James D. Bethke serves as the Executive Director of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission formerly called the Task Force on Indigent Defense. The Commission is charged with implementing a statewide system of standards, financing and other resources for criminal defendants unable to hire attorneys. He is also an ex-officio member Governor Perry’s Criminal Justice Advisory Council and a member of the Texas Criminal Justice Integrity Unit. Nationally, he serves on the Indigent Defense Advisory Group for the ABA Standing Committee for Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants and is a member of the National Research & Data Analysis Committee for the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association. He is a past-chair of the Juvenile Law Exam Commission for the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Texas Bar Foundation Life Fellow. He is a U.S. Army veteran from the 101st Airborne Division, is a graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler and the Texas Tech University law school.
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Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Group Podcast
December 19, 2014