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NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights.
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How and When to Settle a Criminal Case Denis deVlaming
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Solving the Youth Violence Problem in America Janet Reno
State Legislative Affairs Update Scott Ehlers
The Scarlet Letter of the Law: The Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 Kyle O'Dowd
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