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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. 

NYSACDL Foundation

NYSACDL FOUNDATION

On May 26, 2011, the long-awaited NYSACDL Foundation, Inc. became a reality.  The mission and purposes of the Foundation are to provide and to support charitable and educational programs and projects which advance the goals of justice by developing or improving the knowledge and skills of lawyers, students, and members of the public interested in the goals of criminal defense and in preserving and protecting the rights guaranteed under the Constitution and laws of the United States and the State of New York.

 

Those interested in learning more about the Foundation are encouraged to contact NYSACDL President Elect and Foundation President Aaron Mysliwiec or NYSACDL Executive Director Jennifer Van Ort.

 

We welcome your tax deductible contributions.  DONATE