Affiliate Organizations

NACDL has 95 affiliated organizations spanning the United States, its territories, and the globe.

Affiliated organizations are recognized as such because their mission, goals, and structure mirror those of NACDL, and they are like-minded in their pursuit of ensuring justice and due process for persons accused of crime, improving the integrity, independence and expertise of the criminal defense profession, and promoting the proper and fair administration of criminal justice.

The Council of Affiliates. Your Voice.
The Council of Affiliates is comprised of (4) affiliate representatives who serve on NACDL's Board of Directors. Council members are elected by the local leadership of affiliated organizations and are responsible for representing the interests of all 95 NACDL Affiliates to its Board. The Council is primarily tasked with coordinating information and maintaining the relationship between NACDL and its county, city, state-wide, and international Affiliates.

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Let your Affiliate voice be heard!


Voting Instructions:
Each NACDL Affiliate shall be entitled to cast one ballot in the election. Ballots must be cast by an official representative of the affiliated organization, namely the executive director, an executive officer, or by an individual member of that affiliated organization designated by one of its officers. A non-officer designee must provide written documentation from an executive officer of their respective affiliate at the time of submitting their vote, which authorizes them to cast the ballot on behalf of the organization.

Voting Deadline:
Each Affiliate may cast their ballot electronically via email, so long as it is received by the established deadline. Ballots must be returned to, and received by NACDL by 5:00pm Eastern Standard Time, on Friday, July 23, 2022.  A plurality of votes cast shall elect two candidates. Email your ballot to or mail to: NACDL Affiliate Election, c/o Jessica Stepan, 1660 L St. NW 12th FL., Washington, DC 20036.Because the Council of Affiliates is your voice to NACDL, Affiliate leaders are encouraged to contact their designated Council of Affiliates members to enhance the effectiveness of the affiliate network.  

The current Council is broken-up by region. 

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Please identify your Affiliate representative below:

Timothy E. Zerillo
(Co-Chair) - Class of 2022
Portland, ME
Phone: (207) 228-1139

Northeast Representative: CT, DC, DE, MA, MD, ME, NH, NJ, NY, PA, Puerto Rico, RI, and VT


Lawrence Zimmerman
Class of 2022
Atlanta, GA
Phone: (404) 351-3000

Midwest Representative: IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, and WI

Adrian M. Lobo
(Vice-Chair) - Class of 2024
Las Vegas, NV
Phone: (702) 290-8998

Western Representative: AK, AZ, CA, CO, HI, ID, MP, MT, NM, NV, OR, UT, WA, and WY

Lorna S. McClusky
(Vice-Chair) - Class of 2024
Memphis, TN
Phone: (901) 384-4004

Southeast Representative: AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX, VA, and WV

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