The Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice (NACJ) was established in 1989. NACJ seeks to protect federal and state constitutional rights and to improve the quality and administration of justice for those accused of crimes.
NACJ supports criminal justice attorneys in Nevada by providing continuing education, fostering community engagement, and encouraging zealous advocacy. The NACJ serves as the voice of Nevada criminal defense attorneys to the state legislature, and provides a forum for members of the criminal bar in Nevada to share information and support each other.
The organization provides top quality continuing legal education (CLE) seminars and scholarships. Many criminal defense attorneys in Nevada, practicing in both state and federal court, belong to this organization.
Membership in the organization is open to all attorneys in the State of Nevada who practice criminal defense including both private attorneys and public defenders. The benefits of joining the Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice include:
NACJ is a member affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice publishes a newsletter called "Unreasonable Doubt" which features NACJ events, news, updates, and articles. For any Nevada attorney interested in criminal defense this monthly digest is essential to staying informed.
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NACJ provides several different membership levels including:
Each year the NACJ presents the "Defender of the Year" award at the Annual Dinner. The award goes to a criminal defense attorney who "exemplifies the characteristics of zealous advocacy for his or her clients, fights against injustices no matter where it may lead, continual and consistent commitment to the betterment of the law and the legal profession and a passion and commitment to the pursuit of justice."
Past awardees include:
The leadershi in NACJ includes:
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This article was last updated on Tuesday, December 31, 2019.