2010 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.

Concerning Adoption of Federal Criminal Provisions

the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers urges Congress to address the aforementioned flaws through reforms to the federal criminal law and Congressional rules and procedures, including: ...........

Establishing Special Election Procedures

the following procedures shall govern the special election to be held at the NACDL Fall meeting in Toronto: ......

Regarding Proposed Changes to the City of New York’s Criminal Legal Services System

NACDL opposes any swift change to the current, balanced indigent defense system of the City of New York under these circumstances. .........

Recognizing and Remembering Jack T. Litman

Being a truly incomparable lawyer, friend, and beloved member of the Board of Directors and Life Member of the NACDL, who through countless gestures of kindness and loyalty delivered when it counted for his friends, clients, and the cause of liberty.

Regarding National Standards on Prison Rape Elimination

NACDL supports the national standards released by NPREC; and

IT IS FURTHER RESOLVED that NACDL urges the Attorney General to swiftly and fully adopt the national standards.

Regarding Canada’s Proposed Mandatory Minimum Sentences

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers urges the Government of Canada to abandon Bill S-10 and to reject mandatory minimum sentences; and

THEREFORE BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the National Association for Criminal Defense Lawyers urges the Government of Canada to reallocate the money intended for S-10 to fund drug treatment and harm reduction programs, alternatives to incarceration, employment opportunities, and human services.

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