SABA’s highly acclaimed Criminal Law Institute is just around the corner on April 5-6, 2013. This Institute represents the 50th anniversary of this CLE program, designed to provide judges and counsel with thorough, scholarly presentations on crucial criminal law issues of the day.
Co-sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Association, this year’s Institute continues its long tradition of providing valuable information on topics of interest to both new and experienced lawyers and judges. Dedicated to the “prime mover” who organized the first several seminars, the Institute was renamed the A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute in 1970, in honor of the late A.A. Semaan — lawyer, judge and legal scholar extraordinaire. This year’s seminar will be moderated by the Institute’s current longtime prime movers, John Convery and Robert Price.
This year, the Criminal Law Institute will take place at the lovely Crowne Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk (111 E. Pecan St. San Antonio, TX 78205), located in the heart of downtown San Antonio along the banks of the San Antonio River.
Onsite registration for the Institute will begin on April 5, at 8 a.m., and the Institute program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 11.25 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.0 hours of ethics credit have been requested. These hours will also apply towards felony appointment status in Bexar County for 2013. Credit for attendance at the San Antonio Criminal Law Institute may be utilized toward the total continuing legal education requirements for the certification and recertification of attorneys in Criminal Law, Criminal Appellate Law and Juvenile Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
The pre-registration deadline is 5 p.m., April 1, at a cost of $225. Registration after April 1 and on the day of the event is $275. The fee includes seminar materials and Friday lunch. New attorneys licensed after January 1, 2011 will receive a $50 discount off tuition. Federal, State, County and Municipal Court judges, as well as their staff attorneys/briefing attorneys/law clerks, are entitled to attend this institute on a complimentary basis and will be provided with written materials “at cost” for $125. This privilege is not transferable.
For out-of-towners, the Crowne Plaza San Antonio Riverwalk has agreed to offer rooms to Criminal Law Institute attendees at a special rate of $109/night for single, double, triple and quad room occupation. Reservations may be made through the hotel’s reservation office at 888.623.2800. Be sure to identify yourself with the San Antonio Bar Association Criminal Law Institute.
Be on the lookout for seminar brochures to be mailed in February. For further information please visit www.sabar.org or call 210.227.8822.