Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Logo of the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

The Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) was founded in 1988.

Headquartered in Waterbury, Connecticut, CCDLA's membership includes more than 350 criminal defense attorneys from both private practices and the public defender's offices throughout the state of Connecticut.

CCDLA is the only statewide criminal defense lawyers’ organization in the State of Connecticut.


Contact Information for CCDLA

Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
P.O. Box 1766
Waterbury, CT 06721



Benefits of Joining the CCDLA


The benefits of joining the CCDLA include:

  • discounted rates at quality continuing legal education (CLE) seminars throughout the year;
  • a listing in the organization's online directory and active e-mail list;
  • the mentoring program; and
  • networking opportunities including the annual meeting. 


The criminal defense lawyers in Connecticut who have joined CCDLA are dedicated to defending persons accused of criminal acts in both state and federal court.

As an affiliate member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CCDLA works to improve the criminal justice system by insuring that the individual rights guaranteed by the Connecticut Constitution and the United States Constitution are applied fairly and equally and that those rights are not diminished.



Membership in CCDLA


Applicants to the Connecticut Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (CCDLA) must be in good standing in the Connecticut Bar and engaged in the practice of criminal defense. Membership levels include:

  • regular members;
  • public defender members;
  • new attorney members;
  • law student members; and
  • associate members.
Student members must be currently enrolled in an ABA accredited law school.


Past Presidents of the CCDLA



This article was last updated on Thursday, March 10, 2016.