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 (*).

Except where noted, all membership fees are paid annually through automatically recurring payments. You will receive notice before you are billed, and you may cancel at any time.

All first-year memberships are $5.00.

If you are a full-time Committee for Public Counsel Services (CPCS) attorney or a bar advocate (at least 50% of your practice is state court appointed), your membership is discounted through your 10th year.

MACDL has hired a lobbyist to fight for our interests and those of our clients. Among our priorities, we will be advocating for pay raises for bar advocates and for criminal justice reform, working to end racial disparities and mass incarceration. We encourage everyone to contribute. Click the button below…

Donate to Support MACDL’s Lobbyist

Need help with your application? Contact Jonathan Vogel-Borne.