H. Clay Braswell, Jr. joined NACDL and the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice as the first Development Director for the organizations in September of 2019. Just prior, Clay served as Vice President for Advancement at the Maryland Historical Society, where he directed all advancement and communications staff and launched a major capital campaign. Before taking that position, he served as Trustee for six years and Chair of the Society's Development Committee for eight. Prior to assuming the staff position at the Historical Society, Clay served as the Director of Advancement at the Virginia Institute of Autism, in Charlottesville, Virginia, where he managed all fundraising activities, including major events, donor outreach, and proposal development. He also guided a strategic planning process for the Institute. Prior to his work for VIA, Clay worked at The Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law for 13 years, where he served as Director of Development and Operations. His extensive portfolio included management of grants and government contracts as well direct involvement with donor cultivation and board engagement. He has served on numerous boards and was a program manager for the Inland Foundation, a corporate foundation based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Clay brings to NACDL an expertise in nonprofit governance, strategic planning, marketing and development.
Clay has been involved in numerous volunteer activities and has been an active participant in the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Clay earned his B.A. at Randolph-Macon College, and an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies at the Center for Philanthropy at Indiana University (now the Lilly School of Philanthropy).
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!