Committing NACDL's Support in Furthering Indigent Defense Systems
NACDL makes a commitment of providing up to $75,000 for systemic IDLR during the period of Fiscal Year 2003 through Fiscal Year 2005.
The NACDL will budget the sum of $25,000 as a line item for IDLR for each of Fiscal Year 2003, Fiscal Year 2004 and Fiscal Year 2005. ...........
Defining Net Assets and Clarifying Spending Policy
The Board of Directors reaffirms the policy to contribute any amount up to 1.5% of the previous Fiscal Year's gross revenue to a designated separate account, but only in those Fiscal Years in which there is total net revenue.
Revising the FY2002 Budget
The Board of Directors approves a $15 dues increase across the board with exception given to Life, Sustaining, and President’s Club Members beginning March 1, 2002, as a means to provide
a short term solution to bridge the forecasted budget deficits over the next 18 months, providing the Executive Committee time to study the membership structure and provide a viable long term solution to the Board to increase membership and non-dues revenue.
Approving Proposed Amendments to the Bylaws
NACDL Bylaws Committee Chair Richard Cremer submitted to the Board of Directors these proposed amendments to the Bylaws. The Board voted to approve the proposed amendments. Proposed amended language appears in bold italics.
Supporting Mandatory Videotaping of Interrogation
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers supports the videotaping of law enforcement interrogations from beginning to end and calls upon Congress and the state legislatures to pass legislation mandating this practice.
Appointing Committee Members
Michael D. Pancer and David Z. Chesnoff are appointed to form a committee to collect information with respect to these cases and to make recommendations to the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as to solutions to this horrible situation.
On Voting Rights for Felons
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers supports the repeal of all state felony disenfranchisement laws, and the passage of national legislation which would abolish voting restrictions in federal elections.
Regarding Enemy Combatants
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers opposes the classification of any detainee as an Aenemy combatant without a proper, legally cognizable definition or description of such a detainee's status and rights under law; .........
Opposing Transfer of Children to Adult Court
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers opposes the prosecution of children offenders as adults and supports state legislation that prohibits the automatic and/or non-judicial transfer of children offenders to adult criminal courts.