The Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (IACDL) is a not-for profit organization dedicated to defending the rights of all persons as guaranteed by the United States’ Constitution.  Its membership consists of private criminal defense lawyers and public defenders throughout the State of Illinois.

The mission of IACDL is to preserve the adversary system of justice; to maintain and foster independent and able criminal defense lawyers and to ensure due process for persons accused of crimes.

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Upcoming Events & Seminars

Rest in Peace Past IACDL President Richard Parsons

  • Read: Obituary: Richard Parsons.
  • We will be hosting a seminar on Friday, April 4th at Mr. Parsons’ alma mater – Bradley University – to be followed by a cocktail reception at Rhythm Kitchen (305 South Water Street at the River Front) from 5:30 to 7:30.  We will be toasting the legacy and accomplishments of Mr. Parsons.  All are welcome to attend.

IACDL Membership

  • Membership gives you full access to our Members Area, including access to our Brief Bank, Articles, Listserv, Case Law Updates and more.  See our Membership Benefits page.
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