Upcoming Events


Kent Hart Classic
(Top Golf Edition)

Date:  September 12, 2024, 6:30-9:30pm
Location: 920 Jordan River Blvd., Midvale

Annual UACDL Seminar –
Defending Mental Health

Date: October 2nd-3rd, 2024
Location: Utah State Bar, SLC (and virtual)

Aric Cramer
Capital Defense Seminar

Date: November 22nd, 2024
Location: TBA, SLC

Membership Benefits




UACDL’s Mission

To foster, maintain, and encourage the integrity, independence, and expertise of the defense lawyer in criminal cases; to achieve justice and dignity for defense lawyers, defendants, and the criminal justice system itself; to protect and insure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the Utah and United States Constitutions, to encourage cooperation among lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives through educational programs and other assistance, and through such cooperation, education, and assistance, to promote justice and the common good; to promote study and research in the criminal justice systems and the related disciplines; to disseminate by lectures, seminars, and publications, the advancement of knowledge of the law as it relates and is ancillary to the field of criminal practice; to promote the proper administration of criminal justice; to foster periodic educational meetings of defense lawyers and to provide a forum for material exchange of information regarding the administration of criminal justice and thereby concern itself with the protection of individual rights and the improvement of criminal law, its practice and procedures; and to draft and recommend legislation related to the criminal law and criminal justice.