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San Antonio Bar Association Monthly Luncheon

December 11, 2014



Come enjoy some holiday cheer with the San Antonio Bar Association and the San Antonio Bar Foundation at our annual holiday luncheon on Thursday, December 11.  The luncheon will feature Christmas carolers, a special holiday meal and one of our favorite guest speakers, the Honorable Edward C. Prado.

Edward C. Prado is a federal judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. He joined the court in 2003 after being nominated by President George W. Bush.  Born in San Antonio, Texas, Prado graduated from San Antonio Junior College with his Associate's degree in 1967. Prado obtained his bachelor's degree from the Austin with his bachelor's degree in 1969. Prado graduated from Texas Law with his Juris Doctor degree in 1972. Prado served in the United States Army Reserves from 1972 to 1987. Prado served as Assistant District Attorney for Bexar County from 1972 to 1976 before becoming an Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Texas representing low-income clients from 1976 to 1980. Prado served as a Circuit Court Judge in the 187th Judicial District Court of Bexar County in 1980 before being nominated by President Ronald Reagan to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas from 1981 to 1984. On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senator Phil Gramm, Prado was nominated to the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas by President Ronald Reagan on March 6, 1984 to a seat vacated by C. Frederick Shannon, Jr.  On the recommendation of Texas U.S. Senators Phil Gramm and Kay Bailey Hutchinson, Prado was nominated to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit by President George W. Bush on February 6, 2003 to a seat vacated by Robert Parker.
















 Attendees are encouraged to bring an unwrapped, toy, gift card or cash donation for Child Advocates of San Antonio (CASA). For children spending the holidays in foster care away from their families, receiving a special gift means a lot. Some great gift ideas are: dolls, trucks, board games, sporting items, inexpensive jewelry, makeup and nail polish. Gift cards are especially needed for older children and teenagers. CASA requests that donors please refrain from bringing toys that could be considered aggressive or violent (such as toy guns, nerf guns, swords, etc.). CASA and its volunteers do a wonderful job providing a voice for these children — please help us make this SABA’s BEST toy drive yet!  

As a special thank you, all attorneys who volunteered to “Just Take One” pro bono case through the Community Justice Program in 2014 are invited to enjoy a complimentary lunch at the holiday luncheon. In order to attend free of charge, you must RSVP by December 10 to Amanda Reimherr Buckert at and identify yourself as a CJP volunteer attorney.

The luncheon will take place at the Plaza Club, located on the 21st floor of the Frost Bank Tower. The cost to attend is $25 for members and $30 for nonmembers. Please register online or telephone your reservation to 210.227.8822 x99. Space will be limited, so please RSVP early!




You may REGISTER ONLINE or telephone your reservation to 210.227.8822 x99. Space will be limited, so please RSVP early!

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