Join TCDLA and become part of a long history of providing outstanding services and assistance to criminal defense lawyers across the great state of Texas. Enjoy numerous member benefits. Endorse a colleague or friend—encourage others to become members of TCDLA.

We offer a number of ways for YOU to join ...

You can fill out the Membership Application (pdf) and submit it:

  • by mail or in person at our home office:
    Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
    6808 Hill Meadow Drive
    Austin, Texas 78736

  • by fax to 512.469.9107
  • or phone us at 512.478.2514

OR you can join up online in one of the following categories:

 Lawyer Memberships:

                      (First two years)

    Required for TCDLA officers and directors

Affiliate Memberships:

Other (law professors and other persons approved by the board of directors)


Note: To join TCDLA you must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas engaged in the defense of criminal cases (except law students or affiliate applicants). New applicants must be endorsed by a current TCDLA member. Members of the judiciary (except honorary members) and those regularly employed in a prosecutorial office are not eligible.