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MACDL Bylaws Article V


Section 1. Qualifications: Only a Regular or Sustaining Member of the Association, or a natural Associate member, i.e., any person who is an Associate member of the Association, or the chief executive officer or his or her designee of any firm or company that is an Associate member of the Association, whose dues are paid at the time of election shall be qualified to be nominated and elected as Member of the Board of Directors.

Section 2. Number of members: The Board of Directors shall consist of twenty-one (21) members who shall include the four (4) officers, the immediate past president, the Director of the Missouri State Public Defender System (or his or her designee), if qualified pursuant to Article XIII, Section 2, and fifteen (15) directors, two (2) of whom may be associate members. In addition, any authorized representative of MACDL recognized by NACDL, or any NACDL board member residing in Missouri who meets the qualifications pursuant to Section 1 of this Article shall be an ex officio member of the Board of Directors.

Section 3. Powers: The Board of Directors shall manage the business and affairs of the Association.

Section 4. Members of the Board of Directors shall be elected at the annual meeting of the Association to three (3) year terms.

Section 5. Absence: A director shall not accept office unless he intends to attend all meetings constitutionally called, absent illness, personal problems or official court business. In any event, that person shall be officially excused by the President or his designee forty-eight (48) hours before his required attendance. Failure to be officially excused twice during a term of office may constitute grounds for forfeiture of office, in which case the unexpired term shall be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors at the next lawfully called meeting.

Section 6. Quorum: In order to transact the business of the Association, a quorum must present at each meeting of the Board of Directors. A quorum shall be defined as a majority of the officers and Board members.

Section 7. Organization: The President of the Association shall serve as chairman of the meetings of the Board of Directors. In the absence of the President, the Vice President shall chair such meetings.

Section 8. Procedure: The Board of Directors may act at meetings or by mail addressed to the Executive Secretary of the Association.

Section 9. Meetings: The Board of Directors shall meet annually, and at such other times and places designated by the President.

Section 10. Vacancies: A vacancy on the Board of Directors, caused by death, resignation or removal of the person elected thereto, may be filled by majority vote of the Board of Directors. Each person so elected shall hold office until the next annual meeting of the Association, at which meeting said vacancy shall be filled by majority vote of the members of the Association. A director elected at such annual meeting to fill a vacancy shall be elected for the unexpired term of the director whose death, disability, resignation or removal caused such vacancy.

Section 11. Removal: Except for Section 5 of this Article, a director or officer may be removed only for cause by a vote calling for such removal by a three-quarters (3/4) majority of the Board of Directors.


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
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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
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 
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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. 


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