News Release

Criminal Defense Lawyers Elect Officers, Board Members

Denver, CO (August 8, 1998) -- The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced the election of its 1998-1999 officers and directors at its Annual Meeting here today. The new leadership will be sworn in today, Saturday August 8, at the Association's membership and board of directors meeting at the Westin hotel in downtown Denver.

The new officers are: Larry Pozner, Denver, President; William B. Moffitt, Washington, D.C., President-Elect (this office has a one-year term); Edward A. Mallett, Houston, TX, First Vice President; Irwin H. Schwartz, Seattle, WA, Second Vice President; Lawrence S. Goldman, New York, NY, Treasurer; and E.E. "Bo" Edwards, Nashville, TN, Secretary. Gerald B. Lefcourt, New York, continues with the Association's Executive Committee in the position of Immediate Past President.

The new members of NACDL's Board of Directors are Hal Arenstein, Cincinnati, OH; Stephen Glassroth, Montgomery, AL; Carmen Hernandez, Washington, D.C.; and John Zwerling, Alexandria, VA. The re-elected Directors are Frank Jackson, Dallas, TX; Helen Leiner, Fairfax, VA; Jeralyn Merritt, Denver; Marvin Miller, Alexandria, VA; Daniel Monnat, Wichita, KS; Dennis Roberts, Oakland, CA; David S. Rudolph, Chapel Hill, NC; and Martin Weinberg, Boston, MA. Affiliate organization representatives at the meeting elected Frederick D. Leatherman, Jr., Seattle, WA, and William P. Bryson, Anchorage, AK, Affiliate Board Members. 

Officers serve a one-year term. Directors serve a three-year term; under the Association's bylaws, directors are eligible for election to two consecutive terms.

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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.