Starting Your Membership Journey
We know being new may be overwhelming, so we have put together a list that may make it a little less so. First update your member profile to help you network with others in the criminal defense industry.
One of the many perks of being a member is access to NACDLConnect; a community where professionals like yourself get to share best ideas and engage 24/7. You start by creating your account then logging in to start interacting. Be sure to also download the connected community app for even more convenient access to the NACDL community - ask questions, share stories, contribute knowledge, grow your network, and collaborate on the challenges you face and how to tackle them.
Your NACDL membership provides you with professional development at a discounted rate including NACDL’s top-notch CLEs, virtual training events and conferences. You can also tap into the mentorship opportunities through committee participation, practice specific events and our online community NACDLConnect. If you are threatened in any way for providing legal representation to a client and you're subpoenaed, cited for contempt, hit with a bar grievance or a motion to disqualify you from a case, the NACDL Strike Force will review your case, at no cost.
Numerous NACDL Membership Benefits to Save You Time and Money
Making the most of your NACDL membership starts with understanding all the benefits available to you like the access to the NACDL Resource Center for case-based tools, forensics resources, an expert database, and postconviction materials to aid you in your practice.
Staying Informed and Connected
Always be in the know on NACDL policy and legislative initiatives by signing up for Action Alerts. Get to know the movers and shakers in the industry and the trending topics in the community by downloading the latest episode of NACDL's podcast series "The Criminal Docket." Get familiar with NACDL’s resource counsel team as they can provide technical and substantive support to NACDL’s members in a variety of areas.Please contact email@example.com. For more questions about NACDL’s membership benefit options, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 202)872-8600. Connect, comment and follow NACDL on all social media to keep up with the latest news related to the criminal justice system (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, and YouTube.)
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.