LCDLA’s Annual Seminar and Party a Huge Success (Huge!)

The 36th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law and Nuts N’ Bolts Seminars held January 12-14 at the Texas Tech University School of Law were a huge success, attracting a total of almost 350 attendees. Co-sponsored by the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers and Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Associations, the conference offered a diverse speaker…

LCDLA Offers Annual CLE Event, Party January 12-14

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association will co-sponsor its annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Course and Nuts ‘N’ Bolts Seminar January 12-14 at Texas Tech University School of Law (TTUSL). The seminars mark the 36th year LCDLA has offered a local CLE event. The Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, co-sponsor of the event,…

Texas Tech Law Foundation Receives $6,000.00 Donation from LCDLA

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association today donated $6,000 to the Texas Tech Law Foundation to benefit the Brendan Murray Criminal Defense Endowed Scholarship. Pictured from left are LCDLA director Allison Clayton, TTUSL Dean Darby Dickerson, LCDLA past-president Frank Sellers, and LCDLA president Taly Jacobs. In September 2006, Brendan Edward Murray, then a second-year law…

Victory: Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl had a victory in County Court at Law No. 1 today. Judge Rusty Ladd granted Defendant’s Motion to Suppress Evidence in the case of State vs. Glendyle McCandless, a possession of marijuana case. The case involved police officers entering the defendant’s home without a warrant and conducting a search despite the defendant’s directive:…

Victory: Mark Hall

Just heard that Mark Hall had a big win in Potter County today. His inmate client was accused of chunking urine on a correctional officer. The client testified, with convictions for burglary of a habitation in ’93 and for murder in ’99. He faced big bitch if convicted, but NOOOOOOOOOOO! Instead, Mark heard “NOT GUILTY”…

Victory: Fred Stangl

Fred Stangl had a small victory today. He won an ALR hearing on a DWI “B” with a search warrant blood test. Judge Phillips ruled there was no probable cause to arrest the accused. I’m particularly happy, since the accused is my client. Chuck I say that anytime you get B.J. Phillips to let you…

LCDLA Close to Creating Nonprofit to Run Private Defender’s Office

Concerned that mentally impaired indigents too often languish in their jail, Lubbock County officials are trying a new approach – a private defender’s office. It’s a hybrid; a cross between a public defender’s office and the assigned counsel system used in most Texas counties. Read the full article here.

Victory: Anna Ricker

Congratulations to LCDLA member Anna Ricker of Levelland. Wednesday, she got a not guilty verdict in 286th District Court, Hockley County, on an indecency with a child/contact. The jury was out 32 minutes. Assisting was baby lawyer Anna McSpadden, who attended the LCDLA Prairie Dog Lawyers Seminar this year. (Someone needs to sign her up…

Half Hour of Free CLE

Laurie Key has lined up a great program for the February 21 LCDLA meeting. Richard Anderson, Chief Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Texas, and his appellate section chief, Jason Hawkins, will travel from Dallas to give us a program on “The How’s and Why’s of the Recent Retroactive Amendments to the Federal…