TCDLA Member Benefits

 

STRIKE FORCE

Strike force is here to protect the defense function by assisting attorneys under attack for defending the citizen. Click here for contact information.

AMICUS Curiae Brief COmmittee GUIDELINES

TCDLA's Amicus Curiae Brief Committee aims to provide amicus assistance in both state and federal courts in cases that present issues of importance to criminal defendants, criminal defense lawyers, and the criminal justice system as a whole, in a manner consistent with TCDLA's fundamental purpose of protecting and ensuring the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases. It is the Committee's goal to maintain and enhance the positive impact of TCDLA on the criminal justice system at both the State and national level. Click here for guidelines.

State Motions CD 

TCDLA's Amicus Curiae Brief Committee aims to provide amicus assistance in both state and federal courts in cases that present issues of importance to criminal defendants, criminal defense lawyers, and the criminal justice system as a whole, in a manner consistent with TCDLA's fundamental purpose of protecting and ensuring the individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases. It is the Committee's goal to maintain and enhance the positive impact of TCDLA on the criminal justice system at both the State and national level. Click here for guidelines. 


Brief Bank and Resources

A library of the collected tools of the trade from some of the top criminal defense lawyers in the state.


New Listserves

A partnership to engage community members in areas of significant decisions, legislative and capital issues/updates, upcoming seminars and events, and more. Contact TCDLA at 512.478.2514 if you need assistance logging in.


Legislature

A team of lobbyists involved in the legislative effort and keeping members up to date.


New TCDLA Ethics Hotline Number

Don't sit and stew over something leaving you ethically challenged. Call the direct line to the TCDLA Ethics Committee and leave a message. 


Updated iPhone /iPad/Droid/Windows 7 App

 An entire library of criminal codes and statues in the palm of your hand. 


Voice for the Defense magazine

A subscription to the ONLY statewide magazine written specifically for defense lawyers, published 10 times a year. 


Membership Directory 

Comprehensive listing of current TCDLA members, print or PDF version, updated yearly. Online directory updated daily. 


Lawyer Locator

Online directory providing members an opportunity to list up to three areas of practice for public advertising.


Expert List

Extensive list of experts for all types of criminal cases, including investigation, mitigation and forensics specialists.


Significant Decisions Report

Professional reports summarizing state and federal cases, emailed weekly.


TCDLA Member Discounts

Receive significant discounts on CLE seminars and TCDLA publications. TCDLA hosts more than 40 seminars each year, attended regularly by our members. We also welcome non-members, judges, and professionals in related fields, educating new lawyers and seasoned veterans alike. In addition, TCDLA provides a variety of quality publications at a reasonable cost. Our educational materials, ranging from code books to legal treatises, are essential references geared toward the criminal defense practitioner.


Membership Certificate
Display your TCDLA membership with pride! New members will receive a personalized certificate by mail. Members of 25 years receive a special certificate.


TCDLA Logo for Member Use

Camera-ready art of the TCDLA Logo is now available for use on business cards, websites, etc. 


Sprint

Sprint has changed their process in how to receive their 15% discount. Please fill out the verification form and fax to TCDLA at 512.469.0512 or email to mrendon@tcdla.com and TCDLA will have it submitted to Sprint.


Enterprise Car Rental

Ten percent discount to TCDLA members. Enterprise is the largest rental car company in North America in Terms of locations and number of cars while maintaining the highest level of customer service. Make your reservation at Enterprise Rent-A-Car. 


eLawSoftware

15 percent discount to TCDLA members on its Web Based Criminal Defense Client Management software. We provide an all-inclusive client file at your fingertips that also allows you to take control of your collections. With no long term contract to sign, this is a risk free venture in attaining a more efficient and profitable law practice. 


La Quinta

La Quinta Inns & Suites is pleased to announce our partnership with Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association – offering preferred room rates at all La Quinta Hotels throughout the United States.  TCDLA members will receive a 10% discount from the best available rate. La Quinta Inns & suites offers what any guest needs to wake up on the bright side. Enjoy our free Bright Side Breakfast®, free high-speed internet, and comfy beds. Plus, our hotels are conveniently located close to area restaurants, shopping and entertainment venues. Be sure to sign up for La Quinta Returns, and start earning points toward upgrades and free nights fast! Enrolling is fast, easy and free. Go to LQ.com or call 1-800-RETURNS (738-8767) for information. 

Professional Liability Insurance

Joe Pratt Insurance offers TCDLA members a significant discount on liability insurance. Coverage highlights include:
  • Coverage Through "A" Rated Insurance Companies
  • Personal Injury Coverage
  • Duty to Defend Provision
  • Loss of Earnings Allowance
  • Worldwide Coverage
  • Prior Acts Coverage Available
  • A Claims-Made & Reported Policy
  • Defense Costs Outside Limits available
  • Broad Fiduciary Coverage


Resources

Expansive library of research papers from renowned criminal defense lawyers and other valuable information and sites.