The Spring seminar and gala in New York was a terrific start to our
yearlong celebration of NACDL’s 50th anniversary. It was a tribute to
the vision of the founding group of lawyers who, from their shared
experiences as criminal defense lawyers, understood the need to band
together to form this Association. The gala was also a tribute to the
men and women who today continue the work of ensuring that all accused
persons are zealously represented and treated equally under the law.
It was great to see the old and new giants of the profession in the same
room, among them Past Presidents Willis, Shellow, Gold, Krieger, Janus,
Lyons, Maloney, Margolin, Sonnett, Weiner, Hollander, Hingson,
Goldstein, Fogelnest, Lefcourt, Pozner, Moffitt, Schwartz, Goldman,
Scheck, Bergman, and Pinales. It says a lot about our organization that
we had an African American president and a woman president long before
our country was ready for one.
Our Board meeting included a discussio
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