Accepting Board Applications

Would you like to become a member of the TCDLA Board of Directors—or the officer chain? The application form, due on November 1st, may be found here (PDF) or here (Word file).

Awards Nominations

Do you feel that a member should be nominated for one of the TCDLA awards given out at Rusty? Go here for a form to make that nomination. It also contains a brief description of each award that may be given.

The 2016 Readings Video

A revised slideshow of the Fourth of July Readings of the Declaration of Independence is under construction, to be available soon.

President's Message

Numero Quatro:
DNA Mixture Issue Update

DNA mixture issues have been at the forefront during the first half of 2016. An update is in order, but first some background. While some in the forensic community have raised this issue for years, it got widespread attention in May 2015, when the FBI notified labs across the country of discrepancies discovered in the interpretation of DNA mixture cases—those in which multiple contributors may be present. (Continue reading here.)

Join Now!

Become a member of the largest state association for criminal defense attorneys in the nation and take advantage of member pricing on seminars, events and products. Join TCDLA »

Go Mobile—Updated 6/2016!

To download the newly updated TCDLA iPhone app, please visit Apple's "App Store" on your mobile device. For Android devices, go to the "Play Store." Search for "TCDLA" and download your free app. You will need your TCDLA username and password to login to the app. Learn more »

Amicus Committee Policy

Membership Contest!

Win fabulous prizes for signing up new recruits! There's strength in numbers! Help TCDLA reach new heights by adding new members. Score big while helping us grow. See all the details here.

Voice for the Defense

23 | Defending Child Injury Cases—By Sarah Roland

30 | Ethical Problems with Giving Free Legal Advice—By Janet Burnett

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The Leming Opinion Is Not the Silver Bullet Prosecutors Claim

—By Lanny Begley

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4th Amendment Musings: Search & Seizure: So, What’s Going On?

Kelly Pace 

Featured Events

12th Annual Stuart Kinard Memorial Advanced DWI Seminar
November 3–4: San Antonio, TX
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Defending Those Accused of Sexual Offenses
December 1–2: San Antonio, TX
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