The Criminal Justice Section

of the State Bar of Texas is made up of more than 3100 criminal practitioners, which includes prosecutors, defense attorneys and judges across the state. Our mission is to promote excellence in the practice of criminal law by embracing ethics, professionalism, education, training and fellowship. We sponsor CLE at the State Bar Annual meeting, State Bar of Texas webcasts on criminal law matters, and co-sponsor the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course. We also publish a quarterly newsletter to our members. The section’s policies and activities are governed by the Criminal Justice Council.

Scholarship Opportunities

The Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas is providing $30,000 in scholarships to criminal law practitioners who want to attend either of these events:

  • Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course, which will be held June 22-24 in San Antonio
  • Criminal Law 101, which will be held July 16 in Houston.
  • The 43rd Annual State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law Course July 17-20 in Houston.
  • 43rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Seminar and Boot Camp 101 (Houston, July 16-20)
  • Video Presentations for Advanced Criminal Law Seminar (Austin, Sept. 6-8; Fort Worth Sept. 13-15)
  • TDCAA Annual Conference (San Antonio, September 20-22)

To be eligible for consideration, an applicant must:

  • Be a Texas attorney whose license is in good standing;
  • Be a member of the State Bar of Texas Criminal Justice Section;
  • Accept appointment to represent indigent defendants if you are a defense lawyer; and
  • Be financially unable to attend in the absence of financial aid. If your office will pay, you are not eligible.

Download Application

The application deadline is 5 p.m. Friday, May 19. Applications should be sent to sections@texasbar.com.




 

 

Effective January 2017, membership to the Criminal Justice Section is FREE to new lawyers for the first two years of their practice. Join online through your Bar Page with State Bar of Texas.

Events

Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Course
June 22-24
San Antonio
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Criminal Law 101
MCLE Credit: Approximately 4.5 hours, including 1.5 ethics hour expected.
Houston - Live Presentation
July 16, 2017
Westin Galleria Hotel
Attorneys licensed 5 years or less save $50!
Register now or get more info

 

43rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course 2017
MCLE Credit: Approximately up to 23 hours, including up to 3 ethics hours expected.
Houston - Live Presentation
July 17-20, 2017
Westin Galleria Hotel
Register now to save up to $125!
Attorneys licensed 5 years or less take half off!
Register now or get more info