Board Resolutions

Resolutions adopted by NACDL's Board of Directors or Membership are posted online. Resolutions adopted prior to the year 2000 are posted as they are avaialable. For more information on resolutions adopted prior to 2000, please contact NACDL.

2014

Adopting a Report and Recommendations on Digital Searches
May 18, 2014
Adopting Model Legislation on Discovery in Criminal Cases
May 18, 2014

2013

Concerning Restoration of Funding For Federal Indigent Defense
July 27, 2013
Adopting Model Legislation Regarding Drones
February 23, 2013
Regarding Defense Access to DNA Databases
February 23, 2013
Concerning the use of Familial DNA Searching during Criminal Investigations
February 23, 2013
Opposing the use of Familial DNA Searching during Criminal Investigations
February 23, 2013
Honoring Murray J. Janus
February 23, 2013

2012

Adopting Ethics Opinion on Plea Agreements Barring Collateral Attack
October 27, 2012
Establishing Special Election Procedures
October 27, 2012
Endorsing Proposition 34 to End the Death Penalty in California
July 28, 2012
Concerning Pretrial Release and Limited Use of Financial Bond
July 28, 2012
Accepting the Invitation to Join the Defending Immigrants Partnership
April 28, 2012
Calling Upon the Federal Government to Conduct a Comprehensive Review of Cases in which Potentially Flawed Forensic Evidence was Utilized

April 28, 2012
Urging the Recognition of Right to Counsel at Initial Appearance
 
February 19, 2012
Conferring Honorary Membership upon Raag Singhal
February 19, 2012

2011

Anticipating the 50th Anniversary of  Gideon v. Wainwright 
November 19, 2011
Adopting Special Election Procedures
November 19, 2011
Authorizing Indigent Defense Litigation and Reform Funding
August 6, 2011
Continuing Opposition to the Military Commissions at Guantanamo Bay
August 6, 2011
On Law Enforcement Access to Third Party Records
August 5, 2011
Guiding NACDL's Efforts in the Capital Punishment Area
August 5, 2011
Discouraging Campaign Attacks in Judicial Elections
May 20, 2011
Adopting Model State Legislation Reforming the Use of Asset Forfeiture
May 20, 2011
Approving Model Legislation To Strengthen Compliance with the Government’s Duty to Disclose Favorable Information to the Accused
May 20, 2011
Calling for Abolition of the Death Penalty in the State of Illinois
February 19, 2011
Authorizing a Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award
February 19, 2011
Regarding Reform of the Hyde Amendment
February 19, 2011
Urging Legislatures and Governors to Refrain from Passing Anti-Immigration Laws
February 19, 2011

2010

Regarding Canada’s Proposed Mandatory Minimum Sentences
August 14, 2010
Establishing Special Election Procedures
August 14, 2010
Regarding National Standards on Prison Rape Elimination Released by National Prison Rape Elimination Commission
May 1, 2010
Adopting Recommendations to Strengthen Forensic Evidence and its Presentation in the Courtroom
February 27, 2010
Recognizing and Remembering Jack T. Litman
February 27, 2010 
Regarding Proposed Changes to the City of New York’s Criminal Legal Services System
February 27, 2010
Concerning Adoption of Federal Criminal Provisions
January 6, 2010

2009

Amending the Budget
November 7, 2009
Establishing Special Election Procedures
November 7, 2009
Concerning Life Members in Arrears
November 7, 2009
Creating an NACDL Continuing Legal Education Institute
August 8, 2009
Establishing Special Election Procedures
August 8, 2009
On Amending the Long Range Plan
August 8, 2009
Supporting the National Criminal Justice Commission Act
May 29, 2009
Authorizing Audit Expesnes for Transition to New Association Management System
February 28, 2009
On The Review and Disposition of Individuals Detained at Guantanamo Bay
February 28, 2009
Concerning Judicial Pay Legislation
January 7, 2009

2008

Urging Congress to Prohibit Abuses Arising from Immigration Enforcement
October 26, 2008
Supporting the Justice Integrity Act
October 26, 2008
On Immigration Raids
October 26, 2008
On Closing Guantanamo Bay
October 26, 2008
Recognizing and Remembering Don Fiedler
August 2, 2008
On the Notification of the Existence of DNA Evidence in Virginia
August 2, 2008
Recognizing and Remembering Robert J. Hooker
May 4, 2008
Adopted NACDL Policy on Operation Streamline
May 4, 2008
Recognizing and Remebering Charlotte Glass 
February 23, 2008
Concerning Judicial Pay Legislation
January 14, 2008

2007

Regarding Justice Department Proposal to Exclude Plea Agreements from PACER
October 20, 2007
Supporting Clemency for Troy Anthony Davis
August 4, 2007
Adopting NACDL's Amicus Mission Statement and Protocols
August 4, 2007
Adopting the NACDL Long Range Plan
April 28, 2007
Commending New Jersey Legislature's Death Penalty Study Commission
February 24, 2007
Concerning Judicial Pay
February 24, 2007

2006

Concerning Donations to Outside Organizations
October 28, 2006
Concerning NACDL's Spending Policy for Reserves
October 28, 2006
Concerning Functions of the Law Enforcement And Prosecutorial Misconduct Committee
July 29, 2006

2005

Regarding Indigent Defense Litigation and Reform Funding for Fiscal Years 2006-2008
August 6, 2005
Applauding New York State Bar Association
April 17, 2005
Calling for Recognition of Judicial Independence
April 17, 2005
Regarding Edward Caraballo
February 13, 2005
Calling for Just and Fair Sentencing Laws
February 13, 2005
On Extending Member Services to Public Defenders in the State of Georgia for One Year
February 13, 2005

2004

Regarding the Federal Sentencing System
July 31, 2004
Demanding that "60 Minutes" Correct its Segment on Judge Charles Pickering, Sr.'s Nomination
May 1, 2004
Regarding Statutes of Limitations
May 1, 2004
Opposing the Use of John Doe DNA Warrants & Indcitments
May 1, 2004
Responding to Massachusetts Indigent Defense Crisis
February 21, 2004
Opposing the Expansion of DNA Databases
February 21, 2004
Adopting the VIDC Standards of Justice
February 21, 2004
Supporting Responses to State Failure of Right-to-Counsel Obligation
February 21, 2004

2003

Regarding Participation in Military Tribunals
August 2, 2003
Adopting ABA Guidelines for Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases
May 3, 2003
Regarding the Attorney-Client Privilege
February 22, 2003

2002

Opposing Transfer of Children to Adult Court
November 2, 2002
Regarding Enemy Combatants
November 2, 2002
Proposal for Granting Honorary Life Membership to Tian Wen Chang, Attorney at Law
November 2, 2002
On Voting Rights for Felons
November 2, 2002
Supporting Reform of Prison Telephone Systems
August 3, 2002
Appointing Committee Members
August 3, 2002
Supporting Mandatory Videotaping of Interrogation
May 4, 2002
Opposing the Eviction of Innocent Tenants from Public Housings
May 4, 2002
Approving Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws
May 4, 2002
On Opposing Implementation of the Procedures for 9/11 Military Commissions
May 4, 2002
Revising the FY2002 Budget
February 23, 2002
Calling for United States Ratification of and Participation in the International Criminal Court and for Creation of Independence Defense Function Therein
February 23, 2002
Defining Net Assets and Clarifying Spending Policy
February 23, 2002
Authorizing the IDC to Employ Litigation and Other Reform Strategies
February 23, 2002
Committing NACDL's Support in Furthering Indigent Defense Systems
February 23, 2002
Creating an International Membership
February 23, 2002
Authorizing the NACDL to Enter Into a Relationship with Merrill Lynch
February 23, 2002

2001

Authorizing Measures to Advance the Education and Training of Chinese Defense Lawyers
November 3, 2001
Opposing Rules that would Permit Jurors to Discuss Evidence during Criminal Trial
November 3, 2001
Authorizing a Budget Amendment to Forego the Annual 1.5% Allocation Towards Reserve Account
November 3, 2001
Concerning Malpractice Insurance
November 3, 2001
Authorizing to Initiate or Support Indigent Defense Litigation
November 3, 2001
Condemning the U.S. Government's Participation in Downed Peruvian Airplane
May 5, 2001
Establishing the Champion of Indigent Defense Award
May 5, 2001
Calling for an Investigation of the Oklahoma City Police Department Forensic Laboratory
May 5, 2001

2000

Calling for an End to the Use of Fusarium to Destroy Coca Plants
November 4, 2000
Calling for an End to the War on Drugs
November 4, 2000
Underwriting up to $25,000 Proposed Indigent Defense Litigation in Virginia
November 4, 2000
Authorizing the Executive Committee to Make CLE Programs Available via the Internet
November 4, 2000
Urging the Bureau of Prisons to Eliminate Disqualification of Aliens from the Section 362(e) Incentive
August 5, 2000
Supporting Passage of Oregon Ballot Measure 94
August 5, 2000
Calling for a Moratorium on and Abolition of the Death Penalty
February 26, 2000

1999

Creating the Indigent Defense Coordinator Position
November 6, 1999
Stating NACDL's Intent to Ensure Representation on the Federal Courts Rules Committee
November 6, 1999
Earmarking Jeralyn Merritt's Contribution for Death Penalty CLE Scholarships
July 24, 1999
On Authorizing and Directing NACDL's Executive Leadership to Make It a Priority to Seek Inclusion of NACDL Representation on the Judicial Conference of the United States Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules
July 24, 1999
Concerning Execution of Manny Babbitt
May 1, 1999
Approving Sending of a Letter to Janet Reno Regarding the Soriano Ruling
May 1, 1999
On Federal Hate Crimes Legislation
February 20, 1999

1998

On Intimidation and Targeting of Defense Counsel in Northern Ireland
November 14, 1998
On the Intimidation and Targeting of Defense Counsel in Northern Ireland and Other Issues
November 14, 1998
Approving an Exception to the Investment Policy for FY 99
August 8, 1998
Urging Congress to Fully Fund the Criminal Justice Act
April 25, 1998
Condemning the Office of the Independent Counsel for Compelling Susan McDougal to Appear Before a Grand Jury
April 25, 1998
Denouncing Possible Ethical Violations by the Office of Independent Counsel
February 7, 1998
Condemning Those Who Leak Secret Information in Grand Jury Proceedings
February 7, 1998

1997

Extending Funding of the Death Penalty Attorney Position
May 3, 1997
Reaffirming NACDL's Support for the Legal Aid Society
May 3, 1997
Authorizing NACDL's FOIA Request to the DOJ OIG Regarding the FBI Laboratory
February 15, 1997
Commending the ABA for its Call for an Immediate Moratorium on the Use of Death Penalty
February 15, 1997

1996

Refocusing NACDL's Legislative Program
November 9, 1996
Concerning Investment Activity
November 9, 1996
Establishing Death Penalty Colleges
November 9, 1996
Concerning Isolation of Prisoners
November 9, 1996
Concerning Electronic Recording in Courtrooms
February 24, 1996

1994

Concering Life Memberships
August 13, 1994
Concerning the Growth of Reserve
August 13, 1994

1989

Establishing a Standing Board Policy on Affiliate Association Representation on the Board of Directors
October 28, 1989
 

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