United States

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing.

A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL’s 12,000-plus direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling more than 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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Bar Association             

Contact informations

1660 L St. NW
12th Floor
DC 20036 Washington
Washington DC
Phone +1 202 872 86 00
Fax +1 202 872 8690