Welcome to DCDLA

Our new website has a number of updated features for members including:
  • Personal profile management for the Member Directory
  • Ability to check and renew your DCDLA membership status online
  • Account management for password and user name
  • Payment management portal

Please note, all members who signed up before September 1st, 2017 will be required to create a new account profile and choose a new password.

To get started, visit the Member Registration page and follow the instructions.

Our History

For 60+ years, DCDLA has helped Dallas County criminal defense attorneys increase their knowledge and improve their skill sets through individual support, continuing education (CLE) courses, and direct access to a dynamic knowledge base of experienced criminal defense lawyers. Amongst our members are found the “who’s who” of the criminal defense profession in Dallas County.

Our Purpose

We represent the criminal defense bar in matters relating to judges, the DA’s office, the media, commissioner’s court, and other political matters. We are a unified front committed to protecting and ensuring, by rule of law, individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases. Our assistance and educational programs encourage cooperation between Dallas criminal lawyers engaged in furtherance of such objectives to promote justice and the common good.

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