Join TCDLA


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

Lawyer Membership

Regular

$100/YEAR

New members join today and receive a discounted rate of $100 each year for the first two years as a member of TCDLA.

Voluntary Sustaining

$330/year

Want to give a little extra to TCDLA up your membership level to a Voluntary Sustaining member. Required for TCDLA Officers and Directors.
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Public Defender

$60/year

Public Defenders who are employed by a Texas Or Federal Public Defender Office.

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Student

$20/year

Law students who are currently enrolled in college

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Affiliate Membership

Affiliate

$80/year

Law Professors, social workers, mitigators, exhibitors, advertisers and other Persons Approved By The Board of Directors

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Expert

$80/year

Experts who routinely provide evidence or testimony for criminal defense cases.

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Investigator

$80/year

Investigators and support staff working in the criminal defense profession.

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Paralegal

$80/year

Support staff working in criminal defense profession.


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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.