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MACDL Bylaws Article VII


Section 1. Nominating Committee: At least ninety (90) days before the annual meeting of the Association, the President shall appoint a nominating committee, consisting of at least four Regular Members of the Association, and shall designate from among them a chairman. The nominating committee shall nominate candidates for officers and directors to be elected at the next annual meeting of the Association.

Section 2. Notice: At least forty (40) days before the next annual meeting of the Association, the nominating committee shall notify the Board of Directors and the Executive Secretary, in writing, of the names of the candidates it nominates. The Executive Secretary shall forward a list of these candidates to the last recorded address of each member of the Association at least twenty-five (25) days prior to the annual meeting of the Association. The committee shall consider responses to this slate from individual members, and may alter or amend its slate in response to any such responses, giving notice of any such alteration or amendment to the Board of Directors not less than ten (10) days before the annual meeting of the Association.

Section 3. Other nominations: Any member of the Association qualified to vote may nominate any other Regular or Sustaining Member of the Association by notifying the Executive Secretary of the nomination, in writing, no later than ten (10) days prior to the annual meeting of the Association. The President shall read to the membership at the annual meeting the names of the persons nominated by both by the nominating committee after compliance with the preceding sections of this Article and by individual members after compliance with this section 3.

Section 4. Voting: At the annual meeting of the Association and after compliance with preceding sections of this Article, officers and directors shall be elected by a majority vote of Regular, Associate, Lifetime, and Sustaining Members present and voting.


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
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. 


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