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Board of Directors
Past Presidents & History
Hall of Fame Award
Percy Foreman Lawyer of the Year
Charles Butts Pro Bono Award
Rodney Ellis Justice Award
Criminal Defense Lawyers Project
Lydia Clay-Jackson was elected president. During her tenure, Lydia emphasized recognition of the many people that make the association work. She has a particular talent for making all members of the association feel like members of the same team.
During her year, TCDLA lobbyists (Allen Place, David Gonzalez, Kristen Etter), our Legislative Committee (Mark Daniel, Susan Johnston), and incoming President Bobby Mims fought to head off reciprocal discovery, vigorously sought by state prosecutors. These folks were successful, as Lydia noted, in getting the Texas Legislature to understand the differences between
violations and pretrial discovery.