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Denver Attorney Lisa Monet Wayne Installed as President-Elect of National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Washington, DC (August 18, 2010) – Lisa Monet Wayne of Denver, Colo., was sworn in as President-Elect of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) at the Association’s 52nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, Ont., on August 14. This is Wayne’s fifth officer position on NACDL’s Executive Committee, having previously served as the Association’s First Vice President (2009-10), Second Vice President (2008-09), Treasurer (2007-08), and Secretary (2006-07).

Lisa Wayne is an attorney in private practice in both state and federal courts around the country. She handles serious felonies, violent crime, and complex white collar cases involving mortgage and medical fraud including numerous high profile cases. Previously, Wayne was a Colorado State Public Defender for 13 years where she served as office head, training director, and senior trial attorney. She lectures nationally with NACDL, National Criminal Defense College, National Institute of Trial Advocates, American Bar Association, and other legal organizations. Wayne is currently an adjunct law professor at the University of Colorado where she teaches trial advocacy, and she serves on faculty at the Trial Practice Institute at Harvard Law School, The National Criminal Defense College, and Cardozo Law School. She is a legal analyst regarding high profile cases around the country and continues to be an advocate in all venues of the media addressing important issues confronting the criminally accused. In 2005, Wayne was honored with the Robert J. Heeney Award, NACDL’s most prestigious recognition.

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The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal legal system.