ADVOCATES FOR THE DEFENSE
CACJ CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE FOR THE ACCUSED!
Since its founding in 1973, the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice has become one of the country's largest statewide organizations of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals dedicated to preserve due process and equal protection in the courtroom and the legislature as guaranteed by the Constitution.
Membership is vital to support CACJ's programs and initiatives...
CACJ LEGISLATIVE NEWS – YOUR VOICE AT THE CAPITOL!!!!
CACJ's Lobbyist, Ignacio Hernandez, of Hernandez Strategy Group, http://www.hernandezstrategy.com provides continuous and aggressive representation on criminal defense legislation at the Capitol. CACJ's Legislative Committee meets weekly to review current legislation and establish strategies to effectively engage policy makers in passing, amending or defeating legislation through committee testimony and direct lobbying.
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CACJ FOUNDATION SPONSORS SCHOLARSHIPS IN HONOR OF 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF GIDEON
CACJ recognizes fifty years have passed since the high courts declared states have an obligation to provide defendants with adequate defense for the poor. Gideon vs. Wainwright is a monumental case that demonstrates the uphill battle that the public faces when charged by the state. In honor of Gideon, the CACJ Foundation is sponsoring three $1,000 scholarships – selecting students who demonstrate an determination to enhance the criminal justice system.