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March 2003 , Page 4 

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From The President

By Lawrence S. Goldman

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In my previous columns, I have discussed issues of significance to our nation’s criminal justice system such as mandatory videotaping of custodial interrogations. In this issue, six months into my term as President, I narrow my focus and address issues relating to NACDL itself. More specifically, I devote this column to some of the new activities, programs and member services that the NACDL has initiated within the past year.

New committees

We have formed two committees to help our members practice law more effectively. The Federal Circuit Oral Argument Committee, chaired by Howard and Scott Srebnick, consists of a team of knowledgeable and experienced lawyers to sit as a moot court to prepare a member for an argument in a federal appellate court. (We continue our Supreme Court Oral Argument moot court program, coordinated by Professor David Cole, with the Supreme Court Institute of the Georgetown University Law Center.)

We have initiated a tutoring program, c

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