• Protecting Individual Rights and Due Process

    WACDL is committed to promoting the proper administration of criminal justice; fostering and maintaining the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; and encouraging an unyielding concern for the protection of individual rights and due process.

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01/28/2021
As a result of efforts by Public Resource.Org, Inc.  and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Wisconsin Jury  Instructions are now available to the public, judges, and...
12/29/2020
NOTE: If you are already a member of WACDL you must first sign in to the website to register.   Register Today for Defending the Accused: The Fundamentals of Criminal Defense  ...
08/24/2020
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Peter McKeever, Executive Director wacdl@wacdl.com   P.O. Box 6706 • Monona, WI 53716-6706 • (608) 223-1275 • FAX...
06/11/2020
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Peter McKeever, Executive Director wacdl@wacdl.com P.O. Box 6706 • Monona, WI 53716-6706 • (608) 223-1275 • FAX (608)...
04/01/2020
Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Peter McKeever, Executive Director wacdl@wacdl.com   P.O. Box 6706 • Monona, WI 53716-6706 • (608) 223-1275 • FAX...