This is a preview of how this page will look when printed.
Print  |  Close Window

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
Member Sign in   |   Join / Renew  
   

“You may be 38 years old as I happen to be, and one day some great opportunity stands before you and calls upon you to stand up for some great principle, some great issue, some great cause--and you refuse to do it because you are afraid; you refuse to do it because you want to live longer; you\'re afraid that you will lose your job, or you\'re afraid that you will be criticized or that you will lose your popularity or you\'re afraid that somebody will stab you or shoot at you or bomb your house, and so you refuse to take the stand. Well you may go on and live until you are 90, but you\'re just as dead at 38 as you would be at 90! And the cessation of breathing in your life is but the belated announcement of an earlier death of the spirit. You died when you refused to stand up for right, you died when you refused to stand up for truth, you died when you refused to stand up for justice.”

— Martin Luther King, Jr. 

 

Craig Schlanger Moves to Mental Hygiene Legal Services

Craig Schlanger, 2009 NYSACDL Past President, has accepted a position as a Senior Attorney with Mental Hygiene Legal Service (MHLS), Fourth Judicial Department, effective April 14, 2011. Craig will turn his outstanding advocacy skills to the representation of individuals who find themselves embroiled in the mental hygiene system upon findings of incapacity or lack of responsibility, or upon conviction for sex offenses or confronting possible civil commitment under SOMTA.   NYSACDL wishes you  the greatest success in your new pursuit.