Our Purpose

The purpose of TCDLA is to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases; to resist the constant efforts which are now being made to curtail such rights: to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives though educational programs and other assistance; and through such cooperation, education and assistance to promote justice and the common good. 



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John A. Convery

TCDLA President

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Although the temperatures belie it now, fall is upon us. With it, we will see the end of an intense and unpredictable summer of politics and the start of the holiday season. A holiday season in an even-numbered year means that a legislative session is right around the corner! The 85th Session of the Texas Legislature will start in January, and again, legislators will embark on the near-impossible task of addressing all critical legislative needs in a 140-day period—and the TCDLA Legislative team will work diligently to protect our clients and improve the quality of justice in Texas.

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Featured Events

TCDLA December Board/Committee Meetings
December 3, 2016

San Antonio, TX

9th Annual Jolly Roger Co-sponsored DCDLA
December 16, 2016

Lewisville, TX

Junk Science
January 5, 2017

Austin, TX