Washington, DC (Aug. 8, 2011) -- NACDL elected and swore in its new Officers and Directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting in Denver, Colorado, on Aug. 6, 2011. Ohio attorney William R. Gallagher, Chair of NACDL's Continuing Legal Education Institute, was awarded the 31st annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award, NACDL's most prestigious honor. Michael DiLauro, Director of Training and Legislative Liaison, Office of the Public Defender, Providence, Rhode Island, was awarded NACDL's inaugural Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award. Deryl Dantzler, Dean of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, was awarded NACDL's Champion of Justice Award.
Election Results are below:
- President: Lisa M. Wayne (Denver, CO)
- President-Elect: Steven D. Benjamin (Richmond, VA)
- First Vice-President: Jerry J. Cox(Mount Vernon, KY)
- Second Vice-President: Theodore Simon (Philadelphia, PA)
- Treasurer: E.G. Morris (Austin, TX)
- Secretary: Barry J. Pollack (Washington, DC)
Board of Directors
- William H. Buckman (Moorestown, NJ)
- Paul B. DeWolfe (Baltimore, MD)
- Elissa Heinrichs (Doylestown, PA)
- Michael P. Heiskell (Ft. Worth, TX)
- Tracy A. Miner (Boston, MA)
- Tyrone C. Moncriffe (Houston, TX)
- Melinda M. Sarafa (New York, NY)
- David B. Smith (Alexandria, VA)
- Geneva Vanderhorst (Washington, DC)
Rick Jones (New York, NY) was appointed by NACDL President Lisa M. Wayne to serve as NACDL's Parliamentarian.
Directors Jay Clark (Cincinnati, OH) and William P. Wolf (Chicago, IL) were selected to serve on NACDL's Executive Committee.
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