Attorney-Client Privilege & Work Product Doctrine
The attorney-client privilege is fundamental to fairness and balance in our justice system and essential to corporate compliance regimes. Without reliable privilege protections, executives and other employees will be discouraged from asking difficult questions or seeking guidance regarding the most sensitive situations.
Resources on the decline of the Attorney-Client Privilege and Work-Product Doctrine and possible reform are available below:
- Letters, Statements, and Advocacy Materials
- Reports, Scholarship, and Surveys
- Government Agency Materials
Pictured right: Seminar Co-Chair Gerald B. Lefcourt moderating a panel discussion on the ethics of privilege and disclosure at NACDL's 5th Annual Defending the White Collar Case Seminar in New York on October 1, 2009.
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!
- Book Review: Disloyal: A Memoir by Michael Cohen
Attorney-Client Privilege In Internal Investigations: Best Practices and Lessons From Recent Cases
Many things are uncertain at the beginning of an internal investigation, and a company should ensure that the investigation and its conclusions will be protected by the attorney-client privilege, at least until the company makes a considered decision to waive the privilege. Anne Chapman and Kathleen Brody discuss some of the considerations touching the attorney-client privilege in internal investigations. Taking lessons from recent high-profile litigation, they provide tips for best practices.
- White Collar Crime Policy: The SEC's New Cooperation Policy
News Release ~ 03/08/2021
NACDL’s Corrections Committee Launches Online Resource Tracking the State of Prison and Jail Communications Systems -- Committee also releases manual on navigating the federal prison system. --Washington, DC (March 8, 2021) – Today, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Corrections Committee released an important new online resource, “The State of Prison & Jail Communication Systems,” as well as a separate manual, “How to Navigate the Federal Prison System.”
News Release ~ 10/18/2018
NACDL Files Suit Demanding Records About Federal Government’s Monitoring of Emails Between Individuals in Federal Prisons and Their Attorneys – Washington, DC (Oct. 18, 2018) – Today, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) filed suit in federal court demanding that the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and Department of Justice (DOJ) release records about their monitoring of the attorney-client communications of individuals in federal prisons as well as federal prosecutors’ use of those emails against those individuals in court.