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August 2010 , Page 12 

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By Jack King; Ivan J. Dominguez

Houston Attorney Jim E. Lavine Installed as President of the National Criminal Defense Bar

Houston attorney Jim E. Lavine was sworn in as president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ont., on Aug. 14.

A former prosecutor in Chicago, Ill., and Houston, Tex., Lavine is a criminal defense lawyer with extensive trial and appellate level experience in federal and state courts.

In his inaugural remarks, Lavine challenged the defense bar to support judicial independence, noting that “debasing attacks upon judges directly undermine judicial independence.” Explaining that in an era in which money is increasingly influencing judicial elections, often to the detriment of fairness in the criminal justice system, Lavine said, “the organized criminal defense bar has a special responsibility to defend the judiciary.”

Lavine also called for a return to the fundamental rights guaranteed in the

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