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July/August 2019
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Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Features
22 | Pictures from Rusty Duncan
26 | Why We Read the Declaration - By Chuck Lanehart
30 | Thank You to Our Organizers - By Robb Fickman
32 | Freedom Papers - By Mary Beth Harrell
35 | Twenty-Five Criminal Law Changes You Will Need to Know Starting September 1, 2019 - By Shea Pace

Pictures from Rusty Duncan 2019 - 1
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Why We Read the Declaration
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Ten years have passed, and the annual Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Declaration readings are now a valued tradition throughout the Lone Star State. Perhaps it is time for reflection on how this began, why we do what we do on or before Independence Day each year, what it means and what it does not mean.

Thank You to Our Organizers
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019
Freedom Papers
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

My client, John, walked out of Bell County district court with his “freedom papers”—his words, not mine. John’s road to freedom spanned some 13 years. Back in 2006, John was arrested for possessing cocaine during a raid on a drug house outside Fort Hood. He was another homeless, jobless Army veteran with an incipient addiction. He’d meritoriously served 3 combat tours in Kuwait, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

Twenty-Five Criminal Law Changes You Will Need to Know Starting September 1, 2019
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

The 86th Legislature adjourned sine die on May 27th, 2019. Since the Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Speaker of the House have indicated the Legislature passed every “critical” bill during the regular session, it is not anticipated Governor Abbott will call a special session.

Digital Forensics
Tuesday, July 30th, 2019

Digital Forensics can be a difficult boat to master. There are many ropes to learn, several courses to choose from, and without local knowledge, you don’t know what lurks in the unchartered seas ahead. What must one do in these days of digital ubiquity to ensure the safety and success of your client, boat, and yourself? Please listen up.

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