Application to Be Placed on the List of Attorneys Qualified for Appointment in Capital Cases in Which the Death Penalty Is Sought - Texas

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APPLICATION TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST OF ATTORNEYS
QUALIFIED FOR APPOINTMENT IN CAPITAL CASES
IN WHICH THE DEATH PENALTY IS SOUGHT
I, ____________________________________, State Bar Card Number
______________________________________, request that the Local
Selection Committee place my name on the list of attorneys qualified for
appointment as:
1
lead trial counsel
lead appellate counsel
second chair
in death penalty cases.
Therefore, in compliance with the provisions of Article 26.052, Texas Code
of Criminal Procedure, I swear or affirm that I meet the following standards
promulgated by the Local Selection Committee:
1.
I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas. A
letter of good standing from the State Bar of Texas dated
within the thirty days prior to my application is attached.
2.
I have exhibited proficiency and I am committed to providing
quality representation to defendants in death penalty cases.
3.
I have not been found by a federal or state court to have
rendered ineffective assistance of counsel during the trial or
appeal of any criminal case nor have I filed documents
admitting that I have rendered ineffective assistance of counsel
in any criminal case.
I request a waiver of this requirement and have attached
documentation in support of the request.
4.
I have
_____ years experience in criminal trial or appellate
litigation, and/or
I am board certified in criminal law.
1
Attorneys placed on list of attorneys qualified for appointment as lead trial counsel will also be placed on
the list of attorneys qualified for appointment as second chair.
APPLICATION TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST OF ATTORNEYS
QUALIFIED FOR APPOINTMENT IN CAPITAL CASES
IN WHICH THE DEATH PENALTY IS SOUGHT
I, ____________________________________, State Bar Card Number
______________________________________, request that the Local
Selection Committee place my name on the list of attorneys qualified for
appointment as:
1
lead trial counsel
lead appellate counsel
second chair
in death penalty cases.
Therefore, in compliance with the provisions of Article 26.052, Texas Code
of Criminal Procedure, I swear or affirm that I meet the following standards
promulgated by the Local Selection Committee:
1.
I am a member in good standing of the State Bar of Texas. A
letter of good standing from the State Bar of Texas dated
within the thirty days prior to my application is attached.
2.
I have exhibited proficiency and I am committed to providing
quality representation to defendants in death penalty cases.
3.
I have not been found by a federal or state court to have
rendered ineffective assistance of counsel during the trial or
appeal of any criminal case nor have I filed documents
admitting that I have rendered ineffective assistance of counsel
in any criminal case.
I request a waiver of this requirement and have attached
documentation in support of the request.
4.
I have
_____ years experience in criminal trial or appellate
litigation, and/or
I am board certified in criminal law.
1
Attorneys placed on list of attorneys qualified for appointment as lead trial counsel will also be placed on
the list of attorneys qualified for appointment as second chair.
For placement on list of lead trial or lead appellate counsel:
5.
I have tried to verdict as lead counsel _____ felony cases,
including:
_____ homicide trials and _____ other trials for
offenses punishable as second or first degree felonies or
capital felonies.
6.
I have experience as counsel in at least one death penalty
case that was handled to conclusion.
7.
I have previous experience as a member of the defense trial
counsel team in:
(1) the direct examination or cross-
examination of mental health or forensic expert witnesses; and
(2) the investigation and presentation of mitigating evidence at
the penalty phase of a death penalty trial.
For placement on list of lead appellate counsel:
8.
I have participated in the preparation of appellate briefs for the
prosecution or defense, or in the drafting of appellate opinions
as a staff attorney for an appellate court, in felony cases,
including homicide cases and other cases involving an offense
punishable as a capital felony or a felony of the first or second
degree.
9.
I have participated in the following continuing legal education
courses or other training relating to criminal defense:
For placement on list of lead trial or lead appellate
counsel:
I have participated in the following continuing legal education
courses or other training relating to criminal defense in death
penalty cases:
Name of Course/Training
Name of Provider
Date Attended
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
________________________________________________________________
A copy of my most recent Annual Verification Report from the
State Bar of Texas-Minimum Continuing Legal Education
Department is attached.
____________________________________
Signature of Affiant
____________________________________
Mailing Address
____________________________________
City/State/Zip
(
)_________________________________
Office Telephone Number
(
)_________________________________
Facsimile Number
____________________________________
E-mail Address
SWORN TO and subscribed to before me this ________ day of
____________________, 20____.
____________________________________
Notary Public in and for the State of Texas
My commission expires: _________________
TO LOCAL ADMINISTRATIVE DISTRICT JUDGE:
If you have approved the applicant for placement on the referenced list,
please submit this approved application and all attachments to the
Presiding Judge of the Seventh Administrative Judicial Region of Texas.
APPROVED:
___________________________________________________
Name Printed: _______________________________________
Local Administrative District Judge for _______________ County
NOTE
TO APPLICANT:
For this application to be complete, you must include:
1.
A letter of good standing from the State Bar of Texas dated
within the thirty days prior to your application;
2.
A copy of your most recent Annual Verification Report from the
State Bar of Texas-Minimum Continuing Legal Education
Department; and
3.
Approval of the local administrative district judge of the
jurisdiction within which you primarily practice.
Placement on any list is for a period beginning January 1 or upon
approval of an application, whichever is later, and ending December
31 of each year.

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