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.

By joining us, you not only benefit yourself, but you strengthen the criminal defense bar throughout our great state. You will also help MACDL ensure justice and due process in our quest to protect the constitutional rights of all citizens.

You won’t want to miss our annual events like the Turkey-give-away in November, the annual dinner, Fall CLE and more! The more members we have the stronger we are as an organization in numbers, power, and financial influence.

Public Membership

Discounted membership for Public Defenders, Public Interest Lawyers, and Lawyers with under 7 years of practice experience. All access to the MACDL membership website is provided.

Private Defender Membership

Membership for Private Defenders and/or lawyers with over 7 years in practice. Full access to the MACDL Member website is included.

Investigator Membership

Membership for Investigators. Includes full access to the MACDL membership web site.

Paralegal Membership

Membership for Paralegals. Includes full access to the MACDL membership web site.