Washington, DC (Oct. 26, 2016) – Earlier today, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) was presented with the U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) Outstanding Alliance Award at its 17th Annual Legal Reform Summit in recognition of its "important contributions to the fight for criminal justice reform."
ILR President Lisa A. Rickard presented the award to NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer, who accepted it on behalf of the Association. In presenting the award, Ms. Rickard pointed to NACDL as an "outstanding partner to the Institute for Legal Reform," continuing that the groups have worked "hand in hand on issues of mutual concern, including criminal intent, criminal discovery, and accountability for prosecutors who go too far."
Ms. Rickard also pointed to a day-long symposium this past May held jointly by ILR and NACDL to draw attention to the over-criminalization of American business. That symposium was entitled "The Enforcement Maze: Over-Criminalizing American Enterprise." Information, videos, and commentary from that symposium are available at www.nacdl.org/EnforcementMaze/.
After receiving the award, NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer said, "NACDL is proud to receive the Outstanding Alliance Award. It is a reflection of more than a decade of working closely with ILR to promote criminal justice reform. This partnership is proof positive that the effects of the nation's broken criminal justice system, and the fixation on using unrestrained criminal prosecution to attack all manner of disfavored personal, social, and economic behavior, are universal. They impact everyone in our society, and the business community is no exception. To fix the system, we need everyone working together, and support from the business community is crucial to these efforts."
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!
Ivan J. Dominguez, NACDL Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or email@example.com for more information.
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.