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When you belong to NACDL, you take a step toward enhancing your own career though the networking, peer support, and educational tools NACDL provides.

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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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 issues of The Champion  - read it on paper, online, or on your phone! Members can search archived issues online. What a great resource! 
  • Updated and Reorganized NACDL Resource Center featuring case-based tools, forensics resources, an expert database, and postconviction materials
  • Discounts on NACDL's top-notch, defense-only, CLE events and NACDL educational products, including resource manuals and trial guides that cover a wide variety of topics and specialty areas.
  • NACDL has partnered with Association Health Programs (AHP) to offer NACDL members a variety of health insurance programs.
  • Many more benefits!

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Please Note:  Annual Dues may be deductible as an ordinary and necessary business expense for federal income tax purposes. NACDL estimates that 1% 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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