February 22, 2024 7:06 AM

Domain History of cuyahogacdla.org

By Lonnie Nelson

About cuyahogacdla.org

Cuyahogacdla.org was the website for Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association or CCDLA. Visitors may contact CCDLA’s President, James McDonnell if they have inquiries and questions regarding Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. They may mail their inquiries or requests to P.O. Box 14039 Cleveland, Ohio 44114.

On the homepage, visitors can see news about CCDLA such as What’s coming up for the CCDLA in 2015 and an article welcoming visitors to the new CCDLA website. Members can log in using their username and password by accessing the log-in status section at the upper left corner of the page. Members who may have forgotten their passwords can retrieve or reset their passwords by clicking “Forgot?” beside the log-in button. Interested individuals can also create their accounts by clicking the register button. 

A quote from Frederick Douglas that states “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want rain without thunder and lightning” can also be seen on the right side of the page. A dedicated section for upcoming events is also on the right side of the homepage. 

A notice that the website was under heavy construction for a couple of weeks can also be seen on the center of the page. Members of CCDLA are encouraged to register a username and password so that they can access the Member’s Only Sections of the website. The website was set to update CCDLA’s Brief Bank and put forth more motions and other pleadings. This is to provide members of CCDLA with the largest arsenal of Cuyahoga-specific filings in hopes of helping them spend their time better in defending their clients. 

Individuals who have yet to become members of CCDLA are encouraged to contact either CCDLA’s officers, board members, or other CCDLA members so that they can sign up. This is to make sure interested individuals would not miss out on Northeast Ohio’s premier criminal defense organization. To read other related articles, visit Divorce Lawyer News

Services Offered at cuyahogacdla.org

Visitors can read information about the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association by clicking the “About the CCDLA” button. Here, visitors may view the current CCDLA Officers and Board Members. 

Join The CCDLA

By clicking the button “Join The CCDLA”, interested individuals may read information and steps on how they can join the Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Members Only

Registered members of the CCDLA may access the Members Only page of the website by logging in using their username and password. In this section, members can view their profiles and update or retrieve their passwords. Members can also access the Motion Bank and the ListServ on this section. Members who might need recent Continuing Legal Education (CLE) materials can also find this section helpful.


Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (“CCDLA”) is a group that promotes justice and advocates for the criminal defense bar in Cuyahoga, Ohio (Cleveland). It has both public defenders as well as private criminal defense attorneys. The CCDLA holds many continuing legal education seminars and special events throughout each year. One award that recognizes lifetime achievement is given to an outstanding member of the judiciary or attorney.

Cuyahoga Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (“CCDLA”) was created solely for charitable, scientific, and educational purposes. It aims to:

  • Encourage research and study in the area of criminal defense law and related arts.
  • Through lectures, seminars, and publications, to disseminate the advancement of knowledge in the law as it pertains to criminal defense practice.
  • Ensure that criminal justice is properly administered
  • Encourage, sustain, and promote the integrity, independence, and expertise of defense lawyers in criminal cases.
  • Encourage regular meetings with criminal defense lawyers
  • Facilitate the exchange of information about the administration of individual rights, the improvement of criminal law’s practices and procedures, and to provide a forum for this purpose.

Membership is open to persons who demonstrate professional competence, integrity, and good moral character. Non-attorneys may also apply for membership. All membership requests will be subject to approval by either the Board of Directors or the CCDLA President.

CCDLA sponsors at least 8 hours of continuing law education annually at no charge to its members. These hours include a minimum of 6.0 hours of criminal law and at least 2.5 hours of professionalism.

CCDLA members also get a discounted rate for continuing law education at the Annual CCDLA Seminar. A variety of continuing legal education topics will be offered from time to time. These topics may qualify for additional specializations like appellate law, OVI practice, and procedure. Members can also attend the annual holiday party. They may be eligible for nominations to the CCDLA Board of Directors.

Membership fees can be paid in person with a check or money order at any CCDLA meeting or through the mail at CCDLA c/o David Rowthown, 820 West Superior Ave. Suite 240 Cleveland, OH  44113.

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