Department of Justice Policies
Department of Justice Publications
DOJ Office of Legislative Affairs – Letter to Senators Leahy and Smith on the OPR Report on the Stevens Case, May 24, 2012
DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility – Report: Investigation of allegations of prosecutorial misconduct in United States v. Theodore F. Stevens, Crim. No. 08-231 (D.D.C. 2009), Aug. 15, 2011
DOJ Office of Professional Responsibility – Analytical Framework re: allegations of prosecutorial misconduct (2005)
Department of Justice Press Releases
Press Release, Andrew Goldsmith Appointed as National Coordinator of Criminal Discovery Initiatives, January 15, 2010
Justice News, Memos to U.S. Attorneys: Establishing Guidance for Prosecutors Regarding Criminal Discovery, January 4, 2010
Press Release, Department Asks Alaska Corruption Cases Be Remanded to District Court, Former State Representatives Be Released, June 4, 2009
Press Release, Statement of Attorney General Eric Holder Regarding U.S. v. Theodore Stevens, April 1, 2009
GAO Reports on Department of Justice
Government Accountability Office, Report to Congressional Committees, Professional Misconduct: DOJ Could Streghten Procedures for Disciplining Its Attorneys (December 2014)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Letter to Reps. Hyde and Delahunt, Follow-up Information on the Operations of the Department of Justice's Office of Professional Responsibility (January 2001)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Report to Congressional Requesters, Department of Justice - Information on the Office of Professional Responsibility's Operations (August 2000)
Government Accounting Office (GAO), Report to Congressional Requesters, Department of Justice - Office of Professional Responsibility's Case-Handling Procedures (March 1995)
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
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Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
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The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
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Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!