News Release

Nat'l Criminal Defense Bar Launches Weekly Podcast, "The Criminal Docket"

Washington, DC (March 16, 2012) – Each week, NACDL’s podcast “The Criminal Docket,” hosted by NACDL Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications Ivan J. Dominguez, will provide a rundown of the highlights in criminal justice news from the prior week, and will preview what’s coming up on the criminal docket in state and federal agencies, legislatures and the courts. In addition, every episode will explore important items on the criminal justice agenda, in-depth, with top leaders in the legal practice, public policy, journalism, academia, and others whose lives intersect with the criminal justice system.

This purpose of this initiative, as well as all that NACDL does, is to further the critically important, constitutional mission and values of “Liberty’s Last Champion.”

In this week's news rundown, NACDL takes you to a news conference on Capitol Hill yesterday announcing bipartisan discovery reform legislation. Also, in this first episode, we sit down with NACDL's Executive Director Norman Reimer to learn about the U.S. criminal justice system and why all Americans should care about the criminal law. Norman also offers valuable insight into the priorities and critical work of NACDL, the nation's criminal bar association.

Please look for a new episode of “The Criminal Docket” each Friday, available free of charge at either or in Apple’s iTunes Store.

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Ivan Dominguez, Deputy Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or

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 legal system.