Publications Committee

The Publications Committee is comprised of dynamic criminal defense attorneys who serve as the editorial board for PACDL’s digital magazine For the Defense.  As part of their core responsibilities, committee members serve as editors for submitted articles, working with the author to ensure each piece achieves PACDL’s high standards for publication.  Members also plan upcoming issues by selecting topics and authors for consideration.  Since its launch in 2016, For the Defense has maintained a standard for excellence by providing timely, scholarly articles that our members can use to provide the most effective representation to his or her clients. 

If you would like to be considered for membership with the Publication Committee, submit an article for consideration or join us as an advertiser, please contact us at
pacd@pacdl.org.  

​Philip Gelso serves as Editor-in-Chief/Committee Chairperson and Peter E. Kratsa serves as Editor-at-Large.