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.
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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

• Manager, Programmatic Strategy and Innovation, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Emily Flanagan joined the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA) in 2017 and was charged with connecting public defenders to resources. She is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer and an AmeriCorps Alum with more than 14 years of experience promoting service domestically and... Read More →
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Maha Jweied

Senior Fellow, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Maha Jweied is senior fellow with the National Legal Aid & Defender Association. Until January 2018, she served as the acting director of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Access to Justice, the primary office in the Executive Branch championing indigent defense and civil... Read More →
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Michael Mrozinski

Staff Attorney, Defender Legal Services, National Legal Aid & Defender Association
Michael is the staff attorney in NLADA’s 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 toolkits... Read More →

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