Upcoming Events & CLE Opportunities!

As always, the San Antonio Bar Association’s ongoing continuing legal education series offers cutting-edge CLE programs designed to enhance the practicing Bar’s professional skills.  All CLE courses are aimed at satisfying the current and endlessly challenging information and training needs of today’s Bar, and are part of an educational continuum which begins in law school and continues throughout a lawyer’s professional career.  Stay tuned for upcoming CLE opportunities on our website www.sabar.org and in future issues of the Subpoena!

There are many SABA sections and local Bars that hold monthly luncheons with up to an hour of CLE credit, often for little more than the cost of your lunch!  Check out the Subpoena calendar for this month's luncheons!



Adv. Family Law Drafting 2013 (part 1)

Date: Thursday, October 23
Time: 8:30 a.m.
MCLE: 7.0 hrs.; 0.75 hrs. ethics

AAdv. Family Law Drafting 2013 (part 2)

Date: Friday, October 24
Time: 8:30 a.m.
MCLE: 6.0 hrs.; 1.75 ethics

Bexar County Courthouse, 5th floor

$75 members/ $125 nonmembers per day

No need to RSVP; Walk-ins welome!

FREE CLE Credit!

If you would like to volunteer to “Just Take One” pro bono case, we welcome and appreciate your participation. Volunteer attorneys are eligible to receive 5.0 hours of free CLE credit, including one hour of ethics, for taking a case.

Please see our
2014 Clinic Calendar.  If you would like to volunteer for any of the clinics, please contact the CJP at 210.227.8822, ext. 26 or via email at suzanned@sabar.org or dannl@sabar.org.

SABA welcomes
St. Mary’s Law Dean
Stephen Sheppard
to luncheon, Oct. 23

On October 23 the San Antonio Bar Association is excited to welcome Stephen M. Sheppard, Dean of St. Mary’s University School of Law  to our monthly luncheon!

Before joining St. Mary’s in June 2014, Dean Sheppard was the Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development at the University of Arkansas School of Law. He was also named William H. Enfield Distinguished Professor of Law at Arkansas. In addition to his work in the law school, Sheppard was a graduate faculty member in Political Science and Public Policy and an advisory faculty member for European Studies and the King Fahd Center for Middle Eastern Studies.

Dean Sheppard, a member of the Mississippi bar, has practiced law with Phelps Dunbar in New Orleans; Jackson, Miss.; and London, primarily in federal litigation and environmental law. He also has served as law clerk to U.S. District Judge William Barbour and U.S. Appellate Judge E. Grady Jolly Jr.

His extensive education includes a bachelor’s in political science from the University of Southern Mississippi as well as a Juris Doctorate and Master of Laws from Columbia University. He also earned a post J.D. certificate in international law and a Doctor of the Science of Law from Columbia, plus a Master of Letters from Oxford University.

The October luncheon will take place at the Plaza Club, located on the 21st floor of the Frost Bank building. The cost to attend is $25 for members of the San Antonio Bar Association and Plaza Club members, and $30 for nonmembers. You may register online at www.sabar.org or telephone your reservation to 210.227.8822 x99. As always, space will be limited, so please RSVP early!

SABA Brown Bag Lunch Series presents ‘Social Security for Dummies,’ Oct. 16

The San Antonio Bar Association is proud to continue its 2014 Brown Bag Lunch Series: “The SABA Sampler: Everything You Wanted to Know About...” which focuses on a different area of law each month. Each month, a new seminar is hosted by, and covers topics relevant to, a different Section of the San Antonio Bar.

The SABA Elder Law Section will host the October Brown Bag Seminar on Thursday, October 16, entitled “Social Security for Dummies,” presented by Constance R. Somers. Ms. Somers will discuss the basics of both the medical and the non-medical requirements for Social Security Disability, SSI, and Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB, formerly known as DAC), as well as procedures and pitfalls in the handling of claims. Ms. Somers has been licensed since 1981 and practicing as a sole practitioner since 1985, specializing in Social Security cases. The seminar will be held at 12 noon in Judge Pozza’s 407th District Courtroom on the 4th floor of the Bexar County Courthouse (100 Dolorosa). The course has been accredited for 1.0 hour of participatory CLE credit. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch. If you don’t want to brown bag it, there are plenty of to-go options in and around the Courthouse.

The Brown Bag Lunch Series, which is usually held on the third Thursday of every month and offers at least 1.0 hour of CLE credit, is FREE to current members of the San Antonio Bar Association. You heard that right — that’s a minimum of 12 hours of FREE participatory CLE credit toward fulfilling your annual State Bar requirements! Just for being a member of the San Antonio Bar Association! The cost of attendance to nonmembers is $25.

Stay tuned for more details on these valuable CLE opportunities on our website www.sabar.org and in future SABA Happenings email blasts.


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