Student Information


Please consider joining the Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (LACDL) as a “Student Member” for only $10 a year! LACDL is the only professional association of counsel devoted exclusively to the profession of criminal defense. Our mission is to promote a fair, accurate and humane criminal justice system through education, advocacy and the development of effective and professional defense lawyers.
LACDL’s membership consists of over 600 professional criminal defense attorneys, which will give you the opportunity to connect and meet with potential employers, mentors and peers.
 
 Benefits of a LACDL Student Membership:
  • CLE Seminar Discounts, LACDL sponsors four to seven CLE seminars each year that are discounted or FREE to student members. The seminars feature practitioners of contemporary trial tactics along with state and nationally recognized experts to discuss legal issues challenging the criminal defense bar. This provides a unique opportunity to gain FREE education and network with current cirminal defense lawyers. 
  • Newtworking, LACDL partners with student organizations to hold networking receptions between students and local attorneys. With over 600 member, these networking events provided a chance to connect with potential employers, mentors and peers. 
  • Membership, LACDL recognizes the importance of our students to carry on criminal defense law in the future. A membership with LACDL gives students the opportunity to learn about the profession and provides useful information with benefits such as: Committee Opportunities, Membership Directory, Membership Updates, Personalized Member Profile and more! 
  • Active Participation, LACDL student members are encouraged to participate in our working groups and committees that focus on practices such as: Legislation, Amicus, Education, Public Defense and more. To learn more about LACDL Committees, CLICK HERE. In addition, LACDL provides support to attorney's on a pro-bono bases through area attorneys and legal aid socieites. 

Thank you for considering joining LACDL. You may join online or complete a membership brochure and return with your form of payment to our office. Please contact the LACDL staff at (225) 767-7640 or LACDL@tatmangroup.com, if you have any questions. We look forward to the opportunity to work with you and mold the future of the criminal defense industry.

If you are a leader or member of a law student organization and would like to hold a social with LACDL, please contact the LACDL office at (225) 767-7640 or LACDL@tatmangroup.com!