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May 2016 , Page 09 

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NACDL News: NACDL Press to Publish Book by Defense Attorney Andrea D. Lyon

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ezra Dunkle-Polier

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On March 28, 2016, NACDL announced that its publishing unit, NACDL Press, will publish a groundbreaking work on women in criminal defense by leading criminal defense attorney, legal scholar, Dean and Professor of Law at Valparaiso University School of Law, and decades-long NACDL member Andrea D. Lyon. The book is expected to be released in 2017 and will be titled “The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense.” In this work, Ms. Lyon will tell the stories of women lawyers who are in criminal defense — public and private — but are not necessarily on the speakers’ circuit or otherwise well known.

“This book tells the stories of some extraordinary women that you likely do not know,” Ms. Lyon said. “They have been or are still criminal defense lawyers. They have had differing experience doing this work, figuring out how to live their lives while doing it, and being aware of how their gender affected or still affects those choices and styles. The Sixth Amendment guarantees those

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