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Latest Rules for Obtaining Discovery

Due to the fact that discovery seems to be taking longer to reach you and we are taking steps to fix this, we would like to request the following: 1. Please send your requests by email to dadiscovery@co.lubbock.tx.us and we will reply to those emails within 24 hours (unless the County email goes down again).…

Victory: Rush Wells

Congratulations to occasional criminal defense lawyer and longtime LCDLA member Rush Wells for his victory in Bailey County. Admitting to having “about 50 pounds” of marijuana, his client consented to a search that revealed 64.3 pounds of pot. With an offer of 15 years in prison, his client entered an open plea. After half a…

Recent LCDLA Appreciation

LCDLA received this email recently and I felt it needed to be posted here: We are all flattered that you would put our very first wins on the site. We appreciate the continuing support of the LCDLA. Lisa Marie Minjarez Good luck on the Bar, students!

Hacked?

As some of you have noticed, the members only section of the site was hacked into recently by someone claiming that our cartoons of the prophet was an abuse of free speech. Anyway, now that that is taken care of, the members only section should be up-and-running again. If anyone is having problems getting into…

LCDLA Members Honored

Longtime member Dennis Reeves was honored February 17 as the 2005 John Crews Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Equal Justice Volunteer Program of Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas. Ron McLaurin was also recognized with a Certificate of Achievement for his pro bono work in 2005.

State of Texas v. Tracy Ward & Rhonda Smith

I am pleased to report that in a 3-0 unanimous decision, the Seventh Court of Appeals of Texas reversed the convictions of Tracy Ward and Rhonda Smith, who had both been convicted of delivery of a controlled substance to a child for their alleged in utero transfer of drug metabolites to their fetuses. In a…

Scholarship to Advanced Criminal Law

The Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas is pleased to announce a limited number of scholarships for prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys who wish to attend the State Bar of Texas 2006 Advanced Criminal Law Course. The course will be held in Dallas, July 24-27, 2006. Course tuition and reasonable personal expenses…

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