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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. 

 

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 have lost their practices as their offices were wiped out.  These lawyers are doubling up with other ACDL members to share office space, computer equipment, and law office basics in order to continue their important roles representing the accused.

 

Anyone in a position to assist is urged to do so.   With assistance to criminal defense lawyers, contact Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association; With general assistance, contact the Mid-Alabama Region chapter of the American Red Cross.