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 at any Lubbock County legal seminar. Co-hosted by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the program boasted 11.5 hours of CLE, and included several social events.

Highlighting the festivities was a luncheon January 6 honoring Lubbock County’s 50-year lawyers, held at the Texas Tech University School of Law. Seventeen of the 31 lawyers eligible for the honor appeared and were recognized, and each received a plaque commemorating significant contributions to the legal profession.* Nationally prominent Houston lawyer Dick DeGuerin, who is currently defending Congressman Tom Delay, inspired the overflow crowd with a rousing address on legal ethics.

LCDLA’s yearly blowout at Kershner’s 4-Bar-K rounded out the weekend’s festivities, with almost 300 in attendance for barbeque and dancing into the wee hours with Mike Pritchard’s Blue Thunder & The Lightening Horns.

Proceeds from the seminar and social events will benefit the Texas Tech Criminal Justice Clinic, a TTU law school program which gives students practical training and experience in criminal defense work.

Chuck Lanehart, LCDLA Court LiaisonLCDLA Hosts Record-Setting Seminar, Honors 50-Year Lawyers

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