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MACDL Bylaws Article II

MISSION


Section 1. The Association is formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, including, without limitation, the following:

(a) To promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related arts;

(b) To disseminate by lectures, seminars, publications, and other means, the advancement of the knowledge of the law and of relevant scientific topics as both relate to criminal defense practice;

(c) To promote the proper administration of criminal justice, including defending the independence of the judiciary to the extent it exists and to increasing if for the protection of the rights of all persons within the jurisdiction of the State of Missouri;

(d) To foster, maintain and encourage the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyers in criminal cases;

(e) To foster periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice; and 
 
(f) In the foregoing ways and otherwise to promote the protection of individual rights, especially due process for persons accused of crime, and self-discipline by governments in the imposition of criminal sanctions and sentences; advocacy for criminal defense lawyers who are subjected to adverse action for zealous representation of accused persons; and the improvement of the practice of criminal law and of the procedures employed in criminal cases.

UPCOMING EVENTS

MACDL Spring CLE
April 20-21, 2022
Hollywood Casino
Maryland Heights, MO

This CLE will be a celebration of why we do what we do as Criminal Defense Attorneys. Learn what motivates some of the best attorneys in our State to do what we do every day.

Check back for more details including how to register

MACDL Board Calendar

  • November 10, 2022 Virtual
Be sure to RSVP to MACDL if you plan to attend.

CLE Calendar

MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri. 


Address

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P. O. Box 1543
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Contacts

Email: info "at" macdl.net
Phone: 573 636-2822
Fax: 573 636-9749

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