The Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL) was founded in Richmond, VA in 1992. It was originally called the Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys. In 2002, it changed its name to the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
The mission of the VACDL is to support the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Its members focus on representing those accused of criminal violations. The VACDL strives to ensure fairness and equality before the law and improvide the crimin justice system in Virginia. The VACDL also participates in legislative matters in order to have a voice within the administration of the criminal justice system.
The VACDL fosters a community of the top criminal defense attorneys throughout Virginia within its organization. Its members have access to continuing legal education and colleague support to advance their practice.
Members in the VACDL include practicing criminal defense attorneys, non-practicing professionals interested in criminal defense (i.e., law school professors), federal public defenders, and law students. VACDL membership is not open to full or part-time prosecutors. Membership in the VACDL is subject to membership application and board review.
The benefits of joining the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers include:
Lawyer Legion maintains a statewide directory of criminal defense lawyers in Virginia which includes both VACDL 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 VACDL and other professional associations. This includes recognition for VACDL members who have updated their Lawyer Legion profile to include information about their involvement with the VACDL.
Use this directory to find a Virginia criminal defense lawyer in your local area. Start by choosing your county from the list below.