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New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL

New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers - NYSACDL
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“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. 

May 2011

  • Strauss-Kahn is Indicted; Granted Bail

    May 23, 2011:  The arrest and prosecution in Manhattan of former IMF Chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn continues to be watched by the international community.  He was released on a $1 million bond late last week and [...]

  • Denial of Bail to Strauss-Kahn is Questioned

    May 18, 2011:  Whether IMF Chief Dominque Strauss-Kahn will be granted bail ultimately is a question being asked internationally.   He was arrested earlier this week and charged with sexually assaulting an employee at the [...]

  • NYSACDL Joins Bar Associations Supporting Same-Sex Marriage

    May 17, 2011: NYSACDL President Kevin D. O’Connell today met with representatives of the New York State Bar Association, the New York City Bar, the New York Criminal Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers’ [...]

  • Alabama Tornado Response Still Needed

    On April 27th, 23 tornadoes swept through Alabama demolishing homes, communities, businesses and leaving over 200 people dead.    The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA, a NACDL affiliate) reports that many of its members [...]

  • NYSACDL files Amicus challenging New York’s Standard for Reviewing Ineffective Assistance Claims

    May 6, 2011: The U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to decide next week whether to grant certiorari in Rosario v. Griffin, in which New York state’s standard for reviewing ineffective assistance of counsel claims is being [...]

  • NYSACDL Commends Judge Lippman’s Pledge to Improve Indigent Defense

    New York’s Chief Judge Jonathan Lippman pledged on May 2 in a speech before the Court of Appeals to provide counsel to indigent defendants at arraignment in town and village courts throughout the state.  The [...]

  • Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert

    The Judges and Lawyers Breast Cancer Alert was formed in 1992 to promote breast cancer awareness and to inform and educate the community about issues ranging from early screening and diagnosis to treatment, services, and [...]

  • NYSACDL Past President George Goltzer on Trial in Capital Case

    May 2, 2011:  George Goltzer, NYSACDL President 2010, is on trial in the Eastern District of New York in U.S. v. Basciano, a case in which the government is seeking the death penalty against Basciano [...]