South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Devoted to protecting the liberty of the citizens of
South Carolina.

The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers was founded in 1992. Members of the organization practice criminal defense in both federal and state court and include private attorneys and public defenders. The organization advocates for the profession and sponsors Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars throughout the year.

Membership in SCACDL is open to South Carolina criminal defense attorneys who are actively engaged in representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in either state or federal court. Associate membership is open to individuals that support criminal defense attorneys such as paralegals, investigators and expert witnesses. Prosecutors and judges are not eligible to join or remain in SCACDL.

To join, the applicant must certify that he or she supports the purpose the purposes of the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, is committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the defense of individuals accused of crime. Sustaining members and benefactor members receive special recognition.

SCACDL’s MISSION

The South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is devoted to protecting the liberty of the citizens of South Carolina by fighting to ensure justice and due process for all persons accused of any criminal act.

We promote excellence and integrity in the practice of criminal law by providing the highest quality criminal law seminars to those who defend the accused.

We speak with a united voice in challenging legislation directed to limiting or eliminating the rights of the individual and we labor for laws that preserve equal access to justice for all.

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership in SCACDL is open to South Carolina criminal defense attorneys who are actively engaged in representing individuals charged with criminal offenses in either state or federal court. Associate membership is open to individuals that support criminal defense attorneys such as paralegals, investigators and expert witnesses. Prosecutors and judges are not eligible to join or remain in SCACDL.

Membership Benefits

  • Motions and Brief Bank – Our growing Motions and Brief Bank contains motions and briefs related to criminal defense. Members are encouraged to submit briefs.
  • Listserv Access – Members are invited to join our active email list. The list allows for active discussion among members.
  • Seminars & Events – Members receive a discount and CLE credits when attending SCACDL events and seminars.

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Columbia, SC

South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers | Columbia, SC

Mailing Address

PO Box 8353
Columbia, SC 29202

Physical Address

1122 Lady Street, Suite 1102
Columbia, SC 29201

 

 

Call Us

803-929-0110

 

Email Us

Kitty Sutton - Executive Director
ksutton@scacdl.org