Gideon at 50 Part III - Representation in All Criminal Prosecutions: The Right to Counsel in State Courts
On October 26, 2016, NACDL released Representation in All Criminal Prosecutions: The Right to Counsel in State Courts, the third report in NACDL’s series Gideon at 50: A Three-Part Examination of Public Defense in America. This survey of the Right to Counsel Standards in the 50 States documents how states decide when a qualifying individual charged with criminal wrongdoing is entitled to receive appointed counsel.
New Report - The Right to Counsel in Indiana: Evaluation of Trial Level Indigent Defense Services
As part of its public defense reform program, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) commissioned the Sixth Amendment Center to conduct an independent study of the state of public defense in Indiana and to produce this report -- The Right to Counsel in Indiana: Evaluation of Trial level Indigent Defense Services. The report explores public defense in Indiana in great detail and offers several important recommendations to address its deficiencies.
I Care About Justice
NACDL launched www.icareaboutjustice.org to engage the public on the subject of the presidential candidates and criminal justice issues. This website shares NACDL's questions to the candidates with the public and offers the public the opportunity to urge the candidates to show that they care about criminal justice. Visitors can identify which of those questions are most important to them, and even share a question they would like to ask the candidates. Visit the site now and share your views.
Louisiana Flood Relief
NACDL members and others can help those affected by the historic flooding in Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Area Foundation has set up a Louisiana Relief Fund. You can learn more about that here. And the Louisiana State Bar has a resource as well called Support of Lawyers/Legal Personnel – All Concern Encouraged (SOLACE), linked here.
Tiffany May Joslyn White Collar Crime Policy Internship
NACDL is looking for a law student intern with a commitment to criminal defense issues to engage in a variety of projects related to federal policy analysis, nonprofit advocacy, and criminal defense scholarship. The Tiffany May Joslyn White Collar Crime Policy Internship was created in memory and honor of Tiffany Joslyn’s significant contributions to the cause of criminal justice reform, particularly in the areas of white collar and regulatory crime, overcriminalization, and the erosion of due process protections in the criminal justice system.
Symposium Report: The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age
To address the new threats to Fourth Amendment protections posed by the digital age, NACDL, the Foundation for Criminal Justice, the American University Washington College of Law, and the Criminal Law Practitioner presented a symposium entitled “The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age.” This report offers an overview of the symposium and the substantive areas of concern related to new technological and legal changes that impact Fourth Amendment protections in criminal cases.
New Report: Summary Injustice - A Look at Constitutional Deficiencies in South Carolina's Summary Courts
During several weeks from December 2014 to July 2015, attorneys from NACDL and the ACLU observed court sessions in 27 different South Carolina magistrate and municipal courts. This report documents the constitutional violations witnessed in these courts, including failure to inform defendants of their rights, denial of counsel, and jailing those who are unable to pay.
Group Admission to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court
NACDL is once again pleased to sponsor an opportunity for up
to 12 members to participate in a group admission ceremony to the Bar of the
U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. Participation in this ceremony, in which
admittees are administered the oath of admission by the Chief Justice of the
United States in the well of the Supreme Court, will be available to the first
12 qualified members on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place on
the morning of January 9, 2017.
Support the Foundation for Criminal Justice™
Support the most important work taking place in criminal justice reform with a gift to the Foundation for Criminal Justice (FCJ). This is an important time for supporters of criminal justice reform. The nation's criminal defense bar is launching watershed projects that will set the agenda for years on issues including Brady disclosure, access to effective counsel, collateral consequences of conviction, and protecting the Fourth Amendment in the digital era. The FCJ is supporting vitally important projects that will make lasting improvements to the criminal justice system.
NACDL Offers New Scholarship Funding to Indigent Defense Providers
NACDL is pleased to announce a new program of scholarship assistance for indigent defense providers. The scholarships will foster access for both public and private defenders of the indigent accused to outstanding criminal defense training programs nationwide. The scholarships, which are supported by various grants, will be awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the excellent training programs offered by NACDL and other organizations. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded.
New Affinity Partner - Answeringlegal.com
NACDL members receive 10% off the #1 answering service for attorneys. Use promo code: "NACDL".
New Affinity Partner - Page Vault
Page Vault enables lawyers to easily and securely capture web content – everything from standard web pages to blogs and social media pages – for subsequent use as evidence in US courts. NACDL members receive 10-15% off subscription services.