Renewed War on Drugs, harsher charging policies, stepped-up criminalization of immigrants — in the current climate, joining the NACDL is more important than ever. Members of NACDL help to support the only national organization working at all levels of government to ensure that the voice of the defense bar is heard.
Take a stand for a fair, rational, and humane criminal justice system
Contact members of congress, sign petitions, and more
Help us continue our fight by donating to NFCJ
Help shape the future of the association
Join the dedicated and passionate team at NACDL
Increase brand exposure while building trust and credibility
NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.
NACDL harnesses the unique perspectives of NACDL members to advocate for policy and practice improvements in the criminal justice system.
NACDL envisions a society where all individuals receive fair, rational, and humane treatment within the criminal justice system.
NACDL’s mission is to serve as a leader, alongside diverse coalitions, in identifying and reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system, and redressing systemic racism, and ensuring that its members and others in the criminal defense bar are fully equipped to serve all accused persons at the highest level.
Guidance. Resources. Perspectives. Find them each month in The Champion.
What are the problems associated with (1) verifying geo-location information and (2) obtaining evidence from portable electronic devices such as fitness trackers?
How accurate is ShotSpotter technology? Can it identify a specific location where a gun has been discharged? Can it pinpoint a specific person?
When representing a noncitizen client, it is essential that defense attorneys understand the adverse immigration consequences of drug offenses?
Probabilistic genotyping software programs analyze complex DNA mixtures. Are these programs accurate? Does the defense have the right to see the software source code?
What arguments can defense counsel make when a risk assessment tool recommends that a client be detained until his trial date?
What are the basic methods for retrieving evidence from smartphones? What services can a social worker provide to the defense team?
How can defense lawyers challenge courts and agencies that prohibit medication-assisted treatment for people under criminal justice supervision?
Counsel’s strategy at an SEC proceeding will be different from counsel’s game plan in a criminal forum, but much will be familiar to the criminal defense lawyer.
Although a prosecutor has a nondelegable duty to learn of Brady evidence in a case, a defense lawyer cannot count on the prosecutor to go out and look for evidence that will free the defendant.
What are some of the current investigative techniques – including Enhanced 911 tracking and the collection of data from “smart” devices – that may be ripe for constitutional challenges after the Carpenter decision?
This is a sponsored ad
The "Bitcoin" of addiction