“To promote fairness and justice through membership education, services and support, public outreach, and a commitment to quality representation for all.”
- GACDL Mission Statement
A Message from Marcia Shein, President, GACDL
Protecting the United States Constitution is the primary and honorable role granted to those who become criminal defense lawyers. We alone are the champions of protecting citizens' liberties and freedom when those citizens are accused of criminal conduct. Because we have this honor, we as criminal defense lawyers protect all citizens from government tyranny and abuse of power. Read more...
Largest Member Supported Statewide Criminal Defense Association in the United States
Since 1974, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL) has been the most important organization for lawyers involved in the defense of the accused in the State of Georgia. In fact, GACDL is the largest member supported statewide criminal defense association in the United States.
Over 1800 Members Safeguarding the Constitution
GACDL is comprised of criminal defense lawyers, law school students, and full time criminal defense investigators who stand together in the commitment to safeguard the constitutional guarantees of fairness in the criminal justice process.
GACDL makes its voice for fair and effective criminal justice heard in the courts, the legislature, and the community.