What We Do
National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc. (NJCDLP) is a nonprofit, grassroots legal reform organization. It was created to combat abuses of America's legal system that are facilitated by judicial misconduct. Its basic objective is legal reform through litigation, galvanized by every imaginable form of advocacy that can lawfully and effectively help preserve the "rule of law" in the United States on a case by case basis.
NJCDLP focuses on judicial collusion, but its ability to challenge that form of official misconduct through litigation has changed.
"Justice in America Network T.V."NJCDLP to be part of "Justice in America Network T.V. Series". Click on image to learn more!
NJCDLP at Rice UniversityNJCDLP Board Members and panelists including key note speaker, former Congressional Candidate Byron DeLear (front row center), at "Silencing of the Lamb?", NJCDLP conference on American courts at Rice University - Houston, Texas. Click on image to learn more!
Capitol Hill TestimonyNJCDLP Co-founder and Executive Director Zena Crenshaw-Logal, and Michael McCray, Esq. address panel of community leaders and members of Congress on need for enhanced judicial whistlblower protection and appropriate accountability measures at Rayburn House Building on Capitol Hill - Washington, D.C.
Jena 6 appear at NJCDLP eventPresentation by the infamous Jena 6 at "Silencing of the Lamb?", NJCDLP conference on American courts at Rice University - Houston, Texas. Click on image to learn more!
Guests arrive for NJCDLP Fall SummitGuests and panelists arrive for the NJCDLP Fall Summit - Watergate Hotel - Washington, D.C. Click on image to learn more!
Keynote by Attorney Jesselyn RadackAttorney Jesselyn Radack, current National Security & Human Rights Director at Government Accountability Project, keynote speaker at the NJCDLP Fall Summit - Watergate Hotel - Washington, D.C. Click on image to learn more!
Distinguished Fall Summit PanelistsDistinguished panelists on whistleblower rights, free speech, and employee rights at the NJCDLP Fall Summit - Watergate Hotel - Washington, D.C. Click on image to learn more!
Distinguished Panel on Capitol HillPresiding Panel for the 2008 Citizens' Forum On Judicial Accountability - Capitol Hill - Washington, D.C. This event inspired NJCDLP to launch its National Forum On Judicial Accountability (NFOJA). Click on image to learn more!
NJCDLP guests on Capitol HillNJCDLP guests on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. at the 2008 Citizens' Forum On Judicial Accountability. Click on image to learn more!
OAK's Grass On The Hill DayA delegation of NJCDLP affiliates meet with key congressional staff members - Washington, D.C. - Click on image to learn more!
A Book Including Our PerspectiveNJCDLP through its project NFOJA, co-sponsored the 2011 Fogg symposium on the courts at the University of Baltimore. And an academic book publisher published the corresponding report, written by our own Zena Crenshaw-Logal! Click on image to learn more!
Keynote Speaker Judge DeAnn SalcidoNFOJA's own Judge DeAnn Salcido (ret.) was the keynote speaker for Fogg's 2012 symposium on the courts at Loyola Law School - Los Angeles, California. Click on image to learn more!
Celebrating Matthew StokesThe Plea for Justice Program (P4J), co-sponsored by POPULAR and its local affiliate, the Texas State Community Council, honored Matthew Stokes (center) who inspired P4J. A luncheon was hosted in Matthew's honor in Abilene, Texas. He was celebrated as a man of "Great Integrity and Faith".
Current NJCDLP Projects
Power Over Poverty Under Laws of America Restored
is a legal reform organization focusing on civil and criminal justice system issues.
Organizations Associating for the Kind of Change America Really Needs
is a national coalition of grassroots advocates.
National Forum On
is a legislative initiative to vest randomly selected, trained, and rotating panels of private citizens with responsibility for state judicial disciplinary processes.
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NJCDLP launches its wiki cataloging of Judicial Engineering®, a unique form of judicial misconduct in America that is difficult to document for a variety of reasons.
NJCDLP to be part of "Justice in America Network T.V. Series" by Emmy Award Winning Documentary Film Producer and activist Steve Murphy (pictured to left)
Active NFOJA member, the Honorable Judge DeAnn Salcido (ret.) (pictured to left) to co-host new T.V. series with T.V. icon Judge Joe Brown - "Hot Topics with Judge Joe".
The Law Project on Daily Kos,
a community blog site voted 2nd best blog by Time magazine readers.
To help members and supporters of all the groups under the NJCDLP corporate umbrella stay connected, NJCDLP will periodically publish "TLP Unity". It may look like a newsletter but, unlike a newsletter, TLP Unity will not be published at any particular interval.
A LAWYER's CHOICE:
Combat Overt Legal System Bias
or Face Disciplinary Complaints:
"According to Crenshaw-Logal, 'the complainants are focused on Mr. Browning’s insinuation that demographics, as opposed to the veracity and legal merit of a litigant’s contentions, dictate the outcome of civil trials before the District Court for the 42nd Judicial District at Taylor County, Texas, and most if not all Texas juries and judges eligible to preside over such matters'.”
NJCDLP Affiliates Expand Their International Human Rights and Anti-Corruption Advocacy:
Members of the U.S. Friends of Marafa Committee (USFMC) and Marafa Watch (MW) supporters planned for an April 2014 protest outside the Cameroon Embassy in Washington, D.C. to commemorate the April 2012 arrest of Minister Marafa Hamidou Yaya as well as MW's first year anniversary. This is their story. This is Marafa's story.
Marafa is a former Minister of Interior and Secretary-General (Chief of Staff) at the Presidency of the Republic of Cameroon.
MW is a U.S.-based, grassroots movement for appropriate international review of Marafa's politically motivated conviction and imprisonment. USFMC is an outgrowth of that movement.
This documentary introduces viewers to Marafa's plight and seeks to explain why Americans should care and be willing to push for his freedom.
COALITION FOR COURT TRANSPARENCY
NJCDLP and National Forum On Judicial Accountability (NFOJA) are members of the Coalition for Court Transparency calling for cameras in the U.S. Supreme Court.
A NJCDLP and NFOJA Initiative:
NJCDLP Sister Organizations Expand
Lobbying of ABA to Spearhead Prosecutor Reform:
"Our call to action is for help encouraging the ABA to promulgate a model rule that hinders prosecutors in using America's criminal justice system to retaliate against whistleblowers", says attorney Zena Crenshaw-Logal, Coalition Spokesperson.
“Blind deference to prosecutors and their prosecution choices no longer seems prudent” says Dr. Sandra Nunn, a business ethics expert who became a national security whistleblower after years of decorated federal law enforcement. Dr. Nunn referenced New York Governor Cuomo, noting, "He apparently realizes that prosecutors may regularly thwart police accountability. Should we not acknowledge the possibility of them deliberately or recklessly undermining whistleblower protection?”
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