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May/June 2008 , Page 5 

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Operation Streamline

By Carmen Hernandez

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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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