Our Purpose

The purpose of TCDLA is to protect and ensure by rule of law those individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions in criminal cases; to resist the constant efforts which are now being made to curtail such rights: to encourage cooperation between lawyers engaged in the furtherance of such objectives though educational programs and other assistance; and through such cooperation, education and assistance to promote justice and the common good. 



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David E. Moore

TCDLA President

groucho got it wrong!

Groucho Marx once quipped, “I wouldn’t belong to any organization that would have me as a member!” Fortunately for me, I did not heed that advice 26 years ago when Scrappy Holmes and Odis Hill urged me to join TCDLA. Now, here I am.


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Featured Events

TCDLA June Board/Committee Meetings
June 24, 2017

San Antonio, TX

Trainer of Trainers
July 12, 2017

South Padre Island, TX

Beating the Drum for Justice
July 13, 2017

South Padre Island, TX