- Letter to NJ Legislature Leadership on Making Police Disciplinary Records Public (October 2020)
- Letter to NYPD OIG on Auditing the Gang Database to Clear Out Misleading Data (September 2020)
- Coalition Letter to Member Chau on Sharing Facial Recognition Technology and Data in CA (April 2020)
- Coalition Letter to Gov. Abbott on Detention in Texas State Facilities During COVID-19 (April 2020)
- Coalition Letter to AG Barr on Expanding DOJ Federal and State Response to COVID-19 (April 2020)
- Coalition Letter to Am. Assoc. of Motor Vehicle Admin. on No Suspensions in COVID-19 (April 2020)
- Joint Letter to Gov. Cuomo on Reducing NY Prison Populations During COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2020)
Call for a Nationwide Moratorium on Juvenile Fees and Fines During COVID-19 Pandemic (April 2020)
A coalition of national and local advocacy groups issued a call to state and local officials to stop rendering juvenile system fines and fee for the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, when many families are already experiencing economic hardship, in addition to other suggested policy and legislative actions to reduce harm.
- Coalition Letter to National Sheriffs’ Association on Mitigating COVID-19 in Jails (March 2020)
- Coalition Letter to U.S. Conference of Mayors on Mitigating COVID-19 in Jails (March 2020)
- Coalition Letter to Nat. Governors Assoc. on Mitigating COVID-19 in Prisons and Jails (March 2020)
- Recommendations to Congress to Protect Incarcerated People During the COVID-19 Pandemic (March 2020)
- Letters to MD State Judiciary Cmtes on Jury Eligibility After a Criminal Conviction (March 2020)
- Statement to the D.C. City Council Judiciary Cmte on Prohibiting "Panic" Defenses (October 2019)
- Virginia Statement in Support of Comment 3.8(d)
Wisconsin Assigned Counsel Rate NACDL Comment
In 2018 NACDL filed a public comment in support of a Petition before the Wisconsin Supreme Court to raise the rate of compensation for court appointed counsel, and declaring its current $40 per hour rate as unreasonable. The Court refused to hold the state's rate unreasonable, but did elect to raise its own court assigned case rate from $70/hour to $100/hr.
- Virginia Death Penalty - Electric Chair Opposition Letter
- Maryland Death Penalty - Letter to Senate and House Members
- New Hampshire Death Penalty - Letter to Senate Minority Leader Sylvia Larsen
- New Hampshire Death Penalty - Letter to Senate Majority Leader Jeb Bradley
- Maryland Death Penalty - Letter to Sen. Mike Miller
- Utah Death Penalty - Letter to Gov. Herbert
- Maryland Death Penalty - Letter to Gov. O'Malley
- Delaware Death Penalty
- Coalition Letter in Opposition to Indiana Felony Registry Bill
- TACDL-NACDL Supreme Court Filing
- Indiana Task Force Memo 2018
- Comments to VA Supreme Court on Discovery Rules 3A:11 and 3A:12
- Letter to Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors
- NY-Letter of Support funding public defense 2016
- Statement to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime on Public Defense Representation (March 2009)
- New Mexico Expungement Bill - NACDL Letter of Support
- DC Removing Barriers to Occupational Licenses Bill - Letter of Support
- Maryland's Death Penalty
Explore keywords to find information
This is a sponsored ad
Manage Your Law Firm All in One Place
Pattern Cross-Examination of Expert Witnesses: A Trial Strategy & Resource Guide
In a criminal trial, cross-examination of the prosecution’s forensic expert may make the difference between victory or defeat.
2020 Sample Motions Collection Update
NACDL’s 2020 Sample Motions Collection is the follow-up to our wildly popular 2019 Sample Motions Collection and contains the newest and most recent additions to our ever-expanding Sample Motions library.
State v. Stone - A Case Study on Child Sexual Molestation & Sexual Battery
The criminal defense attorney tasked with defending such a case has to be prepared to not only show reasonable doubt, but to answer this question: If it did not happen, how is it that the child believes it did happen?
POZNER ON CROSS: Advanced Cross of Experts & Officers in DUI Cases
It’s not your strong opening argument. It’s not how many of your impassioned objections the judge sustains. It’s not even how you tie your theory of the case together with a dazzling closing statement bow. What wins your trial is your cross.