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Ramón Alvarado Memorial Scholarship Fund

Ramón Alvarado Memorial Scholarship Fund

The way that Ramón Alvarado lived his life was an inspiration to those who knew him, and continues to be even after his passing in 2020.  Ramón Alvarado spent years working as a criminal defense attorney and established his own private practice in 2008, where more...

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Cross-Examination Workshop Winter Session

Cross-Examination Workshop Winter Session

Registration is NOW OPEN for the NCDC Online Cross-Examination Workshop which will take place January 13-February 11, 2022 via zoom. Born during the pandemic out of our hope to provide some version of our renowned in-person cross-examination workshop to all of our...

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Lisa Wayne Appointed Executive Director of NACDL

Lisa Wayne Appointed Executive Director of NACDL

Huge Congratulations to our loved and respected faculty member, LISA WAYNE on her selection as Executive Director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers! May you lead with tenacity and passion, as you do with all things that matter. Read the full...

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Heather Rogers Confirmed as Santa Cruz Public Defender

Heather Rogers Confirmed as Santa Cruz Public Defender

We are so proud to announce that HEATHER ROGERS (our amazing faculty member) has been confirmed by the Board of Supervisors of the County of Santa Cruz as Santa Cruz's first-ever Public Defender! Join us in a rousing affirmation of their incredibly smart decision to...

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T.P.I. – When You are Ready to be Great

T.P.I. – When You are Ready to be Great

Greetings from the National Criminal Defense College! We are cautiously excited to share news with everyone about the 2021 NCDC Trial Practice Institute. As everyone knows, we were unable to hold the NCDC Trial Practice Institute last year due to the COVID-19...

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NCDC Gets a New Look

NCDC Gets a New Look

Beloved Defender Community, NCDC is proud to share our new beautiful logo. You will see the use of the full name of the College (the National Criminal Defense College) emphasizing Criminal Defense for the viewer. The flame from the previous logo is carried forward. It...

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In Tribute to John Lewis

In Tribute to John Lewis

REP. JOHN LEWIS ON PASSAGE OF FIRST STEP ACT December 20, 2018 Press Release “For too long, our nation’s criminal justice system has broken lives and ravaged communities across America. People of color and people without means are too often unfairly caught in a...

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A Message from the Deans

A Message from the Deans

Today, we proudly celebrate Juneteenth, the commemoration of the June 19, 1865 emancipation of the last people held in bondage in the United States. Texas slaveholders stubbornly refused to free the enslaved people or even to acknowledge the Confederacy’s defeat...

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How Police Unions Became So Powerful

How Police Unions Became So Powerful

Hats off to NCDC Board Chair Ron Tyler and his colleague at Stanford Law School, Suzanne Luban, for shedding light on the problem of Police Unions that stand in the way of meaningful policing reforms. Watch the video here The National Criminal Defense College is a...

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A GIANT PASSES: A Tribute to Albert Krieger

A GIANT PASSES: A Tribute to Albert Krieger

Authored by Rick Kammen In 1983, after the National College for Criminal Defense, in Houston Texas had failed financially, Cat Bennett, Deryl Dantzler and Albert Krieger worked mightily to resurrect the college under the new name, the National Criminal Defense...

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