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.
Spring CLE - Substance Abuse in a Time of Crisis
NHACDL presents its Spring CLE on issues involving substance abuse and drug cases. The CLE will be held Friday, May 20, 2016 at the Derryfield Country Club, 625 Mammoth Road, Manchester. It will start at 8:15 a.m. and be worth 6 CLE credits with one hour of ethics. Attendees are required by the Bar Association to self-report their attendance.
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As our state faces a terrible drug crisis, there is an ever increasing need to understand the substance abuse issues of our clients and to find ways to help them. At the same time, as defense lawyers, it is necessary to guard against governmental overreaching and the dangers of overzealous prosecution in the name of societal protection. This CLE will cover both aspects of this work.
In the realm of discovery and litigation issues in drug cases, Tony Sculimbrene of the NHPD will discuss designer drugs. There are new substances arriving on the street that may or may not actually be illegal to possess. A chemical analysis is crucial and this segment will help you understand what to look for and how to determine if the item your client possessed was actually illegal. Of course, how law enforcement ends up with a client's possessions is always at issue. Jaye Rancourt of Brennan, Lenehan and Iacopino will join Jonathan Saxe of the Federal Defender to discuss search and seizure and suppression in drug case. Nancy Caplan of CPCS in Massachusetts will talk about the litigation she has led in uncovering laboratory fraud. More and more fraud has been uncovered nationwide in various areas. Nancy will talk about how these cases were uncovered and what we do to be vigilant that our state's system is operating as it should. Former defense lawyer and current Superior Court Judge Jacalyn Colburn offers a presentation on drug court in NH. What can be expected from these programs and how to help your client decide if it is right for them.
This CLE will also address how to identify substance abuse issues in clients and how to help them find the support and treatment they need. Bob Bianchi of New Jersey will offer advice on the addiction process and alternatives to incarceration. An example of his programming can be seen here. For local expertise on how to find treatment programs in NH as well as how to pay for treatment, we will have a presentation by Holly Cekela from Hope for Recovery NH.
This CLE is being hosted in conjunction with the NH Lawyers Assistance Program. Attorneys may attend just the last two speakers for a reduced rate. To take this option, please click on the afternoon only option below. Attorneys would need to arrive between 1:40-2 p.m. and the final two sessions will begin at 2 p.m. The cost is $40 for the last two and should result in 2:15 minutes of CLE credit.
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