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News Release ~ 08/12/2013b

Philadelphia, Pa., Attorney George Henry Newman Installed as Parliamentarian of National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Washington, DC (Aug. 12, 2013) – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney George Henry Newman was sworn in as Parliamentarian of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 56th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California on July 27. Newman has served as co-chair of NACDL’s Long Range Planning Committee, as well as on NACDL’s Champion Advisory Board and NACDL’s Budget Committee.

Newman has been a dedicated member of NACDL for more than three decades, previously serving on its Board of Directors from 1993-1999 and again from 2010-2013. He has also chaired NACDL’s Death Penalty and Indigent Defense Committees, and helped establish and later chaired NACDL's Council of Affiliates. Newman helped found the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), an NACDL affiliate, and served as the vice president of PACDL from 1988 to 1990.

Newman is currently a sole practitioner whose practice specializes in criminal defense in trial, appellate, habeas corpus, and asset forfeiture matters. He practices nationwide in the Federal Court system and throughout the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the United States District Courts for the Eastern, Middle, & Western Districts of Pennsylvania, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States. Earlier in his career, Newman was an Assistant Defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia. He is certified as a criminal trial advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Newman has lectured and written extensively on criminal defense, federal sentencing, forfeiture, legal ethics and legal research, and is listed in the Marquis Who’s Who publication of Who’s Who in American Law. Newman is also a member of the Philadelphia Bar Association. In 1987 and 2004, he served as Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the Philadelphia Bar and was the 2006 recipient of the Philadelphia Bar Association’sJustice Thurgood Marshall Award.

Newman received his bachelor’s degree with honors from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971, and his law degree from Temple University Law School in 1975.

Please contact Ivan J. Dominguez, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org for more information.

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 many thousands of 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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