News Release ~ 08/08/2013c

Denver, CO., Attorney Maureen A. Cain Elected to Board of Directors of Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

Washington, DC (August 8, 2013) – Denver, Colorado attorney Maureen A. Cain was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 56th annual meeting in San Francisco, California, on July 27.

Cain currently practices criminal defense in Denver, Colorado, where, in recent years, she has focused her efforts on advancing criminal justice reform legislation. She has been involved in the drafting of numerous bills and on negotiations with stakeholders in connection with issues such as sentencing reform, collateral consequences and sex offender parole. Cain has served as policy director and lobbyist for the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar and the Colorado Criminal Defense Institute. She presently serves on the Executive Council of the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association.

Cain has been an active member of NACDL for many years, primarily through her engagement with the Association’s State Criminal Justice Network. She has been a panel presenter on several occasions and also used SCJN resources to aid her reform efforts in Colorado. Cain has also worked with the Innocence Project, the Sentencing Project, the Campaign for Fair Sentencing of Youth, the Pretrial Justice Institute, Pew, Right on Crime, and the Independence Institute.

Cain received her bachelor’s degree from Manhattanville College and her law degree from the University of Denver College Of Law.

Please contact Ivan J. Dominguez, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org for more information.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's approximately 10,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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