NAPD 2021 Women's Virtual Conference
Attending this event?

Last year we made history, when over 800 women gathered to celebrate our roles in public defense. Our voices were heard across the nation. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for! Join us this year for our 2nd annual Women in Public Defense Virtual Training and Celebration.  See the schedule from the 2020 Conference.

Dates: Thursday, September 23-Saturday, September 25, 2021

This September, we once again gather for advocacy, encouragement, empowerment, training workshops, development, networking, and renewal. 

This September, we gather for community. We gather to support.

This powerful conference is filled with workshops, self-care events, networking, celebration and much, much more. We will acquire knowledge, obtain resources, and make connections that will elevate you to reach your professional and personal goals.

This September, we gather for sisterhood.

This gathering is for all female/feminine-identifying individuals, in all job titles, and practitioners who work or support public defense: attorneys, paralegals, core staff, social workers, trainers, policy advocates, and more. We also encourage and invite law students to join us. NAPD is committed to creating an event in a safe space that brings inspiration and transformation to persons of all gender identities, and for this event, we will specifically amplify female-identifying voices in public defense*. 

New focus areas this year: 

  • Professional Growth & Leadership - sessions that help participants develop their leadership voice or facilitating professional/personal growth

  • Well-Being and Self-Care - sessions that prioritize wellness and self care within the public defense community

  • Representing Women, Families, Children - sessions that center around the circumstances, challenges, and celebrations of representing women, families and children

  • Intersectionality and Connecting Our Stories - sessions amplifying when our voices are marginalized in the communities we serve 

  • Women and Racial Justice - sessions centering around the pursuit of racial justice and equality

Click here for single ticket registrations. Group registrations can be completed here.

Click here for scholarship applications.

Early Bird Pricing before July  16th - $50
July 15th-September 1st - $75
After September 1st - $100

No CLE  for this live event.  This helps us keep the price so low and avoid distractions during the training event.
Almost all sessions will be recorded.  The recordings of many of the sessions will be available to view in November for CLE for only $10 per credit hour.

Below is a sample schedule of what to expect for the conference.