News Release

Leesburg, Va., Attorney Bonnie H. Hoffman Re-Elected to Board of Directors of National Criminal Defense Bar Assn.

Washington, DC­ (Aug. 8, 2012) – Leesburg, Va., Deputy Public Defender Bonnie H. Hoffman was re-elected to the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 54th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Calif., on July 28. Hoffman, who is certified in Misdemeanor, Felony, Juvenile and Death Penalty representation by the Virginia State Bar, has been a member of NACDL since 1997.

Hoffman joined the Office of the Public Defender, 20th Judicial Circuit, Leesburg, Va. in 1995 as an Assistant Public Defender. A 1999 recipient of the Phillip Sadler Award for Excellence in Public Defense, Hoffman went on to become Deputy Public Defender for the 20th Judicial Circuit in 2001 and serves in that role to this day.

Hoffman is a frequent faculty member and lecturer on a variety of topics relating to criminal defense, trial skills and indigent defense issues. She currently serves as Chair of NACDL’s Indigent Defense Committee.

Hoffman received her B.A. with distinction in Political and Social Thought from the University of Virginia in 1991 and her J.D., also with distinction, from George Mason University School of Law in 1994.

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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 justice system.