Lisa Monet Wayne
- Executive Director
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!
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.
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.
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!
NACDL’s Leadership team implements the Executive Director’s vision for the Association. The team provide advice to the Executive Director on all matters.
The Executive staff aids the Executive Director.
NACDL's accounting department looks after the preparation of financial statements, maintenance of general ledger, payment of bills, preparation of customer bills, payroll, and more. In other words, they are responsible for managing the overall economic front NACDL.
The NACDL Art Department is responsible for the visual artistry/graphic designs for NACDL. They collaborate with other members of NACDL staff to ensure that messages are turned into effective, eye-catching designs. They also make certain that NACDL’s brand is consistent and cohesive.
NACDL’s White Collar Crime Policy Department is on the front lines combating new and unnecessary criminal laws and pushing for meaningful criminal justice reform.
The Events and Continuing Education Team plans and administers all of NACDL CLEs; live CLE training events and webinars, and maintains NACDL’s accreditation for continuing legal education credits. Our Team is available to assist members and non-members alike in learning more about our CLE programs, and filing for CLE credit.
The First Step Act Resource Center provides lawyers and incarcerated individuals with necessary resources by compiling relevant materials and developing and conducting training programs and support webinars for the federal criminal defense bar. It also recruits volunteer attorneys around the country and trains them to effectively represent individuals pro bono who otherwise would not have access to counsel.
NACDL's Fourth Amendment Center offers direct assistance to defense lawyers handling cases involving new surveillance tools, technologies and tactics that infringe on the constitutional rights of people in America. The Center is available to help members of the defense bar in bringing new Fourth Amendment challenges, providing a range of support: from training and resources to expert consultation and direct litigation, all free of charge.
The Full Disclosure Project aims to disrupt the culture of secrecy that systematically and pervasively shields law enforcement misconduct by changing police secrecy laws and empowering the defense community to track police misconduct.
NACDL's Human Resource Department manages employees, ensures their satisfaction and that they have what they need to perform their jobs. The HR department works to give NACDL a defined structure to improve productivity and workplace culture.
The NACDL marketing department helps to expand the NACDL family by recruiting members, creating business partnerships, and working with NACDL affiliates. If you would like to hear more about these opportunities, please reach out to one of us.
The NACDL membership department is here to serve its members. Please contact us with any questions you have about member benefits, renewals, etc. We will help you get what you need and put a smile on your face!
The National Affairs Department comprises all of NACDL’s policy-related departments and initiatives and provides coordination and support for policy staff.
NACDL’s Operations supports staff in their pursuit of the Association’s mission. It provides logistics, infrastructure, and technology.
The CLE Products and Sales Team produces and distributes continuing legal education training resources including manuals, trial guides, DVD Videos, Audio CDs, Webinars, On-demand CLE, and self-study materials. Our Team is ready to assist members and non-members alike in finding and obtaining relevant and timely training materials
NACDL’s Return to Freedom Project helps those serving overly harsh sentences seek relief by partnering with partner organizations to recruit, train, and support pro bono volunteers to secure clemency, compassionate release, or expungement.