Criminal Law Section
The purposes of the Criminal Law Section are:
- to serve as the Bar’s principal entity concerned with criminal justice and its fair, speedy, and efficient administration.
- to study and conduct educational programs and make recommendations to the Bar concerning the criminal justice system, the juvenile justice system, law enforcement, corrections, and related civil and administrative matters.
- to be a liaison to other groups interested in criminal justice, from other states and territories, and at the national level.
The goals of the Criminal Law Section include:
- providing broad representation of all aspects of criminal justice and the law including defenders, prosecutors, the judiciary, academics, juvenile justice, the military, law enforcement and corrections;
- providing a forum for the improvement of law and procedure in the field of criminal law and procedure;
- promoting professional competence of the attorneys who practice in the Criminal Justice system; and
- promoting the sound development of ethical and professional practices and procedures.