Press Release, Office of Senator Lisa Murkowski, Senator Responds to Study Showing Continued Failure to Disclosure to Defense (Nov. 17, 2014)
Commentary & Advocacy Letters
Comments to the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules on proposed amendments to pretrial experts disclosure in Rule 16 (February 16, 2021)
Coalition Letter on “Ensuring that Federal Prosecutors Meet Discovery Obligations” (June 5, 2012)
NACDL Letter on the House Judiciary Crime Subcommittee Hearing on The Prosecution of Former Senator Ted Stevens (April 18, 2012)
NACDL Letter on the Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing on the Special Counsel's Report on the Prosecution of Senator Ted Stevens (March 28, 2012)
Letter from Former Judges, Prosecutors, Law Enforcement, and Others Calling on Congress to Reform Federal Criminal Discovery (March 15, 2012)
Editorial: Justice and Open Files, The New York Times, February 26, 2012. Excerpt: "Prosecutors have a constitutional duty to disclose significant evidence favorable to a criminal defendant. But too often that duty, as laid out by the 1963 Supreme Court decision in Brady v. Maryland, is violated."
Letter from U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, to the Chair of the Judicial Conference Advisory Committee on the Rules of Criminal Procedure, April 28, 2009
NACDL Board Resolution Approving Model Open-File Legislation (May 18, 2014)
NACDL Board Resolution Approving Model Legislation To Strengthen Compliance with the Government's Duty to Disclose Favorable Information to the Accused (May 20, 2011)
NACDL Board Resolution Regarding Reform of the Hyde Amendment (February 19, 2011) and White Collar Crime Committee Report on Reform of the Hyde Amendment (November 2010)
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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!
Bipartisan Discovery Reform Legislation Introduced in U.S. Senate (March 15, 2012)
- NACDL News Release: NACDL Applauds Sensible, Bipartisan Discovery Reform Legislation
- News Conference Video: Introduction of the Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act
- Legislation: Fairness in Disclosure of Evidence Act of 2012 (S. 2197)
- NACDL Video: America Needs Sensible Discovery Reform
- One-Page Summary: The Need for Discovery Reform
- Case Summaries: The Human Cost of Brady Violations
Joint Congressional Hearing on Prosecutorial Misconduct (2007)
Existing Laws and Ethics Rules
28 U.S.C. § 530B, Ethical standards for attorneys for the Government (McDade Amendment)
28 C.F.R. § 77, Ethical standards for attorneys for the Government
28 C.F.R. § 50.2, Release of information by personnel of the Department of Justice relating to criminal and civil proceedings
ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct (Table of Contents) –
- Rule 3.6 Trial Publicity
- Comment to ABA Model Rule 3.6
- Rule 3.8 Special Responsibilities Of A Prosecutor
- Comment to ABA Model Rule 3.8
ABA Standards for Criminal Justice: Prosecution and Defense Function – Prosecution Function
ABA Formal Opinion 09-454 – Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose Evidence and Information Favorable to the Defense, July 8, 2009