Purpose of GACDL
To provide an appropriate state organization representing those lawyers who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases;
GACDL's Position on Indigent Defense
GACDL supports funding levels that are adequate to provide constitutionally required zealous representation for the accused.
Removal of Counsel:
Removal of counsel in any criminal matters, absent cause, is a threat to the independence of the defense function and interferes with the ongoing attorney-client relationship. Continuity of counsel is paramount in death penalty cases.
GACDL supports ABA standards on attorney caseload sizes and strongly condemns the excessive caseloads carried by public defenders throughout the state.