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November 30, 2018; Vol. 17 No. 11

Past Member of NACDL’s Board of Directors Candace Crouse Elected Appellate Judge in Ohio

On Nov. 6, 2018, Election Day, Candace Crouse, a past member of NACDL’s Board of Directors and Vice Chair of NACDL’s Amicus Curiae Committee, was elected to serve as a Judge on the First District Court of Appeals in Ohio.

“While NACDL does not take positions on judicial contests or appointments, the Association and its members are extremely proud of Candace Crouse,” said NACDL President Drew Findling. “The Association, including its renowned Amicus Curiae program, are so grateful for Candace’s long-time and continued service to the bar. On behalf of NACDL, I congratulate Candace Crouse on this outstanding achievement.”

“If Candace Crouse brings to the bench the same intellect, dedication, and integrity that she brought to NACDL’s Board of Directors and its Amicus Curiae program, her service will bring great honor to Ohio’s judiciary and justice to the litigants whose cases come before her,” said NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer.

Candace Crouse started her career in Cincinnati after spending two years clerking for a federal district court judge in Wheeling, West Virginia. For the past several years, her practice has been at the Cincinnati-based firm of Pinales Stachler Young Burrell & Crouse Co., LPA. Candace has litigated criminal cases at both the trial and appellate levels in state and federal courts. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College. She was recently selected by Best Lawyers®, as ”2019 Cincinnati Lawyer of the Year” Criminal Defense: White Collar.

Candace earned her J.D. from The Ohio State University College of Law, where she was a managing editor of The Ohio State Law Journal and a member of the Civil Rights Moot Court team.

2019 Diversity Summer Law Fellowship

The goal of this program is to pair law students from historically underrepresented backgrounds with top criminal defense practitioners in both the private and public sectors from around the country. Each practitioner has agreed to provide each Fellow with a substantive opportunity to learn, grow, and witness firsthand what true advocacy looks like.

Please see below for details:

Eligible applicants: 1Ls and 2Ls from historically underrepresented backgrounds, in good academic standing, and enrolled at an ABA-accredited law school.

Educational background: Demonstrated commitment to criminal justice – e.g., coursework, extracurricular activities, pre-law school organizational involvement.

Placement: The potential host criminal defense offices are located throughout the country and will offer opportunities to learn about various stages of criminal proceedings ranging from pretrial to appeals. Applicants will be able to rank their location preferences once their application has been received.

Summer Stipend: Fellows will receive a weekly stipend of $500.00 to work for up to eight (8) weeks with selected criminal defense offices/practitioners. 

Length of Fellowship: Up to eight (8) weeks.

Deadline: Applications must be submitted by December 3, 2018, at 11:59pm. The application form and instructions can be found at www.nacdl.org/summerfellowship 

Submission Method: Please submit all documents in one PDF via email to summerfellowship@nacdl.org 

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at summerfellowship@nacdl.org 

NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center

NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center now offers direct assistance to defense lawyers handling cases involving new technologies and tactics that may infringe on privacy rights of Americans. The Center’s staff is available to help members of the defense bar in bringing new Fourth Amendment challenges, providing a range of support: from training and resources to expert consultation and direct litigation, all free of charge.

Launched in April 2018, the Fourth Amendment Center seeks to build a robust legal infrastructure to challenge outdated legal doctrines that undermine privacy rights in the digital age. To this end, the Center is now available provide litigation assistance in cases raising new Fourth Amendment concerns, including:

  • Searches & seizures of personal data held by “third-party” service providers (the “third-party doctrine”);
  • Overbroad searches & seizures of electronic devices or online accounts;
  • Electronic location tracking, including cell site simulators (“Stingrays”);
  • Government hacking and use of “network investigative techniques”;
  • New law enforcement technologies: predictive policing, facial recognition and biometric identification, and drone/aerial surveillance.

Defense lawyers with cases involving any of these issues are encouraged to contact NACDL’s Fourth Amendment Center. The Center is available to provide consultations and litigation resources as well as direct assistance in support of a defendant’s Fourth Amendment claims. Specifically, the Center may assist in motion practice, preparation for suppression hearings, as well as appellate strategy, brief writing, and oral argument. The Center also provides group trainings for defense lawyers around the country and upon request.

To request assistance or additional information, contact:

  • Jumana Musa, Director, Fourth Amendment Center: (202) 465-7658, jmusa@nacdl.org 
  • Michael Price, Senior Litigation Counsel, Fourth Amendment Center: (202) 465-7615, mprice@nacdl.org
Bylaw Amendment
On October 27, 2018, at a regularly scheduled meeting in Savannah, Georgia, the Board of Directors voted to submit a bylaws amendment to NACDL’s membership. The amendment concerns Articles II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and XI of NACDL’s bylaws. The complete proposed amendment and the Action Report of the Bylaws Committee are available online.
Legislative Advocacy

Advocacy Resources: What NACDL Can Do for You  

Visit NACDL's Take Action webpage for state and federal legislative updates and action alerts. You can find more advocacy information and resources in NACDL's Advocacy Resource Library. Please contact NACDL's Director of Advocacy, Monica L. Reid, at mreid@nacdl.org for any advocacy question or need.

Federal Legislative Tracking  

Click here for a complete listing of all federal legislation NACDL is currently tracking. For more information on a specific bill or to learn NACDL's position, please contact Monica Reid, NACDL's Director of Advocacy, at mreid@nacdl.org.

Affinity Partners

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NACDL has partnered with Association Health Programs (AHP) to offer NACDL members a variety of health insurance programs. AHP specializes in comprehensive health insurance programs for associations. With 30 years of experience servicing over 300 associations, AHP offers product knowledge, rate stability, and buying power.

NACDL members can access information on health insurance policies, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, critical illness, travel insurance, and long-term care.

Call 888-450-3040 or click here to learn more about available plans and rates. Product availability and rates vary by state and individual circumstance.

Insurance is not available for the following states: AK, HI, MA, ME, NH, NJ, NY, RI, VT, and WA. 

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