Platform

PACDL members approved the inaugural legislative platform on April 27, 2018 at the Association Annual Meeting in Harrisburg.  Seventeen items were approved.  A copy of the 2018-19 Platform for consideration can be read here.  If you are interested in submitting a policy proposal for consideration by the Platform Committee, a copy of the application can be found by clicking on this link.  

The members of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL) direct the association’s legislative efforts. Accordingly, PACDL solicits and relies on its membership to develop proposals that are designed to: eliminate inequities based on policy or public law; express opposition or support for a policy, program or proposed legislation; or recommend changes to a state or federal policy, program or public law that would enhance the practice of criminal defense.  Proposals for consideration in 2019 are now invited for submission before December 31, 2018.