Our Purpose

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

      (a)  To protect and ensure by the rule of law, those individual rights guaranteed by the Alabama and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases; to resist the efforts which are constantly being made to curtail such rights; to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in furtherance of such objectives through educational programs and other assistance, to promote justice and the common good;

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

      (c)  To disseminate by lecture, seminars, and publications, the advancement of knowledge of the law as it relates and is ancillary to the field of criminal defense practice;

      (d)  To promote and lobby in favor of the proper administration of criminal justice;

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

      (f)  To foster periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for material exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice and thereby concern itself with the protection of individual rights and the improvement of criminal law, its practices and procedures.