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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Logo of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL) in Richmond, VA, can trace its roots back to 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 VACDL is affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL).

Contact Information for VACDL:

VACDL
3126 W Cary Street, #615
Richmond, VA 23221
phone: 804 262-8223
vacdlawyers@gmail.com

Mission of VACDL

The stated mission of VACDL is to "improve the quality of justice in Virginia by seeking to ensure fairness and equality before the law." To achieve this important goal, the VACDL does the following:
  • participates in legislative matters to that all sides are heard;
  • works with the judiciary to make advances in serving the people who come to court; and
  • provides continuing legal education to practitioners to improve their skills.

Benefits of Membership in VACDL

The benefits of joining the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers include:

  • networking opportunities with other attorneys dedicated to criminal defense work throughout the Commonwealth;
  • the opportunity to join mentorship programs;
  • access to a list-serve discussion group;
  • assistance from Strike Force if a member is threatened by a judges or prosecutors for their proper representation of clients;
  • discounts on quality CLE seminars held throughout the state including Newport News, Fredericksburg, Richmond, and Williamsburg, VA;
  • the ability to join take on a leadership role in committees for the VACDL.

VACDL membership is not open to full or part-time prosecutors.

At Lawyer Legion we understand the important role that VACDL plays in supporting criminal defense attorneys throughout Virginia.


Additional Resources

Legal Organizations and Associations in Virginia - Find a list of legal organizations and associations in the state of Virginia. Locate information on the state bar, the state bar association, and more than 100 other voluntary bar associations organized on a regional basis, or with a minority or specialty focus.


This article was last updated on Monday, December 23, 2019.

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