Member Benefits

KACDL members are among Kentucky's best-connected, most knowledgeable criminal defense attorneys. Here are a few of the ways you can benefit:

 Opportunities to Connect
  • KACDL's Members-only ListServ connects you instantly to criminal defense attorneys throughout Kentucky.
  • Use the Member Forum to post questions and search for answers
  • KACDL's Find-A-Lawyer Directory makes it easy for prospective clients to find you

Opportunities to Learn
  • Attend KACDL's CLE programs throughout the year at discounted rates. 
  • Law Student members can attend all programs at no cost; Registration still required. Space is limited.
  • New Members can attend one DPA  bi-annual Miranda and 4th Amendment Search & Seizure Law, guerilla warfare in the suppression arena workshop for free! Typically participants receive 3.5 CLE course credits! Registration still required. Space is limited.
  • Video Seminars held each June throughout the state allow for members to receive CLE credit without paying costly travel expenses.
  • Access the Document Resource Library where you will find Briefs, Motions, and other valuable documents.

 Opportunities to Influence Public Policy
  • Your membership is good for the profession and it’s the right thing to do.  KACDL is an effective advocate, in the legislature and in the courts, for indigent defense and fairer sentencing practices, and for helping to end over criminalization and the death penalty.
  • Join any of the following KACDL Committees to become more involved: Legislative, Amicus, Strike Force, or Rules

Opportunities to Save
Sustaining Members also receive Enhanced Benefits!
  • Enhanced listing in our Member Directory. This feature will modify the directory listing to include a colored background, photo or logo, text description and enhanced links to your website, email, & Google maps.
  • $50 of your membership fee goes to support our Young Public Defender Fund.

Life Members Receive even more Enhanced Benefits!
 
  • No renewal of membership!
  • Enhanced listing in our Member Directory. This feature will modify the directory listing to include a colored background, photo or logo, text description and enhanced links to your website, email, & Google maps.
  • One affiliate Associate Member type membership included with Life Memberships at no extra charge! Get your support staff employee membership free!
*Scholarships are subject to Board Approval and vary from year to year.