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    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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Latest News

09/30/2022
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   A defendant in a criminal case has the statutory right to substitute judge once per case, without any need to show the reason or cause for substitution. Such a...
09/16/2022
The WACDL Board will meet on September 22, 2022, at 6:00 PM, by Zoom only, for its September Board Meeting. A copy of the meeting’s agenda and other relevant documents will be distributed...
08/31/2022
SAVE THE DATE -- WACDL’s December ethics conference is scheduled for Saturday, December 10th, in the morning, at the Park Hotel in Madison. Further information, registration, an agenda and a...
08/24/2022
As some of you already have heard, on August 23, 2022, after many years of hard work, WACDL, with others, filed an historic lawsuit in Brown County Circuit Court on behalf of indigent defendants in...
07/29/2022
Recently, in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization, the Supreme Court overruled Roe v. Wade, authorizing states to criminalize abortion. In Wisconsin, this set into effect a law dating...