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January-February 2018 , Page 18 

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NACDL News: Conference Report Sets Forth Recommendations for Improving Delivery of Justice in Criminal Courts

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Alexandra Funk, and Ian Nawalinski

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A report issued by NACDL on Dec. 7, 2017, offers proposals for specific reforms that judges can implement to improve the delivery of justice in misdemeanor courts. The report is an in-depth summary of the April 6-7, 2017, conference at Hofstra University that brought together experts and stakeholders in the criminal justice system to explore the impediments to and reforms needed to ensure effective justice in all stages of the criminal process, with a particular focus on the judicial role in high-volume misdemeanor courts.

The report — Judicial Responsibility for Justice in Criminal Courts — shares discussions and recommendations that emerged from the presentations, panels, and work groups at the Hempstead, New York, conference. NACDL, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the Monroe Freedman Institute for the Study of Legal Ethics at Hofstra University’s Maurice A. Deane School of Law, the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, the Center for Court Innovation, and the

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