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May 2012
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Saturday, June 2nd, 2012
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20 | The Plea Strategy: How to Persuade Your Capital Client That Resolving the Case with a Plea Is in His Best Interests - By Kathryn M. Kase
27 | Introduction to the Office of Capital Writs - By Brad D. Levenson
29 | Preparing for Sentencing with Character Witnesses - By Wes Volberding
The Plea Strategy: How to Persuade Your Capital Client That Resolv-ing the Case with a Plea Is in His Best Interests
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The strategy for convincing the capital client that a plea bargain is the best way to resolve his case begins at, well, the beginning of the case.

Introduction to the Office of Capital Writs
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

The Office of Capital Writs (OCW) was created by the 81st Legislature in 2009 and officially opened on September 1, 2010. The OCW is a capital post-conviction office charged with representing death-sentenced persons in state post-conviction habeas corpus and related proceedings.

Preparing for Sentencing with Character Witnesses
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

When you take a client, you must prepare for sentencing from the first meeting. An easy and effective technique to acquire mitigating sentencing evidence is to provide your client and his family with a simple character witness form.

Five Easy Steps to Drafting Better Motions
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

If you’re reading this article, you practice criminal law. What percentage of your practice encompasses criminal defense is irrelevant for the purpose of this article. What is relevant is that at some point in your practice, you will have to file one or more motions for your client.

Committee Reports
Saturday, June 2nd, 2012

Mission Statement of the TCDLA Affiliate Committee

by Bobby Mims

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