• Advancing Justice for Kentuckians


  • Advocating Key Liberty Issues

  • Providing Continuing Education


KACDL Education Presents – 2022 DUI Defense Seminar 2
Friday, December 2 via In Person and Live Stream. 

On Demand CLE!

Did you know that KACDL has On Demand CLE content available anytime and anywhere you have an internet connection?  Let us help you meet your yearly requirement, we offer KBA approved CLE credits from 1 hour up to 7.5.  View the full library of On Demand CLE content here.

Racial Disparities in Kentucky's Criminal Justice System and the Pursuit of Solutions

On January 19th, KACDL and the NAACP of Kentucky collaborated with leaders in the Kentucky General Assembly on a forum to share their thoughts about how the legislature can respond to current, critical, racial injustices that call for redress in the Commonwealth. We invite all stakeholders in the criminal justice system, including NAACP and KACDL membership, justice impacted persons, civil rights leaders, prosecutors, judges, legislators and coalitions dedicated to criminal justice reform (SOC, KFTC, League of Women Voters, ACLU, KCEP, KY Council of Churches, KY Catholic Conference) to view a recording of this event in which panelists looked at key points in the processing and prosecution of criminal cases where the impact of discretion intersects with racial bias to result in injustice. To view the recording, click here.



2022 KACDL President:

Rachael O'Hearen graduated Cum Laude from Northern Kentucky University Salmon P. Chase Law School in 2011. Since opening her solo practice in 2012 she has focused on representing clients in the areas of Domestic Relations and Criminal Defense. She currently serves as a Board Member for the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is the Chair of the organization's DUI Committee. In 2017 Rachael received the Public Advocate Award from the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy for her work as a Conflict Trial Attorney and in 2020 was selected as a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers Magazine for her work as a family law practitioner. Rachael is a lifelong resident of Northern Kentucky and lives in the Wallace Woods neighborhood of Covington, Kentucky. She enjoys all things outdoors and when not at the office, can most often be found running or hiking nature trails with her dog, Jon, while listening to true crime podcasts. 

You may reach Rachael at president@kacdl.net.