Welcome to the WCDBA!

The Women's Criminal Defense Bar Association is a necessary and valuable asset to all criminal defense attorneys and the clients they represent. The purpose behind our bar association is to promote efficient and professional representation of criminal defendants throughout Cook and collar counties. The criminal law practice presents unique challenges for women that the WCDBA strives to address.


Whats New

Conflict Cases Referral Program
The WCDBA and the Circuit Court of Cook County have established a program by which the court refers cases in which a conflict with the Public Defender's Office exists, a qualified, pre-screened, WCDBA member will accept appointment from the court.
For participant requirements and an application, click here.