The NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice is governed by a Board of Trustees. Information on the Trustees as well as the by-laws can be accessed below.
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Roles and Responsibilities
On February 14, 2020, the Board of Trustees for the NFCJ voted to adopt the official Roles and Responsibilities of each Trustee.
NFCJ Board of Trustees Roles and Responsibilities (PDF)
As part of a strategic planning process, the NFCJ Board of Trustees now accepts non-NACDL members as trustees. A formal nominations process was proposed and adopted on February 14, 2020.
NFCJ Nominations Procedures (PDF)
Gift Acceptance Policy
On February 14, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the NFCJ approved a formal Gift Acceptance Policy. Any gifts outside of this policy must be reviewed, and approved, by the Trustees prior to acceptance.
Donor Bill of Rights
On February 14, 2020, the Board of Trustees of the NFCJ reviewed and adopted a Donor Bill of Rights. This Donor Bill of Rights was created by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), and the Giving Institute: Leading Consultants to Non-Profits. Rights and permissions to post this document was granted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals.
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!