We have lost a giant of the profession, but Albert Krieger’s legacy of devotion to the Sixth Amendment right to counsel will inspire generations.
NACDL President Nina J. Ginsberg
On May 14th, 2020, NACDL Past President and recipient of two of NACDL's highest honors, the Robert C. Heeney Memorial Award given annually to the one criminal defense attorney who best exemplifies the goals and values of the Association and the legal profession and NACDL’s Lifetime Achievement Award, Albert J. Krieger passed away in Miami, Florida. To honor the wishes of his family and to ensure that his memory and his example will live on, a fund was established at the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice (NFCJ) in his name.
Through his eloquence, his integrity, his dignity and his example, he transformed a nascent group of dreamers into an organization respected by every branch of government, whose briefs are routinely cited in Supreme Court opinions and whose members command the respect of the entire profession and the public.
NACDL Executive Director Norman L. Reimer
The NFCJ is a not-for-profit corporation and contributions made in his memory are tax deductible. In addition, the NFCJ is eligible to receive contributions through foundation grants and donor advised funds. Donations may be made through this site below. Checks should be made out to the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice and sent to the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice at 1660 L. St, NW, 12th Floor, Washington, DC 20036. If you send a check, please note the fund in the memo section and alert us (email@example.com) of your intent so that we may track our progress.. For more information, contact Clay Braswell, firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-465-7641.
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!