NACDL Race Matters
In September 2017 NACDL held its first Race Matters Conference, bringing together academics, researchers, policy organizations, and the defense bar to discuss issues of race in the criminal legal system and to share ways to challenge its insidious effects.
Speakers: Brandon Buskey, (ACLU) and Colette Tvedt (Tvedt Law) on Race and Bail.
Tools, Research, and Data on Racial Disparities in Pretrial Practices
Incarceration Trends Tool, Vera Institute for Justice
"Give Us Free": Addressing Racial Disparities in Bail Determinations, Cynthia E. Jones, Legislation and Public Policy (2013)
Racial Bias in Bail Decisions, Arnold, Dobbie, and Yang, Quarterly Journal of Economics (2018)
Unequal Treatment: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Miami-Dade Criminal Justice, ACLU of Florida, Greater Miami report on racial disparity in bond and pretrial detention (2018)
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.