MACDL Award Nomination

ATTICUS FINCH AWARD—for defending unpopular clients or causes

BENJAMIN N. CARDOZO AWARD—for exhibiting judicial courage and excellence

BERNIE EDELMAN TRADITION AWARD—for unselfishly and generously mentoring young attorneys

CHARLES SHAW TRIAL ADVOCACY AWARD—for exhibiting outstanding trial skills

LEW KOLLIAS AWARD—for outstanding service as a Public Defender

ROBERT DUNCAN APPELLATE EXCELLANCE AWARD—for exhibiting outstanding appellate skills

DR. TERRY MARTINEZ SCIENCE AND THE LAW AWARD—for contributions to science and the law

WOODWARD BERNSTEIN AWARD—for courageous and persistent news or media reporting

CASE OF THE YEAR-for rare cases that have far reaching consequences benefiting criminal defense

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Bernard Edelman DWI Seminar

The Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO
July 8-10, 2020
Registration (via MoBar): online link pending


Building A Defense One Byte At A Time:  Halting the Prosecution's Tech-Driven Evidence and Advancing Your Own
When: Thursday/Friday, April 30- May 1, 2020
Time: Starting Thursday at 1:00 p.m.
Where: Hilton Branson Convention Center
200 East Main St., Branson, MO
Hotel: room block ends April 3
Register Online: click here
Paper Form: click here
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Speaker list: click here  

MACDL Board Calendar

  • January 25, 2020- Camden on the Lake, Lake Ozark, MO 
  • April 30, 2020- Branson Convention Center 
  • July 8, 2020-Lodge of Four Seasons, Lake Ozark, MO
  • October 2020 TBD 
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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