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NACDL News: NACDL Press Publishes The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense, by Defense Attorney and Scholar Andrea D. Lyon

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

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On March 1, 2018, the start of Women’s History Month, NACDL Press released The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense, a groundbreaking book on women in criminal defense by Andrea D. Lyon. Ms. Lyon is a leading criminal defense attorney, legal scholar, Dean and Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law, and decades-long NACDL member.

The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense probes the nonfictional accounts of women criminal defense lawyers. “I wrote this book because there were stories that needed to be told, stories of extraordinary women that you likely do not know,” Ms. Lyon said. “These women have all been or are still criminal defense lawyers. They have all had differing experiences doing this work, figuring out how to live their lives while doing it, and being aware of how their gender affected or still affects those choices and styles. The Sixth Amendment guarantees those accused of crime the right to defense counsel. It is one of the few occupa

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