Washington, DC (November 9, 2012) – Washington appellate attorney Sheryl Gordon McCloud was elected on Tuesday to a six-year term as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington. Ms. Gordon McCloud, who has been a public defender, a law professor at Seattle University School of Law and most recently an attorney in private practice, has been a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) since 1990, and has served as a Vice Chair of NACDL’s Amicus Committee and as Chair of NACDL’s then State Constitutional Law Committee. In addition, Ms. Gordon McCloud served as Vice President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (WACDL), NACDL’s Washington affiliate, which also recognized her work with its President’s Award for Distinguished Service.
“While NACDL does not take positions on judicial contests or appointments, we are as an association extremely proud that a decades-long NACDL member, Sheryl Gordon McCloud, has been elected to serve as a Justice of the Supreme Court of the State of Washington,” said NACDL President Steven D. Benjamin. “Sheryl Gordon McCloud’s decades of service to her clients, her community, her students, and the legal profession, as well as to the Constitution and its principles of justice and due process, are consistent with the proud mission of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and indeed the entire bar. On behalf of NACDL, I congratulate Sheryl on this outstanding achievement.”
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.