Speeches

Robert Fickman speaking after receiving HCCLA's 2019 Torch of Liberty Award
Robert Fickman speaking after receiving HCCLA's 2019 Torch of Liberty Award.

RECENT SPEECHES

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Location: Houston, Texas / May 23, 2019
Topic: Receipt of Torch of Liberty Award

HCCLA’s 9th Annual Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Location: Houston, Texas / July 3, 2018
Topic: Protecting Our Liberty

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Location: Houston, Texas / May 17, 2018
Topic: Pretrial Investigation

Harris County Public Defenders
Location: Houston, Texas / August 31, 2017
Topic: Final Arguments

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Location: San Francisco, California / July 28, 2017
Topic: Cross-Examination of Snitches

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Statewide / June 30, 2017
Topic: Organized Reading of Declaration of Independence across Texas

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Statewide / July 1, 2016
Topic: Organized Reading of Declaration of Independence in ALL Texas Counties

Maine Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Freeport, Maine / June 19, 2015
Topic: Cross-Examination of Informants

Robert J. Fickman along with members of the Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association read the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America Thursday noon July 2, 2015 in front of the Harris County Criminal Courthouse.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Statewide / July 3, 2015
Topic: Organized Reading of Declaration of Independence in 139 Texas Counties

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada / September 6, 2014
Topic: Cross-Examination of Snitches

National Reading of the Declaration of Independence by The Criminal Defense Bar
Location: Nationwide / July 3, 2014
Topic: Organized Readings by Defense lawyers in 74 counties across Texas.

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Houston, Texas / March 6, 2014
Topic: Federal Law Seminar (Course Director)

National Reading of the Declaration of Independence by The Criminal Defense Bar
Location: Nationwide / July 4, 2013
Topic: Organized national reading of Declaration of Independence by Criminal Defense Bar

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Location: Houston, Texas / May 29, 2013
Topic: Pretrial Investigation

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Annual Banquet
Location: Houston, Texas / May 9, 2013
Topic: Presentation of HCCLA Torch of Liberty Award to Michael Morton and Anthony Graves.

Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee
Location: State Capitol, Austin, Texas / March 12, 2013
Topic: (a) Testifying in support of bill expanding exonerated defendant’s rights to grieve prosecutors (b) Testifying in favor of bill requiring county transparency on court appointed caseloads.

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Memorial Plaque Rededication Speech
Location: Houston, Texas / February 7, 2013
Topic: Remembering Past Defense Lawyers

Harris County Public Defenders Continuing Legal Education
Location: Houston, Texas / January 31, 2013
Topic: Defending Criminal Cases: Trial Preparation

Civil Courthouse Dedication Speech Regarding United States Constitution
Location: Houston, Texas / November 16, 2012
Topic: Dedication of placement of United States Constitution in Civil Court Foyer

Jury Assembly Room Dedication Speech Regarding United States Constitution
Location: Houston, Texas / October 26, 2012
Topic: Dedication of placement of United States Constitution in Jury Assembly Room.

National Reading of the Declaration of Independence by The Criminal Defense Bar
Location: Nationwide / July 4, 2012
Topic: Organized national reading of Declaration of Independence by Criminal Defense Bar

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Annual Rusty Duncan Seminar
Location: San Antonio, Texas / June 7-8, 2012
Topic: Investigation and Cross Examination of Snitches and Informants

Metropolitan Transit Authority
Location: Houston, Texas / April 26, 2012
Topic: Abuse of Citizens Rights by Metro and TSA

The State Sunset Commission
Location: Austin, Texas / April 10, 2012
Topic: Commission on Judicial Conduct

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Memorial Plaque Rededication Speech
Location: Houston, Texas / September 8, 2011
Topic: Remembering Past Defense Lawyers

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Galveston, Texas / September 9, 2011
Topic: Ethics for Defense Lawyers

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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Sugarland, Texas / August 18, 2011
Topic: Ethics for Defense Lawyers

Harris County Criminal Justice Center
Location: Houston, Texas / July 1, 2011
Topic: Participated in the Public Reading of Declaration of Independence

 

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association
Location: Houston, Texas / April 21, 2011
Topic: Trial Preparation

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada / November 19, 2010
Topic: Investigation and Cross Examination of Snitches and Informants

City Hall
Location: Houston, Texas / July 13, 2010
Topic: Demand Chief of Police Retract Order Limiting Interviews of Officers

Harris County Criminal Justice Center
Location: Houston, Texas / July 2, 2010
Topic: Organized Public Reading of Declaration of Independence

Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
Location: Pensacola, Florida / June 19, 2010
Topic: Investigation and Cross Examination of Snitches and Informants

National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Location: Memphis, Tennessee / April 30, 2010
Topic:Investigation and Cross Examination of Snitches and Informants

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Memorial Plaque Rededication Speech
Location: Houston, Texas / April 22, 2009
Topic:Remembering Past Defense Lawyers

Juvenile Courthouse Dedication Speech Regarding United States Constitution
Location: Houston, Texas / December 10, 2008
Topic:Dedication of placement of United States Constitution in Juvenile Justice Center

Harris County Commissioner’s Court
Location: Houston, Texas / June 4, 2008
Topic:Urge Commissioners to allow HCCLA to display Declaration of Independence, United States Constitution and Bill of Rights in Juvenile Justice Center

33rd Annual Advanced Criminal Law Course
Location: Houston, Texas / July 26, 2007
Sponsored by: State Bar of Texas
Topic: Cross-Examination

37th Annual Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Banquet and Meeting
Location: Houston Texas / May 10, 2007
Topic: Outgoing President’s Speech

Criminal Courthouse Dedication Speech Regarding United States Constitution
Location: Houston Texas / February 21, 2007
Topic: Dedication of Placement of United States Constitution in Courthouse Foyer

City Hall Speech
Location: Houston Texas / September 19, 2006
Topic: Calling on City to Fully Fund Investigation into Police Crime Lab

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association-Indigent Defense Seminar, Houston, Texas
Location: Houston Texas / May 12, 2006
Topic: Direct Examination (power point)

36th Annual Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Banquet and Meeting
Location: Houston Texas / May 11, 2006
Topic: Incoming President’s Speech

Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association Memorial Plaque Dedication Speech
Location: Houston Texas / May 8, 2006
Topic: Remembering Past Defense Lawyers

Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Corpus Christi Texas
Location: Corpus Christi Texas
Date: January 27, 2006
Topic: Ethics for Attorneys

City Hall Speech
Location: Houston Texas / July 12, 2005
Topic: Calling on City Hall to Fully Fund Access Houston

Past Host of “Reasonable Doubt”-Live Call-in Show
Sponsored by: Harris County Criminal Lawyer Association