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May, 2021
4th Annual Capital Murder Training Seminar
Livestream Event

Austin, TX 78736
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May, 2021
Mindful Monday
Livestream Event

Austin, TX
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Jun, 2021
Chief Public Defender Training
Hyatt Regency
123 Losoya St.
San Antonio, TX 78205
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GRANT M. SCHEINER

My Personal Thoughts

 Texas appellate court justices, state and local lawyer organizations, minority interest groups, rural lawyers, and elected officials from across the political spectrum breathed a sigh of relief when Senator Joan Huffman (R-Houston) quietly pulled from consideration on Friday afternoon, April 9, 2021, her legislative proposal to blow up the intermediate appellate court system and cut the number of districts from 14 to seven. "
 

AMICUS CURIAE

TCDLA's Amicus Curiae Brief Committee provides amicus assistance in state and federal courts in cases that present important issues to criminal defendants, defense lawyers, and the criminal justice system.

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declaration Readings - July 2, 2021

Since 2010, Texas criminal defense lawyers have gathered on courthouse steps across the state early each July to publicly read the Declaration of Independence. The tradition—unlike any other in the nation—is supported by members of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

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