2017 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.

Adopting Special Election Procedures

The board of directors adopted the following special election procedures.

Concerning Public Defense Delivery Systems

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers deems that where warranted by the jurisdictional population needs and caseload, a proper public defense delivery system should comprise institutional offices of full-time attorney staff as well as meaningful participation of private attorneys with equal access to training and resources necessary to provide effective criminal defense.

Suspending the Spending Policy for Fiscal Year 2018

NACDL suspended its spending policy for the 2018 fiscal year.

Amending the Corporate Bank Resolution

NACDL’s Treasurer, or other designated officer excepting the Secretary, has transactional authority over NACDL’s Investment Accounts and is authorized to act on behalf of the Executive Director in the event that the Executive Director be unable to act. NACDL staff is authorized and directed to fill out and submit the Amendment to the Corporate Resolution’ form as needed to implement this resolution.

Authorizing Public Defense Reform and Litigation Funding

NACDL makes the commitment to provide up to $45,000 for systemic litigation during the period of Fiscal Year 2018 through Fiscal Year 2020, and sets forth certain relevant procedures.

Concerning Prison Privatization

NACDL believes that private prison contracts must require the private prison, at a minimum, to meet all government regulations and requirements for the care, treatment and protections of inmates and to be fully transparent and to comply with any and all reporting requirements authorized by law.

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