanova University School of Law
Director of the Caritas Clemency Clinic
avatar for Laura Rose

Laura Rose

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Mental Health Specialist
avatar for Sarah Rothschild

Sarah Rothschild

Santa Barbara County Public Defender
Data Analyst
avatar for Estée Rubien-Thomas

Estée Rubien-Thomas

New York County Defender Services
Research Lead
avatar for Jonathan Sacks

Jonathan Sacks

Michigan State Appellate Defender Office
avatar for Topher Sanders

Topher Sanders

avatar for Lindsey Sandoval

Lindsey Sandoval

Alternate Defense Counsel
Forensic Social Worker
avatar for Peter Santina

Peter Santina

Civil Rights Corps
Managing Attorney
avatar for Benjamin Schirm

Benjamin Schirm

Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Susan Seahorn

Susan Seahorn

Consultant for Public Def. on sex cases
avatar for Shrounda Selivanoff

Shrounda Selivanoff

Children’s Home Society of Washington
Director of Public Policy
avatar for Legal Server

Legal Server

avatar for Pamela Sheppard

Pamela Sheppard

Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
Forensic Professional Counselor
avatar for Alexander Silvert

Alexander Silvert

Retired First Assistant FPD Hawaii 1992-2020
avatar for Victoria Smiegocki

Victoria Smiegocki

Deason Criminal Justice Reform Center
Research Associate
avatar for Corey D. Smith

Corey D. Smith

Maricopa County Public Defender
avatar for Jennifer Stoller

Jennifer Stoller

Youth Rights Justice
Staff Attorney
avatar for Michael Stout

Michael Stout

Law Office of Michael L. Stout
Attorney, Owner
avatar for Aleca Sullivan

Aleca Sullivan

Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston
Operations, Records Specialist
avatar for Stephanne Thornton

Stephanne Thornton

West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program/Transform Legal
Clinical Director/Owner

Jennifer Uyeda

Office of the Federal Public Defender of the Central District, Los Angeles, CA
Chief of Training
avatar for Noel Valerio

Noel Valerio

The Bronx Defenders
Holistic Defense Associate Fellow
avatar for Kyle Varvil

Kyle Varvil

Elevate Forensic Social Work Services, LLC
Forensic Social Worker
avatar for Robyn Veasey

Robyn Veasey

New Jersey Office of the Public Defender
Assistant Public Defender
avatar for Andre Vitale

Andre Vitale

NJ Office of the Public Defender, Hudson Trial Office
Trial Chief
avatar for DeCedrick Walker

DeCedrick Walker

North Park University
Masters Degree Student - Restorative Justice Practices
avatar for Melissa Wangler

Melissa Wangler

Michigan Indigent Defense Commission
Senior Regional Manager of Northern Michigan Region
avatar for Lisa Washington

Lisa Washington

Brooklyn Law School
Assistant Professor of Law
avatar for Latosha Watts

Latosha Watts

Chesapeake Public Defender Office
avatar for Jill Weinberg

Jill Weinberg

Tufts University
Sociologist, Expert Witness
avatar for Sharronda Wheat

Sharronda Wheat

Office of the Public Defender, Contra Costa County
Public Defender Investigator II
avatar for Rob Wildeboer

Rob Wildeboer

WBEZ Chicago
Senior Editor of News
avatar for Brittney M. Williams

Brittney M. Williams

Washtenaw County Public Defender
Social Work Supervisor
avatar for Betsy Wilson

Betsy Wilson

Sentencing Advocacy Group of Evanston
avatar for Jiacheng Yu

Jiacheng Yu

Deason Center
Policy Attorney