☰ In this section

The Champion

April 2012 , Page 5 

Search the Champion Looking for something specific?

Preview of Member Only Content

For full access: login or Become a Member Join Now

Gideon's Champion (From the President)

By Lisa M. Wayne

Read more From the President columns.

As announced in the January/February edition of The Champion, NACDL has launched an 15-month long celebration of the Golden Anniversary of Gideon v. Wainwright. It has been 50 years since Clarence Earl Gideon filed his simple handwritten petition with the U.S. Supreme Court, and, long before the historic decision ever came down, the Court acknowledged the critical role of the defense lawyer by appointing exceptional counsel to represent Mr. Gideon. Representing those accused of crimes who cannot otherwise afford counsel, standing with those individuals as they face the multitude of life-altering consequences that flow from a potential criminal conviction, is the very best of what we, as criminal defense lawyers, do. To commemorate this milestone, the Foundation for Criminal Justice is hosting a gala in conjunction with NACDL’s annual meeting in San Francisco. This is a time to celebrate the venerable part that defense lawyers play in combatting injustice. I hope you will j
Want to read more?

The Champion archive is reserved for NACDL members.

NACDL members, please login to read the rest of this article.

Not a member? Join now.
Join Now
Or click here to see an overview of NACDL Member benefits.

See what NACDL members say about us.

To read the current issue of The Champion in its entirety, click here.

  • Media inquiries: Contact NACDL's Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez at 202-465-7662 or idominguez@nacdl.org
  • Academic Requests: Full articles of The Champion Magazine are available for academic and research purposes in the WestLaw and LexisNexis databases.
Advertisement Advertise with Us

In This Section

Advertisement Advertise with Us