Johnna Carey is NACDL’s Resource Counsel. She manages and maintains the NACDL Resource Center, which includes providing technical and substantive support to NACDL’s members. Johnna also works with NACDL Senior Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun to support NACDL’s work in the postconviction area.
Prior to joining NACDL, Johnna worked in several capacities in criminal defense and criminal justice reform. Following an internship with South Carolina Commission on Indigent Defense in the Capital Trial Division, Johnna was a Clemency Fellow in the American Bar Association’s Death Penalty Representation Project, creating state-by-state resources for capital defense practitioners. She then worked with the Capital Litigation Communications Project. Most recently, Johnna served incarcerated DC residents with mental illness and intellectual disabilities at the DC Jail and Prison Advocacy Project, a federally-designated protection and advocacy program for people with disabilities in DC and part of University Legal Services. Johnna is a graduate of Transylvania University and the Indiana University Maurer School of Law, where she was a Managing Editor of the Indiana Law Journal and received the Terry and Judy Albright Pro Bono and Public Interest Award, an award recognizing significant contribution through pro bono and public interest service.
Pre-Trial Suppression & Fourth Amendment Issues
This Trial Guide is a topical and practical handbook examining the nuts and bolts of the most current Fourth Amendment & Pre-Trial Suppression issues encountered in modern criminal cases.
Defense Counsel Playbook for Eyewitness ID Cases
This Trial Guide was written to help counsel use existing case law to its strongest advantage, and to create a framework for appellate challenges urging courts to adopt leading cases.
Ultimate Cross 2.0
This special CLE compilation program includes the highest-rated presentations on Cross-Examination techniques from NACDL's most recent seminars (2017-2019).
Forensic Sciences in Criminal Cases: A Multidiscipline Primer
In order to challenge forensic evidence, experts, reports and findings commonly encountered in the courtroom, an attorney must first have a basic understanding of the forensic issues that they will be confronting.