November-December 2007

Good news to report

Emily Kleine

TDCAF Development Director

We continue to move ahead in full swing here at the Texas District and County Attorneys Foundation.

The Annual Criminal and Civil Law Update in Corpus Christi was a great opportunity for me to meet and visit with many TDCAA members. Thank you for your input and enthusiasm!
    To recap some of what was shared at the Annual Update:
•    the 2006–2007 Annual Campaign far exceeded the expected outcome: $363,988.58 was raised;
•    AT&T has graciously funded TDCAA’s website renovation, which is now underway;
•    Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. has generously agreed to underwrite our 2008 DWI training summit, Guarding Texas Roadways (read more about it below); and
•    fundraising efforts are currently underway to fund a new appellate attorney position, victim services coordinator position, continued educational and training efforts, and general operating costs.

DWI training summit

TDCAA members have long asked for DWI training for prosecutors and law enforcement. The foundation has made it possible to bring you efficient and valuable instruction, thanks to funding from Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc. Guarding Texas Roadways is a training summit in which four expert speakers will be broadcast via satellite on March 7, 2008, from Anheuser-Busch’s headquarters in St. Louis. Prosecutors, police officers, and judges are invited to attend the training at 36 locations throughout the state (all Anheuser-Busch distributorships). Four hours of MCLE and TCLEOSE will be offered, and it is free. Registration will be online in December, and brochures will be mailed in the coming months. Don’t miss this opportunity!

TDCAF Advisory Committee

The TDCAF Advisory Committee will meet in early November to lay out a precise action plan and goals for 2008. We welcome any suggestions you may have to enhance our development efforts. Remember, this foundation was created with the sole purpose to better serve you, our TDCAA members. Please call me at 512/474-2436 at any time.