August 2019

August 2019 Cover

What are the best practice guidelines to assist attorneys in choosing and working with interpreters? Find out in this issue of The Champion.


Articles in this Issue

  1. Affiliate News

    What events are NACDL affiliates hosting this month? Find out here.

  2. Book Review: The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI by Marc Ruskin

    This month Gail Gianasi Natale reviews The Pretender: My Life Undercover for the FBI by Marc Ruskin.

  3. Defending Against International Extradition from the United States

    Matters of extradition involve complex analyses of the applicable treaty, Executive Branch interpretation of the treaty, case law and statutory law, and in-depth investigation into the facts underlying the crime. The authors discuss the legal requirements for certification and the commonly used defenses to certification for extradition to a foreign country. A solid working knowledge of the land mines that are ever present in these cases is critical.

  4. From the President: With Dramatic Increases in Women Prisoners, How Much Indifference Can We Stand?

    Programming and policy decisions at the Bureau of Prisons do not fully consider the needs of female inmates.

  5. ICE Arrests in State Courthouses: A National Crisis

    There have been disturbing trends in the numbers of noncitizens who have been arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) in state courthouses. The authors offer strategies that can help attorneys protect their clients and witnesses from being arrested or intimidated by ICE when they go to criminal court as well as noncriminal tribunals.

  6. Inside NACDL: NACDL’s Annual Renewal

    Here are the 2019 profiles of new leaders, staff members, and interns at NACDL.

  7. You Had Me at ‘No hablo English’: The Best Practices of Working with Interpreters

    The client or witness who does not speak English can be scared, distrustful, or hostile. Criminal defense attorneys face the challenge of finding the right interpreter to communicate effectively with their clients or witnesses. The process is rife with potential pitfalls due to cultural differences and language barriers.