Speaking/Teaching Engagements

2013

Public Interest Law Foundation Award for Distinguished Public Service - Honoree
New Brunswick, NJ 
March 13, 2013

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - Public Service Scholars Luncheon 
New York, NY
April 15, 2013

NPR Justice Interview with Justice Correspondent Carrie Johnson 
Collateral Consequces of Criminal Convictions
New York, NY 
May 9, 2013

NACDL Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction 
New York Hearings
New York, NY 
May 15-17, 2013

NACDL Weekly Podcast Episode 31 - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System
New York, NY
July 17, 2013

NCDC Trial Practice Institute
Macon, GA
July 25-28, 2013

Columbia Law School - Public Interest Roundtable - Panelist
New York, NY
August 26, 2013

NACDL and United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Public Defender Training
Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa
October 19-26, 2013

Lifting the Veil on Stop & Frisk: A Conversation with Professor Jeffrey Fagan - Host/Moderator
New York, NY
December 12, 2013

Today's Verdict with David Lesch - BronxTV
Bronx, NY
December 17, 2013

2012

NACDL - Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction
Ft. Lauderdale/Miami Hearings
Miami, FL
February 16-17, 2012

"Moving On - Life at CLS after 1L"
Columbia Law School
New York, NY
April 16, 2012

"Holistic Defense: Theory and Practice"
Community Defender Clinic
New York University
New York, NY
April 23, 2012

NACDL - Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction
Cleveland Hearings
Cleveland, OH
April 26-27, 2012

NACDL - Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction
San Francisco Hearings
San Francisco, CA
July 26-27, 2012

"The Road Less Travelled: Careers in Indigent Defense"
Public Defender Luncheon
Columbia Law School
New York, NY
September 6, 2012

Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparity in the Criminal Justice System
"Town Hall Panel"
New York County Lawyers' Association
New York, NY
October 17, 2012

2011

NLADA, NACDL and the ABA Criminal Justice Task Force present: Padilla and the Future of the Defense Function"
Overseeing Quality in Comprehensive Defense Environments
Cardozo Law School
New York, NY
June 20, 2011

NCDC Trial Practice Institute
Macon, GA
July 24-30, 2011

10th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference entitled: "Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunites and Threats: Lessons from the Past Decade and Strategies for the Future"
Latest in Drug Court Research
Denver, CO
August 4, 2011

NACDL - Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction
Chicago Hearings
Chicago, IL
October 20-21, 2011

2011 Pennumbra Symposium "Sentencing Law: Rhetoric & Reality"
Problem Solving Courts: Finding Solutions?
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Philadelphia, PA
October 28-29, 2011

 

 

 

 

People » Management

Rick Jones, Executive Director

Contact Rick Jones or his Executive Assistant, Lauren Winston-McPherson.

Rick Jones is the executive director and a founding member of the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem (NDS).  He is a distinguished trial lawyer with more than 25 years’ experience in complex multi-forum litigation.

Rick is a lecturer in law at Columbia Law School, where he teaches the criminal defense externship and a trial practice course. He is also on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College (NCDC) in Macon, Georgia and is frequently invited to lecture on criminal justice issues throughout the country.

Rick currently serves as the secretary of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). He has previously served NACDL as a two-term member of the board of directors, parliamentarian, co-chair of both the Indigent Defense Committee and the Special Task Force on Problem-Solving Courts, and is currently co-chair of the Task Force on Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction.

Rick is a member of the inaugural steering committee of the National Association for Public Defense (NAPD) and the New York State Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee. He also sits on the boards of the New York State Defenders Association (NYSDA) and the Sirius Foundation and serves on the Editorial Board of the Amsterdam News.

He is a graduate of the University of Michigan, Rutgers Law School, and was a Leadership New York Coro Fellow.

Publications/Press/Media

NACDL 2014 Collateral Damages Report Launch: NACDL Secretary and Task Force Co-Chair Rick Jones and Former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich » Watch below. 

New York City Attorney Rick Jones to Receive Champion of Justice Award from Nation's Criminal Defense Bar » Read here.

Today's Verdict on BronxTV - Host David Lesch talks with Rick Jones of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers » Watch below.

New York Attorney Rick Jones Installed As Secretary of National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (August 2013) » Read here.

Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System Conference 2013 » Watch below

NACDL's Weekly Podcast (July 2013) - Groundbreaking Report on Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System » Listen here

NACDL's Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in the Criminal Justice System Report (October 2012) » Read here

NACDL's Weekly Podcast (April 2012) - The Failed Drug War » Listen here

NACDL Restoration of Rights and Status After COnvication Task Force - Chicago Hearings 2011 » Watch here

New York Attorney Rick Jones Installed as Parliamentarian of National Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers (August 2011) » Read article

America's Problem Solving Courts: The Criminal Costs of Treatment and the Case for Reform (September 2009) » Read report

NACDL Problem-Solving Court Task Force - Video highlights of the national hearings 2009 » Watch below

The Champion - The New Frontier in Indigent Defense (June 2009) » Read article

Minor Crimes, Massive Waste: The Terrible Toll of America's Broken Misdemeanor Courts (April 2009) » Read article

Mayer Brown, Pro Bono Update - On the Leading Edge of Pro Bono Criminal Defense Work » Read article

The Champion - Community-Based Law Firm Grows in Harlem (1995) » Read article

 

 

 

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