2022 Board of Directors Resolutions

Resolutions adopted by NACDL's Board of Directors or Membership are posted online. Resolutions adopted prior to the year 2000 are posted as they are available. For more information on resolutions adopted prior to 2000, please contact NACDL.

Adopting Special Election Procedures

The Board of Directors adopted a procedure to hold a special election to fill vacancies on the Board of Directors.

Amending Powers and Duties of the Members of NACDL’s Board of Directors

The Board of Directors amended the official duties of board members.

On the Role of the Federal Government Regarding the Public Defense Function

In June 2021 NACDL convened a Defender General Working Group to study and inform NACDL’s policies relating to the potential role of the federal government regarding the defense function. Rather than supporting a particular title or agency, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers endorses the following policies related to the federal government’s role in public defense.

Regarding Bureau of Prisons Oversight

NACDL’s Board of Directors adopted a resolution supporting an independent oversight body for the Federal Bureau of Prisons.

Resolution re Dehumanizing Advocacy

NACDL's Board of Directors resolved to condemn advocacy that dehumanizes individuals, groups, or communities on the basis of race or any other constitutionally-protected classification.

Recognizing and Remembering Robert Fogelnest

The Board of Directors remembers past president Robert Fogelnest

Recognizing and Remembering Natman Schaye

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers recognizes and remembers Natman Schaye, a fierce advocate for justice and a bemused observer of the human condition

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