Washington, DC (September 3, 2014) – The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) today announces the appointment of Diane DePietropaolo Price as indigent defense training manager. In this role, Ms. Price will support NACDL’s Indigent Defense Department and its broad efforts to support indigent defense providers across America. She will develop live and recorded trainings for public and private defenders who represent the indigent accused and will coordinate trainings in consultation with a national working group of public defense leaders and training experts.
Ms. Price has dedicated her career to working on behalf of poor people accused of crimes as an Assistant Public Defender for the Mecklenburg County Public Defender’s Office in Charlotte, N.C. In addition to advocating on behalf of her clients, Ms. Price also developed training materials for the Mecklenburg County Bar that were designed to assist attorneys taking indigent cases for either conflict or because of overload. Price is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and completed her B.A. at Western Carolina University.
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer said: "NACDL is excited to have Diane DePietropaolo Price join its Indigent Defense Department. Her appointment reflects NACDL’s steadfast commitment to ensuring that all accused people in the United States are provided with first-rate representation, and Diane will play a critical part in that work. By leading and organizing trainings, she will help NACDL raise and develop the advocacy skills of indigent defense providers nationwide. Her experience as a public defender makes her keenly aware of the issues on the ground and the best ways to address them."
NACDL Indigent Defense Training and Reform Director Colette Tvedt said: "NACDL has added an extraordinary member to its team. I am thrilled by Diane’s arrival. Her energy, enthusiasm, and dedication will allow NACDL to expand its robust efforts to assist the nation’s indigent defense providers."
Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence: A Trial Strategy Guide
NACDL’s Pattern Cross-Examination for DNA and Biological Evidence will assist criminal defense practitioners in scoring points when cross-examining forensic experts in cases involving DNA and biological evidence. This resource contains thousands of questions that will help defense lawyers cross-examine challenging witnesses without reinventing the wheel with each new case. It includes pattern questions that can be used to dominate prosecution DNA experts and level the playing field at trial.
Cross-Examination of the Analyst in Drug Prosecutions (2nd Ed.) By James M. Shellow
Now in its second edition with some new material, James M. Shellow’s book offers what its title promises: ways of thinking about cross-examining the forensic analysts in drug cases. But the book is so much more than that. It offers a look inside the mind of one of the finest cross-examiners and defense lawyers the United States has produced in the last seventy years. This small book can inspire and direct you in making big changes in the way you defend your clients and think about the entire project of trying any case.
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Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
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Mental Illness & the Law: Addressing and Litigating Behavioral Health Disorders in Criminal Cases
Whether it is insanity, impairment, a disorder, or adolescent brain development; mental health and intellectual competence issues affect pretrial supervision, trial and sentencing, and your chances of successfully advocating for your impaired client. This training provides ideas and proven solutions to assist you in advocating for your client during trial, whether it be insanity defenses, jury selection, cross of expert witnesses, persuasion, or mitigation at sentencing.
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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.