1988 | Ed Mallet 

Ed Mallet becomes president. Friends of TCDLA was organized.

The U.S. Attorneys office attempts to tape record and set up defense attorney, Marjorie Meyers, when she interviewed a witness.

The State Bar president tries to enlist big firms to provide counsel to indigents facing the death penalty.

A judge in Lubbock removed Carlton McClarty and Chuck Lanehart from a capital case when they tried to interview a material witness. TCDLA came to their defense.