Calendar of Events
2014 Joint Annual Meeting
12 credit hours
Thursday and Friday, April 24 & 25, 2014
The Harrisburg Hilton
1 N. Second Street
2014 White Collar Practice
12 credit hours
November 13-14, 2014
The Ritz Carlton
New Members Only Section: U.S. District Court addresses and counties of jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.
PACDL now accepts credit cards.
Welcome to the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers website.
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is a group comprised of law students and attorneys admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases.
To learn more about the benefits of a membership with the PACDL, click here.
Simon to be President of NACDL
Ted Simon, long time PACDL Member, will make history in Philadelphia when he becomes President of NACDL at their 2014 Annual Meeting in Philadelphia later this summer. Make plans to attend this meeting and help us cheer Ted on by clicking the link below:
Swetz named President of PACDL
Stroudsburg attorney James A Swetz was elected President of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers at our recent annual meeting in Harrisburg.
A Yonkers, N.Y., native and Villanova University School of Law cum laude graduate, Swetz helped found Cramer, Swetz & McManus, one of Monroe County's largest law firms, in Stroudsburg. Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he has defended many high-profile criminal cases in state and federa1 courts throughout northeastern Pennsylvania and was listed in Philadelphia Magazine as one of Pennsylvania's top criminal defense lawyers in 2007 and 2009 through 2012.
Expert Witnesses in Sexual Assault Cases -- see Brief Bank tab in Member's Only section
The MEMBERS-ONLY section is password-protected and limited to members of PACDL. If you are a member of PACDL and would like to obtain a password, please contact us.
One of the valuable benefits of membership to PACDL is access to our extensive Brief Bank, a digital library of briefs written and submitted by our members.
The PACDL Listserv is a private email-based discussion group for members of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Find a Lawyer
We are pleased to offer a searchable database of criminal defense lawyers in Pennsylvania. Click here to search our membership by name or county.
LibertyWatch Online is the online version of the newsletter that is mailed to PACDL members, featuring updates of important criminal decisions from Pennsylvania's Appellate Courts. To view a sample page, click here.
PACDL accepts checks, Visa and Mastercard as payment options.