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Vol. 11 Issue 4 - 4/17/2012

NACDL Participates in Summit with Senior Law Enforcement Officials Concerning Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

On April 11, 2012, NACDL participated in a roundtable discussion concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), hosted by the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform and including senior officials from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Department of Commerce, as well as numerous business groups and trade associations.

Reflecting the importance of this meeting and the issues addressed, these executive agencies were represented at the meeting by several senior officials, including Criminal Division Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, DOJ Fraud Unit Chief Denis McInerney as well as deputy chiefs of that unit Jeffrey Knox and Charles Duross. Also in attendance was the Department of Commerce General Counsel Kerry Cameron, the SEC’s Director of Enforcement Robert Khuzami, and Kara Brockmeyer, chief of the SEC’s FCPA Unit.

NACDL was represented at the meeting by the association’s White Collar Crime Committee’s FCPA subcommittee chair, attorney Mark J. Rochon of the Washington D.C. office of Miller & Chevalier. “It was a constructive and positive discussion. Obviously, we will have to wait until the guidance is released to see if it addresses the core concerns of NACDL’s members. It may well be that as to some issues, only legislative action would sufficiently protect the interests of individuals and entities charged under this statute,” Rochon said.

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Death Penalty Charges Referred for Accused 9/11 Defendants

On April 4, the Pentagon formally referred charges against five Guantanamo detainees accused of masterminding the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington. A retired admiral in charge of the military commissions recommended that Khalid Sheik Mohammed and four co-defendants face the death penalty if convicted by a military commission. The NACDL reiterates its position that these prosecutions be returned to federal court for proper trials. 

The military commission system falls far short of bedrock American principles of fairness and due process. Evidence presented in any death penalty proceeding must be of the highest reliability. The present commission system still permits the government to introduce hearsay and derivative evidence obtained through the coercive and extreme interrogation methods of years past.

“Politics has no place in death penalty proceedings,” said NACDL President Lisa M. Wayne. “Despite cosmetic changes over the years, the commission rules still permit the government to introduce secret evidence, hearsay and evidence obtained through coercion. NACDL maintains that the rules and procedures for these commission trials raise serious questions about the government’s commitment to constitutional principles upon which our country was founded. That the government would pull these prosecutions from the federal courts and seek the death penalty for these defendants in a system that was designed to convict is deeply troubling.”

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Bureau of Justice Assistance Announces Support for Indigent Defense

Following up on Attorney General Holder’s commitment at the recent ABA Summit on Indigent Defense, which NACDL co-sponsored along with the ABA’s Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defense, the Department of Justice’s Bureau of Justice Assistance announced new grant opportunities to support indigent defense. This announcement will be of interest to entities committed to improving indigent defense services throughout the nation:

Answering Gideon’s Call: Improving Indigent Defense Delivery Systems; FY 2012 Competitive Grant Announcement 

  • The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance is pleased to announce that it is seeking applications for funding under the Answering Gideon’s Call: Improving Indigent Defense Delivery Systems Program, a grant program designed to improve indigent defense delivery systems at the state or local level. For additional information: https://www.bja.gov/Funding/12ImpIndigentDefenseSol.pdf 
  • Eligible applicants are state or local government agencies, independent boards or commissions, state or local public defender organizations, or other organizations, including not-for-profit organizations, with whole or partial responsibility for administering or overseeing indigent defense services. 
  • Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. eastern time on May 24, 2012.

Other Opportunities to Keep Informed:

The Office of Justice Programs (OJP), U.S. Department of Justice
, provides innovative leadership to federal, state, local, and tribal justice systems, by disseminating state-of-the art knowledge and practices across America, and providing grants for the implementation of these crime fighting strategies. OJP is pleased to offer a free e-mail subscription service through GovDelivery. This service allows visitors to OJP Web sites to receive notifications by e-mail (including the release of funding opportunities) when new information is available. If you sign up for these automatic updates you will no longer need to check the Web site for changes. You will only receive notification of changes to the Web pages you specify and you may unsubscribe at any time. Please visit: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/govdelivery/subscribe.htm 

Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. It is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 funding opportunities and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. You can search for, and register to receive email alerts on, specific funding opportunities. Please visit: www.Grants.gov 

Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Gideon

The Foundation for Criminal Justice is hosting a gala to celebrate the Golden Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainright. It has been 50 years since the U.S. Supreme Court recognized that criminal defense lawyers are “necessities, not luxuries.” The FCJ Gala will commemorate the Court’s decision, celebrate the heroic work of defense counsel, and reaffirm the commitment of both the FCJ and NACDL to seeing the noble ideal of Gideon put into practice. All proceeds from the event will be used to fund NACDL projects designed to ensure that all those facing prosecution receive quality representation at every phase of a criminal case. The gala will be held in conjunction with NACDL’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco, on Friday, July 27, 2012, at the Palace Hotel. For more details on this event, including sponsorship and ticket information, please go the FCJ website.

Announcement of 2012 NACDL Election and Applicable Procedures

The 2012 election process for NACDL’s Board of Directors and Officer positions is underway. This year, NACDL members will elect thirteen members of the Board of Directors, as well as President-Elect, First Vice President, Second Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. Effective in 2012, the Treasurer will serve a two-year term and will be inegilible to run for other Officer or Director positions during that term.

All rules governing the conduct of NACDL elections may be viewed at www.nacdl.org/Elections, and a copy of those rules may be obtained by contacting Daniel Weir at dweir@nacdl.org.

Federal Policy Update

Federal Discovery Reform 

NACDL worked with a diverse group of allies to support the introduction of the bipartisan Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act of 2012 (S. 2197) on March 15. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Senator Dan Inouye (D-Hawaii) are the lead sponsors of the legislation, which was introduced on the same day as the release of the report detailing Brady violations during the prosecution of the late Senator Ted Stevens. The bill parallels model legislation prepared by NACDL’s Discovery Reform Task Force and approved by the Board of Directors in May 2011. 

NACDL prepared two advocacy tools: a one-page fact sheet explaining the bill and a document highlighting cases of Brady-related prosecutorial misconduct (here), to assist in garnering support of the legislation. NACDL also created a video highlighting the need for discovery reform, helped to plan the Capitol Hill news conference on the bill’s introduction, and produced a webcast interview of Stevens’ attorney NACDL member Rob Cary. All three videos and other related materials are available on NACDL’s Discovery Reform webpage.

Post-introduction of the bill, and in connection with a hearing held by the Senate Judiciary Committee concerning what had gone wrong with disclosure of favorable evidence in the Stevens’ prosecution, NACDL submitted a letter highlighting other examples of non-disclosure and advocating a legislative fix. NACDL will also submit a letter to the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee regarding the Subcommittee’s April 19, 2012, hearing on “The Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens.” 

For more information and regular updates on this priority initiative, visit NACDL’s Discovery Reform webpage.

White Collar Policy 

NACDL recently scored an important victory against overcriminalization by preventing the enactment of troubling public corruption offenses as part of the newly enacted STOCK Act (S. 2038). While the progression of multiple public corruption stand-alone bills was stalled in both the House and the Senate, significant efforts were then made to attach the provisions of these bills as a public corruption amendment to the STOCK Act, which proponents say was designed to clarify that Members of Congress are subject to insider trading laws. In the face of strong opposition by NACDL and our allies, including these advocacy letters, Senator Leahy attached this public corruption amendment to the Senate version of the STOCK Act. However, as a direct result of NACDL's opposition campaign, House leadership halted efforts to attach the public corruption amendment to the House version of the STOCK Act and, ultimately, Senate leadership accepted this House-passed version. On April 4, 2012, President Obama signed this version, which did not include the troubling public corruption amendment, into law. Although proponents of these public corruption measures will likely attempt to revive the stand-alone bills in the future, the exclusion of the public corruption amendment from the enacted STOCK Act is another important victory in the battle against overcriminalization.

The NACDL Indigent Defense Committee Invites Nominations for the 2012 Champion of Indigent Defense Award

The NACDL Champion of Indigent Defense Award recognizes an individual for exceptional efforts in making positive changes to a local, county, state, or national indigent defense system. Although the outstanding representation of every indigent defendant is one of NACDL’s foremost goals, this award is intended to highlight efforts toward positive systemic changes through legislation, litigation or other methods and not the outstanding representation of individual clients.

The Champion of Indigent Defense Award is awarded annually at an NACDL quarterly meeting. 

Nomination Guidelines
Nominations may be made by any individual or group and must include:

  • the name, title, address, and phone number of the nominated person/group;
  • the name, title, address, and phone number of the nominating person/group; and
  • a summary, not to exceed two single-spaced pages, of:
    • the problems that exist(ed) in the relevant indigent defense system
    • the efforts made by the nominee to improve the system (e.g., coalitions formed, legislation proposed, task forces created, litigation initiated)
    • the number of years the nominee has been involved in efforts to improve indigent defense and a brief history of the nominee’s career
    • any changes that have been made in the system as a result of the nominee’s efforts.

Any supplementary materials —such as brochures, reports, or news articles — also may be included. Unlimited letters of support may be submitted. Nominations must be postmarked or emailed by May 1, 2012, and sent to: NACDL Champion of Indigent Defense Award, Attn: Obaid Khan, 1660 L Street, N.W., 12th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20036 or okhan@nacdl.org (subject line: Champion of Indigent Defense Award).

Eligibility and Selection: 

The recipient shall be selected by the co-chairs of the NACDL Indigent Defense Committee upon the recommendation of the Indigent Defense Award Subcommittee. It is not necessary that the nominee be a lawyer; non-lawyer advocates and reformers will be considered. The co-chairs of the Indigent Defense Committee and the members of the Indigent Defense Award Subcommittee are not eligible to receive this award but may submit nominations.

NACDL Launches “The Criminal Docket” Weekly Podcast

On March 16, 2012, NACDL launched its new weekly podcast series, “The Criminal Docket,” hosted by Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL’s deputy director of public affairs & communications. Each week, “The Criminal Docket” provides a rundown of the highlights in criminal justice news from the prior week, and previews what’s coming up on the criminal docket in state and federal agencies, legislatures and the courts. In addition, every episode explores important items on the criminal justice agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the criminal justice system.

In the most recent episode, the podcast explored aspects of the criminal justice systems of both Denmark and New Zealand. First, we heard from Henrik Stagetorn, chair of Denmark’s National Association of Defense Lawyers. He recently led a delegation of nearly 40 Danish criminal defense attorneys who spent an afternoon at NACDL’s Washington, DC headquarters. Then, we spoke with NACDL member Greg King, a New Zealand barrister and defense lawyer, who is in the United States on an Eisenhower Fellowship studying the American Criminal Justice system.

Previous episodes also featured a range of topics and guests including the importance of the criminal law to all Americans with Norman Reimer, the right to counsel issue playing out in Maryland with Maryland’s Public Defender Paul DeWolfe, Professor Douglas Colbert and NACDL President Lisa Wayne, and juvenile life without parole with Kim Dvorchak of the Colorado Juvenile Defender Coalition. In addition, the podcast covered the issue of jailhouse strip searches with John Wesley Hall and Meir Feder, the author of NACDL’s amicus brief in Florence.

Please look for a new episode of “The Criminal Docket” each Friday, as well as all past episodes, available free of charge at either www.nacdl.org/thecriminaldocket or in Apple’s iTunes Store.

The NACDL Edge is now available for the Android

NACDL EdgeThe National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has launched its official mobile app the NACDL Edge. With this app, "Liberty's Last Champion"™ keeps you on the leading edge of criminal defense news of interest and continuing legal education (CLE) opportunities. NACDL members can also search our Member-to-Member Directory, read the latest issue of The Champion, and access our Experts Database.

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NACDL's Daily Criminal Justice Briefing 

NACDL now offers a terrific and free 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 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, nearly 1,200 NACDL members have subscribed to the Daily Criminal Justice Briefing. If you would like to join them, simply click here

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Visit: www.nacdl.org/getamember you'll find talking points on the value of membership, sample tweets and Facebook updates, and a specially coded membership application that will give your friend 3 months of NACDL member benefits FREE. 

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Contribute to the NACDL Brief & Motion Bank today!

One of the great benefits you get as a member of NACDL is the 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 unique or exceptional brief or motion? Maybe one that involved an in-depth discussion of the case law, had an especially creative argument, or addressed an unusual situation? Just as using the NACDL Brief & Motion Bank saves you time, so you don’t have to start from scratch when you are 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 Bank for other NACDL members. If you would like more information or to contribute to the Brief & Motion Bank, please contact NACDL's Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun at vantoun@nacdl.org.

Where in the World is NACDL?

On March 29, Executive Director Norman Reimer, Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun, Education Assistant Akvile Athanson, Education Assistant Doug Reale, and National Affairs Assistant Obaid Khan attended the NACDL sponsored 3rd Annual Post-Conviction Conference, Examining Forensic Pathology: Distinguishing Medicine from Myth, in Kansas City, MO. 

NACDL on Twitter

NACDL has an official Twitter account, @NACDL, and now has 1,573 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 have 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 Twitter presence to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at idominguez@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 2,083 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 presence on Facebook to NACDL's Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at idominguez@nacdl.org.

Recent NACDL Letters and Member Testimony

March 28, 2012NACDL Letter on the Hearing on the Special Counsel's Report on the Prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens 

March 19, 2012, NACDL Comments to U.S. Sentencing Commission on Proposed Permanent Amendments 

February 27, 2012Coalition Letter to Oppose Legislative Proposals (S. 605, S. 409, and S. 839) 

February 21, 2012Coalition Letter on Guidance Concerning the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act 

February 16, 2012Written Statement of NACDL President Lisa Wayne before the US Sentencing Commission on "Public Hearing on Federal Sentencing Options After Booker 

February 8, 2012Written Statement of David Smith before the House Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security on "Combating Transnational Organized Crime: International Money Laundering as a Threat to our Financial Systems." 

Sprint Nextel Discount for NACDL Members

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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.

Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar in St. Petersburg Florida


NACDL, The Tampa Bay Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and The Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association proudly present The 21st Annual Seminar on the "Federal Sentencing Guidelines" being held May 23 - 25, 2012 in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Sessions Include:

  • United States Sentencing Guidelines Basic Training
  • Federal Sentencing: View From the Bench
  • Firearm Offenses
  • Fraud/Theft Offenses
  • The Presentence Report and Departures/Variances
  • Mitigation at Sentencing
  • Corporate Sentencing and Plea Negotiations
  • Narcotics Offenses I and II
  • Immigration Offenses and Cultural Issues 
  • And much more!
Register today!


NACDL’s 55th Annual Meeting in San Francisco - Talk to Me: Ultimate Voir Dire. Early Registration discount ends April 27th!


Early Registration discount through April 27th - $35.00 off full registration! 

Register today for NACDL's 2012 Annual Meeting & Seminar being held at the Westin St. Francis Hotel in San Francisco, CA, July 25 - 28, 2012!

This program is designed to provide criminal defense counsel with the most effective voir dire approaches and techniques needed to conduct comprehensive jury selection. You will specifically learn how to find jurors that may be favorable to your client's case, to properly convey the defense's reasoning, framing of factual issues, how to humanize the client, building trust and credibility with the jurors, how to determine biases, prejudices and attitudes of jurors, and how to effectively set forth and convey legal principles.

Learn the principles of voir dire, how jurors really think and decide, and how to find the jurors of your dreams! Register today and join your colleagues from around the country in San Francisco! 


There is still time to register for NACDL's Battle of the Experts Seminar - April 25-28!


You don’t want to miss NACDL's Spring Seminar: Battle of the Experts: Beating Theirs, Winning with Yours, being held April 25-28, 2012, at The Ritz Carlton Hotel in Cleveland, Ohio. 

This program will provide you with the knowledge and confidence to effectively handle an expert without the worry of having to become an expert yourself. Join us in Cleveland and learn the techniques to effectively present your experts while refuting the testimony of the prosecution's experts.

What you may not know about Cleveland: 

Pre-registration is still open, so don’t delay – register now! 


NACDL Webinar: "The Fantasy of Forensics" – An In-Depth Review of the Casey Anthony Trial with Jose Baez!


Join NACDL on Thursday, May 10, 2012 at 12:30 pm ET for a new Webinar on "Fighting the Prosecution's 'Fantasy of Forensics' - An In-Depth Review of the Casey Anthony Trial" with Jose Baez.

This presentation will provide participants with an insider's perspective of the Casey Anthony Trial on topics ranging from investigation to pre-trial discussions and negotiations, as well as the government's "scientific evidence" or "Fantasy of Forensics" which was effectively dispelled, leading to her acquittal.

Webinar Date: Thursday, May 10, 2012
Webinar Time: 12:30pm ET
Registration Cost: $50.00


2nd Annual West Coast White Collar Conference: “Turning the Tables on the Government”


Register today for NACDL's 2nd Annual West Coast White Collar Conference: "Turning the Tables on the Government", June 7 - 8, 2012. You don't want to miss this enlightening seminar being held in beautiful Lake Tahoe, NV, at the luxurious Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort.

Co-Chairs Jan Nielson Little and Timothy P. O'Toole have put together an incredible program to address the hottest topics in your practice - from defending intent to negotiations with the government - this program is sure to enhance your expertise on the most pertinent topics and common issues that occur in white collar cases.

If you are a white collar lawyer – you don’t want to miss this one-of-a-kind seminar. Register today!


Join NACDL’s “The List” for exclusive access to live and self-study CLE savings!


NACDL is now offering EXCLUSIVE discounts of up to 50% off on live and self-study CLE when you subscribe to THE LIST! Sign-up for THE LIST now and take advantage of these huge discounts on the CLE you need at the best possible rates!

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NACDL New DVD Release “Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault” – Order today!


NACDL's new DVD "Challenging Charges of Sexual Assault" will equip you with the best strategies for defending those accused of sex crimes, shed light on modern science to effectively dispute the prosecution's claims of wrongdoing, and minimize the influence and impact of the media on your client's chances of an acquittal. 

Presentations Include:

  • Cross of the Medical Expert in Sexual Assault Cases - Bill James
  • Representing Juveniles Accused of Sex Offenses - Brad Meryhew
  • Mitigating the Offender: The Impact of Early Childhood Sex Abuse - Jeff Robinson
  • Ethically Representing the Accused Sex Offender - John Wesley Hall
  • SANE Examination - Cathleen Bennett & Stephanie Page
  • Beyond Registration: Collateral Consequences of Sex Crimes Conviction - Nellie King
  • And much more!  

Order your self-study CLE and get the information you need before your next trial!


3-days left to Save 20% on NACDL New DVD Release "The Business of Law: Essentials for Starting, Running, and Making Your Small/Solo Practice More Efficient"


NACDL's new DVD release, "The Business of Law: Essentials for Starting, Running, and Making Your Small/Solo Practice More Efficient" offers practical strategies for criminal defense attorneys starting a new practice and fresh approaches to improve current small practices!

For a limited time, you can order this informative DVD for 20% off the regular price during the introductory sale offer! Enter the promotional code BLW01 when ordering online and your discount will be updated at check-out. Act now – offer ends April 20, 2012.

Presentations Include:  

  • Strategies for Starting Your Own Practice - Marc Lyons 
  • Marketing Your Firm: Do's and Don'ts of a Successful Small Practice - Jon Saia 
  • Smartphones and Mobile Devices for The Defense: Technology That Works For Criminal Defense Attorneys - E.X. Martin 
  • E-filing and the Future of the Paperless Office - E.G. Gerry Morris 
  • Managing Discovery in Large Cases - Michael S. Pasano 
  • Avoiding Legal Landmines: How to Prevent Personnel Issues and Address Them After They've Occurred - Deborah P. Kelly 

Get the information you need today to get your practice on track! Order before April 20th and save 20% off the regular price. Place your order today!


“K-9 Dogs & Drug Searches” DVD now available. Order today!


Order your copy of NACDL’s new DVD “K-9 Dogs & Drug Searches” and get the information you need before your next trail! Florida criminal defense practitioner Jeffrey Weiner offers a high-energy, in-depth, and inspirational presentation in this 1.5 hour program. He addresses the history of K-9 use, current case-law, and provides a LIVE drug dog demonstration assisted by police K-9 trainer Andy Falco. In this demonstration, you will see a drug dog in action, learn how they are trained, how they are meant to be used, and how they can be manipulated or led to alert when used incorrectly.

Up to 1.5 General Self-Study CLE Credits available where applicable. Order today!


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NACDL members can now save up to 22% off on Verizon Wireless monthly access fees and 25% off eligible wireless accessories from NPP! This new member benefit allows you to enjoy discounts on corporate Verizon accounts, as well as, adding new lines to your friend and family plans. Minimum of 5 lines required.

Take advantage of this great offer from NPP and learn how your NACDL membership adds up to savings for you!


Stay Up-To-Date on NACDL News & Issues

DUI Listserve 

The focus of this listserve is DWI / DUI issues. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.

Eyewitness Identification 

The focus of this listserve is eyewitness identification. In addition to open participation by NACDL members, NLADA members are invited guests to this listserve. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.

Forensic Evidence Listserve 

The focus of this listserve is issues surrounding forensics. In addition to open participation by NACDL members, NLADA members are invited guests to this listserve. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.

The Young & New Lawyers Listserve 

For criminal defense lawyers who are new to the profession, or just starting out in private practice. Generally, lawyers under 40 years of age, or in their first five years of practice. We also encourage you to participate if you are getting your start in private practice after spending time clerking, working as a DA or PD, or are leaving a firm to start your own practice. More experienced lawyers who have a gift and dedication to mentoring are encouraged to participate and offer advice and share their experience with younger colleagues. It's a place for attorneys getting their start - in whatever way - to get to know each other and to learn from more experienced colleagues. It is a forum where you can ask questions about all those things you need to know that they don't teach in law school. Click here to learn how to subscribe and to review the listserv policies and guidelines.

NACDL Listserve 

The NACDL listserv helps facil 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.

Questions, comments, or news items?

E-mail or call Director of Public Affairs & Communications Jack King at (202) 465-7628 or E-mail or call Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan Dominguez at (202) 465-7662.

Please feel free to pass along the E-NEWS to friends. Ask them to click here to become a member. 


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