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.  
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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Recruiting Social Workers and Non-Legal Staff

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Join us for a discussion of how to recruit important professionals to your office from areas outside of law school.

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Corey D. Smith

Trainer, Maricopa County Public Defender
Corey Dewayne Smith is a United States Army JAG Corps veteran who has recently transitioned from a career as a paralegal into the field of social work. During his time in the military, Corey primarily worked as a paralegal in the JAG Corps, providing legal support to military attorneys... Read More →
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Gilan Merwanji

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

Forensic Social Worker with the Office of Rehabilitation and Development, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Jodi Metz is the Chief of the Office of Rehabilitation and Development for the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia. Jodi has been employed as a Forensic Social Worker at PDS since 2011. As a sentencing advocate and mitigation specialist, she collaborates with defense... Read More →
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Stephanne Thornton

Clinical Director/Owner, West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program/Transform Legal
Stephanne Cline Thornton is the Clinical Director for the West Virginia Judicial and Lawyer Assistance Program and owner of Transform Legal, focusing on mitigation and training. She is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker and Master Addiction Counselor focusing on access... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room B