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CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

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Goal: $20,000.00
Collected: $6,430.00
32%
THE FOUNDATION NEEDS YOU! We are raising funds to continue the Al Horn Scholarship, the Debra Blum Mental Health Program, and the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program, all highly-valued scholarships and programs that are practice-changing. We are looking to raise $20,000.00 by December 31, 2019.

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"To promote fairness and justice through membership education, services and support, public outreach, and a commitment to quality representation for all.”    

  - GACDL Mission Statement


LISTSERVER

Don’t practice law alone! Join the largest criminal defense listserv in the country. Ask questions of over 900 peers across the state. Someone on the Listserver has the answer to your question. 

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NETWORKING

We offer criminal defense CLEs around the state. Meet your peers for networking and referrals. Our CLEs include fun events like cocktail receptions, trivia, volleyball on the beach, fun runs, yoga, and more! 

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STRIKE FORCE

GACDL is 1,800 lawyers strong- and growing. When members are threatened with contempt or arrest for actions taken in defense of a client, we have their back. Don't be alone in your time of need! 

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OUR PRESIDENT SPEAKS



Laura Hogue- GACDL President
Forty-five years ago, William W. “Bill” Daniel took the bold step of inviting a number of criminal defense lawyers to join together as an organization: “I have talked to a number of persons throughout the State of Georgia during the past year or two about the organization of a Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers,” he wrote in September 1974.  “Everyone that I have talked to has seemed to think that this was a good idea.” And while a number of lawyers met and agreed to come together to form GACDL...                                                                           
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ADVOCACY

GACDL lobbyist Mazie Lynn Causey and our dedicated Legislative Committee work tirelessly on the issues affecting you and your clients. Help support their crucial efforts! 

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 INVOLVEMENT

We love our volunteers! Check out the list of GACDL Committees, call a chairperson, and volunteer. It’s a great way to meet other members, and to grow into GACDL leadership. 

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TRAINING  

Need criminal defense trial skills? We offer the best training in the country for members with limited trial experience: The Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program. Don’t miss out! 

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Purpose of GACDL

    • To provide an appropriate state organization representing those lawyers who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases;
    • To resist proposed legislation or rules which would curtail such rights and to promote sound alternatives;
    • To promote educational activities to improve the skills and knowledge of lawyers engaged in the defense of criminal cases;
    • To improve the judicial system and to urge the selection and appointment to the bench of well-qualified and experienced lawyers;
    • To improve the correctional system and to seek more effective rehabilitation opportunities for those convicted of crimes;
    • To promote constant improvement in the administration of criminal justice.

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