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|Regular Member - Criminal defense attorneys in private practice, admitted to the bar more than six years||$359|
|Public Defender - Full-time attorney at government Public Defender office or legal services nonprofit. Does not include assigned counsel or contract work.||$149|
|New Lawyer - Private attorneys in their first six years of practice, based on date of first admission to the bar.||$205|
|Law Professor - Professors employed full time on the faculties of accredited law schools.||$215|
|Military - Full-time, active duty military lawyers engaged primarily in criminal defense.||$215|
|Judge - Full-time members of the judiciary||$215|
|Associate Members - Persons who are not criminal defense lawyers, but whose work supports the criminal defense profession, including non-lawyers who support the goals and objectives of NACDL.||$215|
|International - Criminal Defense Lawyers who hold passports from countries other than the United States and Canada||$205|
|Law Student - Students in an accredited law school working toward a J.D. degree. Two dues rates: $49 includes a subscription to The Champion® plus the full online archive; $29 includes the online version only.|
|Life Member* - One-time contribution or 5 yearly installments of $1,300 each. Expanded online profile.||$6,500|
|Presidents Club * - Donor Member, with an expanded online profile||$759|
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Prosecutors are not permitted to become members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, to attend its CLE seminars, nor to purchase its educational products. A Member is understood to have resigned by becoming a prosecutor in any local, state or federal office or by working in any other capacity which is in conflict with NACDL's objectives and purposes.
Pre-Trial Suppression & Fourth Amendment Issues
This Trial Guide is a topical and practical handbook examining the nuts and bolts of the most current Fourth Amendment & Pre-Trial Suppression issues encountered in modern criminal cases.
Defense Counsel Playbook for Eyewitness ID Cases
This Trial Guide was written to help counsel use existing case law to its strongest advantage, and to create a framework for appellate challenges urging courts to adopt leading cases.
Ultimate Cross 2.0
This special CLE compilation program includes the highest-rated presentations on Cross-Examination techniques from NACDL's most recent seminars (2017-2019).
Forensic Sciences in Criminal Cases: A Multidiscipline Primer
In order to challenge forensic evidence, experts, reports and findings commonly encountered in the courtroom, an attorney must first have a basic understanding of the forensic issues that they will be confronting.