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Recent News

September 01, 2016

Our beloved Kent Hart - Obituary 1964 ~ 2016 Salt Lake City, UT - Kent Richard Hart, 51, passed away on Sunday, July 24, 2016 as a result of an accident while hiking with his family in the beautiful mountains of Norway. Kent was born on...

August 31, 2016

Utah: Lawsuit over public defense system should be dismissed SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A lawsuit alleging that Utah's public defender system is unconstitutional should be dismissed because the six inmates suing over an inadequate def...

August 31, 2016

Rocky Mountain Innocence Center uses science to help those who are wrongfully convicted SALT LAKE CITY — In 2003 Harry Miller was convicted of a crime he did not commit. Three years previously, a woman was robbed at knifepoint in ...

Upcoming Events

August 25, 2017 - 2nd Annual "Kent Hart Classic" Golf Fundraiser Tournament

at The Ridge Golf Club

2nd Annual "The Kent Hart Classic" UACDL Golf Tournament Fundraiser   Proceeds will go toward the Kent Hart scholarship for a paralegal studies student who exemplifies Kent Hart’s work and dedication to criminal ju...

November 10, 2017 - 2017 Capital Seminar

at TBA

Save the date!   November 10 - Capital Seminar (Full Day) - Location TBA soon!

Professional Listserv

The UACDL listserv is an invaluable resource for defense attorneys.  UACDL members have access to online threads discussing important defense-related topics.  If you have a difficult issue, chances are that someone else has dealt with it before.

Brief Bank & Form Templates

UACDL provides a large brief bank and collection of document templates for defense attorneys.  Members can search the brief bank by topic and keyword to find pleadings for a wide variety of criminal law topics.

Brady Database

UACDL provides members access to a database of information related to law enforcement employees who have committed misconduct.  This provides individual defense attorneys a way to investigate whether a government witness against their clients has acted dishonestly or inappropriately in the past.

High-Quality Legal Education

UACDL is the premier source of defense-related legal education in Utah. UACDL will stream CLE presentations so that attorneys across the State can access high-quality presentations in-person or through live, online webinars.  The Association will also offer pre-recorded CLE options for a minimal cost with discounts to public defenders and new lawyers.