Public Defenders are critical to ensuring a fair criminal justice system for all. The NACDL understands that being a Public Defender can be a challenging and demanding job, with unique obstacles and pressures.
That's why we offer a range of membership benefits tailored specifically for Public Defenders.
Resources and Support
As a member of NACDL, you have access to a range of benefits that can help you in your career as a public defender. Here are just a few:
Legal Resources: Get access to the latest legal research, briefs, and other resources to help you stay on top of your game.
Training and Education: Attend our conferences and other training events to learn from experts in the field and stay up-to-date on the latest legal trends.
Networking Opportunities: Connect with other public defenders from around the country to share insights and experiences, and build your professional network.
Advocacy and Support: Join us in advocating for policies that support public defenders and their clients, and get support when you need it from our team of experts.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What are the membership fees for public defenders? A: We offer discounted membership rates for public defenders. You can find more information on our membership page.
Q: How can I get involved with NACDL's advocacy efforts? A: As a member, you'll receive updates on our advocacy efforts and opportunities to get involved. You can also contact us directly to learn more.
Q: What types of events and training opportunities does NACDL offer? A: We offer a range of training and education opportunities throughout the year, including our annual conference, webinars, and other events. You can find more information on our events page.
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!