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.
In 2019, PACDL solicited proposals from its members to modify the platform. Those suggestions were submitted to the Platform Committee for its review. Beginning in January, the Committee considered those suggestions and drafted amendments to the 2019 platform. The Platform will be brought before the Board at its February meeting and be presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting of Members in Harrisburg scheduled for April 25, 2019 at the Harrisburg Hilton. The proposed platform for 2019-2020 can be reviewed at 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. Your platform represents the policy blueprint for PACDL's advocacy efforts.