Welcome to ACDLA!

The Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association ( ACDLA) serves as the unified voice of the state’s criminal defense community. Its primary mission is to promote excellence in the practice of criminal law. This mission benefits both criminal defense attorneys and criminal defendants as a whole.

President's Message

Ron Smith- ACDLA President

I consider it a great honor and privilege to be a member of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, which is the primary organized voice for the criminal defense bar in Alabama. I am very honored to assume the presidency of ACDLA for the 2019-2020 term.I am privileged to have been a member of this organization for the past several years, and during that time I have learned much from our fellow members about law and life. 

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ACDLA Lobbyist and our dedicated Legislative committee work tirelessly on the issues affecting you and your clients. Help support their crucial efforts!

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Don’t practice law alone! Join the listserv. Ask questions of peers across the state. Someone on the Listserver has the answer to your question.

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ACDLA offers CLE seminars throughout the year to discuss legal issues challenging the criminal defense bar. Don’t miss out!