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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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June 2012

  • NACDL and NYSACDL Join to Urge Discovery Reform

    June 27, 2012 – NACDL President Lisa Wayne joined NYSACDL President Richard Willstatter in a letter to the New York State legislature urging the passage of bill A8080.  While somewhat limited in scope, A8080 nevertheless permits [...]

  • Court of Appeals issues Ruling in Support of Defense Counsel

    June 2012 – The Court of Appeals issued an Opinion in favor of Todd Smith affirming Smith’s appointment as counsel and compensation for representation of a defendant charged with homicide even though, at the time [...]

  • NYSACDL Supports Legislative Agenda Aimed at Curbing Wrongful Convictions

    June 10, 2012: NYSACDL President Richard D. Willstatter writes in support of legislative initiatives aimed at making the criminal justice system fairer by curbing leading causes of wrongful convictions. ”When innocent people are prosecuted for crimes [...]

  • DISCOVERY REFORM – Call to Act

    NOW IS THE TIME TO JOIN THE CALL FOR DISCOVERY REFORM IN NEW YORK.  New York’s current criminal discovery scheme has contributed to a justice system that leads the Nation not in fairness but in [...]