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LCDLA Files Brief in Dispute Between DA and District Judge

On July 18, 2005, District Attorney Ricky B. Smith, 106th Judicial District (Dawson, Gaines, Lynn and Garza Counties) filed in the 11th Court of Appeals, Eastland, Texas, a petition for a writ of mandamus against the Hon. Carter T. Schildknecht, Judge of the 106th Judicial District, directing Judge Schildknecht to vacate all Standard Discovery Orders…

Victim’s Rights Monument Removed from Courthouse Lawn

The Lubbock County Commissioners Court decided recently to removed the monument that has been on the courthouse lawn since April. Spearheaded by the LCDLA, the politically-offensive granite slab is now in being carted off in garbage bins. Though critics claim it is a slap in the face to victims, people who truly understand the issue…

Writ of Habeas Corpus Forms

Judge Darnell wants members to file writs three weeks after clients are arrested if not indicted. You can download sample forms from the Resources page. Comments should be sent directly to Judge Darnell: jdarnell@co.lubbock.tx.us If you have a sample form for a different circumstance, please send it to me and I will put it on…

Lubbock County Commissioners Court Delays Decision

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association applauds the decision made by the Commissioners Court to hold a public vote July 25th on a resolution regarding the removal of the monument. However, the delay may have a negative impact on citizens who trust our justice system to be a fair and unbiased one. We trust, despite…

Public Service Announcement: Indigent Defense

To officials and public stakeholders: The Task Force on Indigent Defense is developing a strategic plan to help guide program implementation over the next few years. Prior to holding a strategic planning session with members and staff the Task Force wanted to receive input from stakeholders. Part of the session is going to look at…

Pre-Trial Discovery Order

Judge Underwood wants feedback on the use of this pre-trial and scheduling order. Right-click here to save the Pre-Trial Dicovery Order file to your computer. Reply directly to Judge Underwood: bunderwood@co.lubbock.tx.us

Latest Rules for Obtaining Discovery

To whom this may concern: The discovery department has been going through changes in an effort to get discovery material to you in more efficient manner. Listed below are the new steps to obtain this material. Discovery 1. Requests need to be sent by e-mail or fax only. (for online discovery only) * The e-mail…

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