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NACDL President Drew Findling to Speak at #SecondChances Conference in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday, January 26

Washington, DC (Jan. 22, 2019) – The Brian Hamilton Foundation and Inmates to Entrepreneurs are sponsoring a conference, open to the public, this Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Atlanta, GA -- #SecondChances Atlanta: How to Start Your Own Business. This free, half-day event (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET) will take place at:

Loudermilk Conference Center, 1st Floor
40 Courtland Street Northeast
Atlanta, GA

“I am honored to be speaking at this important event Saturday about a cause that is so near and dear to my heart – that of second chances,” said National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) President Drew Findling, who will be the keynote speaker at Saturday’s conference. “It is so inspiring that Brian Hamilton has taken on this critical cause and is so generously helping people secure the second chance that everyone deserves. NACDL has long been focused on the importance of removing the barriers to re-entry after an individual has served their time, and it is programs like this one that provide individuals with the tools they need to do so.”

The program is a half-day course in the basics of starting, running, and growing your own small business. The event will be led by tech entrepreneur Brian Hamilton, who has been featured in Inc., Forbes, Fortune, Entrepreneur, U.S. News, CNBC, and Fox Business. Hamilton understands what it means to start small -- his first businesses were a landscaping service and coin laundromat. He went on to found Sageworks, the nation's first financial technology company, which he sold in May in one of the largest exits in North Carolina history.

While free of charge, registration is required. For more information and to register to attend the event, please click here.

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Ivan Dominguez, NACDL Senior Director of Public Affairs and Communications, (202) 465-7662 or

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.