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Recent News

December 06, 2016

Council disciplines 13 Utah police officers, but lauds state’s law enforcement as a whole. http://tinyurl.com/jlll73b SL-Tribune, 12/5/16

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 ...

August 30, 2016

ACLU says feds must get warrant to access drug database SALT LAKE CITY — The American Civil Liberties Union of Utah is pushing back against the Drug Enforcement Administration in a lawsuit over whether investigators should have acces...

Upcoming Events

March 31, 2017 - 2017 Juvenile Law Seminar

at SLCC Library Square Campus

***EARLY BIRD PRICING ENDS SOON! (3/24)***   2017 Juvenile Law Seminar on 3/31/2017 from 8:00 am - 5:30 pm @SLCC Library Square Campus, Fourth Floor (231 E 400 S, Salt Lake City, Utah 84111)   See Final Agenda Belo...

April 21, 2017 - 2017 DUI Seminar

at TBA

Save the date! more details to follow soon!   Annual DUI Seminar on April 21st, 2017  (FULL DAY EVENT)

May 18, 2017 - 2017 St. George Defense Seminar (Annual St. George Retreat) (MAY 18-19)

at St. George, Utah (TBA)

More details soon!    2017 St. George Defense Seminar (Annual St. George Retreat) (MAY 18-19)

July 13, 2017 - 2017 Public Defender / Indigent Defense Seminar (JUL 13-14)

at TBA (Provo)

Save the date!   July 13-14 - Public Defender / Indigent Defense Seminar (Two Days) - Provo - Co-Sponsored with NACDL

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

at The Ridge Golf Club

Mark your calendar and please join us for this year's Annual Kent Hart Classic Golf Tournament Fundraiser on Aug. 25th at the Ridge Golf Club - http://www.golftheridgegc.com/ More details to follow nearer the time!

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.