Friday, December 21, 2012

Justice, justice shalt thou do

My apologies to my faithful readers. What with having had another carpal tunnel surgery, this time on my left hand, finishing briefs for the appellate courts and arguing at the Third Court of Appeals in Austin it has been quite busy.

It's now time to stop and smell the roses get festive and merry for the holidays!

This new proposal is intriguing on many levels not the least of which is to try to provide assurances that counsel appointed to represent indigent defendants in Comal County receive the best legal representation possible.

County to seek grant to help fund legal counsel for the poor
By Greg Bowen New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung
NEW BRAUNFELS — Comal County will seek a grant to establish a groundbreaking program designed to improve the courtroom defense provided to accused persons too poor to afford their own attorneys.

“Here we go again, with Comal County being the leader in the state,” said County Judge Sherman Krause.

Edwin Colfax of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TDIC) said the program would not only be the first in the state but in the entire United States.

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