Organizations of criminal defense attorneys and allied professionals. Also, non-profit organizations that work to help defendants.
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National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Largest U.S. organization of defense attorneys. Generally advocates for legislation and court rules to protect defendants. Magazine, projects, issues, seminars, discussion of issues affecting criminal process.
Association in Defense of the Wrongfully Convicted
Devoted to preventing and rectifying wrongful convictions. Based in Toronto, and led by "Hurricane" Carter.
Association Of Federal Defense Attorneys (AFDA)
The only association devoted exclusively to the interests of federal criminal defense attorneys. Helps attorneys to effectively represent defendants in federal courts.
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB)
The only statewide organization devoted solely to the representation of persons accused of having committed crimes.
Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (GACDL)
State chapter of NACDL.
The Innocence Project
A non-profit legal clinic which only handles cases where postconviction DNA testing of evidence can yield conclusive proof of innocence. Cases, news, related links, and details about the clinic.
International Trial Attorneys Association
Invitation-only organization connecting trial attorneys across disciplines and countries. Includes membership benefits, events and FAQs.
Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Organization information, attorney directory, and criminal defense resources.
Office of the Appellate Defender (OAD)
Has provided appellate and post-conviction representation to indigent persons since 1988. Trains lawyers in appellate advocacy and client-centered representation. Based in New York City.
Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Ohio chapter of NACDL. Calendar of events, speakers bureau, information about magazine.
Peel Criminal Lawyers Association
Ontario, Canada, organization of criminal law barristers and lawyers. Contains articles, laws, and information about the criminal process.
Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
State chapter of NACDL. Online newsletter and calendar of events. Half of site is for members only. However, still a substantial source of information for non-members.
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
2400-attorney organization. Links to legislation, issues, events, news, and links to other criminal defense organizations.
Truth in Justice
Works to overturn convictions of people who had no part in the crime, such as in cases of mistaken identity.
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
State chapter of NACDL.
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