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.

Benefits of Membership in SCACDL

The benefits of joining the South Carolina Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers include:

  • Priority Registration For Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminars and classes;
  • Access to a motion and brief bank; and
  • Access to a Listserv that allows members to ask questions and share information with other members;

Member Login

If you do not know your password, you can reset it by following these instructions:

  1. Click on the link "Forgot your password?"
  2. Enter the email address for your account.
  3. A verification code will be sent to you.
  4. Once you have received the verification code, you will be able to choose a new password for your account.

If you did not create the account yourself, your User Name is your email address.

If you have trouble logging in or are experiencing other technical issues, contact support at techsupport@scacdl.org.




Contact Info

South Carolina Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kitty Sutton
Executive Director
PO Box 8353
Columbia, SC 29202

1122 Lady Street, Suite 1102
Columbia, SC 29201 MAP