This year’s conference includes a special focus on Racial Justice, Diversity, and Inclusion Programming. Workshops that will address this overarching theme include [RJ] after the session title.
Saturday, November 3 • 10:30am - 12:00pm
Hot Topics in Public Defense: Race, Research, and Resources – Oh My! [RJ]

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This session will provide updates from NLADA staff and others regarding some of the most important issues affecting the delivery of defender legal services, including: (1) leading by example in addressing implicit bias in your office and in the criminal justice system; (2) NLADA’s role in DOJ’s new Sixth Amendment Initiative; (3) upcoming replication tools from DOJ’s Innovative Solutions in Public Defense Initiative; (4) thinking outside the box on generating needed resources; and (5) other matters of interest.

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Emily Flanagan

Senior Program Associate, Defender Legal Services, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Emily Flanagan joined the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) in 2017 as the senior program associate charged with connecting public defenders to resources. Emily has more than 12 years of experience promoting global community service and development within the private... Read More →
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Maha Jweied

Consultant, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Maha Jweied is a consultant with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association, where she supports initiatives on issues such as racial justice and fines and fees. She is also a member of the Legal Services Corporation’s Opioid Task Force. Until January 2018, she served as the acting... Read More →
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Michael Mrozinski

Staff Attorney, Defender Legal Services, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Michael Mrozinski is the staff attorney in the Defender Legal Services division. He supports the work of public defenders nationwide, as well as improvements to indigent defense systems, through research, policy, training and technical assistance, and development of resources and... Read More →

Saturday November 3, 2018 10:30am - 12:00pm
San Felipe Westin Galleria, 3rd Level

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