ALEXANDRIA, VA – February 15, 2005 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Daily – La…

ALEXANDRIA, VA – February 15, 2005 – LAWFUEL – Legal News Daily – Law Jobs – The National District Attorneys Association (NDAA) will join some of the nation’s leading legal analysts and commentators in regularly commenting on issues making headlines in a new online blog and discussion forum called Talking Justice, at This new feature was launched on February 1, 2007, and is a project of Justice Talking, the award-winning NPR program that airs in nearly 100 public radio markets and in 140 countries around the globe via NPR Worldwide and Armed Forces Radio Network. The NDAA will be featured on the 17th day of each month, and our first commentary will be about the role of the prosecutor “What do Prosecutors Do?” written by Robert P. McCulloch, Prosecuting Attorney in St.Louis Co., MO, and former president of NDAA.

Each day of the week, a new, timely commentary from a distinguished contributor will be posted at Talking Justice. Bloggers from organizations as diverse as the American Tort Reform Association, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Family Research Council, the National Council of Churches, the Council on American-Islamic Relations, the National District Attorney’s Association and the satirical group the Capitol Steps will offer up their views about law and American life. Some of the best legal blogs, websites and newspapers, including SCOTUSBlog, FindLaw, the National Law Journal and Jurist will post content as well.

Mathias (Mat) H. Heck, Jr., President of NDAA said, “We appreciate the invitation by NPR to comment about the numerous and important issues facing America’s state and local prosecutors. And, as the peoples’ attorneys we look forward to an open dialogue with the public about the challenges facing us today in seeking truth and justice and keeping the communities we serve safe from crime and fear.”

Listeners and readers are invited to participate in the debate via discussion forums centered around topics aired on Justice Talking programs.

Justice Talking, hosted by veteran NPR correspondent Margot Adler, has won 18 national journalism awards. Each program features intelligent conversation with activists and analysts, personal stories of those affected by the law, and lively debate on today’s legal issues. A project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania, Justice Talking is made possible with the support of the Annenberg Foundation.

We invite you to visit the Talking Justice blogs upon its launch, and offer your feedback at [email protected] or 215-573-8919 . You can stay up to date on what’s happening on the show by signing up for their weekly podcasts or e-newsletter at And be sure to check in on the 17th of each month to see the latest commentary from NDAA.

Velva Walter ([email protected])
Director, Media Relations
National District Attorneys Association
99 Canal Center Plaza, # 510
Alexandria, VA 22314

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