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…

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.

The War on College Students

There’s a pretty good story in the Texas Tech student newspaper about LCDLA’s latest cause, the War Against College Kids. LCDLA is not mentioned by name (you can’t control the press, I’ve learned), but there are excellent quotes from Jill Stangl and Trey McClendon. Alcohol Citations Concern Administrators