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Sunday, December 8
 

11:30am PST

Faculty Meeting
Sunday December 8, 2019 11:30am - 12:45pm PST

1:30pm PST

Welcome & Client Centered Leadership
  • Defining Client Centered Representation and Leadership v. other centers
  • Identifying challenges, dilemmas and paradoxes inherent in Client Centered Representation
  • 3 questions exercise
    Why did you first become a public defender?
    Why are you still doing it?
    What was one of your best days.
  •  Explore the Public Defender Motivational Triad

Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sherr

Jeff Sherr

Training Director, National Association for Public Defense
Jeff Sherr​ is the Training Director for the National Association for Public Defense producing hundreds of webinars for public defense professionals across the nation. Prior to that he was the Manager of the Education and Strategic Planning Branch of the Kentucky Department of Public... Read More →
avatar for Derwyn Bunton

Derwyn Bunton

Derwyn Bunton is the Chief District Defender for Orleans Parish (New Orleans) Louisiana leading the Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD). Prior to becoming Chief Defender, Derwyn was the Executive Director of Juvenile Regional Services (JRS). JRS is the first stand-alone juvenile... Read More →
avatar for Amy Karlin

Amy Karlin

Ms. Karlin has worked in the Office of the Federal Public Defender in the Central District since 1990 and was promoted to Directing Attorney of the Southern Division in Santa Ana in 2009. In addition to carrying a full caseload, she manages a team of attorneys, investigators, paralegals... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST

2:45pm PST

Small group
  • 3 questions exercise
    Why did you choose to become a leader?
    Why are you still doing it?
        What was one of your best days.
  • Discussion of Public Defense Triad
  • Discuss Client Centered Leadership in relation to their offices and realities as part of their introductions
  • Include sharing third things (what do they do that isn’t work or family to take care of their wellness)

Sunday December 8, 2019 2:45pm - 3:45pm PST

4:00pm PST

Leadership Transition: What you need to know to succeed
Taking stock of your position as a leader, idenifying areas for potential change, and setting goals for your office and yourself.  


Speakers
avatar for Justine Olderman

Justine Olderman

Justine Olderman is the Executive Director of The Bronx Defenders. She is a skilled trial lawyer with over 18 years experience representing clients in criminal matters, including complex felony and homicide cases. Justine is also a sought after lecturer and trainer on trial skills... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2019 4:00pm - 4:45pm PST

5:00pm PST

Beyond Leadership: Developing and Sustaining Trust
  • The Role of Motivation and Inspiration
  • Key Elements required to increase engagement and performance
  • The power of modeling
  • Developing Credibility - Equity Theory
  • Being Proactive and Communicating Clear Expectations - (Dare to Lead, Brene Brown)
  • Effective leaders require more than basic skills to motivate their teams, especially when we have tackle macro issues.
    In this session we review and discuss: 
    • How do we move our staff from good to great; demanding better performance?
    • What impact does the ability to inspire and motivate have on others?
    • How does it impact engagement? What if you don’t have it and have learned to lead by force?
    • Choosing to be Strategically Vulnerable

Speakers
avatar for Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes joined NAPD in June 2019, as assistant training director.  Lori earned her master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational... Read More →


Sunday December 8, 2019 5:00pm - 6:00pm PST

6:15pm PST

Networking event at Doubletree
Join us at the Doubletree Hotel for appetizers and networking
120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 9001


Sunday December 8, 2019 6:15pm - 8:15pm PST
Doubletree Hotel 120 South Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012
 
Monday, December 9
 

8:30am PST

Small group
  • Discussion of developing and sustaining trust
  • Share stories
  • Identify plan for improving

Monday December 9, 2019 8:30am - 9:45am PST

10:00am PST

The Role of Culture
  1. What is Culture?
  2. Relationship Between Culture and Values
  3. The Role of Leadership in Driving Culture Change
  4. Building A Model Around Culture Change
  5. Putting Culture to Work in Creating Change

Speakers
avatar for Chanta' Parker

Chanta' Parker

Chantá Parker is a public defender, criminal justice strategist, and storyteller. Recently, Chantá was tapped to build a client-centered, holistic public defender office in Wayne County, Michigan. In her role as Managing Director of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Detroit... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am PST

11:15am PST

Small group
  • Scene painting public defense office
  • Introduce Leadership Challenge

Monday December 9, 2019 11:15am - 12:15pm PST

12:15pm PST

Lunch
Monday December 9, 2019 12:15pm - 1:30pm PST

1:30pm PST

Reframing Organizations: Four Frames
  • Discuss each of the Four Frames and how to analyze problems and create solutions using them.
  • How to use multiple frame thinking.
  • How to choose which frame to use in analysis and problem-solving.Identifying the difference between an adaptive and a technical problem.
  • Creating a holding environment to allow for adaptation.
  • Using adaptive leadership to change culture


Speakers
avatar for Ernie Lewis

Ernie Lewis

Ernie Lewis received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1969, a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1973, and a Juris Doctoris (J.D.) from Washington University in 1977. He was a VISTA Volunteer in Minnesota in 1970. He was with the Department of Public... Read More →


Monday December 9, 2019 1:30pm - 2:30pm PST

2:45pm PST

Small group
Monday December 9, 2019 2:45pm - 5:00pm PST
 
Tuesday, December 10
 

8:30am PST

Race, Class, Power and Privilege in our Offices
Group Discussion
Glenn E. Singleton, creator of the Courageous Conversations Protocol and author of Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools — a framework used in school districts across the country — identifies four agreements necessary for beginning conversations about race in schools: Stay engaged, experience discomfort, speak your truth, and expect and accept non-closure. During this session, we will put into practice and model the importance of having difficult conversations about race, class, power and privilege.

Speakers
avatar for Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes joined NAPD in June 2019, as assistant training director.  Lori earned her master’s Degree in clinical social work (University of Maryland SSW) and her B.A. in Social Work from Morgan State University. Lori has over 25 years of clinical, training, and organizational... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2019 8:30am - 10:00am PST

10:15am PST

Holding Difficult Conversations: Radical Candor and Crucial Conversations
As leaders, it is imperative that we understand the importance of having difficult or crucial conversations and to hold ourselves and others in our agency accountable to do the same.  If we don’t understand the impact that not having these conversations can have, we aren’t fully recognizing our potential to improve relations with our direct reports and within the agency as a whole.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller

Elizabeth Miller is the Assistant Director of the Office of the Ohio Public Defender. She manages the daily operations of the agency’s Columbus office and directs the development and implementation of rules and policies for the central office and OPD’s four branch offices. She... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2019 10:15am - 11:30am PST

11:30am PST

Lunch
Tuesday December 10, 2019 11:30am - 1:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

Small group
  • Practice conversations that may be involved in working on leadership challenge

Tuesday December 10, 2019 1:00pm - 3:15pm PST

3:30pm PST

Participatory Defense Model
Participatory Defense is a community organizing model for people facing charges, their families, and communities to impact the outcomes of cases and transform the landscape of power in the court system.  Raj and Keir will share examples of this model in action and tips for incorporating the model into your plans.  

Speakers
avatar for Keir Bradford-Grey

Keir Bradford-Grey

Keir Bradford-Grey was named chief defender of the Defender Association of Philadelphia in 2015. Prior to that, she was a trial lawyer at the Defender Association and the Delaware Federal Public Defender’s Office before she was named chief defender for the Montgomery County Public... Read More →
avatar for Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev

Raj Jayadev is a community organizer creating a model of grassroots collective action that gives individuals facing incarceration, their families, and their communities an active role in their defense. Jayadev’s work in criminal justice reform has grown out of his social activism... Read More →


Tuesday December 10, 2019 3:30pm - 5:00pm PST
 
Wednesday, December 11
 

8:30am PST

Beyond Difficult Conversations
  • Conducting Next level conversations
  • Bringing in other resources
  • Documenting conversations
  • Creating Performance Improvement Plan

Speakers
avatar for Mary Moriarty

Mary Moriarty

Mary Moriarty had been a public defender in Minneapolis for all of six weeks when she had her first felony suppression hearing. She prepped diligently, argued tenaciously, and lost both the motion and the subsequent trial. She was right about the issue at hand, however, and a couple... Read More →


Wednesday December 11, 2019 8:30am - 9:30am PST

9:45am PST

Small group
  • Practice next level communications

Wednesday December 11, 2019 9:45am - 10:45am PST

11:00am PST

External Communications and Engaging the Community
Derwyn and Brendon will share examples of external leadership and offer ideas for how you can become a more effective client-focused external leader by
  • Surveying the environment
  • Identifying Allies
  • Listening and Reaching out
  • Developing Media strategies

Speakers
avatar for Derwyn Bunton

Derwyn Bunton

Derwyn Bunton is the Chief District Defender for Orleans Parish (New Orleans) Louisiana leading the Orleans Public Defenders Office (OPD). Prior to becoming Chief Defender, Derwyn was the Executive Director of Juvenile Regional Services (JRS). JRS is the first stand-alone juvenile... Read More →


Wednesday December 11, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm PST

12:00pm PST

Lunch
Wednesday December 11, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm PST

1:00pm PST

Small group
  • Action plans for going forward

Wednesday December 11, 2019 1:00pm - 2:00pm PST

2:00pm PST

Closing
Discussion of what we have learned and where do we go from here.  


Speakers
avatar for Jeff Sherr

Jeff Sherr

Training Director, National Association for Public Defense
Jeff Sherr​ is the Training Director for the National Association for Public Defense producing hundreds of webinars for public defense professionals across the nation. Prior to that he was the Manager of the Education and Strategic Planning Branch of the Kentucky Department of Public... Read More →


Wednesday December 11, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PST