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Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego (CDBA)

The Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego (CDBA) is a not-for-profit voluntary organization of criminal defense lawyers in the greater San Diego area of California. The CDBA of San Diego is affiliated with the California Association for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

The mission of CDBA is to protect and ensure individual rights guaranteed by the United States and California Constitutions in all criminal cases in the state and federal courts in and around the city and county of San Diego.

The CDBA promotes excellence in the practice of criminal law. The CDBA also promotes the exchange of information among its members including educational materials, publications, and articles.

Members are committed to the fair administration of justice and the defense of persons accused of a crime. Members must verify that they are not a member of any law enforcement agency or of any agency engaged in the prosecution of criminal matters.

If members choose to participate in the organization’s listserve, the member must agree to maintain the confidentiality of the listserve.

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Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego (CDBA)

Benefits of Membership in CDBA

Criminal Defense attorneys in San Diego, California, who join the Criminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego (CDBA) enjoy benefits of membership including:

  • invitations to networking opportunities with other criminal defense attorneys;
  • access to the CDBA newsletters;
  • access to the motion and brief bank; and
  • access to the listserve.

The level of membership in CDBA include:

  • Sustaining* - $150
  • General - $75
  • Level I and II Public Defenders $50
  • First-Year Lawyer or Student - Free

* Sustaining members receive special recognition on the website and in the newsletter.

** First year of CDBA membership only.

CDBA Sustaining Members

The sustaining members of the riminal Defense Bar Association of San Diego (CDBA) have provided additional financial support to the organization. Former sustaining members include:

At Lawyer Legion, we recognize the important role these organizations play in supporting criminal defense attorneys in San Diego, CA. This article was last updated on Friday, March 5, 2021.

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