Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (KACDL) was established in 1986 to counteract problems with the drafting of Kentucky's Truth-in-Sentencing law. Since that time, KACDL has continued to provide legislators with a more complete picture of how new laws impact the administration of criminal justice in Kentucky.
Over the past 25 years KACDL has expanded its purpose to include networking, advocacy and educational opportunities for Kentucky criminal defense lawyers. The KACDL holds various seminars and events throughout the year to bring criminal defense lawyers together and offers an platform for criminal defense lawyers to exchange valuable information and practice for client cases.
The KACDL continues to bring importance to the adherence of the bills of rights in the constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Kentucky as a way to uphold the American justice system. The KACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
Presented to a criminal defense lawyer in recognition of exceptional professional achievement which has had a profound effect and sustained impact on the protection of the constitutional rights of citizens accused or convicted of a criminal offense.
Benefits of membership in the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers include: