With PACDL, your path is what you make of it. Our members have a number of opportunities throughout the year to exercise their skill sets.  They include volunteering for a committee, submitting articles to our magazine, or planning or presenting a session or a course. Your development knows no bounds when you become involved with PACDL.

PACDL is governed by an all-volunteer board of directors who have the fiduciary duty to represent and protect the interests of PACDL.  The Board's responsibilities and duties are increasingly complex, demanding and time-consuming to effectively represent its interests. 

Directors are expected to attend Board meetings, participate on committees, adhere to all Board policies including its conflict of interest policy, and provide individual leadership and a personal financial contribution at a level that is commensurate with the financial condition of the Board member that reflects the Board member's abiding commitment to the Association.

Participation in a variety of PACDL projects, CLEs and committees can help you develop your leadership skill set to make you eligible for higher levels of Association leadership.


"PACDL volunteers are among the best and the brightest criminal defense attorneys from across the Commonwealth, working together to make the greatest difference in our profession.  With a shared passion and commitment, PACDL volunteers work tirelessly toward a common goal and in the process, develop lifelong friendships. I am proud to be a PACDL volunteer and look forward to meeting the next challenge with my fellow PACDL volunteers."
- Philip Gelso