The Minnesota Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is Minnesota’s pre-eminent defense bar association. With more than 350 members statewide, MACDL offers many important benefits of membership for you – and for your clients.

Our Mission

  • To foster, maintain and encourage the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases;
  • To promote the proper administration of criminal justice, including the protection of individual rights;
  • To advance the knowledge of law in the field of criminal defense by lecture, seminars and publications; and
  • To represent and lobby on behalf of the Association before the legislative, executive and judicial bodies which determine policy for the state and federal governments in a manner consistent with the Association and its goals and objectives.