“All you need is the plan, the road map, and the courage to press on to your destination.”
As we continue through the COVID-19 era, things continue to change. Some days TCDLA moves the defense bar one step forward, then other days, we take two steps backward. There are so many decision-makers determining what is the “safe” route or who should be in-person in courtrooms. There are debates surrounding finances, backlogs, and what is in the best interest of the client.
TCDLA has all hands-on deck working endless hours, talking with and assisting our members, and providing motions, checklists, and other tools. Our ultimate goal is for TCDLA to be a resource to protect our members and ensure their clients’ rights are not abridged during the reopening process.
For the lawyers who are on the frontlines, our leadership, committees, staff, and TCDLA as a whole are doing everything possible. If you are on the frontlines, you are not alone; you have TCDLA’s group power backing you – whatever the right thing is for each case and attorney. TCDLA supports you .
As we get ready for the 87th Texas Legislative Session, our TCDLA Lobbyists and Legislative Committee will continue to lobby progressive reform for criminal justice. They will keep our members informed of bills filed or any other pertinent information. This will be an unprecedented legislature due to limited access and the ever-changing rules. It is also unknown, other than the budget, what the priorities will be and what will be discussed.
TCDLA would like to thank Michael Mowla for his past years of service for the Significant Decisions Report. He will be missed, and I look forward to seeing him in person again, along with everyone else.
We are missing our face-to-face interactions at seminars and meetings. Till our roads cross again, may your destination be a peaceful one.