Calendar of Events
2013 For the Experienced
9 credit hours
Friday and Saturday
October 18 & 19, 2013
The Gettysburg Hotel
One Lincoln Square
2013 White Collar Practice
12 credit hours
Thursday & Friday
November 14 & 15, 2013
The Ritz Carlton Hotel
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.
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 federal 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.