NEW BOOK – The State of Criminal Justice 2016

In August 2016, firm partners, Michael Waddington and Alexandra González-Waddington, wrote a chapter on military law for the American Bar Association’s new book,  The State of Criminal Justice 2016.

Book Summary:

american-bar-association-logoThis publication examines and reports on the major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system. The 2016 volume contains 20 chapters focusing on specific aspects of the criminal justice field, with summaries of all of the adopted official ABA policies passed in 2015-2016 that address criminal justice issues.

Authors from across the criminal justice field provide essays on topics ranging from white collar crime to international law to juvenile justice. The State of Criminal Justice is an annual publication that examines and reports on the major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system during a given year. As one of the cornerstones of the Criminal Justice Section’s work, this publication serves as an invaluable resource for policy-makers, academics, and students of the criminal justice system alike.

Edited by Prof. Mark E. Wojcik, The John Marshall Law School.

This book was published by the American Bar Association (ABA), The ABA is one of the world’s largest voluntary professional organizations, with nearly 400,000 members and more than 3,500 entities.  It is committed to doing what only a national association of attorneys can do: serving our members, improving the legal profession, eliminating bias and enhancing diversity, and advancing the rule of law throughout the United States and around the world.

About the Authors:

msw-cropedMichael Waddington is a criminal defense lawyer who has successfully defended cases in military courtrooms around the world, including Japan, South Korea, Germany, Iraq, Bahrain, Italy, England, and across the United States. Heʼs been involved in some of the highest profile court martial cases—from the “War on Terror” to the “War on Sex Assault”—and has been reported on and quoted by hundreds of major media sources worldwide.

He is also the best-selling author of The Art of Trial Warfare: Winning at Trial Using Sun Tzu’s The Art of War.  He has provided consultation services to CNN, 60 Minutes, ABC Nightline, the BBC, CBS, and the Golden Globe winning TV series, “The Good Wife.” He appeared in a major CNN Documentary, 2009ʼs “Killings at the Canal,” and some of his cases have been the subject of books and movies, including the Academy Award Winning Documentary “Taxi to the Dark Side,” and the 2013 documentary, “The Kill Team.”Since 2013, Mr. Waddington has been an annual contributor to the American Bar Associationʼs publication, “The State of Criminal Justice.” He is also a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers (ABCL).

agw-alexandra-headshot-grey-nacdlAlexandra González-Waddington is a founding partner of the González & Waddington Law Firm, and a Georgia Registered mediator. She has represented and defended hundreds of defendants charged with sexual crimes and has worked on some of the most notorious war crime cases stemming from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.

A former Public Defender in the State of Georgia, Alexandra has worked on various types of cases, including rapes, larcenies, and white collar crimes. She graduated from Temple Beasley School of Law in Philadelphia, PA where she successfully completed Templeʼs Nationally ranked Integrated Trial Advocacy Program.

In 2015 and 2016, she wrote chapters in the American Bar Association (ABA) books, “The State of Criminal Justice.” This annual publication examines major issues, trends and significant changes in the criminal justice system and is one of the cornerstones of the ABAʼs Criminal Justice Sectionʼs work. This publication serves as an invaluable resource for policy-makers, academics, and students of the criminal justice system.

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