News Release ~ 10/05/2010

NACDL’s 9th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference

Washington, DC (October 5, 2010) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), in conjunction with the American University Washington College of Law and the Institute for Policy Studies’ Social Action and Leadership School for Activists (SALSA), presents the 9th Annual State Criminal Justice Network (SCJN) Conference entitled Inform, Influence & Impact: Effective Criminal Justice Reform. The conference takes place at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C., from October 7 – 8, 2010, and will consist of a variety of panels covering topics including judicial independence, drug law reform, drug courts, and juvenile justice. Featured speakers include Oklahoma State Senator Constance Johnson; Tonier Cain, featured in the documentary “Heeling Neen” and Jim Vance, News Anchor of DC News4 will also deliver a keynote luncheon address.

WHEN:
Thursday, Oct. 7, 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Friday, Oct. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.

WHERE:
American University Washington College of Law
4801 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20016

CONTACT:  
Angelyn Frazer
State Legislative Affairs Director
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
(202) 872-8600; angelyn@nacdl.org To view the entire conference agenda and for more information including panelist bios, please visit: www.nacdl.org/sln  

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's approximately 9,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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