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2018 Award Nominations

The APDA Board of Directors will meet sometime in May to consider nominations for annual awards.  A list of the awards is attached.  If you would like to nominate someone in any of the award categories identified below, please contact your agency’s Director. ... read more


The Directors’ Fall Meeting will be conducted at the Marriott Springhill Suites in Prescott on Thursday, October 12 (full day) and Friday, October 13 (half day).  The location and dates were chosen to coincide with AACJ’s Fall Seminar which is scheduled for Friday,... read more

16th Annual Statewide Public Defender Conference

The 2018 Conference will be conducted on June 20 – 22, 2018 at the Tempe Mission Palms.  As we have seen in past years, the time will come quicker than we think. Please consider submitting possible topics of interest that can be developed for the upcoming... read more