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Public Defense Scholarships


NACDL is pleased to offer scholarship assistance for public defense providers to attend Continuing Legal Education programs. The scholarships are awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the excellent training programs offered by NACDL and other national organizations. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

Scholarship Instructions and Application:

Application Deadlines: Review of applications for a particular program begins approximately three months prior to the start date of the program. After initial award offers are extended, applications are reviewed and awards made on a rolling basis. Individuals should apply early for the best chance of receiving awards, especially those seeking travel assistance. Applications received less than three weeks prior to the program date will not be considered.


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Upcoming CLE Programs


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Mistaken eyewitness identifications and false and coerced confessions are two of the three leading causes of wrongful convictions; according to the Innocence Project's study of 325 exonerations. In many jurisdictions, court rulings on the admissibility of identification evidence lag hopelessly behind science. On the other hand, there are recent breakthroughs in several states. This groundbreaking seminar will offer a full day of training on both of these important issues. For more information, click here.

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Don't miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields. This two-day event is produced in partnership with the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).  For more information, click here.

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