DCDLA Membership

Select your membership level to join today.

REGULAR MEMBER
 

$150

BILLED ANNUALLY

ASSOCIATE MEMBER
(Practicing 2 YEARS OR LESS)

$50

BILLED ANNUALLY

PUBLIC DEFENDER
 

$50

BILLED ANNUALLY

LAW STUDENT
 

$25

BILLED ANNUALLY

Over the Age of 65 or a Past President of DCDLA? Membership is available at no cost.

If you are practicing any amount of criminal defense you owe it to yourself and your clients to be a part of DCDLA. Our educational programs and committees provide the support you need to stay informed about, succeed in, and influence the practice of criminal law.

Members benefits include:

Peer Networking

List Serve access where members exchange vital legal assistance, advice, legal forms, and case cites.

CLE Lunches

Criminal defense-related every third Thursday for one hour during lunchtime. Scalini’s pizza included for only $5.

Ethics Seminar

Three hours annually.

Lawyers Lounge

Workroom and copy machine access at Frank Crowley Court House.

Representation

Representing the Criminal Defense Bar in matters relating to judges, the DA’s office, the media, commissioner’s court, and other political matters.

Social Events

• CLE Cruise
• Night Out at the Ballpark
• Clay Pigeon Shoot
• Annual Charity Golf Tournament & more!

Note: To join DCDLA you must be a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas engaged in the defense of criminal cases (except law students or affiliate applicants). New applicants must be endorsed by a current DCDLA member. Members of the judiciary (except honorary members) and those regularly employed in a prosecutorial office are not eligible.