The Rhode Island Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (RIACDL) in Providence, Rhode Island, was created to give the criminal defense bar a unified voice and improve the profession. Members include attorneys admitted to the Rhode Island Bar who are actively and substantially engaged in the practice of criminal defense throughout the state.
RIACDL is an affiliate organization of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Rhode Island belong to this respected non-profit organization.
RIACDL unites private criminal defense attorneys with public defenders to promote progressive legislative changes and sponsor quality continuing education seminars. Every year, RIACDL awards two scholarships for members to attend the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Rhode Island which includes both RIACDL 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 RIACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for RIACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the RIACDL.
Use this directory to find a Rhode Island criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.
For Rhode Island lawyers, the benefits of joining RIACDL include:
Types of membership include regular members, associate members, and student members.
Joining a committee is an important way to become more active in the organization. The RIACDL has several standing committees including: