Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks

Upcoming events

VIDC Initial Certification Training Classes (2018)

  • June 21-22, 2018 (University of Richmond - Richmond, VA)
  • December 17-18, 2018 (Virginia 529 College Saving Plan Building - North Chesterfield, VA)
Registration is through the VIDC, and there is no cost. 

VIDC Initial Certification

The VIDC website (vadefenders.org) provides an overview of the court-appointed counsel certification process. We encourage all VACDL members to become certified to take court-appointed cases, and we offer a mentorship program to assist with the trial requirements for felony case certification. 

VIRGINIA FAIR TRIAL COALITION:

 We support the efforts to reform discovery rules in Virginia to ensure just and fair trials for all accused of criminal offenses. If you'd also like to support this initiative, click on the link below:

Virginia Fair Trial Coalition Support Agreement.pdf

Featured VACDL member article, by Justice Forward Virginia co-founder, Brad Haywood:

Real Reform v. Clickbait Reform

To learn more about Justice Forward Virginia, or become involved in the efforts to bring substantial criminal justice reform to the Commonwealth (particularly regarding discovery), please check out their page:

Justice Forward Virginia

Quote of the Quarter:

"If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already."

                   -Abraham Lincoln

CLE

Registration is now open for VACDL's Fall CLE in Portsmouth on October 26, 2018. We hope you can join us and learn how to "Win the Unwinnable Case!"

Register for the Fall 2018 CLE!


Sponsors

VACDL endorses the following sponsors and partners:


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VACDL List Serv

Our List Serv is hosted through Yahoo Groups. If you are a VACDL member and you wish to be added to the List Serv, please send an email to vacdlmembers-subscribe@yahoogroups.com or contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at vacdlawyers@gmail.com.

VACDL Newsletter

 Each quarter, VACDL sends a newsletter, The Virginia Champion, to active members. Recent past editions are available in the Member's Only Section. 

*Members can now choose electronic or mailed delivery for The Virginia Champion. In your Member Profile, click "Edit Profile" and select your preferred delivery option!*


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