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Criminal Defense PACDL: Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Gavel and Bill of Rights
Defending your rights in Pennsylvania since 1988

Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events

2017 Joint Annual Conference
April 27 & 28, 2017
The Harrisburg Hilton
1 N. Second Street
Harrisburg, PA
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New Members Only Section: U.S. District Court addresses and counties of jurisdiction in Pennsylvania.

An Affiliate of NACDL: The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Welcome to the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers website.

For The Defense Advertising Opportunities

The newly launched For The Defense gives readers the best in criminal defense practice journalism on a digital platform that is packaged in a striking, sophisticated, easy-to-read design, backed by an association that will soon celebrate 30 years of leadership. Content is organized into relevant criminal-defense specific topics and offers meaningful engagement with criminal defense bar practitioners whether they are situated in public defender offices or in private practice. PACDL has loyal and engaged members – with a membership boasting 1000 criminal defense lawyers and growing. Your message will reach decision makers who are looking to partner with solution providers like yours. Promote your message to our membership through our digital advertising channel. Click here for advertising rate information.



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For a full listing of our 2016 - 2017 Officers and Directors, click here.



Member Services

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.

Brief Bank

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.

PACDL Listserv

The PACDL Listserv is a private email-based discussion group for members of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.



Find a lawyer

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.

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