The Affiliate Criminal Defense Bar Committee seeks to promote the establishment of local
county and/or city criminal defense bar associations in order to promote the mission of TCDLA at
the grass roots level. This committee will also advise and assist members who seek to form and/or
strengthen their organizations by providing pro forma by-laws and organization materials.
Additionally, this committee will work with the Criminal Defense Lawyers Project Committee to
coordinate criminal law seminars held in all areas of the state in conjunction with TCDLA affiliates
which are seeking to stimulate growth of the local organizations and thereby growth to TCDLA. The
Committee will advise the officers and staff of TCDLA on methods to establish clear lines of
communication between TCDLA and local affiliate organizations in order to insure that the state
organization is cognizant and responsive to the concerns of the local membership.