Upcoming EventsCYNTHIA SHORT
MACDL Board Calendar
January 26, 2019- Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO
April 4, 2019- Ameristar, St. Charles, MO
July 2019- Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
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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.
The All-Stars of Direct and Cross-Examination
When: Thursday/Friday, April 4-5, 2019
Time: Starting Thursday at 1:00p
Where: Ameristar Casino
One Ameristar Blvd., St. Charles, MO
Hotel: room block ends March 15, 2019
Register:  online- click here
Paper Form- click here
Agenda: click here


  CYNTHIA L. SHORT is a trial lawyer, mitigation specialist and sentencing advocate. She has 30 years of trial experience and 24 years of Capital Trial experience. Her trial work has been recognized by the Missouri Bar with the Lon O. Hocker Young Trial Lawyer’ s Award and the Defender of Distinction Award. Cyndy is featured in Andrea Lyons New book The Feminine Sixth: Women for the Defense. In the years since entering private practice she has earned the KCMBA Best of the Bar designation, and she has been recognized as a Super Lawyer for many years. Cyndy led the Trial Lawyer’s College Death Penalty Program for 14 years during which TLC offered training to capital trial teams. In 2003, Cyndy founded CLS Mitigation & Consulting Services. In capital cases, our group serves as the Mitigation Specialist on capital teams in state, federal court and military court throughout the United States. In non capital cases our group provides sentencing advocacy investigation, including the creation of audio and video exhibits, in federal cases. The staff at CLS includes three (4) mitigation specialists and a life history documents clerk .