MACDL is dedicated to protecting the rights of criminally accused through a strong and cohesive criminal defense bar. We strive to improve the quality of justice in Missouri by seeking to ensure fairness and equality before the law. To achieve this important purpose, MACDL participates in legislative matters, works with the judiciary to make advances in serving the people who come to court, and provides continuing legal education to practitioners to improve their skills.
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Bernard M. Edelman DWI Seminar
Lodge of Four Seasons
Lake Ozark, MO
July 21-22, 2017 

MACDL Annual Meeting & Spring CLE

When: April 27-28, 2017
Where: Hilton Ballpark
1 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102
Hotel: room block expires March 28, 2017 (reference Missouri Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer) 
CLE Parking:There will be special parking provisions made for non-hotel guest attendees

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

Agenda: Innocence Before and After Verdict

In addition to presentations from below speakers, you will have opportunity to  view "The Syndrome" and be part of the "Shop Your Case" segment where you bring your case issues with you the day of the seminar.  Your case type will be broken up into small groups and assigned to an experienced specialist in that area of law. 

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This video produced, by the Missouri Bar, explains how the MO Nonpartisan Court Plan works.  It explores the rich history that inspired Missourians to be the first in the nation to adopt the system.


MACDL’s Amicus Committee responds to requests for assistance by members involved in issues of general bar interest in the appellate courts of Missouri.

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Please Contribute to the MACDL Political Action Committee.  In order for us to stay on top of legislative items against our industry, we have our own political action committee. Click here for a contribution form and send your donation today or click here to make that donation right now online via Authorize.Net! Personal and Corporate contributions are accepted.