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.
PACDL solicits platform proposals annually. The deadline for submission for platform planks to be considered by the members at their Annual Membership Meeting on April 27, 2018 has expired. The Platform Committee has reviewed and revised the planks submitted. A copy of the proposed 2018 Platform for consideration can be found by clicking on this link. Please mark your calendar to attend the Annual Membership Meeting to vote on the 2018 Platform.
To review the platform proposal form in anticipation of next year, please click here: Platform Proposal.