ABOUT TCDLA

The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCDLA) is the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation. TCDLA began more than 45 years ago as a small, nonprofit association and has grown into a state-of-the-art organization, providing assistance, support, and continuing education to its members. TCDLA provides a statewide forum for criminal defense lawyers and is one of the few voices in the legislature interested in basic fairness in the defense of criminal cases. We are proud that among our 3200 members are found the “who’s who” of criminal defense professionals in Texas.

TCDLA hosts more than 40 seminars each year, providing the highest-quality legal education available for new lawyers as well as seasoned veterans. Attended regularly by our members, non-members, judges, and professionals in related fields, our yearly seminars have increased in attendance to approximately 5300 people seeking to continue their educational opportunities each year.

PURPOSE

TCDLA’s purpose is to protect and ensure by rule of law and protect 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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AffiliateAFF BARSCOMMITTEE/AFF BARS
Affiliate Criminal Defense BarsLCDB AFFCOMMITTEE/LCDB AFF
Amicus Curiae BriefAMICUSCOMMITTEE/AMICUS
AwardsAWARDSCOMMITTEE/AWARDS
Budget & Financial DevelopmentBUDGETCOMMITTEE/BUDGET
By-LawsBY-LAWSCOMMITTEE/BY-LAWS
Capital AssistanceCAPITAL ASSTCOMMITTEE/CAPITAL ASST
Client Mental HealthMENTALCOMMITTEE/MENTAL
Corrections & ParoleCORRECTIONSCOMMITTEE/CORRECTIONS
COVID-19 Response Task ForceCOVIDCOMMITTEE/COVID
Criminal Defense Lawyers ProjectCDLP EXEC. COMCOMMITTEE/CDLP EXEC. COM
Diversity, Justice & InclusionDIVERSITYCOMMITTEE/DIVERSITY
DWI ResourceDWICOMMITTEE/DWI
EthicsETHICSCOMMITTEE/ETHICS
Health & WellnessLAWYER ASSISTCOMMITTEE/LAWYER ASSIST
Indigent Client DefenseID CLIENTCOMMITTEE/ID CLIENT
Judicial ConductJUDICALCOMMITTEE/JUDICAL
JuvenileJUVCOMMITTEE/JUV
Law School StudentsLAW STUD. LIASCOMMITTEE/LAW STUD. LIAS
Lawyer/Client Access CommitteeLAWYERCOMMITTEE/LAWYER
LegislativeLEGISLATIVE COMCOMMITTEE/LEGISLATIVE COM
ListserveLISTSERVECOMMITTEE/LISTSERVE
Local Criminal Defense BarsLCDBCOMMITTEE/LCDB
Long-Range PlanningLONG RANGE PLCOMMITTEE/LONG RANGE PL
Media Relations CommitteeMEDIACOMMITTEE/MEDIA
Membership CommitteeMEMBERSHIPCOMMITTEE/MEMBERSHIP
Memo BankMOTION BANKCOMMITTEE/MOTION BANK
New LawyersYOUNG LAWYERCOMMITTEE/YOUNG LAWYER
Nexus CommitteeNEXUSCOMMITTEE/NEXUS
NominationsNOMINATINGCOMMITTEE/NOMINATING
Past PresidentsPASTPRESCOMMITTEE/PASTPRES
Prosecutorial ConductPROSECUTIONCOMMITTEE/PROSECUTION
Public DefenderPUBLIC DEFENDERCOMMITTEE/PUBLIC DEFENDER
ReapportionmentREAPPORTCOMMITTEE/REAPPORT
Rural PracticeRURAL PRACCOMMITTEE/RURAL PRAC
Strike ForceSTRIKECOMMITTEE/STRIKE
Supreme Court Orders on Pandemic Court ProceedingsSCOCOMMITTEE/SCO
TCDLA ExecutiveTCDLA EXECUTIVECOMMITTEE/TCDLA EXECUTIVE
TCDLEI Associate FellowsLEIASSOCCOMMITTEE/LEIASSOC
TCDLEI Executive CommitteeTCDLEI EXECCOMMITTEE/TCDLEI EXEC
TCDLEI FellowsLEIFELLOWSCOMMITTEE/LEIFELLOWS
TCDLEI Super FellowsLEISFELLOWSCOMMITTEE/LEISFELLOWS
Technology CommitteeLAW OFF. TECH.COMMITTEE/LAW OFF. TECH.
Veterans AssistanceVETCOMMITTEE/VET
Women's CaucusWMN CACOMMITTEE/WMN CA

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