FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Second-Term President Elected in HCCLA History
Houston, Texas – May 18, 2015 – The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) held its 45th annual banquet and awards ceremony on Thursday, May 14, 2015 at The Rice Hotel, 909 Texas Street, Houston, Texas 77002. HCCLA honored the following award recipients:
Stanley G. Schneider ~ Richard “Racehorse” Haynes Lifetime Achievement
Mark Bennett ~ Lawyer of the Year
David R. Dow ~ Torch of Liberty
Thuy Le & Nicolas Hughes ~ Sharon Levine Unsung Heroes
Tyler Flood ~ Member of the Year
David M. Ryan ~ Mentor of the Year
Christopher L. Tritico ~ President’s Award
HCCLA also honored Dick DeGuerin for 50 years of practice. Mr. DeGuerin swore in the new Officers and Board of Directors for 2015-16. JoAnne Musick will lead the Association as President for her second term. Her first term was in 2009-2010.
HCCLA President-Elect, JoAnne Musick said, “I am honored and humbled to undertake this office once again and lead the largest local criminal bar association in the nation.” Her theme for this year is Martin Luther King’s example:
A man dies when he refuses to stand up for that which is right. A man dies when he refuses to stand up for justice. A man dies when he refuses to take a stand for that which is true.
– Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. on courage, March 8, 1965
“We have a strong board this year. I have challenged them to stand with me for what is right.” With so many ongoing projects, our new board will hit the ground running and work to better the criminal justice system and raise the bar for criminal defense.
Effective immediately, please direct all media inquiries to:
JoAnne Musick, HCCLA President
Musick & Musick, LLP
397 N. Sam Houston Pkwy. E., Suite 325
Houston, TX 77060
(832) 448-1148 Office
(832) 448-1147 Fax