Clifford Brown Scholarship Award 2016

On April 20, 2016, LCDLA in conjunction with the Texas Tech University School of Law awarded Jessica Eaton with the Clifford Brown Award. The award recognizes excellence as a student attorney in the Texas Tech Criminal Defense Clinic. The award was named after local attorney Clifford Brown. The following tribute was contributed by local attorney…

Declaration of Independence 2016

Special thanks to Chuck Lanehart and Rusty Gunter for organizing the LCDLA portion of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers initiative to read the Declaration of Independence in every county today. Proud to be the president of such a great local organization!

LCDLA Makes Another Trip to Feed Grace Campus

Nine volunteers from LCDLA made the trip to Grace Campus to set up a taco bar for the campus residents this past week on June 14, 2016. Volunteers included James Moore, Taly Jacobs, Megan Metsgar, Sloan Spalla, Frank Sellers, Sara Johnson, Laurie Key, Phil Johnson & Maritza Gamboa. Residents loved the food and the setup…

May LCDLA Meeting Has Record Attendance

Thanks to the Lubbock Private Defender’s Office, May’s monthly meeting was the largest attended meeting in past years. LCDLA continues to educate the membership on the importance of ethical billing and mentorship within our organization. Rusty Gunter and Fred Stangl lead the CLE presentation on billing. Donations were collected for Grace Campus, and new mentors…

LCDLA Fed 95 People at Grace Campus

LCDLA fed 95 people at Grace Campus for the first time on April 27, 2016. It is the first meal of our organizations’ service project, which was voted on during the March meeting. The volunteers for our first event were Rusty Gunter, Sara Johnson, Allison Clayton, Philip Wischkaemper, Preston Chisum and Lori Amin. We may…

Texas Defense Bar Reads Declaration of Independence

For years, members of the Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (LCDLA) have gathered on the steps of the Lubbock County Courthouse in early July. There, to honor America, they publicly read the Declaration of Independence, just as citizens in colonial times did in 1776. The public recitals are part of an effort sponsored by the…

2016 LCDLA Officers

The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association recently inducted new officers and directors for 2016-2017. Seated (left-to-right) are Director Allison Clayton, President Taly Jacobs and Vice-President for Education Sara Johnson. Standing (left-to-right) are Past-President Frank Sellers, President-Elect Justin Kiechler, Director Dick Baker, Vice-President for Court Liaison Philip Wischkaemper, Director Michael King, and Secretary Rusty Gunter. Not…

LCDLA March Meeting

LCDLA held its monthly meeting on March 24, 2016. This was the first meeting held by new President Taly Jacobs. The upcoming service project with Grace Campus was discussed and the membership was excited to work with such an important community resource. Charles Blevins presented to the board for continuing education credit, and we welcomed…

Letter from your LCDLA President, Taly Jacobs

First and foremost, I would like to thank the members of LCDLA for giving me the honor of serving as President of our organization for the 2016-2017 term. When LCDLA was formed in 1980, its founding principles were to encourage, sponsor and promote within our legal bar and community. We encourage cooperation and facilitate a…