News and Updates about LPDO
LPDO PARTICIPATES IN A NEW NATIONAL VISTA PROGRAM
LPDO is awarded two VISTA members through a new AmeriCorps program, Defending Communities in Service, created by the National Legal Aid & Defender Association (NLADA). Defending Communities in Service places VISTA members in public and private defender offices to assist in the implementation of effective and reliable defense solutions and increase the capacity of these offices to protect their client’s right to counsel through community partnership collaborations and enhanced data analysis systems.
LPDO PRESENTED WITH TTU SCHOOL OF LAW AWARD
Texas Tech University School of Law presented the Lubbock Private Defenders Office with an "Oustanding Service Award" for our work with indigent clients. Our office is very grateful for the award and looks forward to continuing our outstanding service.
STATEWIDE MENTORING PROGRAM FOR THE NEXT GENERATION OF PUBLIC DEFENSE LEADERS
The Future Indigent Defense Leaders (FIDL) announced its inaugural class of 25 mentors and 25 mentees. A joint venture of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (TCLDA), the Harris County Public Defender's Office (HPDO), and the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC), FIDL is a first-of-its-kind statewide mentoring program focused on creating the next generation of public defense leaders and advocates. Mentors and mentees underwent a rigorous application and interview process. Lubbock County beat out other attorneys statewide with 5 mentors and 5 mentees being selected for this program.
Learn more about the FIDL mentorship program here.