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54th Annual Criminal Law Institute

NEW & IMPROVED for 2017!

4/21/2017 to 4/22/2017
When: Friday, 8-5, & Saturday 8:30-12
Where: Marriott - I10 & 410
3233 NW Loop 410
San Antonio 78213
United States
Presenter: The San Antonio Bar Association
Contact: (210) 227-8822

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Join the San Antonio Bar Association for their annual Criminal Law Institute — it's the 54th AnnualThe acclaimed and long-standing Institute was created in honor of District Judge A.A. Semaan and brings together attendees from across the state of Texas to learn from state-wide speakers during this day and a half-long event at the newly remodeled Marriott Northwest. 


CLE Credit

11.0 Hours of CLE with 2.0 Hours Ethics


Register before April 7th to SAVE!

Early Bird pricing available until April 7, 2017. No refunds after 5:00 p.m. April 17, 2017.



  • $285 — Regular Attendee
  • $255 — SABA / SACDLA Member or licensed attorneys after Jan. 1, 2015
  • $185 District, County or Appellate Judge, Court Staff Attorney or Member of the Legal Assistants Division
  • Take $30 OFF if you register by April 7th
  • Printed course materials are $50; reserve by April 10th

Hotel Accommodations 

Rooms are available on-site for out-of-town attendees and locals who want to save drive time. Reserve your room today at — Complimentary high-speed internet and overnight parking, airport shuttle on request, 4:00 p.m. check-in and 12:00 p.m. check-out




This Year's Schedule


7:45-8:15 a.m. Registration

8:15-8:30 a.m. Welcoming Remarks, Bobby Barrera

8:30-9:30 a.m. Everything You Need to Know, Gerry Goldstein

9:30-10:15 a.m. Winning Your Case Before the Jury is Sworn, Mark Stevens

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. Cell Phones, E.X. Martin, III

11:30-12:30 p.m. Seated Lunch - Exoneration of the San Antonio 4, Keith Hampton

12:30-1:00 p.m. State Bar of Texas Break and Hall of Fame

1:00-1:45 p.m. Opening Statements, Alfredo Villarreal

1:45-2:30 p.m. Juvenile Case Law Update, Hon. Pat Garza

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

2:45-3:45 p.m. DWI Blood Cases, Doug Murphy

3:45-4:45 p.m. Recent Cases from the Fifth Circuit, Hon. Henry Bemporad

5:00 p.m. Adjourn



8:30-9:30 a.m. Ethics, James Ehler

9:30-10:15 a.m. Cross Examination of the S.A.N.E. Nurse, Casie Gotro

10:15-10:30 a.m. Break

10:30-11:30 a.m. Dealing with Sexual Assault Experts, Sarah Roland

11:30-12:15 p.m. Jury Selection in Sexual Assault Cases, Jeff Kearney

12:30 p.m. Adjourn




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