NACDL Advocates for Increase in Tennessee Assigned Counsel Rates
In support of its efforts to pursue fair rates for court appointed counsel, NACDL, along with our Tennessee affiliate, TACDL, filed an extensive public comment urging the Tennessee Supreme Court to amend Rule 13 and raise its assigned counsel rates. At the time Tennessee court appointed attorneys earned $40/hour for out of court work and $50/hour for in court work, rending the rate among the nation’s lowest. While the Court did elect to raise the out of court rate to $50/hour, it declined to make any further changes, leaving the state rate woefully inadequate and ignoring a report commissioned by the Court in the 2017, Liberty & Justice for All: Providing Right to Counsel Services in Tennessee, which called for the rate of compensation to be raised to at least $75/hour and end the state’s use of fee caps, allowing attorneys to be fully compensated for their work.
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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!