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NACDL to Honor 50th Anniversary of Gideon (NACDL News)
By Jack King
NACDL News columns.
At its fall meeting in Las Vegas, Nev., on Nov. 19, 2011, NACDL’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution committing NACDL to engage in a year-long commemoration of Gideon v. Wainwright, highlighting the Association’s resolve to fulfill Gideon’s promise. NACDL will seek to honor those who represent the poor and educate the public about the importance of the right to appointed counsel in every criminal proceeding. A copy of the resolution is available on NACDL’s website. This month’s Inside NACDL column (page 7) discusses the resolution and how much work remains to realize the full promise of Gideon.