Public Defense Hall of Fame

Induction into the NAPD Fund for Justice Public Defense Hall of Fame recognizes a lifetime of creative leadership that advanced the right to counsel in a systematic way. It honors leaders whose life, amidst struggles and setbacks, is a resilient, hopeful marathon of fierce and creative advocacy. Induction into the Public Defense Hall of Fame is decided by the NAPD Fund for Justice board of directors. Yearly, Creative Advocacy Grants will be made to model the spirit and persistence of members of the Hall of Fame.

Jeff Adachi

inducted April 18, 2019

fierce advocate for clients and racial justice, creative communicator for clients

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Norman Lefstein

inducted June 3, 2019

architect of the modern indigent defense reform movement

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We invite you to donate in the name of a Member of the Hall of Fame for future Creative Advocacy Grants, scholarships or technical assistance.