Declarations Leaders

Want to participate in the July 1st Readings? Check out who's leading the charge in your area on this handy-dandy interactive map created by Charles Blevins here.

July 4th Readings Video



July 4th Readings

Sign up now to lead a Reading in your county. Robb Fickman and team—Chuck Lanehart (Lubbock), Kerri Anderson-Donica (Corsicana), Tip Hargrove (Abilene), David Schulman (Austin), Mary Conn (Houston), Michelle Ochoa (Beeville), Mary Beth Harrell (Killeen), Jim Darnell (El Paso), Jeff Blackburn (Amarillo), Sheldon Weisfeld (Valley), Dustin Nimz (Wichita Falls), and Tammy Schmidt Keener (Fredericksburg)—will be working to place one in each of Texas' 254 counties. Click here to see pictures from last year's events. This year's list will be compiled here.

President's Message


Numero Uno

I am excited and humbled to take the reins of leadership as President of TCDLA—thanks to Sam Bassett for a great year! (Continue reading here.)

Join Now!

Become a member of the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation and take advantage of member pricing on seminars, events and products. Join TCDLA »

Go Mobile—Updated 6/2016!

To download the newly updated TCDLA iPhone app, please visit Apple's "App Store" on your mobile device. For Android devices, go to the "Play Store." Search for "TCDLA" and download your free app. You will need your TCDLA username and password to login to the app. learn more »



Voice for the Defense

27 | Expediting Production of DWI Audio/Video Recordings Even Where Charges Have Not Been Filed—By 
Gary Trichter & Ed McClees


33 | WE Are UNLESS—By Rick Oliver


37 | Tribal Wars and Jail House Suicide—By Judge Wayne Patrick Priest 

Featured Events

3rd Annual Lone Star DWI
July 22: Austin, TX
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14th Annual Top Gun DWI
September 16: Houston, TX
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Advanced Skills Training—Discovering the Story
October 5–8: Roundtop, TX
Register here >>

Board Membership

Would you like to become a member of the TCDLA Board of Directors? The application form, due on November 1st, may be found here (PDF) or here (Word file).