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Attorney Hesse Selected to Attend Texas Criminal Trial College


The 40th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College is scheduled to take place at the Sam Houston State University Criminal Justice Center from March 20th to 25th, and Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney D. Chris Hesse has been selected to attend. Often considered the best trial college in the state, the programs, courses, and demanding exercises are offered to a limited enrollment of just 80 students and legal professionals. This comes as a great honor to our law firm, and Attorney Hesse has accepted the enrollment invitation with both excitement and humility.

Just one week before attending, all students will be given a simulated case file that includes reports, testimonies, and other bits of evidence to use in an upcoming mock trial. From selecting the jury to performing cross examinations and making final arguments, the trial feels and behaves like an actual criminal trial, and the students must treat it as such to hope to succeed. Esteemed members of the faculty will oversee and review the entire process, determining which attorneys stand out from the rest and have truly refined their criminal defense trial skills.

More on Sam Houston State College of Criminal Justice

Established in 1963, the College of Criminal Justice at Sam Houston State University is widely considered one of the best in the nation when it comes to studying and advancing criminal law. Related fields, such as forensics and security measures, are also covered at the college, giving students a fully immersive education and access to programs not found anywhere else. Undergraduate degrees, masters, and even doctorates are all ascertainable through the College. Sam Houston State University has chosen to host the 40th Annual Texas Criminal Trial College to further solidify its reputation in the legal communities of the country.

If you would like to know more about this event, you can visit the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association website here. To learn more about Amarillo Criminal Defense Attorney Hesse and our law firm, we encourage you to call us to schedule a free case evaluation with our hard-hitting, highly-experienced team.