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July 2007 , Page 4 

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Looking Back, Moving Ahead

By Martin Pinales

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Time passes quickly. Serving as NACDL’s president for the past year has been a wonderful experience, but it is already time to move on. My successor, Carmen Hernandez, is a great leader and motivator, and I am sure you will give her the same support you gave me. I thank my family and law partners for their understanding and patience while I worked with my other “family” and other full-time job at NACDL.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the events that transpired during the past 12 months and look at the challenges that lie ahead.

My year started with the search for a new executive director. With Norman L. Reimer at the helm, NACDL will go to levels it has never reached. His coming on board was the biggest and best thing that happened during my term.

One of the most important issues we addressed this year was the need to reform traditional police eyewitness identification procedures. Traditional lineups, in which all suspects stand in one room, are resultin

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