President’s Message: Caring in Frightening Times

Ah, COVID-19, how you’ve changed our lives. I had just opined that my presidency was on the downhill side and there had been smooth sailing throughout the year. And then God smiled. At TCDLA, our first concern was for the safety of our staff and our membership – our physical, mental, psychological, and financial safety. Just scary times. I pray that by the time you read this, we are on the downhill side of this terrible virus and life as we know it has resumed.

On a happy note: I have my first grandbaby due March 27, so I am hopeful that by the time this reaches our readership, I have had the opportunity to love on my precious Brooks Alan Donica and begin the process of making him the most spoiled boy in the entire universe.

Look, I wish we had a magic pill and could make this easy for everyone. I pray you’ve found some of the resources we have shared with our membership to be helpful. We have had incredible help from so many of our members – those who have reached out with resources and with plain old words of encouragement for each other. That is what TCDLA is all about – caring for others; whether it’s an inmate confined to a jail cell, or staff, or each other. We have a chance to learn just how incredible our “tribe” is when we are faced with such a potentially life-changing situation. Keep being there for each other and utilizing ALL our available resources. You matter. You ALL matter.

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Kerri Anderson Donica
Kerri Anderson Donica
Kerri Anderson Donica is a solo attorney in Corsicana, where she has practiced for over 30 years in Navarro and the surrounding counties. She served as an Assistant District Attorney prior to seeing the light and entering private practice. Kerri received her bachelor’s degree from Baylor University and law degree from Baylor Law School. She has had the privilege of serving a number of years on TCDLA’s board and in a variety of other facets of TCDLA. Kerri is also a TCDLA Super Fellow. In addition, she is active in her community, having served as president of the Corsicana Independent School District Board of Trustees and is a trustee at Northside Baptist Church. She also serves as Corsicana’s city attorney. While Kerri has enjoyed practicing law for many years, her greatest accomplishment is being the mother of two sons—Hunter, 25, who works with his dad, and Heath, 23, who pitches for the Oakland Athletics organization.
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