Member Benefits

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The OACDL listserv is our most popular member benefit.  This online forum joins over 500 members from around the state.  If you have a question, post it on the listserv, and usually within minutes, you have responses from some of the most experienced legal minds in Ohio.  Listserv Guidelines

Amicus Brief

OACDL members provide amicus support for criminal cases.

CLE Seminars

The most up-to-date topics presented by nationally-recognized experts are available at incredible savings to OACDL members - including the annual Death Penalty and Superstar Seminars.

Exclusive Content

After many years of producing top-of-the-line CLE Seminars, we have developed a collection of video content for Members Only that can be reviewed at any time for free complete with speaker materials, not for CLE credit, but always there to give you the winning edge for your clients.

Strike Force

With OACDL, you never stand alone. OACDL members are here to aid.


The OACDL actively lobbies state government by providing testimony on pending bills and working with other organizations with similar interests.


The OACDL monitors pending legislation and government activities that affect the criminal defense profession

Mentor and Research Programs

OACDL offers a mentor program for new attorneys and resource telephone access for the assistance of all members. A membership directory is free to all members.


Networking functions allow current OACDL members and prospective members to interact. These functions are not only entertaining but very valuable for old and new members alike.