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December 2014
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Tuesday, January 20th, 2015
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23 | The Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Course - By Chuck Lanehart
27 | DNA Just Is: A Close Look at Article 38.43 - By Sarah Roland
35 | The Five Emotional Stages Your Client’s Family Will Experience When Faced With a Criminal Charge - By Joel Caldwell & Christina Caldwell
DNA Just Is: A Close Look at Article 38.43
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

I. Introduction

The proliferation of research and investigation into DNA—that fundamental building block of all living (and some non-living) things—brought with it the unequivocal assertion that DNA simply “is.” What DNA precisely is, however, differs slightly from the scientific community to the legal community.

The Five Emotional Stages Your Client’s Family Will Experience When Faced With a Criminal Charge
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

It is an emotional time for any family when they learn that a loved one has been charged with a crime. When the loved one admits to the crime or is convicted, those emotions are compounded.

A Beginner’s Guide to Free Legal Research on the Internet
Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

The TCDLA listserve is a great resource for bouncing unique questions off each other and seeking input on strategies from those who have “been there done that, got the t-shirt.” But a great deal of the questions posed could be answered just as easily by following an old acronym: RTFM (“read the freakin’ manual”).

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