Washington, DC (July 31, 2012) -- NACDL elected and swore in its new Officers and Directors at its Annual Board and Membership Meeting in San Francisco, California, on July 28, 2012. California attorney, NACDL Life Member and now NACDL Parliamentarian Vicki Young was awarded the 32nd annual Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award. The Heeney Award is given annually to the member who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession. Anthony Romero, Executive Director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), was awarded NACDL’s Champion of Justice Award. And Connecticut attorney Jennifer L. Zito was awarded NACDL’s 2nd Champion of State Criminal Justice Reform Award.
Election Results are below:
President: Steven D. Benjamin (Richmond, VA)
President-Elect: Jerry J. Cox (Mount Vernon, KY)
First Vice-President: Theodore Simon (Philadelphia, PA)
Second Vice-President: E.G. Morris (Austin, TX)
Treasurer: John Wesley Hall (Little Rock, AR) (two-year term)
Secretary: Barry J. Pollack (Washington, DC)
Board of Directors
Ellen C. Brotman (Philadelphia, PA)
Alexander Bunin (Houston, TX)
Jean-Jacques Cabou (Phoenix, AZ)
Anthony Cotton (Waukesha, WI)
Aric M. Cramer (St. George, UT)
Candace Crouse (Cincinnati, OH)
Ramon De La Cabada (Miami, FL)
Drew Findling (Atlanta, GA)
Richard Gilbert (Washington, DC)
Nina Ginsberg (Alexandria, VA)
Bonnie Hoffman (Leesburg, VA)
Ashish Joshi (Ann Arbor, MI)
Nellie King (West Palm Beach, FL)
Benjamin LaBranche (Baton Rouge, LA)
Jeff Thoma (Fairfield, CA)
Vicki Young (San Francisco, CA) was appointed Parliamentarian by NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin at the July 28 meeting of the Board of Directors.
Directors Drew Findling (Atlanta, GA) and Christopher A. Wellborn (Rock Hill, SC) were selected to serve on NACDL’s Executive Committee.
Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!
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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 legal system.