Randy Wilson Honored

Former President Randy Wilson was recognized at the Rusty Duncan seminar for his 20 years of service on the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Educational Institute Board. Randy has provided unflinching leadership tenacity and vision, keeping the Institute focused on providing training to criminal defense lawyers. He has ensured that the Institute stayed true to its founding purpose.

Pictures from July 4th Readings



Pictures from the Readings on Thursday, July 3rd, have been posted on Photobucket, here. Additional photos for inclusion can be sent to chattersley@tcdla.com.

Voice for the Defense

18 | Pictures from the 27th Annual Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course


22 | Defending Boating While Intoxicated Cases —By Doug Murphy


35 | After the Ball 
—By Warren Wolf


38 | Texas and Federal Rules of Evidence: Our Top Twelve —By Ed & Sara Stapleton



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President's Message

United We Stand

As I took the oath of office at Rusty Duncan I remembered the line from the Robert Redford movie, “The Candidate,” where, to his surprise, he has been elected, looks at his handlers, and asks: “What do we do now?” Here are my suggestions for some answers to that question.


First of all, I give another salute to my predecessor, Mr. Bobby Mims. I watched and learned from him during his presidency as he sacrificed countless hours and miles navigating your association through occasionally challenging seas. He was and is a remarkable and diplomatic leader. Thanks to him we now have a newly minted agreement and relationship with the National College of DUI Defense and its excellent Mastering Scientific Evidence seminar in New Orleans.


High on our to-do list is our legislative effort. We have added a new member to our team. Patricia Cummings is our new addition to the legislative arena. You had a chance to meet her at Rusty, and I’m sure you saw what an extraordinary asset she will be leading and personifying us in the legislature.
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Application for Board Membership 2014

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12th Annual Top Gun DWI
August 22, 2014
Crowne Plaza Downtown | Houston
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Cross-Examination
September 11–12, 2014
Crowne Plaza Downtown  | Dallas
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