Executive Director’s Perspective: Falling Forward – By Joseph A. Martinez


Special thanks to our course directors Gary Udashen (Dallas) and Mike Ware (Fort Worth) for the TCDLA Innocence 101: Clinical Practice CLE held in Austin in August. Thanks to their efforts we had 139 attendees.

Special thanks to Grant Scheiner (Houston) and Danny Easterling (Houston), our course directors for 13th Annual Top Gun seminar held in Houston in the Harris County Jury Assembly Plaza. Thanks to their efforts we had 156 attendees. Grant and Danny started Top Gun 13 years ago to train lawyers in Harris County and surrounding counties on the most up-to-date science data and legal defense in the DWI arena. We thank them for their dedication to Justice.

Special thanks to Warren Wolf (San Antonio), president of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SACDLA), for SACDLA allowing TCDLA/CDLP to co-sponsor their Against All Odds: Winning Trial Strategies seminar held in August in the Central Jury Room. Thanks to Patricia Jay, course director for the seminar. Thanks to everyone’s efforts we had 79 attendees.

We ask you to help promote TCDLA membership and encourage your colleagues to join TCDLA.

Weren’t able to attend this year’s Rusty Duncan event? You can order the DVD and get CLE credit. Please go to our website for more information and to order.

Do you need CLE credit and can’t attend our seminar training? Please call the Home Office for a list of the DVDs and accompanying CLE credit.

Don’t have a local criminal defense bar in our area? Want to re-energize and jump-start your organization? Are you interested in forming a local criminal defense bar? Need help getting organized? Please contact Susan Anderson (Dallas), , Laurie Key (Lubbock), , or Carmen Roe (Houston), ,  co-chairs of the TCDLA Affiliate Committee.

Good verdicts to all.

Joseph A. Martinez
Joseph A. Martinez
Joseph A. Martinez is the former long-time Executive Director of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.
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