A word from the Association President

I am a practicing criminal defense attorney officing in Dallas, Texas. Approximately ten years ago I became actively involved with the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys [N.A.C.D.L.]. I started the N.A.C.D.L. Bulletin Board Service and have served as chairman of both the Technology Committee and Briefbank Committee. Through contacts I made with the N.A.C.D.L., I have been invited to speak at legal seminars in over thirty states. My topic is “Smart Weapons & Hi-Tech Demonstrative Evidence For Practicing Attorneys”.

I have benefitted both professionally and socially from my involvement with this fine organization. My clients and other individuals have also benefitted as a result of my association with this national organization because through the years I developed an national informal network of friends who were also very competent attorneys. This has enabled me to refer people with legal problems in other cities and states to qualified attorneys who either can help them or who know someone with the particular skills to effectively represent them.

The ability to refer people to other competent attorneys throughout the United States is one of the main reasons that I decided to start the Cyberspace Bar Association. It is my hope that this organization can ultimately serve as the vehicle for referring legal business between competent and qualified attorneys. Additionally, I hope that it serves the following objectives and purposes:

1. Sponsor or promote C.L.E. seminars that show practicing attorneys how to use state of the art technology that will increase their productivity and help them render effective assistance of counsel to their clients;

2. Provide for the instant distribution by e-mail of important developments in case law from both federal and state courts; and

3. Provide a forum for the distribution of quality articles, motions, briefs, and other documents that are helpful and informative to attorneys actively engaged in the practice of law.

I welcome your suggestions and contributions to the Cyberspace Bar Association. Please register as a member and contact me regarding your suggestions as to how to use the CBA for the benefit of the legal profession. I sincerely welcome your participation in this new organization.