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Apr, 2021
Mindful Monday
Livestream Event

Austin, TX
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Apr, 2021
Harris County Juvenile Law Conference
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Austin, TX 78736
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May, 2021
14th Annual DWI Defense Project
Magnolia Dallas | $135 S/D
1401 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75201
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GRANT M. SCHEINER

TCDLA President
 There’s a case name Texas criminal lawyers should memorize because we’ll probably be citing it for decades: Watkins.

“Your honor, I object. This is a Watkins violation.” “Objection, your honor. Watkins.”
 

AMICUS CURIAE

TCDLA's Amicus Curiae Brief Committee provides amicus assistance in state and federal courts in cases that present important issues to criminal defendants, defense lawyers, and the criminal justice system.

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declaration Readings - July 2, 2021

Since 2010, Texas criminal defense lawyers have gathered on courthouse steps across the state early each July to publicly read the Declaration of Independence. The tradition—unlike any other in the nation—is supported by members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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