Driver License Suspensions, Holds, and Recovery in Texas: Challenges and Developments

Location: University of Texas School of Law

The Justice Center, with support from the Law School’s Civil Rights Clinic, will host a convening to highlight the impact on low-income Texans of automatic driver license suspensions, holds, and surcharges.  Speakers include:

Impacts of Suspensions, Holds and Surcharges on Low-income Individuals

Andrea Marsh, Richard and Ginni Mithoff Pro Bono Program, Texas Law

Karly Dixon, Texas Fair Defense Project, Austin

Christopher Larson, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas, Dallas


Legislative and Other Policy Reforms

Ranjana Natarajan, Civil Rights Clinic, Texas Law

Michael Haugen, Texas Public Policy Foundation, Austin

Justin Wood, Texas Senate Committee on Criminal Justice

David Slayton, Texas Office of Court Administration

Ryan Turner, Texas Municipal Courts Education Center, Austin


Promising Local Practices

Judge George Thomas, Austin Municipal Court

Ann Zaragoza, Texas RioGrande Legal Aid, San Antonio

Dawn Boswell, Tarrant County District Attorney’s Office, Ft. Worth

Claire Dawson-Brown, Travis County Law Library, Austin

Event series: Conference