Seminar, Party

By now, you should have received: 1. A flyer for the 2007 LCDLA/TCDLA 27th Annual Prairie Dog Lawyers Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, to be held January 4th and 5th at Texas Tech University School of Law. 2. A letter containing four $25 tickets to the January 4th LCDLA annual membership party at Cagle’s Steaks, featuring…

Second Chair Appointments on Capital Cases

Judge Kelly Moore has requested that lawyers apply for second chair appointments on capital cases because only one lawyer in Lubbock county is on the list. Judge Moore has sent the forms which are located in the resources category in the members only section. Or, you can just click here: Indigent Defense Appointment Standards

Victory: Trey Poage, Stephen Dodd

Congratulations to Trey Poage and Stephen Dodd! They won an acquittal in CCL#1 on a DWI B. The jury was out 50 minutes, and more than 30 minutes of that was to review the video. No breath test. The walk-and-turn test was bad, but was mitigated by testimony of a prior stroke suffered by the…

Another Excellent Guest Editorial Against Campaign Ad

Another excellent guest editorial appeared in today’s Lubbock Avalanche-Journal lambasting Lantroop’s stupid criminal defense lawyer-bashing ads. This time, it was by Arnold H. Loewy, George Killam Professor of Law at TTUSL. Check it out at:

Electronic Case Files

Effective January 3, 2006, Judge Cummings will be ordering all civil and criminal cases to be designated to the Electronic Case Files System. If you are an attorney practicing in the U.S. District Court and are not already signed up as an ECF user, you are strongly encouraged to do so immediately. To sign up,…

Intoxilyzer 5000 Challenged in Florida

Ralph Brock has forwarded to the membership a very interesting article on the Intoxilyzer 5000. You can find the article in the Member’s Only Section under Resources. Check it out!

Dean Huffman Speaks Out Against Campaign Ad

Dean Walt Huffman had a great column in today’s Lubbock A-J on the issue of Lantroop’s criminal defense lawyer-bashing campaign ads. Go to or click the following link:

David Bass Update

Dear LCDLA Members: I recently heard from former LCDLA member/humorist David Bass, who left the Hub City about 15 years ago to become a roving Parrot-head/windmill-tilter. (David and wife Marge are pictured at the 1987 Bar Chili Cookoff in the attachment.) He is now in Tampa doing God’s work. After I updated David on LCDLA’s…

Victory: Chuck Lanehart

Chuck Lanehart had a win today in 140th District Court. Judge Darnell issued his order dismissing today in a contested forgery MPAG hearing held in September. The basis of the MPAG was a domestic violence assault arising out of a divorce — Judge found the complainant’s testimony incredible. Judge Parker made the same determination in…

Victory: Ron Sanders

Congratulations to Ron Sanders! He got a not guilty on attempted aggravated sexual assault in Bailey County. The jury was out for a little over two hours, and found his client guilty of lesser-included offense of attempted sexual assault. The jury assessed three years which beat the DA’s offer of seven. Robin Matthews and Pat…