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MACDL's ANNUAL AwARds

  Each year at its annual meeting in June, the Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers presents two awards.

President’s Award 

       This award is given each year to the criminal defense attorney who best exemplifies the goals and values of MACDL and the legal profession.

This year's award winner is: 

AMY L. FAIRFIELD


Past recipients: 

Stephen Schwartz, Neale Duffett, David Beneman, Walt McKeeTim Zerillo, Ed Folsom, Virginia Villa, Matthew B. Nichols, Jamesa Drake, Jonathan Handelman, and James Mason.

Unsung Hero Award 

       This award is given each year to the criminal defense attorney who best exemplifies the highest level of commitment, passion, and tireless pursuit of justice in the representation of indigent defendants.

This year's award winner is:

SARAH E. BRANCH


Past recipients: 

Sherry Tash, Rob Ruffner, Amy Fairfield, Jeremy Pratt, Robert A. Levine, Lisa Whittier, Joe Mekonis, Ned Chester, Chris Ledwick, and Chris Northrop.

    To submit a nomination, please send a letter outlining the candidate’s qualifications based on the criteria above. 

    Nominations should be submitted to:

Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Executive Director

P.O. Box 17642

Portland, ME 04112-8642

mainemacdl@gmail.com

    MACDL's 


PURPOSE AND 


OBJECTIVES


  • To promote the study and research in the field of criminal defense law and related areas.
  • To disseminate and advance by lecture, seminars, and publications the knowledge of the law relating to criminal defense practice.
  • To promote the proper administration of justice.
  • To foster, maintain, and encourage the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases.
  • To call periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice, and thereby,
  • To protect individual rights and improve the criminal law, its practices and procedures.




2017-2018 

MACDL Sponsors


Thank you for your extra support!


Benefactors


Walter F. McKee


Sustaining Members


Tina Heather Nadeau

Stephen J. Schwartz


Supporting Members


Edwin Chester

Jamesa J. Drake

Scott F. Hess

Christopher Northrop

John S. Webb

Christopher J. Whalley


Contributing Members


William Bart

Peter J. Cyr

Andrew Dawson

Andrew S. Edwards

Kristine C. Hanly

Thea Johnson

Matthew D. Morgan

Logan E. Perkins

Richard Regan

Hunter J. Tzovarras

Robert Van Horn


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P.O. Box 17642

Portland, ME 04112-8642

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