Where is Everything?
Just like moving to a new house, some of your favorite NACDL features may fit better in a different room. There are descriptions under each menu item to help you find what you are looking for.
Utilize Our Massively Improved Search Feature
You’re right: The search function on our old site wasn't the best. Now our search bar at the top of the site is a quick way to find what you need and a great way to navigate our site.
Understanding Logged In Menu
When you’re logged in, which you do by clicking the "JOIN/LOG IN" menu item on the top right, you’ll see a message with your name welcoming you to the site. If you click on your name, a tailored, member menu will appear—also, the directory will change from the Find-a-Lawyer directory to the Member directory.
From this menu, you can access NACDLConnect, view your CLE credits, renew your membership, and view your profile. Speaking of your profile, while you are checking out the new site, please be sure your profile is up to date. This information allows us to better serve you with useful content and the latest NACDL news.
Introducing the Belong Menu
Welcome home. The “Belong” area of the new site is where you will find access to member benefits and more. Access the directories, NACDLConnect, Engagement Checklist, information on joining a committee, access to renewing your membership, and much more!
Learn About the Learn Menu
Looking to attend CLE seminars? Want information on publications and manuals? The “Learn” area encompasses all that information and much more.
COMING SOON Updated and Reorganized Resource Center. In what will likely become a main attraction for members, NACDL will launch a new and improved Resource Center featuring case-based tools, forensics resources, an expert database, and postconviction materials this fall. Because it will be organized both topically and by type of resource, members will be able to browse contents and narrow their searches based on more specific topics. This will be located in the "Learn" section of the new NACDL.org. Stay tuned for more information about this benefit.
Looking for information about the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice? Visit "Who We Are."
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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."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
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.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
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.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
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!
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