Benefits of Membership

OCDLA is dedicated to assuring the protection of individual rights and liberties for all. We are responsive to the needs of private practitioners and public defenders and are committed to the fair administration of criminal justice and the zealous defense of individuals accused of crime. We endeavor to provide the highest quality legal representation to assure Liberty and Justice for all.

What will membership in OCDLA mean to you?


  • To build on your skills by attending specialized criminal defense seminars that give you the professional edge.
  • OCDLA seminars provide you with the tools to enhance your courtroom strategies by presenting award-winning, nationally known speakers who are on the cutting-edge in their field.
  • OCDLA seminars provide you the opportunity to earn the total CLE credits required by The Oklahoma Bar.


  • To expand your knowledge by reading about cases within the forum of OCDLA's Law Journal The Gauntlet.
  • The Gauntlet journal distributed by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association to approximately 500 members, Law schools, law libraries, and law professors. Click here to view a sample issue: Summer 2010 Gauntlet
  • My Little Green Book (published by the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association), is provided to OCDLA members with their membership. It is a portable thumbnail sketch of statutory provisions for felonies and misdemeanors in Oklahoma including citations, fines, penitentiary and county jail times. My Little Green Book is also provided to members of the Oklahoma bench and refered to frequently by state judges as they determine case outcomes.


  • To tap into the vast resources a network of criminal defense lawyers provides.
  • Find out what’s working in other counties across the state, ask a fellow member about an obscure case, reach out to others with your expertise, and keep up with the latest case laws. With the resources provided on the OCDLA website exclusively for members, our membership directory, and the networking opportunities at our seminars, the possibilities are endless.
  • Locate a colleague or lawyer near you using our alphabetical Members List or our Members By County interactive map.

To apply for OCDLA Membership or to renew your existing membership today please click on the Application link below. Have questions about membership in OCDLA? Contact us here.

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