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​PACDL Announces Slate of Officers and Directors

The Board Governance Committee, as allowed in Article VIII, Section 3 of the Bylaws of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL), presents the candidates listed here to serve as officers of PACDL for 2018-2019.  Brad Winnick as the current PACDL President-Elect shall ascend to the office of President in 2018 without election.

PACDL Submits Amicus Briefs

​​PACDL's Amicus Committee filed two amicus briefs in February, 2018.  In the first case, Commonwealth v. Adams, the Association argued that any mechanical or presumptive "fugitive disentitlement" rule is inconsistent with the constitutional right to appeal and the the governing rule of appellate procedure. In the case of Commonwealth v. Gill, PACDL argued that the evidence of the 2016 burglary is admissible as relevant evidence under Rule 401 without the need for Rule 404(b) analysis.  In the alternative, PACDL suggested that negating the defendant's guilt is a proper non-propensity purpose under Rule 404(b).

PACDL Submits Comment Letter

PACDL voiced opposition to proposed PA Criminal Proc. Rule 556.11.  To review the letter, please click here.


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