Founded in 1920, the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association has over 20,000 members including prosecutors, private defense counsel, appellate and trial judges, law professors, correctional and law enforcement personnel, law students, public defenders, and other criminal justice professionals.
The Criminal Law Section conducts activities to help keep members updated in the finer points of criminal law, and disseminates information on matters affecting criminal practice, such as code revision, constitutional revision and legislation.
Goals of GACDL include providing an appropriate state organization representing lawyers who are actively engaged in the defense of criminal cases and promoting educational activities to improve the skills and knowledge of lawyers engaged in the defense of criminal cases.
The Council is an independent agency within the executive branch of the state government of Georgia. It's mission is to ensure, independently of political considerations or private interests, that clients receive zealous, adequate, effective, timely, and ethical legal representation, consistent with constitutional and statutory guarantees.
NACDL is the largest organization of criminal defense lawyers in the U.S. It offers a wealth of continuing education programs, motions and briefs databases, and conducts advocacy to promote "a rational and humane criminal justice policy for America".
The NDAA is the oldest and largest professional organization representing criminal prosecutors in the world. Its members come from the offices of district attorneys, state’s attorneys, attorneys general, and county and city prosecutors.
Established in 1975, the Council provides a number of important services to the hundreds of elected and appointed prosecutors in the state. The council consists of nine members, six district attorneys and three state court solicitors who establish policies that guide the day-to-day work of the Council staff.
The Champion - Journal of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The Prosecutor - Journal of the National District Attorneys Association (available thorough WESTLAW)
Crime and Consequences - blog from the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation, perspectives on criminal law issues from crime victims and the public
DA Confidential - blog from a Texas prosecutor, who moonlights as a novelist
Defending People - blog about "the art and science of criminal defense trial lawyering"
Simple Justice - New York Criminal Defense Blog