Awards and Scholarships

LACDL honors individuals who are champions in Criminal Defense Law. Each year LACDL hosts the Justice Albert Tate, Jr. Awards Banquet to honor these individuals. In addition, to awards, the LACDL is committed to recognizing individuals who are striving to remind judges, jurors, and even skeptical prosecutors that it is "Better that 10 guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer." To those people, we present the 10:1 Blackstone Award. Nominations must be presented by a LACDL member in order for an award to be considered.

LACDL also partners with other organizations to provide training and scholarships to those in need. The Camille F. Gravel, Jr. Scholarship is awarded to an individual who will participate in the National Criminal Defense College for the Trial Practice Institute. We hope you will help us continue to recognize those individuals who are triumphing the criminal justice system.