Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Logo of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

The Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) was formed in 1986. Today the organization has grown to nearly 500 members, who are both private criminal defense attorneys and public defenders practicing law throughout the Grand Canyon State. The principal office is located in Chandler, Arizona, in Maricopa County.

AACJ seeks to improve the practice of Arizona criminal defense lawyers, and also serves as an advocate for positive criminal justice reform.


Benefits of Joining AACJ

The benefits of joining the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ) including:

  • a listing on the AACJ website designed with a "Find a Lawyer" membership directory;
  • discounts off the registration fees on CLE seminars;
  • access to a members-only motion and brief bank;
  • a free subscription to "The Defender" magazine which features news about the organization and articles on criminal justice issues;
  • access to a members-only forums on a variety of specialty topics where members can ask questions or share information;
  • protection form the AACJ Strike Force;
  • support from the Amicus Curiae Committee;
  • discounts from third party vendors including professional liability and malpractice insurance; and
  • networking opportunities with some of the best criminal defense lawyers in Arizona;

AACJ Committees

Members of the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice are encouraged to participate by serving on one of several committees and subcommittees including:

  • Finance Committee
  • Seminars Committee
  • Public Relations and Community Outreach Committee
  • Rules Subcommittee
  • Indigent and Capital Representation Committee
  • Membership and Member Services Committee
  • Strike Force Subcommittee
  • Planning Committee
  • Political Committee
  • Legislative Subcommittee
  • Amicus Subcommittee
  • Publications Committee

Contact Information for AACJ:

Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (AACJ)
2340 West Ray Road, Suite 1
Chandler, AZ 85224-3516
Phone: (480) 812-1700
Fax: (480) 812-1736