• Welcome to the MTACDL
  • Our Mission
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MTACDL Welcome Welcome to the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Website (MTACDL).  We are an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a nationwide organization of 10,000 dedicated criminal defense attorneys.  The Montana Association was formed in 1997 to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crimes; to foster the integrity, independence and expertise of those who represent persons accused of crimes; and to promote the proper and fair administration of justice.  We do this by providing educational programs at our annual seminar held each March at the Chico Hot Springs resort; through the exchange of

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MTACDL Mission 2 In 1997 a group of Montana attorneys got together to form the Montana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (MTACDL). We are an affiliate of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), a nationwide organization of 10,000 dedicated criminal defense attorneys. According to our founding documents, MTACDL was formed to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crimes, to foster the integrity, independence, and expertise of the criminal defense profession, and to promote the proper and fair administration of criminal justice. Our specific goals include:

  • promoting study and research in the fields of criminal defense law and procedure,
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MTACDL Join Us If you are a criminal defense lawyer in good standing, their associated employees, or an approved affiliate, please join us!

We need legal professionals like you to help MTACDL defend the Constitution and protect the Bill of Rights, ensuring our clients have the best possible representation in a fair judicial environment.

And you need us. For nominal dues, we provide indispensable mutual support in a nonprofit organization of sincere and committed professionals just like you. Here are some of the benefits of membership:

  1. Support: Immediate and direct access to the best criminal defense expertise in Montana.
  2. Professional CLE: Substantial discounts
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