Traditionally, our logo is a torch with a flame, standing alone or with a hand. Our clients are indigent, yet it is our job to empower them.
We prefer a logo that is streamlined, professional, yet not too simple. The torch should be longer than it appears in the old logo, which is attached. This logo is primarily being used to make our webpage stand out. We want it to catch the viewer's eye, without offending. However, we may use this on clothing, mugs, signs, and other merchandise, if our members like it.
We would like "National Defender Investigator Association" incorporated in the logo, but not as a part of the torch. Would like a unique, not cliche, font for our name.
Our members are different races, nationalities, etc. just as our clients are. They hail from all over the U.S., its territories, and Europe. Our clients are even more varied than that, but the one unique, unifying factor among our clients is indigence.
Please give the logo at least a small amount of dimensionality without making it too Web 2.0.
I am also uploading a copy of the final redesign of the webpage so that you can see where the context of the logo. The webpage appears to float over a white background with some shading.
One note, the mock-up only says "National Defender Investigator", but it will need to read "National Defender Investigator Association".