Welcome to the KACDL website.

KACDL is a 400 member, non-profit organization of criminal defense lawyers and related professionals. Founded in 1988, KACDL's mission is to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or other misconduct, provide ongoing continuing legal education and promote public awareness of citizen's rights, the criminal justice process and the role of the criminal defense practice.

Please explore this site to learn about the benefits of membership in this association. Our thanks for visiting this site. You are welcome to email your comments and suggestions. Contact us via the methods in the header of this website.

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Name:Spring CLE and Annual Meeting
Date:April 08 2016

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Letter from the President of KACDL

Have you ever felt isolated and under attack while defending an unpopular client? Have you ever wished for more resources to assist you in your criminal defense practice? Have you ever been frustrated with a court's failure to uphold the rights of your clients? Each of us has experienced these feelings, and has gratefully turned to the Kansas Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers for support. As fellow defenders of the accused, we invite you to join this excellent organization. KACDL was established in 1988 as an educational network for criminal defense lawyers, and has grown into Kansas' premier defender organization. KACDL many benefits include the following:


  • Reduced CLE rates at two annual seminars
  • Assistance with legal questions
  • Criminal defense conferences and speakers
  • Network with other criminal defense attorneys
  • Free KACDL strike force assistance - help when you face an emergency

    Strike Force in Action
  • Expert witness information
  • Legislative voice
  • Amicus assistance
  • Access to the KACDL research web pages
  • Newsletter with case law updates
  • KACDL Members Only bulletin board

As we hope this list of benefits demonstrates, your membership in KACDL promises to enhance your skills as a defense practitioner and give you the confidence and comradery necessary to carry on this challenging work. A membership form can be downloaded from this webpage so you can register right away and receive our next newsletter and upcoming events. Keep up the good fight!


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