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Betty Blackwell

EDUCATION

  • B.A., Summa Cum Laude from Texas A&M University
  • J.D. with Honors, The University of Texas Law School
  • Board Certified in Criminal Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

  • Appointed by State Bar President to Commission on Lawyer Discipline, 2005-2008
  • Chairman of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas, 2001
  • President of the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2001-2002
  • Governor’s Appointee to rewrite the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1996
  • Governor’s Appointee to the Texas Punishment Standards Commission to rewrite the Penal Code, 1994
  • Past Chairman of the Criminal Law & Procedure Section of the Travis County Bar
  • Past President and Founding Member of the Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Penal Code Committee of the State Bar of Texas
  • Legislative Chairman for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1991
  • Voted Best Criminal Lawyer in Austin by the Austin Chronicle, 1994
  • Voted Best Trial Lawyer in Austin by the Travis County Women Lawyers’ Association, 1992
  • Committee for Indigent Representations in Criminal Matters for the State Bar of Texas
  • TCDLA Presidential Award of Merit, 1990, 1992, 1993, 1994
  • Ambassador Award, Austin Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 1994
  • Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly and Texas Lawyer, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008
LAW RELATED PUBLICATIONS

  • Co-author with Judge Tom Blackwell and Judge Michael McCormick, Texas Practice Volume 7, 7A and 8, West Publishing Co.
  • Author/speaker for the State Bar of Texas Advanced Criminal Law
  • Author/speaker for Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Advanced Criminal Law Seminar, Legislative Update – 1993, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Texas, Criminal Defense Clinic, 1992
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