When you belong to NACDL, you take a stand for a fair, rational, and humane criminal justice system: for redressing systemic racism, for fairness in charging and sentencing, for protection of the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, and for elimination of the death penalty.
You also take a step toward enhancing your own career though the networking, peer support, and educational tools NACDL provides. As we celebrate the 57th anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright, join us for just $99 as a full-time Public Defender: one-third off the regular price, until March 18!
Your membership helps NACDL advocate for criminal justice reform, and remain the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation’s criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crimes or other misconduct.
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Offer expires March 19, 2020. New & rejoining members only.
As a member of NACDL, you are part of a network of criminal justice lawyers and advocates who value fairness, reforming flaws and inequities in the criminal justice system, and redressing systemic racism.
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Membership unlocks access to member-only benefits, exclusive content, discounts, and more.
Here are some of the reasons NACDL members are among America's most knowledgeable, best-connected criminal defense lawyers:
Connect, learn & strategize with other members on our discussion groups at NACDLConnect! Search past communications as well as participate in current discussions.
Get ten issues of The Championevery year - read it on paper, online, or on your phone! Members can search archived issues online. What a great resource!
Discounts on NACDL's top-notch, defense-only, CLE events.
Discounts on NACDL educational products, including resource manuals and trial guides that cover a wide variety of topics and specialty areas.
If you are threatened in any way for providing legal representation to a client - if 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.
Please Note: Annual Dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense for federal income tax purposes. NACDL estimates that 1.6% of your total membership dues are allocable to lobbying activities of the Association and therefore not deductible for income tax purposes as ordinary and necessary business expense. $90 of annual dues applies to a one-year subscription to The Champion. Contributions to the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice are fully tax-deductible.
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