News Release

A Message from NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer: Criminal Defenders' New Home on the Web

Washington, DC (Sept. 22, 2011) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the nation’s preeminent criminal defense bar association, is proud to announce the launch of its completely new and upgraded Website. Please take a few minutes to look around explore many new and exciting features. 

On the landing page, you will find an important message from NACDL President Lisa Wayne on capital punishment in America. You will also easily find all of the tremendous resources you have come to expect from NACDL – News and information, The Champion Magazine, NACDL’s Amicus Curiae briefs, our Legal Education Programs and Resources, the Brief & Motion Bank, and much, much more. In addition to NACDL’s general membership and Life Member directories, there is a public “Find a Lawyer” tool enabling visitors to find NACDL member lawyers in their area. NACDL’s new site brings expanded functionality, ease of use and improved searchability to your online NACDL experience. 

You can also shop online at the NACDL store where you will find publications, self-study CLE programs (audio and video), and NACDL apparel. In addition, you can register online for NACDL’s year-round live CLE seminars and online webcast programs. 

NACDL members can access NACDL’s online “Resource Center,” which houses a brief & motion bank, an experts database, information about NACDL’s Lawyers’ Assistance Strike Force and Ethics Hotline, and a plethora of other tools for lawyers.

“Liberty’s Last Champion” is stepping out front to provide our members and audiences with a more effective, efficient and aesthetically pleasing Internet home for the criminal defense bar. 

As with the launch of any website, there will be some glitches and bumps in the road. You can help us by providing your feedback at We invite you to visit the new website at and to take a video tour at 

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Ivan Dominguez, Deputy Director of Public Affairs & 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 legal system.