It is our goal at California Attorneys for Criminal Justice to provide
our members with the tools and information they need to better ensure
justice in our criminal courts.
Since 1973 California Attorneys for Criminal Justice has been the most
important voice in California when it comes to advocating for our clients
at the legislative level and sharpening the skills of our member lawyers,
investigators and professional members. Often, CACJ stands alone in the
fight to protect against the erosion of your representation and the rights
of your clients. In 2015 alone, CACJ has been instrumental in defeating
over 60 bills that would have eroded the protections for our clients or
created new crimes that our clients could have been convicted of. In addition,
CACJ has sponsored or supported countless bills that protect your client’s
As the largest private statewide organization of this type, a pillar of
CACJ’s influence is strength in numbers. THIS IS WHY WE NEED YOUR
HELP. Your support and membership is one of the building blocks of our
organization and will help to balance the scales of justice.
In the words of 2015 CACJ President Scott Sugarman, “Defense attorneys are warriors - for our clients and in defense of their
constitutional rights. We fight more effectively and successfully when
we band together, when we support each other through our membership in,
and commitment to, CACJ. We gain strength in our often lonely fights for
our clients from the men and women who are engaged in similar struggles
for other defendants. CACJ is a vital means to support one another.”
Membership is vital to support CACJ's programs and initiatives...