Updates, Updates

Item One: Laurie Key has some great CLE lined up, so put the following on your calendar for August 16th, 5:30 p.m., at the Blue Light. TCDLA’s legislative specialist Keith Hampton of Austin has agreed to come out and give LCDLA a legislative update. Some members may have already planned on attending the update sponsored…

Victory: Bill McNamara

Congratulations to Bill McNamara! Â He won an acquittal for his client in a DWI “B” prosecution in CCL#2 July 31. Â I heard he asked the cop on cross-examination if he could spell “nystagmus” and of course, the cop could not! Â Other things Bill learned regarding the arresting LPD officer, Joshua Ortiz: He…

DA’s Changing Email Services

The DA is changing their email service effective next Friday. They are going to pretty much lose their current email address books when they do this so if anyone is waiting to hear back from one them after the change, they may want to send another email on the following Monday. Their email addresses are…

Judgment Forms for Acquittal

At a previous meeting where Rusty was present where the judges were looking at revisions to the criminal local rules, it was decided that the defense attorneys would prepare judgments of not guilty. Those local rules revisions should be voted on this Friday at the Board of Judges meeting. However, we wanted to provide the…

Chuck Chambers on Buddy Holly

Longtime LCDLA member Charles Chambers was featured in a front-page Lubbock Avalanche-Journal article Sunday regarding whether Buddy Holly’s name will fall into public domain in a few years. In the article, Charlie is described by Entertainment Editor William Kerns as a “legal scholar”. It is a very interesting article, and Charlie does in fact come…

Office Space for Lease

1703 Avenue K, two offices available; shared amenities, library, kitchen, parking, conference room, fax, copier, internet, lexis, prodoc. Law Offices of Hurley, Sowder & Matthews. Contact: Robin Matthews 763-0409.

Victory: Ron Sanders

Ron Sanders reports a “small victory” in Lubbock County Justice Court No. 3. Not guilty jury trial on minor in consumption. Testimony from officer – defendant smelled of alcohol. Defendant – 16 year testified he did not drink. Any victory is a big victory, Ron: it is something to build upon. Good job!

Memorial for Dick Alexander

The Lubbock County Bar Association will hold a memorial service for Dick Alexander on Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 P.M. in the 137th District courtroom, third floor, Lubbock County Courthouse.

James Richard “Dick” Alexander

Dick Alexander, long time LCDLA member, passed away on June 29 at the age of 78. Services were held at Sunset Church of Christ Chapel on July 2. Officiating the even was Joe Garner and Russ Arendell. The internment was July 5th at Lackey Cemetery in Hichita, Oklahoma. He was a very active and important…

Former Magistrate Mark Hall

Former Criminal Magistrate Mark Hall is planning to re-open his private law practice, and is looking for an office-sharing arrangement, preferably with a local criminal defense lawyer/lawyers. Mark is a charter member of LCDLA, former LCDLA president, and a fine lawyer. He can be contacted at 535-4627.