2001 Board of Directors 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 available. For more information on resolutions adopted prior to 2000, please contact NACDL.

Calling for an Investigation of the Oklahome City Police Department Forensic Laboratory

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers calls for a fully funded, independent investigation of the Oklahoma City police department forensic laboratory and the conduct of Joyce Gilchrist as a forensic scientist and her sworn testimony as a prosection witness, and .....

Establishing the Champion of Indigent Defense Award

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers creates an Indigent Defense Award Subcommittee to determine a recipient that could be conferred according to the guidelines approved by the Indigent Defense Committee.

Condemning the U.S. Government's Participation in Downed Peruvian Airplane

the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers condemns participation by the government of the United States in activity designed to kill persons, of any ethnicity or citizenry, or bring about substantial risk of their death, for suspicion of any offense, capital or non-capital, without benefit of trial or any other due process right.

Authorizing to Initiate or Support Indigent Defense Litigation

The Indigent Defense Committee is authorized to initiate or support litigation as a method of improving the quality of the defense system in Venango County, Pennsylvania.

Concerning Malpractice Insurance

That the Board of Directors of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS authorizes that the national office obtain quotes and purchase a policy of malpractice insurance to cover the volunteer lawyers who act on behalf of the Ethics, Indigent Defense and Lawyers Assistance Committees at an annual premium not to exceed $2000.00 per year.

Authorizing a Budget Amendment to Forego the Annual 1.5% Allocation Towards Reserve Account

The Board mandated allocation to reserve 1.5% of last year's revenues will not be funded for fiscal year 2002, and the budget shall be amended to reflect this exemption.

Opposing Rules that would Permit Jurors to Discuss Evidence during Criminal Trial

NACDL, in accord with its affiliate, the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, opposes an amendment to Rule 19.4, Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure, which would permit jurors to discuss the evidence prior to the completion of trial.

Authorizing Measures to Advance the Education and Training of Chinese Defense Lawyers

The International Affairs Committee shall explore contacts, initiated through, and perhaps funded by, the Ford Foundation, in China. These contacts should focus on fact-finding with respect to the Chinese criminal justice system, and especially the role of defense lawyers and defendants. .........