Washington, DC (December 12, 2011) – In a special election held last month to fill a vacancy, Denver attorney Norman R. Mueller was elected to NACDL's Board of Directors at the fall board meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada. A Past President of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, Mueller has served on NACDL's Amicus (or friend-of-the-court brief) Committee as 10th Circuit Vice Chair. He has also served on the Amicus Committee of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar since 2004. In addition, Mueller has also been a presenter on ethics issues at NACDL CLE programs.
A former Colorado state public defender, Mueller has practiced criminal law for nearly four decades. He serves on the board of the Colorado Lawyers Committee, where he worked for the establishment of a Sixth Amendment Task Force to address the constitutionality of the Colorado statute that requires individuals charged with misdemeanors to meet with the prosecutor before counsel is appointed. In 2010, Mueller was appointed by Colorado’s governor to the Judicial Performance Commission for the Second Judicial District. He has been a member for more than 20 years of the Colorado Supreme Court Committee on Appellate Rules and is a chapter author for the Colorado Appellate Handbook.
Mueller is licensed to practice law in Colorado and before the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado, as well as before the Sixth, Eighth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He received his B.A. from the University of Kansas, with distinction, in 1971 and his J.D. from Yale Law School in 1974.
A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.
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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.