Membership Pricing

Life Membership: $4,000.00 payable in minimum installments of $500.00 a year 
(If you would like to become a lifetime members of FACDL, please call FACDL headquarters at 850/385-5080)
Private Attorney: Public Defender:
0-3 years since admission to The Florida Bar $50.00 0-3 years since admission to The Florida Bar $35.00
4-6 years since admission to The Florida Bar $125.00 4-9 years since admission to The Florida Bar $50.00
7-9 years since admission to The Florida Bar $150.00 10+ years since admission to The Florida Bar $95.00
10+ years since admission to The Florida Bar $225.00  Emeritus- Call FACDL at 850-385-5080                                  $50.00
Student: $15.00 Affiliate: $225.00


Being a FACDL 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. 


Notice - Dues paid to the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers are deductible as an ordinary and necessary expense.  Dues which are expended for lobbying purposes are not deductible.  It is estimated that 35% of the dues are not deductible.

From time to time, FACDL has made charitable contributions to other non-profit groups who also seek to advance the practice of criminal defense or otherwise assist persons facing deprivation of life or liberty. FACDL has established a special account to fund these requests. If you would like to donate to this fund, please contact the FACDL office for assistance.