The New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NYSACDL) was formed in 1986 by a group of New York defense attorneys. The formation of the NYSACDL brought upon a platform for discussing issues affecting the criminal defense practice in New York and assuring the protection of the individual rights and liberties for all.
The Amicus Curiae Committee, a committee of the NYSACDL is dedicated to filing amicus curiae briefs and federal cases against conditions that impede criminal defense work in cases. The committe lobbies with elected officials and local governments to better the administration of the criminal defense bar.
Membership in the NYSACDL is open to New York criminal defense lawyers and other legal professionals. Members of the NYSACDL receive access to training, resources, and networking seminars. The NYSACDL is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).
The benefits of joining NYSACDL include:
Members of NYSACDL are encouraged to take leadership positions on both the executive board and in committees. The committees for NYSACDL include:
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in New York which includes both NYSACDL members and non-members. To help the public find the best choices when searching for a criminal defense attorney, Lawyer Legion recognizes attorneys for their involvement and leadership within the NYSACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for NYSACDL Past Presidents, Life Members, and NYSADL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the NYSACDL.
Use this directory to find a New York criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.