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

Board Meeting Agenda Request Form

If you would like to get on the DCDLA Board Meeting Agenda,
submit a request with our convenient online form to be considered.

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.