Washington, DC (October 10, 2012) – As the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) begins its 2012 -13 fiscal year, a number of important appointments have been announced.
Akvile Athanason, who has served the Meetings Department tirelessly and effectively for more than five years in support of NACDL’s extensive CLE program, has been appointed Education Manager.
Since joining NACDL a bit more than four years ago, Ivan Dominguez has helped maximize NACDL’s communications strategies through a plethora of innovations that have harnessed cutting-edge technologies and social media. During that time he has supported every aspect of NACDL’s public messaging, as well as providing robust support for NACDL’s white collar crime initiative. Ivan has been appointed Director of Public Affairs and Communications.
Doug Reale has played a leading role in producing and marketing NACDL’s CLE products, cultivating a vital new revenue stream for the Association. Additionally, he has provided invaluable technical support at both live seminars and in-house CLE programming. Doug has been appointed Manager for Strategic Marketing and Sales.
Viviana Sejas, who has been a mainstay in providing membership and accounting support for NACDL for more than 14 years, has been appointed Senior Membership and Administrative Assistant.
Daniel Weir, who has provided Executive Director Norman Reimer with invaluable support across a wide range of areas, has been appointed Foundation Manager and Executive Assistant.
Finally, NACDL has engaged Steven Krieger as Project Counsel to assist Resource Counsel Vanessa Antoun with post-conviction work for one year. Steven earned his B.B.A. with an emphasis in Environmental Studies at the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business and his J.D. from UCLA School of Law, where he founded the UCLA Innocence Project and served as Articles Editor for the Journal of Environmental Policy. In 2011, law reviews published two articles written by Steven: Why Our Justice System Convicts Innocent People and the Challenges Faced by Innocence Projects Trying to Exonerate Them (14 New Crim. L. Rev. 333 (2011)) and Do ‘Tough on Crime’ Politicians Win More Elections? (45 Creighton L. Rev. 131 (2011)).
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.
Justice For All, Justice Now White T-Shirt (Women’s)
This custom, vintage-faded NACDL t-shirt is 50% polyester, 25% cotton, and 25% rayon weighing 5.2 oz. and is lightwieght, flexible and soft, providing maximum comfort. It features the "Justice For All, Justice Now" slogan and Lady Liberty image on the front, with the NACDL logo on the back. Currently available in both men's and women's sizes in both black and white colors. View the full line-up of colors and sizes on our online store, as well as our other popular and best-selling t-shirt designs at: nacdl.org/store.
Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection - CD-ROM
NACDL’s Drug Cases Resource Materials Collection is the sweeping culmination of every single article of written materials ever published from each installment of NACDL's annual "Defending Modern Drug Cases" seminar. Totaling over 12,000 pages, this vast collection includes 12+ years of motions, briefs, reports, outlines, transcripts, case citations, scholarly articles, powerpoints and other written commentaries. This collection provides trial strategies and tactics you can immediately apply to your current cases.
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.
Ivan J. Dominguez, Director of Public Affairs & Communications, (202) 465-7662 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.