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NACDL News: Philadelphia Attorney George Henry Newman Receives 2017 Heeney Award From Nation’s Criminal Defense Bar

By Ivan J. Dominguez, Ezra Dunkle-Polier, and Alexandra Funk

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Barry J. Pollack (left) presents the 2017 Heeney Award to George Newman.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney George Henry Newman has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of NACDL’s Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award. He received the award at the Association’s annual membership meeting on July 29 in San Francisco, California. This prestigious honor is presented annually to the NACDL member who best demonstrates the goals and values of the Association and of the legal profession.

“What makes the Heeney Award special is that it recognizes otherwise unsung heroes,” said 2016-17 NACDL President Barry J. Pollack, who presented the award. “For decades, George Newman has provided invaluable service to NACDL, motivated solely by his desire to improve the criminal justice system. He richly deserves this public recognition.”

Newman has been a dedicated member of NACDL for more than three decades and is currently in his fifth term on the Board of Directors. Sin

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