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Thursday, Jul. 3, 2008
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David W. White Jr. accepts his MACDL President's Award.

Left to right: Andy Good, MACDL past-president; Lt. Cmndr. Matthew Diaz, keynote speaker; MACDL Balliro Award recipient Judith Lindahl, Joseph Balliro, MACDL past-president, Charles Clifford, David W. White Jr., MBA president and MACDL President’s Award recipient; and Randy Chapman, MACDL president.

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MBA President David W. White Jr. receives inaugural MACDL President’s Award

White was recognized for his extraordinary commitment to the due process rights of those in the criminal justice system

MBA President David W. White Jr. received the inaugural President’s Award from the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MACDL) on June 11 for his leadership in the fight for meaningful sentencing reform. 

White was recognized for his extraordinary commitment to the due process rights of those in the criminal justice system. MACDL is the largest specialty statewide bar association for criminal defense practitioners.
 
“David has been a courageous and tireless advocate against the unduly harsh consequences of mandatory minimum sentences. He recognizes the importance of being smart on crime and not politicizing such a fundamentally important issue,” said MACDL President Randy S. Chapman, former chair of both the MBA Criminal Justice and Judicial Administration sections. “For these efforts, we commend David and are honored to recognize him with the President’s Award.”

Since he began his term at president in September, White has strongly advocated for CORI reform, the elimination of mandatory minimum sentences and creating greater opportunities for treatment, education/training and parole. White hosted the MBA’s Sentencing Symposium in the fall, testified at the Statehouse for CORI and sentencing reform and formed the Drug Policy Task Force to examine drug policy reforms.

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