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Vol. 10 Issue 8 - 8/30/2011


 Denver Attorney Lisa Monet Wayne Installed as President of NACDL 

Lisa Wayne is an attorney in private practice in Denver and Boulder, Colo. She has her own law practice and is Of Counsel at Gerash & Steiner, P.C. Wayne practices at both the federal and state levels around the country and defends criminal matters from the investigatory phase through the criminal process. This includes white collar, violent crimes and a wide range of serious criminal allegations against both individuals and corporations. Previously, Wayne was a Colorado State Public Defender for 13 years where she served as office head, training director, and senior trial attorney. She lectures nationally with NACDL, National Criminal Defense College, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, American Bar Association, and other legal organizations. 

Wayne is currently an adjunct law professor at the University of Colorado where she teaches trial advocacy, and she serves on faculty at the Trial Practice Institute at Harvard Law School, The National Criminal Defense College, and Cardozo Law School. She is a member of the Colorado Supreme Court Standing Committee on the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct and is a legal analyst regarding high profile cases around the country. In 2005, Wayne was honored with the Robert J. Heeney Award, NACDL’s most prestigious recognition. 

Among Wayne’s goals for her year as president are pretrial detention and discovery reforms. “One of the greatest injustices in America’s criminal justice system is the injustice that rears its head within hours of an arrest,” Wayne said. “The American system of pretrial justice is a national embarrassment. The money-based bail system imprisons hundreds of thousands of presumptively innocent people every year. Many are held on minor charges and will spend more time in jail before their case is adjudicated than they will even if they are found guilty.” 

“The system systematically coerces guilty pleas, even from the innocent, and studies prove that racial disparity is prevalent,” Wayne explained. 

In federal and state courts, evidence favorable to the accused is routinely withheld by prosecutors in violation of defendants’ due process rights. Wayne said that discovery reform will be a prime objective for NACDL in the coming year. “It’s time to take the gamesmanship out of the criminal justice system,” she said. 

Wayne also spoke about her swearing-in from a personal perspective. “Who can say what really ignites the spark that propels a person on a particular career path? All I know is that I came out of childhood with a gritty determination to be a criminal defense lawyer. I was infused with that insatiable desire to stand with the accused, to stand down injustice and to stand up for the dignity of every person.” Wayne is the first African American woman to serve as President of NACDL. 

 Ohio Attorney William R. Gallagher Receives NACDL’s Top Honor  

Cincinnati, Ohio, attorney William R. Gallagher was awarded the 31st annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ most prestigious honor, on Aug. 6 at its 53rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. The award is given annually to the one criminal defense lawyer who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession

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 2011-12 Officers and Newly Elected Board of Directors Members Sworn in at Annual Meeting  

NACDL installed its new Officers and Directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2011. Ohio attorney William R. Gallagher, Chair of NACDL’s Continuing Legal Education Institute, was awarded the 31st annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, NACDL's most prestigious honor. Michael DiLauro, Director of Training and Legislative Liaison, Office of the Public Defender, Providence, Rhode Island,was awarded NACDL’s inaugural Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award. Deryl Dantzler, Dean of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, was awarded NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award.

The new Officers and Directors are as follows:

Executive Committee

President: Lisa M. Wayne (Denver, CO)
President-Elect: Steven D. Benjamin (Richmond, VA)
First Vice-President: Jerry J. Cox (Mount Vernon, KY)
Second Vice-President: Theodore Simon (Philadelphia, PA) 
Treasurer: E.G. Morris (Austin, TX)
Secretary: Barry J. Pollack (Washington, DC) 

Board of Directors 

William H. Buckman (Moorestown, NJ)
Paul B. DeWolfe (Baltimore, MD)
Elissa Heinrichs (Doylestown, PA)
Michael P. Heiskell (Ft. Worth, TX)
Tracy A. Miner (Boston, MA)
Tyrone C. Moncriffe (Houston, TX)
Melinda M. Sarafa (New York, NY)
David B. Smith (Alexandria, VA)
Geneva Vanderhorst (Washington, DC)

Rick Jones (New York, NY) was appointed by NACDL President Lisa M. Wayne to serve as NACDL’s Parliamentarian.

Directors Jay Clark (Cincinnati, OH) and William P. Wolf (Chicago, IL) were selected to serve on NACDL’s Executive Committee.

 Michael DiLauro Receives NACDL’s 2011 Inaugural Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award  

Michael DiLauro, Assistant Public Defender and Director of Training and Legislative Liaison, Office of the Public Defender, Providence, Rhode Island, was awarded NACDL’s first Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award on Aug. 5 at NACDL’s 53rd Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado. This award honors individuals or groups whose exceptional efforts have led toward progressive reform of a state criminal justice system.

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Special Election to fill vacant seat on the Board of Directors 

    NACDL’s Board of Directors will hold a special election to fill a vacant seat on the Board. The election will be held at the next regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of Directors in Las Vegas on November 19. Please note this special election is separate from the regular annual election of officers and directors.

    Responsibilities: The Board of Directors manages the business and affairs of the Association. 

    Eligibility: Any qualified member of the Association who is authorized to vote may submit his or her name as a candidate for the Board of Directors. Candidates must state the year and jurisdiction of their bar admission, must indicate whether they are members in good standing of their respective bar, and must disclose if they are under indictment or information for any felony or crime involving moral turpitude.

    Process: Any member wishing to submit his or her name as a candidate for the position of Director shall submit a statement of qualifications, not to exceed 600 words. The statement of qualifications should include a description of any past service to the Association (including meetings attended, recruitment efforts, and committee work) and to the legal profession. Curriculum vitae may also be provided. The statement of qualifications must be received by 5pm EDT on November 4, 2011, and should be sent by email to NACDL Elections Registrar Daniel Weir at daniel@nacdl.org. Candidates will be responsible for confirming that their materials have been received. 

    Each candidate will be given the opportunity, if he or she so chooses, to speak briefly regarding his or her qualifications at the meeting of the Board of Directors in Las Vegas prior to the commencement of the voting. Appearance is optional and no negative inference shall be drawn if a candidate does not attend. 

    Voting will be conducted by secret ballot. The elected Director will serve the remainder of the current term, which expires at the Annual Meeting on July 27, 2013.

 Contribute to NACDL's Brief & Motion Bank!  

One of the great benefits you get as a member of NACDL is our Brief & Motion Bank, containing almost 400 documents across over 50 topics. We hope you will also help to strengthen it for the benefit of other members. Do you have a brief or motionwith which you are particularly pleased? Maybe one that involved an in-depth discussion of thecase law, had an especially creative argument, or addressed an unusual situation?Just as using the NACDL Brief & Motion Bank saves you time, obviating the need to start from scratch when you’re already pressed for time, documents you donate to the bank will help your fellow NACDL members in the same way.

We encourage submissions on any topic. Please take a look at what’s there, and think about what documents you’ve written that would enhance the value of the Brief & Motion Bankfor other NACDL members. If you would like more information, please contact NACDL's Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun at vanessa@nacdl.org.

National Advocacy Conversation on Developing Legislation/Litigation - Incarceration Policy 

    In September, NACDL's State Criminal Justice Network will resume the National Advocacy Conversations on Developing Legislation/Litigation. The next conversation will focus on the Justice Policy Institute’s recent report, Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies. The conversation will take place on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, from 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Please send an email to scjn@nacdl.org if you are interested in participating.

    Gaming the System explores how private prison companies may try to present themselves as just meeting existing demand for prison beds and responding to current market conditions, but they have in fact worked over the past decade to create markets for their product. As revenues of private prison companies have grown over the past decade, the companies have had more resources with which to build political power, and they have used this power to promote policies that lead to higher rates of incarceration. 

    For-profit private prison companies primarily use three strategies to influence policy: lobbying, direct campaign contributions, and building relationships, networks, and associations. Gaming the System, authored by Justice Policy Institute Research Assistant Paul Ashton, offers recommendations on how cash-strapped states can find alternatives to sentencing and not lean on private prisons as an escape route.

Join NACDL's 100 Days Challenge! August 6 - November 21 

    As Lisa Monet Wayne begins her term as NACDL's sixth woman president, we invite you to join our 100 Days Challenge to foster the growth of women lawyers, to inspire them to pursue a career in criminal defense, and to call upon all women criminal defense lawyers to join NACDL today!

    NACDL is the nation's preeminent community serving the criminal defense profession, and is committed to serving a diverse and inclusive community of lawyers. As NACDL President-Elect Lisa Monet Wayne recently wrote in The Champion, "Women can bring to the table effective listening skills, the ability to be persuasive in the courtroom, and a unique depth of compassion." So Lisa is calling on all of us to bring more women into the profession and into the criminal defense community.

    You know lots of other defense attorneys, right? Just tell them why you're a member of NACDL, how long you've been a member, and how it has helped you. For talking points on NACDL membership, a membership application you can forward, a sample email message – even sample tweets – go to www.nacdl.org/100Days.

    Special Introductory Offer for first time members: a full 15 months of member benefits for the price of 12!

    How you benefit: For every new member you recruit (regardless of gender), you receive a $25 discount off your next year's dues – up to a total of $125 – and you'll earn a chance to win one of two Kindles or two $50 gift cards from Amazon.com!

    In order for you to get credit for the new member, they must put your name in the "Referred by" line on the membership application, and use promo code KA154. 

    Key Dates for the 100 Days Challenge:
    Phone-a-Thon Day: September 23
    Face-to-Face Day: November 21

    Watch your email for more information!

 NACDL Launching New Website 

    NACDL is soon launching its new Website. On it, expect to find all of the tremendous resources you have come to expect from NACDL – The Member Directory, Brief & Motion Bank, NACDL Legal Education Programs and Resources, The Champion Magazine, Extensive Policy and Advocacy Materials, Amicus Briefs, Member Benefits, News & Information, and much, much more. NACDL’s new site will bring expanded functionality, ease of use and improved searchability to your online NACDL experience. “Liberty’s Last Champion” is stepping out front to provide our members and audiences with a more effective, efficient and aesthetically pleasing Internet home for the criminal defense bar. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks.
    But you don’t have to wait to see it – you can take a video tour of the new NACDL Web site now by clicking this link: http://www.nacdl.org/siteintro

NACDL-Sponsored Admission to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court  

NACDL is sponsoring a unique opportunity for up to 12 members to participate in a group admission ceremony to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC. The opportunity will be available to the first 12 qualified members on a first-come, first-served basis and will take place on the morning of January 10, 2012. Members will be responsible for their own travel arrangements, must be in good standing of a state bar for a minimum of three years, and must submit their completed application materials to NACDL by November 12, 2010.

Interested members should contact Obaid Khan, NACDL’s National Affairs Assistant, at (202) 872-8600 x238 or okhan@nacdl.org for further instructions.

 NACDL's Daily Criminal Justice Briefing 

NACDL now offers a terrific and free new member benefit from NACDL’s Public Affairs and Communications Office: NACDL's Daily Criminal Justice Briefing. Each morning, Briefing Editors Jack King and Ivan Dominguez collect and compile news items of particular interest to the criminal defense bar from around the world and provide links and summaries in a daily email update. In addition, subscribers will receive breaking news stories and links to Supreme Court decisions as they happen. The goal is to provide the resources necessary to ensure that the criminal defense bar is informed and current on a wide range of criminal justice news, legal developments, analysis, and commentary.

So far 1,061 NACDL members subscribed to the Daily Criminal Justice Briefing. If you would like to join them, simply visit: http://www.nacdl.org/briefing 

Do You Know a Member of Congress? 

    A grassroots network is an essential part of our policy success. NACDL needs your help to achieve its policy goals.

    Do you know a Member of Congress? Maybe you went to law school with a congressman, or shared law office space with a senator. If so, please contact National Affairs Assistant Obaid Khan at okhan@nacdl.org or (202) 465-7638.

    All information will remain confidential.

Where in the World is NACDL? 

    From August 3 to 6, Denver, Colorado played host to NACDL's Annual Meeting & Seminar and NACDL's 10th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference. In attendance were Executive Director Norman Reimer, Resource Councel Vanessa Antoun, Sales & Marketing Director James Bergmann, Director of Institutional Development and Policy Counsel Malia Brink, Deputy Executive Director Tom ChambersChampion Magazine Editor Quintin Chatman, Membership Director Michael Connor, Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan Dominguez, State Legislative Affairs Director Angelyn Frazer, Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross, Marketing Manager Renee Harris-Etheridge, Counsel for the White Collar Crime Project Tiffany Joslyn, Manager for Meetings and Education Tamara Kalacevic, Director of Public Affairs & Communications Jack King, Associate Executive Director for Programs Gerald Lippert,Manager for Information Services Steven Logan, Associate Executive Director for Policy Kyle O'Dowd, Coordinator for National Security Michael Price, Education Assistant Doug Reale, White Collar Crime Policy Director Shana Regon, and Special Assistant to the Executive Director Daniel Weir

    Also, on July 28th, Executive Director Norman Reimer attended the Southeast Association of Law Schools Annual Conference in Hilton Head, South Carolina and participated in a panel on overcriminalization at which numerous law professors presented draft papers on the subject.

NACDL on Twitter 

    NACDL has an official Twitter account, @NACDL, and now has 974 followers. Getting set up on Twitter is easy and free, just visit http://twitter.com/ and click "Get Started -- Join." You can even watch an instructional video by clicking the "Watch a Video" button on the top right of the welcome screen before you join. Once you've set up your account, click "Find People" on the top right hand side of the screen and search for "NACDL" (no quotation marks necessary). Then, you just need to click the "Follow" button. Thereafter, everything we post to Twitter will come through on your Home page feed, like a news wire service. You can also check out NACDL's Tweet by simply clicking http://twitter.com/NACDL

    It is suggested that you familiarize yourself with the "terms" of use to which you can link from the bottom of the screen on Twitter. Also, please note that the fact of your following NACDL on Twitter, as well as your posts, are generally visible to the public. Information about blocking people from following you, as well as all other information concerning privacy and usage issues, is available on the Twitter site.

    Please send any thoughts or recommendations about NACDL's Tweeting to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at ivan@nacdl.org.

NACDL on Facebook 

    NACDL is on Facebook. Recently, Facebook changed the way member groups operate, so to keep up with all of NACDL's updates, please be sure to "like" the NACDL Public Page (http://www.facebook.com/NACDL), which now counts 1,839 fans following NACDL's work. Through this initiative, selected NACDL content such as press releases, CLE information and materials, information on becoming a member, and similar publicly-available NACDL content, is being distributed through Facebook.

    You should be aware that, to some degree, Facebook permits you to control what information others see about you on Facebook, just go to "account" on the top right and within that "privacy settings" as you set up or adjust your account settings. Please be aware that, if you join, you will be listed on Facebook as a member of this group and your profile will be accessible in accordance with your settings and Facebook’s policies. So be sure to fully acquaint yourself with Facebook's terms of service and privacy representations as you carefully consider whether to join and, if you do, what information you post, exchange, or message through this platform. 

    You can use this link to get directly to NACDL's Public Page. And if you are not on Facebook, signing up is free and easy at www.facebook.com. Please send your thoughts or recommendations about NACDL's Group and/or Page on Facebook to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at ivan@nacdl.org.

Recent Amicus Curiae Briefs Posted on NACDL Website 

    Perry v. New Hampshire, U.S. Sup. Ct., No 10-8974, case below unpublished, brief filed 8/5/11, argument 11/2/11. Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support of petitioner. Eyewitness Identification—Suggestive Circumstances—Due Process. Argument: Suggestive pretrial identifications by eyewitnesses, whatever the cause, present a grave danger of producing unfair trials and wrongful convictions. In such cases, a per se rule that precludes judicial scrutiny of the risk of misidentification before evidence of the identification is admitted, based solely on the presence of a single circumstance—the presence or absence of improper state action—rather than analysis of the totality of the circumstances, cannot comport with due process. Improper state action does not necessarily have a greater impact on the reliability of the identification than any other factor, and “reliability is the lynchpin in determining the admissibility of identification testimony.” Manson v. Brathwaite, 432 U.S. 98, 114 (1976). Authors: Mark D. Harris, et al., Proskauer Rose LLP, New York, NY.

    United States v. Nagle, 3rd Cir., No. 10-3974, brief filed 11/24/10. Jurisdiction—Mandamus—Interlocutory Appeal by Government. Amicus curiae brief of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in support defendant-appellee. Argument: The court of appeals does not have jurisdiction under 28 U.S.C. §1291 over government appeals in a pending criminal case, and the government has no “clear and indisputable right to relief” on mandamus to overturn a discretionary decision based on circuit precedent. Authors: Lawrence Lustberg, Newark, NJ, and Peter Goldberger, Ardmore, PA.

Recent NACDL Letters and Member Testimony 


Register Today for NACDL and NCDD's 15th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar in Las Vegas! 

    Don't delay, register today for NACDL and NCDD's 15th Annual DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity Seminar: "Winning at Every Level," September 15 - 17, 2011 at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Whether you are just starting a DUI practice or are a seasoned practitioner, you are sure to improve your expertise of DUI defense strategy at the nation's biggest and best DUI Seminar!

    Join 600+ of your DUI colleagues from around the country for the nation's biggest and best DUI Seminar! With top presenters, intense topics, and concentrated sessions - you're guaranteed to find new ideas and strategies to effectively represent your clients at trial! 

    Topics and Speakers will include:

    • The Cure for Bad Breath - Jim Nesci  
    • Understanding Gas Chromatography - Jim Nesci and Joe St. Louis  
    • Ethically Winning New DUI Clients - Evan Levow  
    • Evaluation of Suspected DUI Drug Cases - Dr. Jennifer Souders  
    • Medical Expert Testimony - Dr. Jennifer Souders and Ted Vosk  
    • Using Gait Analysis for the Win - Evan Levow and Dr. Paul Greenberg  
    • And Much More... 

    Scholarships are available to partially subsidize the cost of registration. For more information on scholarships please visit the Scholarship Page.

    Register today and gain the knowledge and expertise you need to win your next DUI case!

Register today for the 7th Annual Defending the White Collar Case Seminar! 

    Register before August 5th, and save $100 off your registration fees!

    Make your plans now to attend the nation's premiere White Collar CLE program, the 7th AnnualDefending the White Collar Case Seminar, produced in partnership by NACDL and the Louis Stein Center for Law & Ethics at Fordham University Law School, September 22 – 23, 2011.

    We are in the midst of great change, and the best way to keep-up with change is to share our experiences with each other. Join us in New York for networking and get the inside scoop on the biggest, most current cases we are facing today in white collar crime through a wide array of presentations with panel participants from the government as well as the defense bar and the judiciary. 

    Topics to be addressed will include:

    • Wires and Warrants: Blue Collar Tactics in White Collar Cases  
    • Cooperation: When to Shut Up and How to Put Up  
    • Mind Games: Challenging Intent, Winning the Case  
    • The ABCs of D-efense in an E-lectronic Age: Ethics and Strategies  
    • Juries from Selection to Summation  
    • And much more! 

    Featured Speakers include:

    • Hon. Paul L. Friedman  
    • Robert S. Bennett  
    • William W. Taylor, III  
    • Andrew T. Wise  
    • And more! 

    As an experienced white collar veteran, or someone interested in getting into white collar defense, you do not want to miss this seminar!

    Register Today!

Register now for NACDL's The Power of Persuasion: Skills for Effective Communication Seminar in Chicago! 

    Join us for NACDL's 2011 Fall Seminar at the historic Drake Hotel in Chicago, Illinois, October 20-22, 2011. 

    You know the rules of evidence and the fundamentals of an oral argument as well as the next lawyer, so why do their arguments and cross-examinations outshine yours? 

    The answer is in the Power of Persuasion. The ability to fluidly and effectively communicate is a natural skill possessed by few people, so for the average lawyer, it is a skill that must be learned. Discover how to get the upper hand in your next case by understanding the concept of personality as persuasion. Gain the insight of the time- tested techniques used by some of the best litigators in the country and start implementing your power to persuade when communicating with all audiences, including judges, jurors, and prosecutors. 

    Topics and Speakers will include:

    • Effective Client Communication - Cynthia Roseberry  
    • Persuasion Through Storytelling - Jodie English  
    • Sway: The New Art of Persuading Predictably Irrational Jurors - Dr. Sunwolf  
    • The Ethical Limits of Persuasion - Martin Pinales  
    • Persuading With Science - Brendan Max  
    • And Much more… 

    Join your colleagues from around the country for another world-class NACDL CLE, and return home a better, more effective communicator. Register Today!

 Upcoming Affiliate & NACDL Seminars 

    September 9
    Louisiana: LACDL's DWI One Day Seminar
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana
    Contact: LACDL's Executive Director David Tatman at (225) 767-7640 or email: david@tatmangroup.com

    September 15-17
    NACDL's 15th Annual DUI Seminar- 'DWI Means Defend With Ingenuity'
    Location: Caesars Palace, Las Vegas, Nevada
    Contact: NACDL's Education Assistant Akvile Athanason at (202) 465-7630 or email: akvile@nacdl.org. For more details, visit our meetings Website at www.nacdl.org/meetings 

    September 16
    Tennessee: TACDL's Juvenile Defense Seminar & Training
    Birch Building, Nashville, Tennessee
    Contact: TACDL's Executive Director Suanne Bone at (615) 329-1338 or email: suannebone@tacdl.com

    September 16-17
    Pennsylvania: PACDL's “Brainstorming the Capital Case” Seminar
    Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
    Contact: PACDL's Executive Director Debra H. McGovern at (717) 234-7403 or email: pacdl@aol.com

    September 21-24
    Georgia: GACDL’s Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program
    UGA Center for Continuing Education, Athens, Georgia
    Contact: GACDL's Executive Director Jennifer Mackall at (404) 248-1777 or email: jennkcarter@att.net

    September 22-23
    NACDL's 7th Annual Defending White Collar Cases Seminar
    Location: Fordham University Law School/ Host hotel: Holiday Inn Midtown-57th Street, New York
    Contact: NACDL's Education Assistant Akvile Athanason at (202) 465-7630 or email: akvile@nacdl.org. For more details, visit our meetings Website at www.nacdl.org/meetings

    September 22-23
    Texas: TCDLA's Sexual Assault Seminar
    Location: Wyndham Garden Hotel, Austin, Texas
    Contact: TCDLA's Executive Director Joseph Martinez at (512) 478-2514 or e-mail: jmartinez@tcdla.com

    September 30
    Alabama: 'Defending Against Accusations of Sex Abuse, Computer Sex Crimes, and 2011 Sex Offender Registration Laws' 
    The Westin Hotel, Huntsville, Alabama
    Contact: ACDLA's Executive Director Ann Cooper at (334) 272-0064 or e-mail: annscooper@acdla.org 

NACDL’s Newest DVD Release “Navigating Your Way Through Cross-Examination” – a special introductory offer!  

    NACDL's newest DVD release, "Navigating Your Way Through Cross Examination," is a unique compilation of the most relevant information on cross examination presented by a star-studded faculty - and it's now available for a limited time at a special introductory discount of 20% off the regular purchase price!
    In many ways, cross is the most fun part of trial practice, but it is even better when you have the necessary skills to take it to the next level. Gain the resources you need to get the advantage in your next trial with this powerful DVD!
    Presentations Include: 
    • Reaching New Heights in Cross-Examination - Lisa Wayne
    • Exposing the "Eyewitness" Who is Really a Snitch - Pamela Mackey & David Kaplan
    • Cross-Examining Police Officers in Confession Cases - Deja Vishny
    • Cross of Experts - Andrea Lyon
    • Crossing Crime Scene Investigators - David Rudolf
    • Searching CODIS & AFIS Databases and Crossing Print Experts - Barry Scheck
    • Cross-Examining Kids - Colette Tvedt
    • DWI Cross-Examination - Abe Hutt
    • On the Edge of the Ethical Cliff: When Prosecutors Go Too Far - Virginia Grady and Evan Jenness
    • Revealing True Character Through Cross - Keith Belzer
    • Towering Above: Impeachment - Hugo Rodriguez

    Learn new techniques and finish this program armed with the strategies to navigate your way through cross-examination. Order your DVD today! 

    Contact Doug Reale at (202) 465-7643 or via email: doug@nacdl.org to place your order today! Click here to download an order form. Eligible for up to 14 CLE Self-Study Credits where applicable.


Three VALUABLE DWI Resources at One-Great Price! Become a Field Sobriety Expert 

    In NACDL’s newest must-have DVD program Scientific Evidence in DUI Cases, Steven Oberman addresses the science behind the absorption, distribution & elimination of alcohol in the human body, and issues with blood-alcohol concentration measurement. This one-of-a-kind program also covers the measurement of alcohol in the human body with breath testing—including fuel cell devices, infrared devices, and factors affecting breath test analyses, and much more.

    Another fundamental NACDL resource is our Cross of the Field Sobriety Test DVD, also presented by leading DUI defense lawyer Steven Oberman. This demonstrative one-hour DVD takes you through each step of the standardized field sobriety and shows you how to use the tests to prove your client’s innocence. Learn how to win your next DUI case with best-in-practice cross-examination techniques that specifically highlight the shortcomings of field sobriety tests. 

    NACDL has the latest NHTSA DWI SFST Manual (revised 2009)availablefor purchase - an invaluable resource for any DUI practitioner. This informative publication provides a detailed overview for administering the DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing (SFST) Training Program. We invite you to add the most current version of the DWI SFST Manual to your personal collection and stay on top of the important testing standards when cross-examining the officer in your next case. 

    We’ve packaged these three great learning tools for the low price of $400 – a $50.00 savings when you purchase all three together. Don’t miss the opportunity to add these valuable DUI resources to your private library. 

    If you have questions about either of these products, please contact Doug Reale at doug@nacdl.org or (202) 465-7643. Order your DVD today and win even your most difficult DUI case! Click here to download an order form!

Sprint Nextel Discount for NACDL Members 

    Sprint Nextel

    It pays to be a member of NACDL! Sprint Nextel is pleased to offer a wireless discount program to members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). As a NACDL member, you are eligible to receive discounts on your Sprint Nextel wireless services. Whether you are a new or existing Sprint or Nextel customer, you can take advantage of these savings.

    Start saving now! Visit us online to learn more about Sprint's discount, products and services at www.sprint.com/nacdl.

Save Up to 26% on FedEx Office and FedEx Delivery Services  

    NACDL members can already save up to 26% on select FedEx® shipping services. Now you’re entitled to save up to 20% on select FedEx OfficeSM copy and print services and 10% off other select services at more than 1,800 FedEx Office locations. It’s now even easier for you to save time and money with FedEx. Sign-up is free, and there are no shipping, copy or print minimums. For more information or to enroll in this program, please click here and enter pass code 984K22 or call 1-800-MEMBERS, your dedicated shipping program administrator at 1.800.636.2377 (8 a.m.–6 p.m. EST, M-F).

    *FedEx shipping discounts are off standard list rates and cannot be combined with other offers or discounts. Shipping discounts are exclusive of any FedEx surcharges, premiums or special handling fees and are not available to package consolidators. Eligibility for discounts subject to FedEx credit approval. Eligible services subject to change. Base discounts on FedEx Express® are 15%-21%. An additional 5% discount is available for eligible FedEx Express shipments when you ship online at fedex.com. Discounts are subject to change.

Stay Up-To-Date on NACDL News & Issues 

    NACDL ListServ
    The NACDL listserv helps facilitate, via email, all sorts of criminal defense law discussions, including recommendations for expert witnesses, advice on trial practices, insights into controlling law in specialized fields or unique jurisdictions, and many other law-related matters. Subscription is free and limited to active NACDL members. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines. So far, more than 700 members have joined.

    State Criminal Justice Network ListServ
    NACDL’s State Criminal Justice Network brings together NACDL members, affiliate leaders, public defenders, and others seeking to reform state criminal justice policies. In the listserv, members share lobbying strategies and information about state legislation and policies. While some of the topics might overlap with other NACDL listservs, the Network has a specific focus on state legislation. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.

    IDC ListServ
    For news items and discussion specific to indigent defense, NACDL members are invited to join the Indigent Defense Committee (IDC) listserv. For several years, members of NACDL interested in indigent defense issues around the country have participated in the IDC listserv to share information on indigent defense issues across the country, as well as to keep up-to-date on NACDL's indigent defense reform efforts. For information on subscribing, click here

    White Collar Crime ListServ
    Stay ahead of federal and state prosecutors specializing in corporate investigations and prosecutions -- for news and discussion of recent developments in the white collar arena, subscribe to NACDL's White Collar listserv. Discussions are archived on NACDL's Website. To view recent postings or to subscribe to this specialty forum, click here.

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