FACDL has customized an array of services to provide the training, contacts, resources and information you need in your profession. As a member you will have the opportunity to broaden your network and seek professional recognition. You'll be supported by a dedicated, experienced staff. That level of support is why FACDL is the leading statewide association exclusively serving the comprehensive needs of the criminal defense bar. 

You can join online or download our membership application using the link below.

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"It would be impossible for me to overstate the importance of FACDL in my career. I was fortunate to have participated in its formation, and from the begining FACDL provided a forum for me to meet with, and learn from, the best criminal defense lawyers in the state. Over the years those lawyers have been extremely generous with their time and advice and many have become very close friends. We have raised families together and fought battles together. They have enriched my life considerably. FACDL will enrich your life too."

--Donnie Murrell, FACDL Past President

Here are some of the benefits you will receive as a member:

Continuing Legal Education Seminars

Gain the professional edge by attending our specialized criminal defense seminars. These seminars will provide you with the tools you need to enhance your courtroom strategies.

  • Hear award-winning, nationally known speakers on the cutting-edge of 
    their field.
  • Our topics include DUI, Death Penalty and Federal Sentencing.
  • Earn the total CLE credits required by The Florida Bar.
  • Receive discounted seminar registration.
  • Seminars are held at the finest Florida resorts.
  • Course materials from past seminars are available for full CLE credit.

The Florida Defender Magazine

Expand your knowledge by reading about landmark cases within the forum of the FACDL’s quarterly magazine, The Florida Defender.

  • The Florida Defender publishes articles authored by the movers and shakers in Criminal Defense.
  • The latest developments that directly impact the criminal defense bar can be found here.

Networking (Face-to-Face and Online)

As a member of the FACDL, you have the opportunity to tap into a network of over 2,000 criminal defense lawyers.

  • Find out what’s working in other counties across the state.
  • Ask a fellow member about an obscure case.
  • Reach out to others with your expertise.
  • Keep up with the latest case laws.

With the many resources made available exclusively to our members (i.e. membership directory, networking opportunities at our seminars, etc.), along with our friendly and helpful office staff, the networking possibilities are endless. 

FACDL Committees are working hard for you.

Questions about membership in FACDL? Call us at (800) 369-9503 or e-mail us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Upcoming Events

FACDL 28th Annual Meeting
June 11-14, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne

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Board of Directors Meeting
June 15, 2015
The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne


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