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NAFD is a volunteer service organization for its members. It has no staff and no ability to provide legal advice or assistance directly to persons in need. Individuals charged with or convicted of a crime, or their concerned friends and family should seek such assistance from counsel of record, or from one of the organizations listed in the "Friendly Sites" or Federal Defender Sites section of the Links page. Requests for assistance sent to the Association cannot be answered.



  Mission Statement

The Association of Federal Defenders has been formed to improve the quality of justice for those persons entitled to counsel in federal criminal or habeas corpus cases who are unable to afford counsel.


Liberty Legend Spring 2010 


  Common Information

Post-Booker Reasonable Doubt Standard

Important information regarding BOP changes PDF

Association By-Laws  PDF

Reversible Errors  PDF

Contact Information


NAFD Amicus Brief is now available in PDF format in the Amicus section of this web site.


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