Special thanks to Alan Steele (Fort Worth) and Anthony Odiorne (Burnet), our course directors for our Mitigation in the Non-Capital Case held in Granbury in July. Thanks to them and our speakers we had 31 attendees.
Special thanks to Judges Herb Evans (Austin) and Leon Grizzard (Austin), our course directors for our Best of the Best: Capital Murder seminar held in Austin in July. Thanks to them and our speakers we had 86 attendees.
Special thanks to Jeff Blackburn (Amarillo) and Gary Udashen (Dallas), our course directors for our Freeing the Innocent in Texas: The Cutting Edge of Theory and Practice seminar held in Austin in August. Special thanks to Billy Smith, Johnny Pinchback, and Richard Miles, Texas exonerees who spoke at the dinner presentation. Thanks to everyone’s efforts we had 178 attendees. Special thanks to the Honorable Barbara Hervey, Judge, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, who was our lunch speaker at the seminar. We also thank Judge Hervey for her extraordinary support of quality Innocence training in Texas.
Special thanks to Constance Luedicke (Corpus Christi) and Sarah Roland (Denton), our course directors for the Gideon’s Trumpet seminar held in Corpus Christi in August. Thanks to them and our speakers we had 48 attendees.
Bobby Mims, TCDLA President has appointed Heather Barbieri (Plano), Michael Heiskell (Fort Worth), and Jason Cassel (Longview) as course directors for the 27th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, to be held June 12–14, 2014, in San Antonio. The theme will be “TCDLA Is All In.” The full agenda will be out by December.
The following is a complete list of the current TCDLA committees. Please call the chairs of the committees if you have any questions.
Amicus (Brief) Curiae
Appeals Assistance & Review
Leonard T. “Butch” Bradt
Brief, Motion & Memo Bank
Theodore “Tip” Hargrove III
Budget and Finance/ Financial Development
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
Client Mental Health
Carole Jean Powell
DWI Resource Committee
Hall of Fame
Clifton “Scrappy” Holmes
Tim Evans, Robert Hinton
Indigent Client Defense
Lawyer of the Year
Corrections and Parole
Public Defender Committee
Jo Ann Jacinto
Technology and Communications
John Hunter Smith
Young Lawyers & Law School Students
TCDLA appreciates its members’ support. We know you have a choice in whose CLE you attend. Thank you for support and attendance at 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.