Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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VACDL membership is not open to full or part-time prosecutors.

Membership Benefits

Member benefits are found largely in the support of fellow members who are dedicated to criminal defense work throughout the Commonwealth.  VACDL has a mentorship program to assist new practitioners (or those new to criminal defense in Virginia), an active List Serv discussion group via Yahoo [separate from the member's only forums on this website], a Strike Force , and committees that oversee amicus filings, bar complaints, JIRC issues, and other matters that affect criminal defense lawyers. VACDL also sends our quarterly publication, The Virginia Champion, by mail and also via our List Serv to all active members. In addition, VACDL periodically generates helpful print items for our members such as "hot sheets," rules of evidence books, quick reference guides, and post-it note books. For more information about VACDL membership, please contact our Executive Director, Danielle Payne, at

To join by mail, please click the link below for a copy of our membership application:

VACDL Membership Application.pdf

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