MACDL is dedicated to protecting the rights of criminally accused through a strong and cohesive criminal defense bar. We strive to improve the quality of justice in Missouri by seeking to ensure fairness and equality before the law. To achieve this important purpose, MACDL participates in legislative matters, 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.
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2017 MACDL Spring CLE
Enjoy these snapshots from our most recent CLE program!

MACDL 2017 Award Luncheon
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CLE Calendar
MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri. 
In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit. 
Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar.
MACDL Webinar- Expungement 101
Featuring Joseph Passanise
When: March 23, 2018
Time: 11:30a-12:30p
Fee: $35.00
Register: Click Here
CLE: 1 credit hour
MACDL Annual Meeting & Spring CLE-Live CLE
When: April 19-20, 2018
Where: University Plaza
333 S John Q. Hammons Parkway, Springfield, MO 65806
Hotel: room block expires March 19, 2018
Register: See details below
Bernard Edelman DWI Law & Science Seminar- Live CLE
When: July 19-21, 2018
Where: Lodge of Four Seasons
315 Four Seasons Drive, Lake Ozark, MO 65049
Hotel: room block expires June 19th
or until block is full (whichever occurs first)
Agenda/Registration: Click Here

MACDL Annual Meeting & Spring CLE

Agenda: Draft 

Registration: - Print Paper Form
                        - Sign up online

Our CLE Speakers:

Ryan Brownlow Neil Wofford
Dean Price Sherry Gott
Pat Berrigan Michelle Monahan
Anne L. Precythe Marcy Van De Berg
Danielle Easter John (Doc) Fuller
Hon. Douglas Harpool
Hon. Don E. Burrell



Free Practice Aid/Resource Tool for Defending Sex Crimes!

This extensive guide for defending sex crimes was designed to be a single reference document and is accessible to MACDL members by logging into the MEMBER ONLY page of our website


This video produced, by the Missouri Bar, explains how the MO Nonpartisan Court Plan works.  It explores the rich history that inspired Missourians to be the first in the nation to adopt the system.


MACDL’s Amicus Committee responds to requests for assistance by members involved in issues of general bar interest in the appellate courts of Missouri.

Click here for Other MACDL Amicus Briefs.


Please Contribute to the MACDL Political Action Committee.  In order for us to stay on top of legislative items against our industry, we have our own political action committee. Click here for a contribution form and send your donation today or click here to make that donation right now online via Authorize.Net! Personal and Corporate contributions are accepted.