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Services for Alton Griffin

Services for Mr. Alton Griffin will be at 11:00 a.m., Friday January 27, 2006, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. A viewing will be held at Rix Funeral Directors from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Thursday. The family suggests donations to the Texas Tech Law School Foundation, Alton Griffin Scholarship Fund, 1802 Hartford Ave., Lubbock, Tx…

Alton Griffin

Sad news to report. Alton Griffin, charter member and past-president of LCDLA, former Lubbock County Criminal District Attorney, fierce advocate and friend, died this morning. Services are pending, and I will keep you informed. Chuck Lanehart, LCDLA Court Liaison

LCDLA Hosts Record-Setting Seminar, Honors 50-Year Lawyers

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association hosted the 26th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar January 6-7, and the State Bar’s webcast of the seminar was the first live CLE event of its kind to be made available in Texas. The 200-plus live participants established what is believed to be the largest attendance…

2006 LCDLA Officer Nominations/Elections

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will hold officer elections at the February 16 meeting, and nominations for officers will be taken from the floor at the January 19 meeting. The nominating committee has recommended the following slate of officers, and each has agreed to serve: President: Robin Matthews Secretary-Treasurer: Dennis Reeves Vice-President for Education:…

50 Year Lubbock Lawyers

LCDLA honored the 50 year lawyers from around the Lubbock area recently. Each person will be presented with an individualized plaque and recognized at the luncheon during the upcoming seminar. The following is the list of all those who were honored: Mitchell Williams Arthur K. Jones Harold Harriger Harry Jung Worth Fullingim William Moss Carlton…

Letter from Bob Hinton

Thank You for the honor of speaking to the very finest criminal trial lawyers in America! This seminar is the absolute high point of my year! Your celebration of Alton’s rich life was a wonderful example of the superiority of Lubbock lawyers, and Texas Tech Law School! What a wonderful happening it was! Bob Hinton…

Reception for Alton Griffin

LCDLA, the Lubbock Criminal District Attorney’s Office and the Lubbock County Bar Association is cosponsoring a reception honoring Alton Griffin next Thursday, December 22, 2005, at 6:00 p.m., at the Texas Tech Law School. All members of the bar are invited. Especially welcome are all those who Alton gave them their start. If you know…

LCDLA’s Newest Member & Sister Organization

Please welcome our newest member, Stan Brown of Abilene, Texas. Stan loves our website and is coming to the seminar in January. Stan has tried to organize an organization like LCDLA in Abilene so many times he says he has given up. But I told him we would help him get one going with help…

Ethics Opinions

There is an interesting ethics opinion in the most recent Texas Bar Journal: “A lawyer, who is appointed to represent a defendant in a criminal proceeding, is not permitted . . . to furnish to a court . . . a statement containing a detailed description of the lawyer’s services . . .” The opinion…

LCDLA’s 2006 Seminar

Speakers are all now confirmed for the 26th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyer Seminar January 6 & 7, 2006 to once again be held at the Texas Tech Law School. Special guest speakers will be the Hon. Robert Francis of Dallas who is running for a seat on the Court of Criminal Appeals. Judge Francis will…

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