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Criminal Justice

Section ProspectusThe mission of ISBA Criminal Justice Section

  • to work for a system of criminal justice that fairly protects the accused, the accuser, and the public in general;
  • to seek or oppose change, as considered appropriate, by legislative activity, recommendations on court rules and recommendations to agencies; and
  • to educate and inform lawyers and the general public through newsletters, seminars and other appropriate channels of communication.

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