Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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 We support the efforts to reform discovery rules in Virginia to ensure just and fair trials for all accused of criminal offenses. If you'd also like to support this initiative, click on the link below:

Virginia Fair Trial Coalition Support Agreement.pdf

Featured VACDL member article, by Justice Forward Virginia co-founder, Brad Haywood:

Real Reform v. Clickbait Reform

To learn more about Justice Forward Virginia, or become involved in the efforts to bring substantial criminal justice reform to the Commonwealth (particularly regarding discovery), please check out their page:

Justice Forward Virginia

Quote of the Quarter:

"If you are absolutely determined to make a lawyer of yourself, the thing is more than half done already."

                   -Abraham Lincoln

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VACDL Newsletter

 Each quarter, VACDL sends a newsletter, The Virginia Champion, by mail to active members. We will soon be able to send electronic copies via this website by email. Recent past editions are available in the Member's Only Section. 

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