Welcome to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc., the only statewide organization in Florida dedicated solely to the criminal defense attorney. FACDL is a not-for-profit corporation formed exclusively for charitable, scientific and educational purposes, and affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. View our Member BenefitsMission Statement & Founding Purposes, Policy Manual and Bylaws.


FACDL has customized an array of services to provide the training, contacts, resources and information you need in your profession. As a member you will have the opportunity to broaden your network and seek
professional recognition.


Latest News

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In October, Bennett J. Baur, New Mexico’s chief public defender, ordered his lawyers here, who on average were representing 200 defendants each, to stop taking any new cases.
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As FACDL finalizes the plans for Death is Different in March, this article provides an example of the struggle defense attorneys endure
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The Florida Constitution Revision Commission is currently seeking applicants for appointment.

Upcoming Events

January 2017
Friday, January 27 - Friday, January 27, 2017
Holiday Inn, Orlando Disney Springs

Saturday, January 28 - Saturday, January 28, 2017
Holiday Inn Orlando - Disney Springs
February 2017
June 2017
Thursday, June 8 - Sunday, June 11, 2017
Eau Palm Beach, Manalapan

June 2018
Thursday, June 7 - Sunday, June 10, 2018
Eden Roc Resort, Miami Beach


FACDL holds 4-6 seminars each year with 150-300 attendees
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