TEXAS TECH CRIMINAL JUSTICE CLINIC RECEIVES GIFT FROM LUBBOCK CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS
March 3, 2005
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date: March 1, 2005
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The Lubbock Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (LCDLA) presented a $10,000 donation
to the Texas Tech University Criminal Justice Clinic on Tuesday.
The clinic was established in 2004 by the School of Law to represent indigent defendants
in criminal cases while providing an opportunity for third-year law students to learn
the practice of criminal law in a controlled, hands-on setting.
Students defend people accused of misdemeanors, felonies and juvenile offenses in
Lubbock County and the surrounding metropolitan area.
Walter Huffman, dean of the School of Law, said the gift will help cover the various
costs that are associated with evaluating and defending a case.
“This allows us to do additional things that we simply would not be able to do otherwise,”
The LCDLA, celebrating its 25th anniversary, raised the $10,000 through donations
and sponsorship sales.
“We think it is important to train young lawyers to represent individuals in criminal
cases, because that is an important part of our justice system,” said Chuck Lanehart,
chair of LCDLA's 25th Anniversary Committee. “If these individuals are represented
adequately, then we will have justice in our courts.”
The donation will be used for a number of clinic expenses such as buying books and
supplies for students and paying for an end-of-year award recognizing the clinic’s
The clinic is a full-year course open to eight students, who each receive eight credit
hours for their work and study in the clinic.
CONTACT: Walter Huffman, dean of the Texas Tech School of Law, (806) 742-3791.