2019 Champion of Public Defense Award
In 2019, NACDL honored the Civil Rights Corps and the San Francisco Public Defender's Office for their joint work pursuing pretrial reforms in the state of California. Over the course of the past three years, the organizations have pursued an innovative, multi-case, multi-pronged approach, culminating in their work in In Re: Kenneth Humphrey. Filed in 2017, the case challenges the constitutionality of existing California bail practices, including the use of bail schedules, because they fail to consider the individual financial circumstances of the accused.
|2019||Civil Rights Corps||Washington, DC|
|2019||San Francisco Public Defender’s Office||San Francisco, CA|
|2016||Alexander Bunin||Houston, TX|
|2013||Bruce Jacob||Gulfport, FL|
|2011||Justice Michael Cherry||Carson City, NV|
|2011||Bennett H. Brummer||Miami, FL|
|2009||Robert L. Spangenberg||Boston, MA|
|2008||Marshal J. Hartman||Chicago, IL|
|2007||Erwin W. Lewis||Frankfort, KY|
|2006||Robert Boruchowitz||Seattle, WA|
|2005||Prof. Norman Lefstein||Indianapolis, IN|
|2004||Patricia Puritz||Washington, DC|
|2003||Gary Parker||Columbus, GA|
|2002||Norman L. Reimer||New York, NY|
|2001||Mary Ann Tally||Fayetteville, NC|
Nominations for the 2020-2021 award are now OPEN.
To nominate a group or individual, provide a 1-2 page summary of::
- The problems that existed in the relevant public defense system,
- The efforts made by the nominee to improve the system (i.e., coalitions formed, legislation proposed, task forces created, litigation efforts, etc.),
- The number of years the nominee has been involved in efforts to improve public defense,
- A brief history of the nominee's career, and
- The changes that have been made in the system as a result of the nominee's efforts.
Letters of support and additional supplemental materials (such as brochures, reports, or news articles) may also be included. There is no limited to the number of pages of supplemental materials that may be provided.
Nominees can include attorneys, as well as non-lawyer advocates and reformers.
Deadline: All submissions must be made by June 30, 2020.
By email: Nomination materials should be sent (as a PDF document) to Bonnie Hoffman at: email@example.com, subject line: Champion of Public Defense Award.(must be sent by June 30, 2020)
By mail: Nomination materials should be sent to: NACDL, 1660 L St. NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036, attn: Bonnie Hoffman (must be postmarked by June 30, 2020)
Pattern Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide
In a criminal trial, cross-examination of the prosecution’s forensic expert may make the difference between victory or defeat.
2020 Sample Motions Collection Update
NACDL’s 2020 Sample Motions Collection is the follow-up to our wildly popular 2019 Sample Motions Collection and contains the newest and most recent additions to our ever-expanding Sample Motions library.
State v. Stone - A Case Study on Child Sexual Molestation & Sexual Battery
The criminal defense attorney tasked with defending such a case has to be prepared to not only show reasonable doubt, but to answer this question: If it did not happen, how is it that the child believes it did happen?
POZNER ON CROSS: Advanced Cross of Experts & Officers in DUI Cases
It’s not your strong opening argument. It’s not how many of your impassioned objections the judge sustains. It’s not even how you tie your theory of the case together with a dazzling closing statement bow. What wins your trial is your cross.
This is a sponsored ad
Generating Qualified Leads for NACDL Attorneys