Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
ACDLA is a non-profit professional organization made up of lawyers in the Central Texas area who represent accused citizens.
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The purpose of ACDLA primarily is educational, and ACDLA provides its members with a variety of educational opportunities related to protecting the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and the United States Constitutions, preserving the citizenry’s and court system’s commitment to those rights, and promotion of competent and ethical representation of persons accused of crimes.
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On March 18, 2020, the ACDLA Board voted to support the following policies:
1) Non-essential, i.e. out of custody cases, should not be handled in person at the courthouse at this time, in any way;
2) Only defense attorneys helping incarcerated clients, or those with warrants, should be entering the courthouse at this time; and
3) we agree to continually revisit these policy suggestions throughout the crisis.
– ACDLA Board
ACDLA short response to Ms. Marloff’s article in the Austin Chronicle entitled: “A Question of Compassion for Travis County’s Family Violence Court”
The Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (ACDLA) as an organization would like to express our collective outrage over the extremely cruel and senseless death of George Floyd. Americans across this