Albert J. Krieger Memorial Fund

In remembrance of past NACDL President and legal icon Albert J. Krieger, the NFCJ has established a memorial fund to support work that will honor his memory and commitment to excellence within the Criminal Defense Bar.  

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

Albert J. KriegerOn 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 ( of your intent so that we may track our progress.. For more information, contact Clay Braswell, or 202-465-7641.

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