NACDL - 2012 Board of Directors Resolutions

2012 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 Ethics Opinion on Plea Agreements Barring Collateral Attack

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers adopted Ethics Opinion 12-02

Concerning Pretrial Release and Limited Use of Financial Bond

An accused under any significant pretrial restriction of liberty, including but not limited to home confinement, should be entitled to appropriate credit for such restriction against any future sentence.

Establishing Special Election Procedures

the following procedures shall govern the special election to be held at the NACDL Fall meeting in New Orleans: .......

Conferring Honorary Membership upon Raag Singhal

NACDL nominates RAAG SINGHAL, as Honorary Member of the NACDL. 

Accepting the Invitation to Join the Defending Immigrants Parntership as a National Defender Member

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers hereby accepts the invitation to join the Defending Immigrants Partnership as a National Defender Member; and

NACDL will continue to work with other members of the Defending Immigrants Partnership to provide defense attorneys with critical resources and training about the immigration consequences of crimes.

Calling upon the federal government to conduct a comprehensive review

NACDL calls upon the federal government to conduct a comprehensive review of cases in which potentially flawed forensic evidence was utilized, including but not limited to those in which microscopic or visual hair comparison evidence was admitted, and to make immediate and full disclosure of the use of such evidence to the prosecution, defendant, and defense counsel in each case, ........

Endorsing Proposition 34 to End the Death Penalty in California

NACDL endorses Proposition 34 as a more effective, just, and cost-efficient method of preventing, solving, and punishing crime.

Urging the Recognition of Right to Counsel at Initial Appearance

NACDL urges all states and U.S. territories to adopt such constitutional provisions, laws or regulations necessary to guarantee that every accused person, irrespective of financial capacity to engage counsel, shall be guaranteed counsel at the first appearance before a judicial officer at which liberty is at stake or at which a plea of guilty to any criminal charge may be entered. ............