Become an OACDL Member Today!

On-Going Communications
As a member, you will receive legislative alerts and other important updates.
 
Listserv
The OACDL listserv is our most popular member benefit.  This on-line forum joins over 500 members from around the state.  If you have a question, post it on the listserv, and usually within minutes, you have responses from some of the most experienced legal minds in Ohio. 

Amicus Brief
OACDL members provide amicus support for criminal cases

CLE Seminars
The most up-to-date topics presented by nationally-recognized experts are available at incredible savings to OACDL members - including the annual Death Penalty and Superstar Seminars.

Strike Force
With OACDL, you never stand alone. OACDL members are here to aid. 
 
Legislation
The OACDL actively lobbies state government by providing testimony on pending bills and working with other organizations with similar interests.

Lobbying
The OACDL monitors pending legislation and government activities that affect the criminal defense profession

Mentor and Research Programs
OACDL offers a mentor program for new attorneys and resource telephone access for the assistance of all members. A membership directory is free to all members.

Networking
Networking functions allow current OACDL members and prospective members to interact. These functions are not only entertaining, but very valuable for old and new members alike.

Publication Discounts
OACDL is the publisher of the Criminal Law Case Book, authored by the Franklin County Public Defender's Office. This 600 plus page notebook is updated annually and is a must for criminal defense lawyers. Members enjoy a substantial savings on the book and the updates.