• Protecting Individual Rights and Due Process

    WACDL is committed to promoting the proper administration of criminal justice; fostering and maintaining the integrity, independence and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; and encouraging an unyielding concern for the protection of individual rights and due process.

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12/12/2018
The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is pleased to announce that Public Defender Sam Benedict has been selected to receive the 2018 David Niblack Award.   The purposes of...
09/14/2018
In many counties in Wisconsin the State Public Defender has had difficulty finding attorneys willing and able to represent persons accused of crimes. Typically the problem is caused by a shortage, or...