In June 2014, five members of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), led by NACDL Indigent Defense Counsel John Gross, traveled to Liberia to conduct a five-day training workshop of Liberian Public Defenders and trainers from the James A.A. Pierre Judicial Institute. The workshop is a part of an ongoing project of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNDOC): Promoting Rule of Law & Governance in the Criminal Justice System in Liberia.

NACDL is the preeminent organization in the United States advancing the mission of the nation’s criminal defense lawyers to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL’s approximately 10,000 direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys — include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, active U.S. military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness within America’s criminal justice system.

Learn more about NACDL at http://nacdl.org/.


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