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Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was established in 1992 in Des Moines, Iowa. Members of the IACDL include private criminal defense attorneys and public defenders practicing in both state and federal court. Law school students can also join the organization as student members.

Members of the IACDL are committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the defense of individuals accused of a crime in state or federal court.


The IACDL is a professional organization for Iowa criminal defense attorneys, but it also seeks to promote study into criminal law and educating lawyers and the public. The organization is affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

Contact Information

Iowa Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
2400 University Ave.
Des Moines, IA 50311-4502
Phone: 515-271-3851

CLE Seminars Offered by IACDL

One benefit of being a member of IACDL is access to the multiple continuing legal educaiton (CLE) programs the organization puts on every year. At CLEs, lawyers can learn ongoing trends, changes to law and precedent and new developments in practice management that can improve their ability to represent their clients.

Members can also attend the organization's annual meeting and hear from informative speakers.

Other benefits of membership including networking opportunities with many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Iowa.