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.


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About Christopher Stender

After working for three years as Assistant Chief Counsel for the San Diego District of the United States Immigration and Naturalization Service, Christopher Stender launched a law partnership in 1993. Initially known as Stender & Larkin, the firm was renamed Stender & Associates, PC. Christopher Stender and his team of bilingual associates provide comprehensive immigration-related legal services, working with individuals held at Arizona’s detention centers and prisons in Eloy and Florence, as well as at California’s detention centers in El Centro, San Diego, and San Pedro. Christopher Stender assists in bond procurement and payment, visitation and hearing scheduling, and detainee transportation. He is known for taking tough cases, promoting novel legal theories, and getting positive results for his clients. He routinely appears before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, as well as the First, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals and the Supreme Court of the United States. Prospective clients can read about the immigration process in both English and Spanish on his website. Christopher Stender spent his undergraduate years at the University of Würzburg, Germany, and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York. He earned his Juris Doctor in 1990 from the Syracuse University College of Law. An East Coast native who lived abroad for two years, Christopher Stender has traveled extensively throughout Europe. In addition to his native English, he speaks German and Spanish. He supports Grace Point Church, Homeless Outreach, Cesar Chavez Elementary School, Tijuana Schools Mission, and Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. He lives with his wife and four children in San Diego.

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