Elsa Alcala

Elsa Alcala

Policy Director for Texas Defender Service

@texaselsa

Alcala joined Texas Defender Service, a nonprofit that aims to improve the quality of representation for those facing the death penalty, in 2019. Previously, she served seven years on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and nine years on the First Court of Appeals. Alcala was appointed as a trial judge in Harris County by then-Gov. George W. Bush and has served as a Harris County assistant district attorney.

Elsa Alcala's Sessions

Tuesday, Sep. 29 Tuesday, Sep. 29

On Demand

The Future of the Death Penalty

Panelists
Maurice Chammah, Elsa Alcala, Joe Gonzales , Pamela Colloff (mod.)

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Criminal Justice, 87th Legislative Session