Rusty Duncan 2016
The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is proud to announce its 29th Annual Rusty Duncan Criminal Law Course. Named for the late Honorable M.P. “Rusty” Duncan, III, of the Court of Criminal Appeals, this course is designed to cover state law and scholarly topics as well as cases from the past year that impact your practice today.
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July 4th Readings Video
Proposed Bylaws Change
The following wording has been approved by the Board and will be presented to the membership at the annual meeting in June:
ARTICLE VII—BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(a) The business and affairs of the Association shall be managed by a Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall consist of the elected officers of the Association, the past presidents of the Association, the editor of the VOICE for the Defense, forty-two (42) directors, and sixteen (16) associate directors. Each past president of the Association is a member of the Board of Directors, provided said past president is a member in good standing. Directors shall be elected for terms of three (3) years. Associate directors shall be elected for terms of one (1) year.
(b) No director may be elected to serve for more than two (2) full consecutive terms, not to include any term or terms served as an associate director provided this restriction shall not prevent officers and the editor of the VOICE for the Defense
who are directors by virtue of office from serving on the Board of Directors. Any director who is ineligible to be reelected to the Board is also ineligible for election as associate director. No associate director may be elected for more than two (2) consecutive terms, except as deemed necessary by the nominations committee and approved by the Board, associate directors terms may be extended by one year
. The executive committee shall have the responsibility for establishing rules to ensure the orderly election of the board of directors.
(c) Each membership area designated in Section 11 of Article III shall be represented by a director from that area. The nominations committee shall have responsibility for establishing rules for elections which will achieve this objective.
July 4th Readings
Sign up now to lead a Reading in your county. Robb Fickman and team—Chuck Lanehart (Lubbock), Kerri Anderson-Donica (Corsicana), Tip Hargrove (Abilene), David Schulman (Austin), Mary Conn (Houston), Michelle Ochoa (Beeville), Mary Beth Harrell (Killeen), Jim Darnell (El Paso), Jeff Blackburn (Amarillo), Sheldon Weisfeld (Valley), Dustin Nimz (Wichita Falls), and Tammy Schmidt Keener (Fredericksburg)—will be working to place one in each of Texas' 254 counties. Click here to see pictures from last year's events. This year's list will be compiled here.
Statistical Errors in DNA
Click here for a Brady Notice regarding statistical errors in the FBI DNA database.
TCDLA's 2015 Legislative Update
Written by our TCDLA Legislative Team
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