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.
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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