Executive Director’s Perspective: Upcoming Events – By Joseph A. Martinez


Special thank to Deandra Grant (Dallas), Larry Boyd (Dallas), and Abe Factor (Fort Worth), our course directors for our 9th Annual DWI Defense Project held in Arlington in May. Thanks to them and our speakers, we had an outstanding line of presentations on DWI defense. We encourage our members to attend our DWI CLE.

We have a great line up of DWI CLE in the coming months. Please join us for these quality DWI seminars:

July 223rd Annual Lone Star DWI: Blood, Breath & Spit (Austin)
Deandra Grant & Mark Thiessen
September 1614th Annual Top Gun DWI: Making a Drunk (Houston)
Danny Easterling & Grant Scheiner
November 3–412th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar (San Antonio)
Adam Kobs, Michael Gross & Bobby Barrera

Please join us for the fun filled activities in South Padre Island this Summer. Bring the family.

July 13Training the Trainers (for those who want to speak at a TCDLA/CDLP CLE)
July 14–15Upholding Justice One Client at a Time CLE
July 14TCDLA Beach Barbecue
July 15Louie’s Famous Seafood Buffet and Fireworks
July 16TCDLA/CDLP Orientation
July 16Fiesta with the Converys

TCDLA currently has 3,106 members. It is the largest criminal defense lawyers association in the country. We ask our members to encourage other lawyers who practice criminal defense 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 (512-478-2514) for a list of the DVDs and accompanying CLE credit.

Don’t have a local criminal defense bar in our area? Would like 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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