We are proud to announce Michael J. Ritter has received the 2022 Michael K. Moore Award for excellence in research or writing in the area of indigent criminal defense. He received this honor from the State Bar of Texas Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee for his article titled, “Resolving the Anders Dilemmas: How & Why Texas Should Abandon the Anders Procedure,” which was published in the St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics, Volume 12 Number 1.
This award, presented by the State Bar of Texas Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee, is named after Doctor Michael K. Moore for his pivotal role in several research and writing efforts that had a major effect on indigent defense in Texas. The award recognizes an individual or organization for exceptional research or writing that deals with indigent criminal defense and that represents a significant contribution to the knowledge and practices of the bench, bar, and scholarly communities.
Michael was recognized at the Bar Leaders Recognition Luncheon at the State Bar Annual Meeting in Houston on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
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