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As part of our dedication to defending the rights of the accused, the attorneys at Goldstein, Goldstein, Hilley & Orr have served leadership roles and attained distinguished fellowships in multiple national, state and local organizations dedicated to criminal defense lawyers and criminal justice issues. Our firm consists of former presidents and current leaders of these important organizations.
The American Bar Association, founded in 1878, is the largest organization for attorneys in the nation. Its Criminal Justice Section consists of both prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers. The Section makes recommendations for policy and resolution to the ABA, as well as provides continuing legal education to members.
The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL) serves as both a professional organization for criminal defense lawyers and as an advocacy organization for rational and humane criminal justice policy. There are more than 40,000 members worldwide of the NACDL and 90 affiliate organizations.
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is a statewide association of criminal defense attorneys. Founded in 1971, it consists of both public defenders and attorneys in private defense practice. The organization provides continuing legal education for defense lawyers and support attorneys targeted for zealous representation of clients with its Strike Force.
The San Antonio Bar Association is a voluntary bar association for attorneys in the San Antonio area. Members work with judges to improve the efficiency and performance of the county courts, participate in drafting local rules for the courts and hearing and settling disputes between lawyers and doctors.
The San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association exists to assist its members in protecting the rights of people accused of crimes in Bexar County. The organization provides its members with continuing legal education and a network on which they can exchange ideas and tactics.
The American Board of Criminal Lawyers is a national organization for criminal defense attorneys. Fellows are only admitted after a major felony trial and upon the recommendation of other distinguished lawyers and other fellows.
The American College of Trial Lawyers is dedicated to attorneys who practice in the courtroom in the United States and Canada. Membership is by invitation only, and is reserved for those who have a record of achievement in trial.
The International Academy of Trial Lawyers is a worldwide organization for attorneys and counselors at law who have demonstrated skill in the courtroom. The organization may only have 500 Fellows worldwide under the age of 70.
The Legal Committee of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) consists of lawyers and others dedicated to enacting sensible policy regarding cannabis, and building defenses to those accused of crimes involving marijuana.