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Sample Email Message

Use this email and revise in any way you like.  Send it to your network and colleagues to encourage them to become an NACDL member! Just one referral is all it takes - and please be sure and remind whomever you invite to become a member to enter your name in the "referred by" blank on the membership application!

Dear [Insert Name],

I hope my note finds you well. I wanted to send a personal invitation asking you to join the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. You may have heard about NACDL or about my involvement with them. NACDL is the nation’s preeminent community serving the criminal defense profession. I have seen how NACDL benefits individuals through opportunities for learning and networking, and strengthens the profession through its advocacy work. I've been a member for [insert number of years here] years it’s great to have a place to turn for solutions to my unique challenges, innovative programming, and peer-to-peer learning.

Upon joining, you will also have access to the extraordinary resources NACDL has to offer. Knowing your professional background and interests, I’d recommend you to get involved and reap the benefits of membership with NACDL. Here are a few of the reasons why America's best-connected, best-informed criminal defense attorneys are members of NACDL:

  • NACDL members network, share information, and strategize together with peers through NACDLConnect, a private online community for members, featuring discussions and a document library
  • A subscription to The Champion, NACDL's award-winning magazine, plus exclusive access to the full online archive
  • Have the full force of NACDL's 10,000 members behind them through their Lawyers Assistance Strike Force. NACDL's Strike Force will review your case, at no cost, if you are threatened in any way for providing legal representation to a client -- subpoenaed, cited for contempt, hit with a bar grievance or a motion to disqualify you from a case.

I also encourage you to explore NACDL's website at www.nacdl.org/join for more information on the many benefits and resources that will be at your disposal. If you join using this link[ or the attached membership application], you'll get a full 15 months of member benefits for the price of 12 (introductory rate, for first time members only)! To get this great deal use the promotion code IP154, and please include my name on the "Referred by" line in the membership application.

If you would like more details on how NACDL has helped me, I would be happy to share with you my personal experience. You can also contact my colleagues in the NACDL membership department at 202-872-4001 or by email at memberservices@nacdl.org.

I look forward to answering any questions about my NACDL experience and welcoming you into this incredible organization!


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P.S. Don’t miss out: Take advantage of the special savings … 15 months for the price of 12 today!  



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