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NACDL News: Christopher A. Wellborn Receives NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award

By Ivan J. Dominguez and Ian Nawalinski

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Rick Jones (left) presents the Champion of Justice Award to Christopher A. Wellborn.

Attorney Christopher A. Wellborn of Rock Hill, South Carolina, received the Champion of Justice Legal Award from NACDL at the Association’s Annual Meeting in Miami Beach, Florida, on July 29.

“Chris Wellborn is a true and dedicated soldier for the criminal defense function and the mission of this great Association,” said NACDL Immediate Past President Rick Jones, who presented Wellborn with NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award. “The epitome of an unsung hero, Chris Wellborn has for many years served in multiple leadership roles at NACDL, expertly advancing the promise of the U.S. Constitution and the cause of criminal justice reform in this nation.”

Wellborn, a life member of NACDL, joined in 1994 and has participated on the Board of Directors since 2010. He served as NACDL treasurer from 2015 to 2016 and as parliamentarian from 2017 to 2018. Wellborn is the current co-chair of NACDL’s

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