On March 18, Texas will mark the 50th year of Gideon v. Wainwright, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision requiring states to provide counsel to indigent defenders.

 A distinguished group of presenters will discuss the right to counsel in Texas, the lessons from Gideon, and the path forward. Featured speakers include the Honorable Sharon Keller, President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Lydia Clay-Jackson, Senator Rodney Ellis, State Bar of Texas President Buck Files, professor Bruce Jacob, and a representative from the U.S. Department of Justice. View the full agenda.

The event is complimentary. A registration form can be mailed or faxed to TCDLA. Or you can register online at www.tcdla.com.

  • March 18, 2013, 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. CST
  • State Capitol Extension Auditorium, 1400 S. Congress Ave.
  • The event will also be live-streamed
  • 1.75 CLE, 0 Ethics

The celebration is co-sponsored by the Texas Indigent Defense Commission, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, State Senator Rodney Ellis, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.