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Membership Application

Your membership and support are critical to the success of the Massachusetts Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. We hope that you’ll take an active role in MACDL and its activities.


To join, just fill out the form. You must complete all mandatory fields, marked with an asterisk (*).

If you are in your first year as a full-time Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) staff attorney or a Bar Advocate (at least 50% of your practice is state court appointed), membership in MACDL is free. If you are in your first ten years as a CPCS staff attorney or a Bar Advocate, your MACDL membership fees are discounted. During the application process, you will be asked to enter a discount code associated with your years of service. CPSC / Bar Advocate membership fees and discount codes are as follows:

CPCS / Bar Advocate Discount Rates

From the date you began service


1st year, free — Discount code: CPCS/BA-1
In 2nd to 5th year, $50 — Discount code: DOA2-5
In 6th to 10th year $75 — Discount code: DOA6-10
10th year or more, $125 — No discount