Executive Director’s Perspective: Summer Schedule – By Joseph A. Martinez


Special thanks to David Burrows, Larry Boyd, and Deandra Grant, our course directors for the DWI Defense Project: More Silver Bullets CLE held in Arlington in May. Thanks to David, Larry, Deandra, and our speakers, we had an outstanding program with 185 attendees.

The 83rd Texas Legislature drew to a close on May 27, 2013. Governor Perry has called for a Special Session. Please follow our TCDLA Legislative team of Allen Place, Kristin Etter, and David Gonzalez on the TCDLA legislative listserve. Please call the Home Office (512-478-2514) if you need to know how to sign up for the TCDLA Legislative listserve.

TCDLA Board of Directors invites you to attend the TCDLA Annual Members Meeting on Saturday, June 13, 2013, immediately following the adjournment of the 26th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course. This should be approximately at 11:30 am in Ballroom B of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio.

Summer is approaching and we invite you to plan a summer of family, friends, and quality CLE all across Texas. The following is our outstanding CLE summer schedule:

July 10–14South Padre IslandMembers Trip
July 10South Padre IslandTraining the Trainers
July 11–12South Padre IslandGideon’s Trumpet
July 26AustinBest of the Best: Capital Murder
July 26GranburyMitigation in the Non-Capital Case
August 8AustinFreeing the Innocent in Texas: The Cutting Edge of Theory and Practice
August 9Corpus ChristGideon’s Trumpet
August 23Houston11th Annual Top Gun DWI
August 30San AntonioSummer Seminar co-sponsored with SACDLA

Please go to our website for more information and to register online.

We updated our TCDLA website. We thank the TCDLA board for their support. We thank Grant Scheiner, Chair of the TCDLA Technology Committee, for his guidance in the project. We thank Melissa Schank, Assistant Executive Director, for her masterful work on the project. We also thank Miriam Rendon and Craig Hattersley for their exhaustive work on the project. Please let us know if you have any suggestions for improving the website.

 TCDLA appreciates its members’ support. We know you have a choice in whose CLE you attend. Thank you for supporting and attending TCDLA CLE.

Are you interested in forming a local criminal defense bar? Need help getting organized? Please contact Susan Anderson (Dallas), , or Ray Rodriguez (Laredo), , 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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