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Associate $65 year
Regular $130 year
Specialist $200 year

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QUALIFICATIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP

Membership is open to all persons who agree in writing with the Statement of Purpose, and who regularly participate in the defense of persons accused of drunk driving, and who are not involved in either the prosecution or law enforcement, nor any organization that is interested in the prosecution of drunk drivers.

MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES:

Attorney REGULAR - $130 year
Regular Membership: You certify that you are a member in good standing of the California State Bar, regularly participate in the defense of persons accused of drunk driving and are not a member of law enforcement nor involved in the prosecution of drunk drivers.

Attorney SPECIALIST - $200 year
Specialist Membership: You certify that you meet the qualifications for regular membership and have been a member of the California State Bar for not less than five years, and you have, within the past three years, instructed or attended and completed not fewer than 20 hours of educational programs approved for State Bar M.C.L.E. credit pertaining to drunk driving or related areas of criminal defense, and have been defense counsel of record:

In not less than 70 DUI cases, of which not less than 20 have been submitted to jury for decision; and

in any two of the following categories arising out of a drunk driving incident: not less than five PC §1538.5 proceedings to decision; not less than five petitions or answers in extraordinary writ proceedings; not less than three appearances of record in the California Courts of Appeal which resulted in written opinions; and ten additional jury trials submitted for decision.

Member ASSOCIATE Non-California Attorney including Out-of-State DUI Lawyers
$65 year - Non-Voting Associate Membership: You certify that you are not a member of law enforcement nor are involved in the prosecution of drunk drivers nor do you belong to any organization that is interested in prosecution of drunk drivers.

     

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CDLA APPLICANTS


1. Fill out and return CDLA Application & Oath(pdf)
2. Read and understand the New Constitution and Bylaws - 2009
3. Read and understand the listserv rules.
4. Fill out on-line application


STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

It shall be the purpose of the association to:

  • Foster a spirit of fellowships and a free exchange of ideas among those attorneys and other persons who regularly participate in the defense of persons charged with drunk driving.
  • Encourage improvement, toward the aim of obtaining fair treatment of defendants and defense counsel, in the practice and procedures of the courts and prosecution in drunk driving cases.
  • Promote the efficient administration of drunk driving cases for the mutual benefit of the courts, litigants, attorneys, jurors and the general public.
  • Provide moral support and encouragement for the vigorous defense of persons accused of drunk driving.
  • Provide a source of information for the media in support of the defense of persons accused of drunk driving.

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Updated 1/5/2011