The new 2022 version of TDCAA’s Mandatory Brady Training is now available online. Here are more details:
- Tex. Gov’t Code §41.111 (Training Related to Prosecuting Attorney’s Duty to Disclose Exculpatory and Mitigating Evidence) and related rules adopted by the Court of Criminal Appeals require prosecutors to complete specific training every four years on a prosecutor’s duty to disclose exculpatory and mitigating evidence. (This includes any special prosecutor or prosecutor pro tem who handles even a single criminal case, so be sure those lawyers know about this training obligation!)
- This mandatory training requirement does not apply to lawyers in a prosecutor’s office who exclusively handle Class C misdemeanors or civil matters.
- The most recent version of this course was offered online starting in 2018, so many prosecutors will need to take the 2022 course by the end of this calendar year to remain in compliance.
- New prosecutors have 180 days after they begin employment to complete the training.
- The course is free and open to anyone, including those not statutorily required to take it.
- TDCAA will report 1.25 hours of MCLE (including 1.25 hours of ethics) to the State Bar for anyone who completes the course and will annually report to the Court of Criminal Appeals a list of those attorneys in compliance.
You can access the course HERE. For questions, call us at 512/474-2436.