Dear CLS Members,

We are sad to announce that our dear friend and colleague, Albert Krieger, passed away peacefully the other night at the age of 96. Mr. Krieger was honored by the Section with the Selig I. Goldin Memorial Award, which he received in 2007. You can find more information about his receipt of that award in a Florida Bar News article at:

Albert served as Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section in 2002-03 and was the recipient of the section’s Charles R. English Award, its highest honor, in 2005. He served for many years as an elected member of the Criminal Justice Council, and he was in the ABA House of Delegates for many years. Albert also served as President of NACDL in 1979-80, and received two of that organization’s highest awards, the Heeney Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Mr. Krieger’s speeches at bar meetings and CLE programs were legendary. Both young and experienced lawyers alike would leave with renewed vigor, purpose, and commitment, and few who heard him speak about his representation at Wounded Knee would leave without tears. He spoke of Wounded Knee in accepting the Goldin Award. See

Albert Krieger was truly a giant of our profession, and his legacy will live on for generations.

An article on his passing is in The Miami Herald at