Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Nobody Talks, Everybody Walks


Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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:

"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty."

                   -Thomas Jefferson


Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Fall seminar in Roanoke a success! 

Information about our April 2018 CLE in Charlottesville coming soon!

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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

VACDL List Serv

Our List Serv is hosted through Yahoo Groups. If you are a VACDL member and you wish to be invited to join the List Serv, please contact Executive Director Danielle Payne at

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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