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Tuesday, September 10 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
The Story That Was Never Told

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Writing a good story isn’t easy. But to ensure a proper understanding and appreciation, of our clients’ lives, there are core competencies: understanding mitigation, report writing, interviewing, understanding the importance of collateral information, testimony, and working as an agent and team member of defense counsel. Reports are core tools need to help the rest of the world understand the lives of our clients in a way that was never told before. The session will cover: Ways to develop a powerful story How to connect the dots for the reader Review material needed for powerful reports The importance of explaining the process, while humanizing your client through words

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Lori James-Townes

Lori James-Townes joined NAPD in June 2019, as the 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 September 10, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm PDT
Room 117