Member Benefits

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OACDL has a NEW member benefit!

Ruby Partnership

Did you know that 72% of callers who reach an automated answer will hang up? Turn those callers into potential clients with Ruby® Receptionists—your live, virtual reception service!

Trusted by thousands of attorneys, Ruby® Receptionists delivers exceptional client experiences that win you business and help you build a stellar reputation. From Portland, Oregon, we answer 100% of calls live with your custom greeting and instructions, transfer calls when and where you want, take messages, collect intake, make follow-up calls, and much more—just like an in-house receptionist. Enjoy our innovative mobile app, local number hosting, integrations with Clio, Rocket Matter, and Lexicata, and a comprehensive suite of features for a fraction of the cost of an on-site hire. 

Call 866-611-7829 for more info and the special OACDL pricing or visit  OACDL members will enjoy a 7% discount!


The OACDL listserv is our most popular member benefit.  This online forum joins over 500 members from around the state.  If you have a question, post it on the listserv, and usually within minutes, you have responses from some of the most experienced legal minds in Ohio.  Listserv Guidelines

Amicus Brief

OACDL members provide amicus support for criminal cases.

CLE Seminars

The most up-to-date topics presented by nationally-recognized experts are available at incredible savings to OACDL members - including the annual Death Penalty and Superstar Seminars.

Exclusive Content

After many years of producing top-of-the-line CLE Seminars, we have developed a collection of video content for Members Only that can be reviewed at any time for free complete with speaker materials, not for CLE credit, but always there to give you the winning edge for your clients.

Strike Force

With OACDL, you never stand alone. OACDL members are here to aid.


The OACDL actively lobbies state government by providing testimony on pending bills and working with other organizations with similar interests.


The OACDL monitors pending legislation and government activities that affect the criminal defense profession

Mentor and Research Programs

OACDL offers a mentor program for new attorneys and resource telephone access for the assistance of all members. A membership directory is free to all members.


Networking functions allow current OACDL members and prospective members to interact. These functions are not only entertaining but very valuable for old and new members alike.