In May of 2022, the National Association of Public Defenders held its first ever conference dedicated to exploring the promotion of wellness and sustainability in public defense. “Transforming Public Defense” took place over three days in Kalispell, Montana, near the entrance to Glacier National Park, bringing together over 70 defenders from around the nation, including attorneys, investigators, social workers, holistic advocates, and public defense professionals. Public Defender Heather Rogers was part of the original workgroup that planned the conference, which was originally slated for 2020 but was postponed several times due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Topics included Creating a Sustainable Work Culture, Microaggressions and the Inner Work of Racial Justice, Communicating for Advocacy and Wellbeing, and Retention of Public Defense Staff. Chris La Tray, a Métis storyteller and enrolled member of the Little Shell Tribe of Chippewa Indians, opened the conference with a frank discussion about the significance of the location to indigenous people and worked with defenders in small groups to share techniques for observing, communicating, and healing.