Accepting Contributions

Our organization is always accepting contributions from our members and the public. These contributions go a long way towards helping criminal justice reform. Your help empowers us to continue education for criminal defense attorneys across Arizona and to get laws changed at the legislature. If you are interested in contributing to the Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice, we have an easy online process that will allow you to make your payment online.

Our Legislative Work

AACJ prides itself on the work we do at the legislature. We are the only organization in Arizona that directly lobbies on behalf of the criminal defense community. Your financial support enables us to do this important work. Additionally, AACJ actively participates in a robust stakeholder process on almost every criminal justice related bill. At a minimum, AACJ provides legislative staff and allied lawmakers with our talking points on each Bill prior to hearings. If you would like to get involved with our legislature committee, please click here.

Amicus & Rules Work

AACJ collaborated with the Arizona Capital Representation Project on an amicus brief authored by Professor Elizabeth Bentley in Minnesota. The issue in this case is whether the Arizona Supreme Court purposefully ignored binding SCOTUS law on the right of a defendant to inform a capital jury that the defendant is ineligible for parole – a fact which is proven to influence juries when deciding whether to impose the death penalty. Learn more about the AACJ's Amicus & Rules work.

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Our goal is to protect and insure that the individual rights guaranteed to individuals by the Arizona and Federal constitution are protected. We also want to improve the professional status of all lawyers and encourage cooperation between lawyers through publications, education and mutual assistance. Our board, committees and members push hard to engage in all activities that advance and promote justice.

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Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice

A statewide not-for-profit membership organization of criminal defense lawyers, law students and associated professionals dedicated to protecting the rights of the accused in the courts and in the legislature, promoting excellence in the practice of criminal law through education, training and mutual assistance, and fostering public awareness of citizens’ rights, the criminal justice system and the role of the defense lawyer.

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