NACDL Operates Several Criminal Law News and Information Services
Christopher Stender is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and serves as an immigration attorney at Stender & Lappin, PC, in San Diego, California. While Christopher Stender’s primary responsibilities involve serving as a courtroom litigator in immigration law cases, he also lectures at gatherings of legal professionals. In 2007, he gave a presentation on juveniles, gangs, and immigration for the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). A professional bar association dedicated to ensuring due process for defendants tried in the U.S. criminal justice system, the NACDL informs criminal defense professionals and the general public about issues related to its mission through media projects including The Champion, The Criminal Docket podcast, and the Domestic Drone Information Center.
Published 10 times every year, The Champion is the official journal of the NACDL. Criminal defense attorneys write articles about current circumstances in areas relevant to the field, such as search and seizure laws, the death penalty, and white collar crime. An electronic version of The Champion is available on the NACDL website, and members of the organization have unlimited access to the journal’s complete archives.
Hosted by NACDL director of public affairs and communications, The Criminal Docket is a publicly available weekly podcast. The program is structured as a news roundup of happenings in American criminal justice during the previous week. Commentators featured on air include legal professionals, public policy officials, and journalists. Listeners can access current and previous episodes through the NACDL web site, iTunes, an RSS feed, and the NACDL Edge mobile app.
Also publicly accessible through the NACDL website, the Domestic Drone Information Center (DDIC) features a compendium of legislation introduced at the federal and state levels that proposes restrictions and regulations on the domestic use of drones. Users can access a state-by-state listing of enacted laws, active bills, and previously introduced legislation related to the emerging domain of drone law by clicking on the state of their choice on the DDIC interactive Bill Map. Additionally, the website provides links to official government documents and scholarly articles concerning domestic drone usage and its legal implications.