As NACDL’s Chief Operating Officer, Steven Logan, supports association staff in driving the Executive Director’s vision and meeting NACDL’s mission. He oversees the daily operations and business functions including, information technology, website, procurement, and facilities.
Steven led NACDL’s Return to Freedom Project (R2F) for its 2020 inaugural year. He assisted with the launch of several pro bono initiatives, including the Federal COVID-19 and D.C. Compassionate Release Projects in response to the threat that the Coronavirus Pandemic posed to the incarcerated community. In 2021, Steven managed the creation of NACDL’s Cannabis Justice Initiative.
As the project manager of the NACDL/FAMM State Clemency Project since its creation in 2017, Steven has recruited, trained, and supported volunteer attorneys and firms for their case reviews and submission of petitions for executive clemency. Steven works with state agents to ensure the efficient flow of data and submissions.
Steven served as the Assistant Project Manager for Clemency Project 2014 (CP2014). He developed the Applicant Tracking System (ATS), a management system for volunteer and applicant information. He developed protocols with federal agencies for the secure transmission of this data. The ATS continues to be used for R2F Initiatives and other NACDL projects.
Prior to the start of CP2014, he managed the NACDL’s technology resources and information technology infrastructure. He worked with staff to launch new online initiatives and aided membership using NACDL’s website, discussion groups, and other digital services.
Before to joining NACDL, Steven managed information technology departments in primary and secondary educational institutions, most recently at the See Forever Foundation and Maya Angelou Schools in the District of Columbia and at Mount Paran Christian School in Marietta, GA.
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.
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