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MACDL Bylaws Article II

MISSION


Section 1. The Association is formed exclusively for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes, including, without limitation, the following:

(a) To promote study and research in the field of criminal defense law and the related arts;

(b) To disseminate by lectures, seminars, publications, and other means, the advancement of the knowledge of the law and of relevant scientific topics as both relate to criminal defense practice;

(c) To promote the proper administration of criminal justice, including defending the independence of the judiciary to the extent it exists and to increasing if for the protection of the rights of all persons within the jurisdiction of the State of Missouri;

(d) To foster, maintain and encourage the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyers in criminal cases;

(e) To foster periodic meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for the exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice; and 
 
(f) In the foregoing ways and otherwise to promote the protection of individual rights, especially due process for persons accused of crime, and self-discipline by governments in the imposition of criminal sanctions and sentences; advocacy for criminal defense lawyers who are subjected to adverse action for zealous representation of accused persons; and the improvement of the practice of criminal law and of the procedures employed in criminal cases.

UPCOMING EVENTS

13th Annual Bernard Edelman DWI Seminar
Revised date due to COVID-19

November 30-December 2, 2020
The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO 
Registration (via MoBar)

MACDL Annual Meeting & CLE-August 20-21, 2020
Rescheduled dates due to COVID-19

Building A Defense One Byte At A Time:  Halting the Prosecution's Tech-Driven Evidence and Advancing Your Own

Where: Branson Convention Center, Branson, MO

Hotel: Room Block ends July 24, 2020
or until block is sold out (which ever is first)
Make reservation online--Click Here--

CLE Online Registration: Register Here
Paper Form Registration: Click/print Here

Agenda: Click Here
more information on our speakers may be found here


MACDL Webinars

Behind the Scenes of Legal Scandals in the News
Featuring Janine Arvizu, Rick Kammen, Rosa Eliades, and Cyndy Short
When: July 10, 2020
Time: 1:00 p.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Fee: $99.00
Register:
Online
CLE: 4 credit hours
including 4.0 Hrs. of ethics and 1.0 Hrs. of Bias 


Missouri Expungement Law
Featuring Scott Pierson
When: July 17, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
This series will look in detail at the expungement process, case law updates and limitations of the current law.
Register: Online


491 Hearings
Featuring Stephen Ranz
When: August 7, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
More details and registration link coming soon


Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
Featuring Anthony Vibbard 
When: August 14, 2020
CLE: 1 credit hour
More details & registration coming soon


MACDL Board Calendar

  • July 8, 2020- Zoom Meeting 
  • August 2020- Branson Convention Center 
Be sure to RSVP to MACDL if you plan to attend.

CLE Calendar

MACDL is an accredited provider of CLE in Missouri.  In addition, MACDL  may apply for Kansas CLE credit.  Hours for each state will be identified at Seminar. 


Address

101 East High Street, Suite 200
P. O. Box 1543
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Contacts

Email: info "at" macdl.net
Phone: 573 636-2822
Fax: 573 636-9749

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