Our Affiliations

National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates and Mitigation Specialists

Founded in 1992, the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) is the only national organization devoted to the educational and professional development of sentencing advocates and mitigation specialists. 

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

NACDL is committed to enhancing the capacity of the criminal defense bar to safeguard fundamental constitutional rights. NACDL harnesses the unique perspectives of NACDL members to advocate for policy and practice improvements in the criminal justice system.

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Since 1973, Justice has been part of our name, because Justice is our goal. From our initial membership of 60 lawyers, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice has grown to over 2,000 members and is the country’s largest statewide organization of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals. When defense team members and their clients need a strong advocate for justice in the legislature, the courts and the media, CACJ is there.

California Defense Investigations Association

In 1966, Investigators from various California Public Defender offices created the Defense Investigators Association (DIA). DIA conducts professional training in the area of criminal defense. Annual seminars and the Defense Investigators Training Academy (DITA) offer training opportunities in a variety of investigative subjects.

California Association of Licensed Investigators

The California Association of Licensed Investigators is the largest private investigator association in the world, comprised of Private Investigators and allied professionals throughout California, the United States, and globally. Our goals are to advance the investigation profession through education and legislation.  CALI dedicates resources and energy to make certain that we have the most viable and effective legislative program possible by employing a full-time lobbyist in Sacramento.