Welcome to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Inc., the only statewide organization in Florida dedicated solely to the criminal defense attorney. FACDL is a not-for-profit corporation formed exclusively for scientific and educational purposes, and affiliated with the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. View our Member BenefitsMission Statement & Founding Purposes. To make a donation to the Association, please follow the link below!



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.


Latest News

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For the first time ever, FACDL's Criminal Law Certification and Review Seminar will be virtual and at a discounted rate!  FACDL decided to pivot to virtual one more time to keep our members, speakers and attendees safe.  The webinar version of this annual event will take place April 8-9-21.
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"If you are arguing a Brady motion in court and a fellow criminal defense lawyer who is not a member of FACDL asks you for a copy of your motion (and/or memorandum), please tell them you would be happy to so long as they join FACDL...." 
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For the first time ever, Death is Different will be presented as a webinar!

Upcoming Events

July 2021
Sunday, July 18 - Sunday, July 18, 2021
October 2021
Thursday, October 14 - Friday, October 15, 2021
Hilton Tampa Airport Westshore
2225 N Lois Ave
Tampa, FL 33607
Saturday, October 16 - Saturday, October 16, 2021
January 2022
Sunday, January 16 - Sunday, January 16, 2022
Hotel Indigo Nashville
301 Union St, Nashville, TN 37201
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FACDL holds both virtual and live seminars (when possible) throughout the year that are available for vendors to exhibit at or sponsor. 

Contact FACDL Executive Director, Becky Barlow, for more information on how to become an exhibitor or sponsor.