The Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (BACDL) is a non-profit organization located in Fort Lauderdale, FL, the county seat of Broward County. BACDL is a county chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (FACDL).
Broward County is the most populated county in the State of Florida and part of the greater Miami metropolitan area.
BACDL's mission is to "assist, support, and protect the Criminal Defense practitioner in the zealous defense of individuals and their constitutional rights." BACDL also serves to educate the general public on the administration of criminal justice and the importance of an independent, ethical and professional criminal defense bar.
The annual membership dues for BACDL are $60 for a private attorney or $30 for a private attorney who has practiced for less than three years. Memberships are also open to public defenders.
The benefits of membership in BACDL include:
The goals of BACDL include:
The Harry Gulkin Award is given out each year at an awards dinner by BACDL to a member of the bar who embodies integrity, gentility, and excellence in the practice of law. Past honorees include:
At Lawyer Legion, we recognize the important role that organizations like BACDL play in supporting criminal defense attorneys in Broward County, FL. Read more about FACDL's county chapter for Broward County, FL.