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Diane DePietropaolo Price Appointed Indigent Defense Training Manager for Nation's Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (September 3, 2014) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) today announces the appointment of Diane DePietropaolo Price as indigent defense training manager. In this role, Ms. Price will support NACDL’s Indigent Defense Department and its broad efforts to support indigent defense providers across America. She will develop live and recorded trainings for public and private defenders who represent the indigent accused and will coordinate trainings in consultation with a national working group of public defense leaders and training experts.

Ms. Price has dedicated her career to working on behalf of poor people accused of crimes as an Assistant Public Defender for the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office in Charlotte, N.C. In addition to advocating on behalf of her clients, Ms. Price also developed training materials for the Mecklenburg County Bar that were designed to assist attorneys taking indigent cases for either conflict or because of overload. Price is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and completed her B.A. at Western Carolina University.

NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer said: "NACDL is excited to have Diane DePietropaolo Price join its Indigent Defense Department. Her appointment reflects NACDL’s steadfast commitment to ensuring that all accused people in the United States are provided with first-rate representation, and Diane will play a critical part in that work. By leading and organizing trainings, she will help NACDL raise and develop the advocacy skills of indigent defense providers nationwide. Her experience as a public defender makes her keenly aware of the issues on the ground and the best ways to address them." 

NACDL Indigent Defense Training and Reform Director Colette Tvedt said: "NACDL has added an extraordinary member to its team. I am thrilled by Diane’s arrival. Her energy, enthusiasm, and dedication will allow NACDL to expand its robust efforts to assist the nation’s indigent defense providers."

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal legal system.