Welcome to NHACDL
The New Hampshire Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NHACDL) is a voluntary, professional association of the criminal defense bar in New Hampshire. NHACDL is the largest - and only – private, statewide organization devoted to criminal defense. In 2013, we celebrated 25 years of defending YOUR liberty (1988-2013)!
Collectively, our members practice in every courthouse in the state and handle every type of criminal case. NHACDL is an affiliate of the National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Our ultimate mission is to ensure, safeguard and promote the effective assistance of counsel in criminal cases, to support the lawyers who do this work, and to preserve the fairness and integrity of the criminal justice system.
2016 Fall CLE
Cost includes 6 hours of CLE credit with one hour of ethics and written materials via email. Materials are available on a flash drive for an extra $10. Register HERE on-line or send in this FORM by mail with your check.
Jennifer Bourn is a public defender in Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Public Defender appellate unit. She graduated from the UCONN School of Law, with honors, in 2004, and was awarded the Blumenfeld Prize for excellence in representing clients in the criminal trial clinic. She worked in a small private practice doing criminal and civil rights litigation including trial and appellate work in state and federal courts. She then joined the Habeas Corpus Unit of Connecticut’s Office of the Chief Public Defender, and joined to the Appellate Unit five years later. She has worked on death penalty trials and appeals throughout her practice. One of those cases involves significant Brady litigation, and she chairs a Brady working group. She recently presented on snitches at a meeting of Connecticut defense attorneys.
Todd A. Berger - Children of a Lesser Crime - ethics and client decision-making: who tellls the jury you are guilty of the lesser?
Professor Berger joined the Syracuse University College of Law faculty in 2012. He is currently an Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Criminal Defense Clinic. Prior to joining the College of Law, he was the founding Managing Attorney of the Federal Prisoner Reentry Project at Rutgers School of Law-Camden. Previously, he worked as an assistant public defender with the Defender Association of Philadelphia, representing indigent defendants throughout all stages of the criminal justice system, from preliminary arraignment through trial and post-verdict motions. He worked as a supervisor in both the Municipal Court and Felony Waiver Units, assisting new attorneys in trial preparation and courtroom practice. He also served in the Major Trials Unit representing clients in jury trials involving serious felony charges. He was also a Lecturer in Law at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law where he taught the Criminal Defense Clinic. Professor Berger earned a bachelor’s degree from the George Washington University and Juris Doctor from Temple University School of Law. He also earned an L.L.M. in Trial Advocacy from Temple University.
Leonard D. Harden is a solo practitioner focusing solely on DWI and criminal defense cases in Northern New Hampshire. Len is the only lawyer in Coos County that handles criminal defense exclusively. He has over 20 years of experience in criminal law and a successful track record in defending clients. He is on the NHACDL board of directors and has offices in Lancaster, Littleton and Lebanon. He is a long suffering Buffalo Bills fan stranded in Northern New England and thinks that this helps him to have the internal fortitude to fight the hard fights required as a defense lawyer where judges, clients and prosecutors keep saying no to everything.
The Felonies First program has been in Strafford and Cheshire Counties for several months. It is expanding soon. This session will review the changes that have been seen so far.
Alex Parsons has worked in the Keene Office of the New Hampshire Public Defender since graduating from Yale Law in 2005. He has been the managing attorney of that office since July 2015.
This CLE is open to defense practitioners only.