Mary M. Broderick has devoted her career to matters pertaining to protecting the rights of the accused and insuring sufficient and competent representation of criminal defendants. She is currently a consultant for The National Legal Aid and Defender Association ( NLADA), and served as the Director of NLADA’s Defender Division from 1985-1994. She worked on NLADA’s Standards for the Appointment and Performance of Counsel in Death Penalty Cases, and on its Standards for the Administration of Assigned Counsel Systems. She also oversaw the production of NLADA’s Performance Guidelines for Criminal Defense Representation, and numerous other publications. While Director of the Defender Division, she also led NLADA’s efforts to protect Habeas Corpus. Broderick has worked on a number of NLADA evaluations throughout the country as both a team leader and team member. She has completed evaluations in Cook County Illinois and San Bernardino County California, among others. Broderick serves on the board of the Southern Center for Human Rights and on the board of Death Penalty Focus. Previously, she was executive director of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), the largest statewide association of criminal defense lawyers and allied professionals. While at CACJ Broderick worked on policy development; legislative, educational and publication programs; and offered assistance to other organizations. Specifically Broderick helped lead a CACJ effort to preserve unanimous jury verdicts in California.