Criminal Justice and the Media is a three-part series exploring how journalists can effectively inform the public on what is one of the most important, dynamic and omnipresent forces in American society. Some of the finest journalists in the country joined with NACDL to create this exciting project, including, Linda Deutsch (Associated Press), Gary Fields (Wall Street Journal), Carrie Johnson (National Public Radio), Adam Liptak (New York Times), and David Savage (Los Angeles Times & Chicago Tribune). NACDL gratefully acknowledges the Park Foundation and the Foundation for Criminal Justice for their support of this project.
NACDL's Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status after Conviction is in the final stage of preparing a report that will identify the best practices that help facilitate the full restoration of rights and status of an individual following a conviction. As a part of this report and its rollout, the Task Force would like to include stories from individuals who have lost their rights as a result of a plea or a guilty verdict. Anyone who might be interested in participating in this important project, or who has contacts who might be interested in participating, is encouraged to learn more at http://www.nacdl.org/restorationsurvey/.
As a result of a new partnership with MyCase.com, NACDL will offer 6 Online trainings to its members at no cost. These trainings will be held bi-monthly and will cover a variety of hot topics featuring prominent defenders.
To view details about these webinars, please visit: www.nacdl.org/meetings.
In this episode of The Criminal Docket, we learn about mobile devices, social media, and digital evidence – what’s there and how is it accessible to investigators. We sat down with Marty Bugbee, President of Infrarisk Assessments LLC, a professional investigations agency located in Grosse pointe, MI. Marty presented on this topic at NACDL’s fall meeting and seminar – Zealous Advocacy in sexual assault and child victim cases.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ NACDL Press and Thomson Reuters Westlaw announced on February 21, 2013 the release of the second book of their joint publishing venture, Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Law, Policy and Practice by Margaret Colgate Love, Jenny Roberts, and Cecelia Klingele. This volume is a comprehensive resource for practicing civil and criminal lawyers, judges and policymakers on the legal restrictions and penalties that result from a criminal conviction over and above the court-imposed sentence.
Overcriminalization is a dangerous trend that should alarm everyone. With over 4,450 crimes scattered throughout the federal code, and hundreds of thousands more hidden in federal regulations, “doing the right thing” just isn’t enough to keep you on the right side of the law. Every day people can become overcriminalization victims in a heartbeat and the consequences can be devastating. Click here for a short video on the problem of overcriminalization and the path for reform.
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How must defense attorneys advise clients in the wake of Salinas v. Texas? How can counsel combat the government's use of lost evidence? Find out in this issue of The Champion.
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