WELCOME TO GACDL!
Since 1974, the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers has been the most important organization for lawyers involved in the defense of the accused in Georgia. The largest memberfunded, statewide criminal defense organization in the country, GACDL is comprised of criminal defense lawyers, law school students, and fulltime criminal investigators who stand together in their commitment to safeguard the constitutional guarantees of fairness in the criminal legal system. GACDL makes its voice for fair and effective criminal justice heard in the courts, the legislature, and the community.
Purpose of GACDL
Mission Statement of GACDL
"To promote fairness and justice through membership education, services and support, public outreach, and a commitment to quality representation for all.”
Values Statement of GACDL
GACDL opposes racism and discrimination in all its forms. Our members strive to defend people in a way that preserves individual liberties and opposes unfair government oppression.
GACDL is a diverse community of defenders. There is no pledge or oath of beliefs, other than the common goal to advance our noble profession.
A member’s individual opinions should not jeopardize their membership.
The Georgia Criminal Defense Lawyers Education Foundation "GCDLEF" (The Foundation) was formed in 2008 for the purpose of supporting three GACDL-sponsored educational programs, the Al Horn Scholarship, the Bill Daniel Trial Advocacy Program, and the Debra Blum Program.
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!