NACDL President Lisa Wayne, who has referred the matter to the association’s Ethics Advisory Committee, lauded Col. Colwell’s ethics and integrity, stating, “Colonel Colwell’s position reminds us of our role as criminal defense lawyers, which is to steadfastly resist efforts to chip away at the foundations of our adversarial system, even when institutional or other factors make defense counsel’s positions difficult or unpopular.”
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Guantanamo Legacy: A Decade of Detentions
Statement of Lisa M. Wayne, President, NACDL:
January 11, 2012 marked the 10th anniversary of the opening of the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Nearly three years after President Obama’s executive order to close the facility within one year, it remains open. 171 men are detained there, even though nearly half of them have been cleared for release by both the Bush and Obama administrations. On this anniversary, NACDL continues the fight to ensure fair justice and due process for all of the detainees held there and to, one day, close Guantanamo.
Maryland High Court Affirms Right to Public Defender at Bail Hearings Statewide
Plaintiffs filed a civil lawsuit in the Baltimore City Circuit Court in 2007 claiming that, under Maryland’s Public Defender Act, they were entitled to a public defender at their initial bail hearing because they faced pretrial detention in jail. The defendants in the suit included the Chief Judge of the District Court of Maryland and the Baltimore City Commissioners who hold the hearings and set bail. The plaintiffs claimed that the hearings are held at the Central Booking Jail and “public defenders are never present.” (In fact, the court noted, because of security concerns and procedural issues, retained lawyers seldom are allowed to attend an initial bail hearing.) The Baltimore public defender office, which claimed it had neither the staff nor the funding to provide counsel at the Central Booking hearings, was added as a defendant in 2008.
While the case was still being litigated, the U.S. Supreme Court held in 2008, as a matter of federal constitutional law, that poor defendants have a Sixth Amendment right to counsel at initial bail hearings. But the state high court decided the case under Maryland law. The court said that the plain language of the Maryland Public Defender Act provides that “Representation shall be provided to an indigent individual in all stages” of a criminal proceeding, and the plaintiffs argued that “all means all.” The trial court and the high court agreed.
NACDL President Lisa Monet Wayne praised the court and counsel for the decision’s clarity. “Most persons placed under arrest recognize that when they are faced with the possibilities of going free on bond or staying in jail until the next court date, they need a lawyer. But even when they were not afraid or too confused to ask for a lawyer, they did not get one. This decision means persons facing pretrial detention in Maryland will not even have to ask for a lawyer. The public defender will have to be there.”
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NACDL Federal Policy Update
NACDL has been a staunch proponent of the changes precipitates by the Supreme Court’s Booker decision, and on February 16, NACDL President Lisa Wayne will testify at the U.S. Sentencing Commission hearing concerning proposals to modify the current advisory sentencing guidelines. Once again, NACDL is spearheading opposition to proposals that would expand federal money laundering laws and undermine important reforms to federal forfeiture laws; the association will voice its concern about these proposals at a House Crime Subcommittee hearing set for February 8.
Special Election to Fill Vacant Seat on the Board of Directors
NACDL's Board of Directors will hold a special election to fill two vacant seats on the Board. The election will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors in Ft. Lauderdale on February 19, 2012. Please note this special election is separate from the regular annual election of officers and directors.
Responsibilities: The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the Association.
Eligibility: Any qualified member of the Association who is authorized to vote may submit his or her name as a candidate for the Board of Directors. Candidates must state the year and jurisdiction of their bar admission, must indicate whether they are members in good standing of their respective bar, and must disclose if they are under indictment or information for any felony or crime involving moral turpitude.
Process: Any member wishing to submit his or her name as a candidate for the position of Director shall submit a statement of qualifications, not to exceed 600 words. The statement of qualifications should include a description of any past service to the Association (including meetings attended, recruitment efforts, and committee work) and to the legal profession. Curriculum vitae may also be provided. The statement of qualifications must be received by 5pm EST on February 3, 2012, and should be sent by email to NACDL Elections Registrar Daniel Weir at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates will be responsible for confirming that their materials have been received. For more information, please see www.nacdl.org/elections.
Each candidate will be given the opportunity, if he or she so chooses, to speak briefly regarding his or her qualifications at the meeting of the Board of Directors in Fort Lauderdale prior to the commencement of the voting. Appearance is optional and no negative inference shall be drawn if a candidate does not attend.
Voting will be conducted by secret ballot. The elected Directors will serve the remainder of the current terms, both of which expire at the Annual Meeting on July 27, 2013.
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Announcement of 2012 NACDL Election and Applicable Procedures
The 2012 election process for NACDL’s Board of Directors and Officer positions is about to get underway. In 2012, NACDL members will elect 13 members of the Board of Directors, as well as President-Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Effective in 2012, the Treasurer will serve a two-year term and will be inegilible to run for other Officer or Director positions during that term.
All rules governing the conduct of NACDL elections may be viewed at www.nacdl.org/Elections, and a copy of those rules may be obtained by contacting Daniel Weir at email@example.com.
NACDL's Daily Criminal Justice Briefing
NACDL now offers a terrific and free member benefit from NACDL's Public Affairs and Communications Office: NACDL's Daily Criminal Justice Briefing. Each morning, Briefing Editors Jack King and Ivan Dominguez collect and compile news items of particular interest to the criminal defense bar from around the world and provide links and summaries in a daily email update. In addition, subscribers receive breaking news stories and links to Supreme Court decisions as they happen. The goal is to provide the resources necessary to ensure that the criminal defense bar is informed and current on a wide range of criminal justice news, legal developments, analysis, and commentary.
So far 1,150 NACDL members have subscribed to the Daily Criminal Justice Briefing. If you would like to join them, simply click here.
NACDL's White Collar Criminal Defense College
The NACDL White Collar Criminal Defense College at Stetson is a “boot-camp” program for practitioners wishing to gain key advocacy skills and learn substantive white collar law. The program will cover client retention, investigation in a white collar case, handling searches and grand jury subpoenas, and dealing with parallel proceedings. Participants will have the experience of negotiating a plea, making proffers, and examining which experts to hire and how to protect the client in this process. Interactive sessions with top white collar practitioners will allow the participants to learn trial skills such as opening statements, cross-examination, jury instructions, closing arguments, and sentencing – all in the context of a white collar matter. The seminar will be held at Stetson University College of Law in Gulfport, Florida on March 15-20, 2012.
For more information, contact Meetings Manager Tamara Kalacevic at (202) 465 7641 or firstname.lastname@example.org or click here.
Contribute to the NACDL Brief & Motion Bank today!
One of the great benefits you get as a member of NACDL is the Brief & Motion Bank, containing almost 400 documents across over 50 topics. We hope you will also help to strengthen it for the benefit of other members. Do you have a unique or exceptional brief or motion? Maybe one that involved an in-depth discussion of the case law, had an especially creative argument, or addressed an unusual situation? Just as using the NACDL Brief & Motion Bank saves you time, obviating the need to start from scratch when you are already pressed for time, documents you donate to the bank will help your fellow NACDL members in the same way.
We encourage submissions on any topic. Please take a look at what's there, and think about what documents you've written that would enhance the value of the Brief & Motion Bank for other NACDL members. If you would like more information or to contribute to the Brief & Motion Bank, please contact NACDL's Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun at email@example.com.
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Where is NACDL?
From January 15-20, Associate Executive Director for Programs Gerald Lippert and Art Director Catherine Zlomek attended NACDL's 32nd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar in Aspen, Colorado.
On January 17 and 18, National Security Counsel Mason Clutter attended the motions hearings of alleged U.S.S. Cole bomber Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri. The issues before the commission included alleged violations of the attorney-client privilege by members of the Guantanamo detention facility, defense access to resources, and classified information procedures to be followed during the discovery process.
On January 26, 2012, Executive Director Norman Reimer attended the Annual Dinner of NACDL's New York State Affiliate, the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL), at which NACDL's Amicus Committee 2nd Circuit Vice Chair Richard Willstatter was installed as President of NYSACDL in New York City.
Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox legal teams to be featured at Making Sense of Science Seminar in Las Vegas!
Register now to attend NACDL & CACJ's 5th Annual Making Sense of Science Seminar: Forensic Science & the Law being held March 23-24, 2012, at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas! This year's Forensic seminar will feature lawyers involved in the Casey Anthony and Amanda Knox trials who will discuss the forensic evidence in these cases. You do not want to miss this great opportunity!
This two-day program is sure to captivate you with a wide array of topics that will leave you with a better understanding of forensic sciences so you can effectively represent your clients.
Register before January 3, 2012 and receive $35 off full seminar registration fee (taken at the time of registration)
NACDL on Twitter
NACDL has an official Twitter account, @NACDL, and now has 1,368 followers. Getting set up on Twitter is easy and free, just visit http://twitter.com/ and click "Get Started -- Join." You can even watch an instructional video by clicking the "Watch a Video" button on the top right of the welcome screen before you join. Once you have set up your account, click "Find People" on the top right hand side of the screen and search for "NACDL" (no quotation marks necessary). Then, you just need to click the "Follow" button. Thereafter, everything we post to Twitter will come through on your Home page feed, like a news wire service. You can also check out NACDL's Tweet by simply clicking http://twitter.com/NACDL.
It is suggested that you familiarize yourself with the "terms" of use to which you can link from the bottom of the screen on Twitter. Also, please note that the fact of your following NACDL on Twitter, as well as your posts, are generally visible to the public. Information about blocking people from following you, as well as all other information concerning privacy and usage issues, is available on the Twitter site.
Please send any thoughts or recommendations about NACDL's Twitter presence to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NACDL on Facebook
NACDL is on Facebook. Recently, Facebook changed the way member groups operate, so to keep up with all of NACDL's updates, please be sure to "like" the NACDL Public Page (http://www.facebook.com/NACDL), which now counts 1,994 fans following NACDL's work. Through this initiative, selected NACDL content such as press releases, CLE information and materials, information on becoming a member, and similar publicly-available NACDL content, is being distributed through Facebook.
You should be aware that, to some degree, Facebook permits you to control what information others see about you on Facebook, just go to "account" on the top right and within that "privacy settings" as you set up or adjust your account settings. Please be aware that, if you join, you will be listed on Facebook as a member of this group and your profile will be accessible in accordance with your settings and Facebook's policies. So be sure to fully acquaint yourself with Facebook's terms of service and privacy representations as you carefully consider whether to join and, if you do, what information you post, exchange, or message through this platform.
You can use this link to get directly to NACDL's Public Page. And if you are not on Facebook, signing up is free and easy at www.facebook.com. Please send your thoughts or recommendations about NACDL's presence on Facebook to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at email@example.com.
Recent Amicus Curiae Briefs Posted on NACDL Website
Robbins v. Texas, U.S. Sup. Ct., No. 11-777, case below, ___ S.W.3d ____, 2011 WL 2555665 (Tex. June 29, 2010), brief filed 1/20/12. Habeas Corpus—Due Process—New Scientific Evidence—Standard of Review. Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petition for certiorari. Argument: Neal Robbins was convicted of capital murder of his girlfriend’s 17-month-old child based on the testimony of a medical examiner who later re-evaluated her opinion and swears that she can no longer stand by her testimony that the child died of asphyxiation. Lower courts are divided as to whether new scientific evidence warrants a new trial. The Court should reverse the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and grant Robbins a new trial for three reasons: (1) scientific evidence plays an increasingly important role in criminal trials, and courts need guidance on how best to account for evidence that is shown to be unreliable after conviction; (2) the holding of the court of criminal appeals violates due process by heightening the burden of proof non the petitioner in a post-conviction proceeding to an impossibly high level; and (3) this case is the right vehicle for review of this issue because it presents a situation where the scientific evidence was the only direct evidence of homicide and thus central to Robbins’ conviction and was recanted in full by the expert witness. Authors: Nancy Winkelman, Samuel W. Silver and Sara A. Aliabadi, Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP, Philadelphia, PA.
Southern Union Co. v. United States, U.S. Sup. Ct., No. 11-94, case below 630 F.3d 17 (1st Cir. 2010), brief filed 1/19/12. Criminal Fines—Apprendi/Booker—Right to Jury Trial. Amicus curiae brief of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of the petitioner, Southern Union Co. Argument: In cases where the defendant is a corporation, the penalty of conviction is necessarily a fine, because a corporation cannot be incarcerated; unlike most criminal cases, the fine is not merely part of or an alternative to the penalty, it is the penalty. The court of appeals erred in ruling that Apprendi v. New Jersey, which held that any fact, other than a prior conviction, that increases the penalty for a crime beyond the statutory maximum must be submitted to a jury and found beyond a reasonable doubt, does not apply to criminal fines. Authors: Benjamin C. Block and Mark D. Herman, Covington & Burling LLP, Washington, D.C., et al. NACDL’s amicus brief in support of the petition for certiorari, filed 8/19/11, is here.
United States v. Alvarez, U.S. Sup. Ct., No. 11-210, case below, 617 F.3d 1198 (9th Cir. 2010), brief filed 1/20/12. Overcriminalization—First Amendment—“Stolen Valor Act”. Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of respondent Xavier Alvarez. Argument: The Stolen Valor Act of 2005’s false claims provision, 18 U.S.C. §704(b), which makes it a crime when anyone "falsely represents himself or herself, * * * verbally or in writing, to have been awarded any decoration or medal authorized by Congress for the Armed Forces of the United States,” is constitutionally overbroad because it punishes speech protected under the First Amendment such as innocent mistakes, harmless misrepresentations, purely private speech, jokes, satire, and dramatic claims. Moreover, it lacks a mens rea requirement and the supposed harm it protects against is not supported by a substantial government interest; as such, it is a classic example of federal overcriminalization. Authors: Michael V. Schafler and Jeffery M. Chemerinsky, Caldwell Leslie & Proctor PC, Los Angeles, CA.
Recent NACDL Letters and Member Testimony
NACDL Letter on 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
NACDL Letter on H.R. 1823, the "Criminal Code Modernization and Simplification Act of 2011"
Written Statement of NACDL President Lisa Wayne before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on “Turning the Investigation on the Science of Forensics.”
NACDL Letter on H.R. 2572, the "Clean Up Government Act of 2011"
NACDL Letter on S. 1763, SAVE Native Women Act Tittle II -- tribal jurisdiction and criminal offenses
NACDL Letter on Hearing on “Uncertain Justice: The Status of Federal Sentencing and the U.S. Sentencing Commission Six Years after U.S. v. Booker.”
Job Announcement: Deputy Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
The mission of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS) is to “provide and promote quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia and thereby protect society’s interest in the fair administration of justice.” The deadline for this position is February 6, 2012.
For more information, please click here
New Training for Post-Conviction Lawyers - FREE for Approved Applicants
NACDL's Post-Conviction Seminar, Examining Forensic Pathology: Distinguishing Medicine from Myth
, will be held on March 29, 2012 at the InterContinental Kansas City at the Plaza, Kansas City, Missouri.
NACDL presents this exciting new program, in collaboration with the Innocence Network and supported by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance, specifically for lawyers who handle post-conviction innocence claims. As in previous years, we focus on challenging the forensic evidence often encountered in cases of wrongful conviction – this time closely examining the field of forensic pathology. This program is FREE for approved applicants. CLICK HERE
for more information and to apply or visit www.nacdl.org/meetings
Get out of the cold! Head South to sunny Ft. Lauderdale for NACDL’s Midwinter Seminar “Confronting the Mob Mentality II: Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault”!
Register today and prepare yourself to fight the mob mentality and effectively defend your next sexual assault case by attending NACDL’s Midwinter Seminar “Confronting the Mob Mentality II: Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault,” being held February 16-19, 2012 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida!
Learn best strategies for defending those accused of sex crimes from some of the best litigators and communicators in the country. Get the information you need to overcome obstacles in your defense and give your client and yourself the best chance of success in the most difficult of cases.
In addition to this great 2-day program – we will offer a special 1-day Seminar entitled “The Business of Law: Starting, Running, and Making Your Small/Solo Practice or Firm More Efficient”. Join us for this special event and gain new ideas for your practice!
Only three weeks left to register! Make your plans today and join us in Ft. Lauderdale!
Get ready for NACDL's Battle of the Experts Seminar!
Registration is now open for NACDL's Spring Seminar: Battle of the Experts: Beating Theirs, Winning with Yours
, being held April 25-28, 2012, at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. Register before January 31, 2012 and receive $35 off full seminar registration (fee taken at the time of registration).
Victories occur at all stages of the trial. When a case involves experts, victory will come to the winner of The Battle of the Experts. A staple of civil litigation for years, the presence of experts in criminal cases is an increasingly common occurrence. Frequently dealing with specific fields and disciplines, the subject matter of a given expert can be intimidating for defense counsel. Defending against experts and presenting them as part of your client's case is an essential skill all criminal defense attorneys need.
This program will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively handle an expert without the worry of having to become an expert yourself. Register Today!
ACT NOW! Order NACDL’s Best of 2011 DVD for 20% off during the introductory sale!
The Best of 2011
DVD is NACDL's premiere self-study CLE compilation! This special DVD represents the 12 highest-rated speakers and presentations from all NACDL seminars throughout 2011.
You'll be sure to find best practices, trial tactics, and strategies that you can immediately apply in your next trial. With sessions on everything from voir dire to cross examination, this DVD is a must-have collection of material for every defense lawyer!SAVE 20% Off During Our Special Introductory Offer through February 3rd!! Enter promotional code: BST11 to receive the 20% discount!
- Selecting Dream Jurors and Avoiding Those Who Give You Nightmares - Randi McGinn
- Neutralizing Bad Evidence - Jeff Robinson
- Forensic Accident & Scene Investigation - Steven Schorr
- Demonstrative Evidence on a Budget - Stephen Lindsay
- From Voir Dire to Opening, 1st Impressions, Lasting Effects - Denis deVlaming
- Determining Cause of Death - James Cooney
- Crossing Crime Scene Investigators - David Rudolf
- Using Evidence in Storytelling - Tyrone Moncriffe
- Persuading with Science - Brendan Max
- Cross of Experts - Andrea Lyon
- Objecting with Style - Martin Sabelli
- Cross-Examining Police Officers in Confessions Cases - Deja Vishny
- Winning Appellate Arguments - Jeff Fisher
Rest assured, you will find each of these presentations as interesting and informative as those who saw them LIVE and rated them as the year's best! Order today
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For questions or to place your order by phone contact Doug Reale at (202) 465-7643 or via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
GPS Cases: Battling 21st Century Surveillance - Order Yours today!
On November 18, 2011, NACDL member and contributing amicus brief author Susan J. Walsh presented this 1-hour program CLE program foreshadowing the SCOTUS decision handed down in US v. Jones yesterday afternoon.
The presentation: "GPS Cases: Battling 21st Century Surveillance" surveys the state of the law the week after SCOTUS heard oral argument in this watershed Fourth Amendment case.
In this timely DVD program Ms. Walsh analyzes the "beeper cases;" the two earlier Supreme Court tracking cases decided in the 1980's; the evolution and mechanics of the current GPS technology in comparison to that 20 years ago and the current landscape of the constitutional issue under state constitutions, as well as, the current federal circuit split.
The presentation includes practical tips on the Federal Rule of Criminal Procedure governing the warrant application for GPS tracking; discovery, suppression and open issues ripe for challenge in an advancing digital age including the chilling effect to our First Amendment Rights associated with a technologically maturing society.Order your copy today
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NACDL’s 2nd Annual West Coast White Collar Crime Conference!
Registration is now open for NACDL’s 2nd Annual “West Coast White Collar Crime Conference” in beautiful Lake Tahoe, NV, at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort, June 7-8, 2012!
Make your plans to attend this incredible program featuring prominent national figures in the white collar community, involved in some of the most high-profile cases around the country. You are sure to acquire current strategies and enhance your expertise on the most pertinent topics and common issues that occur in white collar cases.
NACDL Members Save on Verizon Wireless fees and accessories!
NACDL members can now save up to 22% off on Verizon Wireless monthly access fees and 25% off eligible wireless accessories from NPP! This new member benefit allows you to enjoy discounts on corporate Verizon accounts, as well as, adding new lines to your friend and family plans. Minimum of 5 lines required .
Take advantage of this great offer from NPP and learn how your NACDL membership adds up to savings for you!
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Sprint Nextel Discount for NACDL Members
It pays to be a member of NACDL! Sprint Nextel is pleased to offer a wireless discount program to members of the NACDL. As a NACDL member, you are eligible to receive discounts on your Sprint Nextel wireless services. Whether you are a new or existing Sprint or Nextel customer, you can take advantage of these savings.
Start saving now! Visit us online to learn more about Sprint's discount, products and services at www.sprint.com/nacdl.
Save Up to 26% on FedEx Office and FedEx Delivery Services
NACDL members can already save up to 26% on select FedEx® shipping services. Now you're entitled to save up to 20% on select FedEx OfficeSM copy and print services and 10% off other select services at more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations. It's now even easier for you to save time and money with FedEx. Sign-up is free, and there are no shipping, copy or print minimums. For more information or to enroll in this program, please click here and enter pass code 984K22 or call 1-800-MEMBERS, your dedicated shipping program administrator at 1.800.636.2377 (8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F).
*FedEx shipping discounts are off standard list rates and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Shipping discounts are exclusive of any FedEx surcharges, premiums or special handling fees and are not available to package consolidators. Eligibility for discounts subject to FedEx credit approval. Eligible services subject to change. Base discounts on FedEx Express® are 15%-21%. An additional 5% discount is available for eligible FedEx Express shipments when you ship online at fedex.com. Discounts are subject to change.
Stay Up-To-Date on NACDL News & Issues
The focus of this listserve is DWI / DUI issues. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.
The focus of this listserve is eyewitness identification. In addition to open participation by NACDL members, NLADA members are invited guests to this listserve. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.
Forensic Evidence Listserve
The focus of this listserve is issues surrounding forensics. In addition to open participation by NACDL members, NLADA members are invited guests to this listserve. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.
The Young & New Lawyers Listserve
For criminal defense lawyers who are new to the profession, or just starting out in private practice. Generally, lawyers under 40 years of age, or in their first five years of practice. We also encourage you to participate if you are getting your start in private practice after spending time clerking, working as a DA or PD, or are leaving a firm to start your own practice. More experienced lawyers who have a gift and dedication to mentoring are encouraged to participate and offer advice and share their experience with younger colleagues. It's a place for attorneys getting their start - in whatever way - to get to know each other and to learn from more experienced colleagues. It is a forum where you can ask questions about all those things you need to know that they don't teach in law school. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.
The NACDL listserv helps facilitate, via email, all sorts of criminal defense law discussions, including recommendations for expert witnesses, advice on trial practices, insights into controlling law in specialized fields or unique jurisdictions, and many other law-related matters. Subscription is free and limited to active NACDL members. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines. So far, more than 700 members have joined.
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