Today PRACDL held a half day seminar, followed by its annual assembly and elections. The seminar was on The Trial of a Complex Conspiracy Case: Openings, Closings and Important Trial Strategies, presented by New York Criminal Defense Lawyer Benjamin Brafman, Esq. By all accounts the seminar was a success, so our congratulations to those who organized it.
As to the new Board, Tom Lincoln (yes, that's me) was elected President, replacing outgoing President María H. Sandoval. The other Board members are:
- Mariangela Tirado-Vales
- Héctor M. Deliz
- Francisco M. Dolz-Sánchez
- Jason González-Delgado
- Frank D. Inserni
- Joseph C. Laws, Jr. - FPD-PR has permanent seat on Board
- Juan F. Matos
- Jorge E. Rivera-Ortíz
Other than for the President, the by-laws provide that the Board will select the officers from among its members. A Board meeting will take place soon to get moving.
This past year saw PRACDL achieve some momentum, thanks to the hard work of many, some of who are fortunately serving on the Board again, and others who have promised to assist even though no longer on the Board. So let me thank those who are no longer on the Board: Juan R. Acevedo-Cruz, Rachel Brill, Maria H. Sandoval, and Irma Valldejuli. Also a special thanks to PRACDL member Linda Backiel.
This coming year bodes well for PRACDL.
At the first board meeting, the Board elected the following PRACDL officers:
- Mariangela Tirado-Vales was elected Vice President
- Jason González-Delgado was elected Secretary
- Jorge E. Rivera-Ortíz was elected Treasurer