Executive Director's Perspective: Ringing in the New - By Joseph A. Martinez

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Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

We hope all of our members and Voice recipients had a wonderful Holiday Season. We look forward to a very prosperous New Year.

Thanks to our course director, Rick Wardroup (Lubbock), for the CDLP Capital Litigation/Mental Health CLE in South Padre Island in November. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 77 attendees.

Thanks to our course directors, Tim James (Nacogdoches) and Jani Maselli (Houston), for the Upholding Justice One Client at a Time held in Nacogdoches in November. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 30 attendees.

Thanks to course directors Kerri Anderson-Donica (Corsicana), Marjorie Bachman (Austin), Heather Barbieri (Plano), and Jim Darnell (El Paso) for the Defending Those Accused of Sexual Assault seminar held in Austin in December. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 143 attendees.

Thanks to our course directors, Patty Tress (Denton) and Chris Abel (Flower Mound), for the 8th Annual Jolly Roger Hal Jackson Memorial Criminal Law CLE held in Denton in December. Thanks to everyone’s help we had 77 attendees.

The board of TCDLA takes very seriously the input of the attendees of our TCDLA/CDLP CLE. The evaluations turned in at the end of every CLE are compiled and shared with all of the speakers and board members. Speakers use the evaluations to improve their presentations.

TCDLA is now in its 45th year. Thanks to our members, whose generous support makes all of this possible.

Weren’t able to attend this year’s Rusty Duncan event? You can order the DVD and get CLE credit. Please go to our website for more information and to order. Do you need CLE credit and can’t attend our seminar training? Please call the Home Office (512-478-2514) for a list of the DVDs and accompanying CLE credit.

Don’t have a local criminal defense bar in our area? Would like to re-energize and jump-start your organization? Are you interested in forming a local criminal defense bar? Need help getting organized? Please contact Susan Anderson (Dallas), seapd@aol.com, Laurie Key (Lubbock), lauriekeylaw@gmail.com, or Carmen Roe (Houston), carmen@carmenroe.com, co-chairs of the TCDLA Affiliate Committee.

Good verdicts to all.