From our President, Olin Thompson:
I'm happy to announce that Assistant Public Defender Melissa Braatz and
private attorney Katie Nee have been awarded this year's William Reilly
scholarships to attend the two week National Criminal Defense College in
There were quite a few qualified applicants this year who we will hopefully
be able to send in the future, but Melissa and Katie were selected based on
their dedication to indigent defense, their experience, and the stage of
their trial careers. NCDC has been a great investment for RIACDL over the
years both because it hones the individual attendees' trial skills and
because they bring that practice back to our courts, benefiting younger
attorneys and older attorneys alike.
These scholarships are funded from various RIACDL programs but primarily by
our golf tournament, scheduled this year for Thursday August 18. If you
have not already, please go to the RIACDL Store to purchase tickets to
play, to join us for delicious and nutritious BBQ, or to sponsor a tee.
It's a great cause and a fun day
Congrats Melissa and Katie!