For more than 20 years, the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (UACDL) has worked to improve the profession and reform the Utah criminal justice system. Today the organization has grown to many of the top criminal defense attorneys in Utah. UACDL is an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Functioning as a non-profit corporation under the Utah Nonprofit Corporation and Cooperative Association Act, the UACDL offices are located in Salt Lake City, Utah.
The mission of the UACDL is to bring together a community of individuals dedicated to bettering the criminal justice system in the state of Utah. Through education, advocacy, and support, the UACDL fosters criminal defense lawyers to ensure the individual rights of the accused are met.
Any attorney admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Utah who is actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases, is eligible to apply for membership in the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as a Regular Member. Any attorney who holds or attains judicial or prosecutorial office is ineligible to become or remain a member of UACDL.
The benefits of joining the UACDL include:
Membership classifications include the regular member, the founding member, the life member, the sustaining member and the public defender member, and the law student division member.
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Utah which includes both UACDL 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 UACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for UACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the UACDL.
Use this directory to find a Utah criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.