Editor's Comment: You Spoke, We Listened - By Sarah Roland

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Wednesday, October 10th, 2018

First, thank you to everyone who completed the recent Voice survey. We read and appreciate all the comments and encourage everyone to participate in future surveys. Overwhelming, you told us that you like the overall look of the Voice, that the articles are timely and current, and that you would like to see the Voice continued in print as well as electronically. You asked for more DWI and Fourth Amendment articles and fewer pictures of TCDLA events.

We will do our best to make sure those requests are met while maintaining a balance of information with other relevant, timely articles. What is published depends on what is submitted. It depends on contributions from our members and other experts. To that end, there is no magic timeline for publishing articles. It is a very fluid, dynamic process. It doesn’t just work to go with a first-in-first-out operation.

In this issue you will see a review of drug-free zones by David Guinn and Aaron Clements, practical trial advice from Tyler Flood, and an historical perspective of TCDLA by V. Perini that we should all read and appreciate. Next month look for a discussion of Deemed Consent from Gary Trichter. We will continue to try to have search-and-seizure articles and DWI articles.

We also want to highlight the successes of our members. Let us know when you’ve had a success, whether big or small, so we can give you a shout out! All victories matter. We need to laud each other. If we don’t know, we can’t give you a shout out.

The Voice is an indispensable part of TCDLA. It reaches our membership and all the judges. To that end, we consistently strive to make it a worthwhile, quality publication meaningful for all our members. There is always room for improvement. It is a privilege to continue to serve as your editor. Please, always let us know how we can continue to make this the best publication possible