Social Events 

If you are interested in attending a social event please indicate on registration form.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 

Early-Bird Check-in and Members Reception
Early-Bird Check-in and registration runs from 2:30 to 7:00 PM, and the Members Reception with food and drinks begins at 5:30 pm and runs until 7:00 pm in Los Rios Foyer at the Hyatt Regency Hotel.

22nd Annual Rusty Duncan Golf Tournament | $95, $125 after May 30th | Brackenridge Golf Club
Join us for the 22nd annual golf tournament at Brackenridge Golf Club, coordinated by Harold Danford and Clay Steadman. 11:30 am lunch, 12:00 pm shotgun start. Indicate on registration form if you plan to attend. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018 

Tai Chi | 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Stay balanced with a lesson in this internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.

Waco Biker Cases | 9:00 - 10:00 AM | Pecan Room
Moderators: Jim Darnell & Susan Kelly
The discussion will go into the legal and political, as well as practical, status of these cases. As legal defense strategies and options will be discussed, it will only be open to criminal defense practitioners.

The Healthy Practice Paradigm | 10:00 - 12:00 PM | Live Oak Room
Moderator: Rick Wardroup 
Texas criminal defense lawyers have challenging work. We often push our minds and bodies to the point of exhaustion. The State Bar, through the Lawyers Assistance Program, provides direction toward resilience and away from addiction and alcoholism. This meeting will include an in-depth discussion of the latest research in lawyer wellness.

Awards Banquet | 12:00 PM
This year’s honorees will be feted with a sit-down luncheon in the Rio Grande Ballroom of the Hyatt Regency. Ticket required.

Women's Caucus | 2:00 - 3:00 PM | Live Oak Room
Moderator: Cynthia Orr
Powerhouse women come together to discuss the issues of importance to women practicing criminal defense in Texas. Come learn from the best and how they have achieved their success in this male dominated world. Bring your problems for a brainstorming session and get tips from those who have “been their and done that.” TCDLA celebrates the dynamic women in the criminal defense field, with this unique seminar in a wonderful relaxed location.

Financial Planning | 1:00 - 3:00 PM | Pecan Room
Moderator: Rod Desroches

Psychodramatic Tools | 3:00 - 4:00 PM | Suite
Moderators: Heather Barbieri & Tony Vitz
Signing up and going to Round Top might be like exercise for most of us, because when we go, we are always glad we did. Some of us were burned out with the practice of law before attending. Some of us attended because we were willing to try anything that might help us become better lawyers for our clients. We keep coming back because we know the value and we want to share it with others. Please help us promote Round Top by joining us and bringing a friend or two with you.

Affiliate Reception
Mix and Mingle from 4:30 to 5:30 PM at the Hyatt Regency - Regency Suite #TBD.

TCDLA Goldstein Pachanga
An annual tradition: Party from 6:30 to 9:00 PM at the residence of Gerry and Christine Goldstein. Indicate on registration if you plan to attend.

Friday, June 22, 2018 

Hill Country Bike Ride, Coordinated by Gerry Goldstein and Tony Vitz | 7:00 - 8:00 AM
These rides are intended to give everyone a chance to experience some of our city's outdoor attractions at a peaceful, enjoyable pace, intended for all levels. For those of you who will not be bringing your own bikes, we have made arrangements with Bike World to have bike rentals brought to the hotel for anyone giving us sufficient advance notice. If you are interested, please contact Gerry Goldstein at 210.226.1463 or email at

Tai Chi | 7:00 - 8:00 AM
Stay balanced with a lesson in this internal Chinese martial art practiced for both its defense training and its health benefits.

Friends of Bill Meeting | 5:00 PM | Pecan Room

New Lawyer Mixer |  4:50 - 7:00 PM
Join the New Lawyers' Committee in welcoming the newest crop of criminal defense lawyers in the hotel bar. Experienced attorneys, come share your experience and knowledge with the new lawyers. New lawyers, come network with the more experienced attorneys. Who knows, maybe you'll find your next associate, mentor, or mentee at the mixer. Complimentary drinks and snacks!

TCDLA 31st Anniversary Membership Party | 8:00 - 12:00 AM
For tickets, please indicate on registration form. Join us as we celebrate with Casino Night, an evening of hors d’oeuvres, live music with Suede, and conviviality. Cocktail dress. Additional tickets may be purchased at the registration desks. No children under 18 allowed at party.
If you need childcare you can contact Northside Sitters Club (210) 710-7940