Mix & Mingle with the San Antonio Bar at Umai Mi, Mar. 27
Join the San Antonio Bar Association on Thursday March 27, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for a great opportunity to reconnect with old friends and network with new ones. Members and nonmembers alike are welcome. Bring a friend (or two) and have a drink on us! Everyone who attends will receive a ticket for one (1) glass of beer or wine.
This month, we’re checking out Umai Mi Modern Asian Fare, located at 555 W. Bitters Road at the Alley on Bitters (tucked in the back).
Umai Mi creates and cooks modern Asian fare that’s not intended to be authentic, but “absurdly delicious.” Chef Jason Dady’s newest concept reflects his passion for the brightest and boldest in the world of Asian flavors. Umai Mi showcases dishes that evoke sweet, sour and savory flavor profiles with hints of spice and a lot of zest. Each dish infuses the uniquely identifiable tastes of its Thai, Chinese and Japanese origins — yet the menu is not intended to be a reflection of these authentic cuisines. In fact, it’s an expression of Dady’s character and vibrancy stamped with his mark to make food that is “absurdly delicious.” His quest is to define a new culinary culture and leave the taste buds craving more.
San Antonio is a big place, and SABA happy-hour and networking mixers are a relaxed and easy way to meet and network with your fellow lawyers practicing in Bexar County! If the weather cooperates, we’ll be on the patio, if not, find us near the bar.
SABA/SAYLA Chili Cook Off & Family Fun Day, Apr. 6
Think you’ve tasted the best chili around? We doubt it unless you’ve been to the San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Young Lawyers Association’s Chili Cook Off & Family Fun Day to be held Sunday, April 6 at the Barrera family’s fabulous Arci Bar 7 Ranch near beautiful Leon Springs, Texas. Our chili competition will pit the area’s top chili makers against each other for the chance to win prizes and future cook-off bragging rights. Team entry fee of $200 includes admission of four members and four guests. Law students may enter a team at a reduced rate of $80, which also includes includes admission of four members and four guests. Complete contest rules are detailed on opposite page.
Join us for a fun and relaxing afternoon of chili, hot dogs, beer and refreshments. This family-friendly event will have plenty to do for “kids” of all ages — including face painting, a bouncy house, volleyball, bean bag toss, horse shoes and MORE! There will also be a Closest to the Pin golf challenge for adults and kids. Guests are welcome to bring their own picnic baskets, ice chests, favorite beverages, kites, frisbees, etc. Chairs, pop-up awnings and picnic blankets are also suggested.
Gates open at 12 noon, with chili sampling beginning about 2:30 p.m. The prestigious “People’s Choice Award” (more bragging rights!) will be given to the chili most adored among the chili connoisseurs attending the event.
We need YOUR help to cook up a successful event! Sponsorship levels are $500 (“Medium”), $1,000 (“Hot”) and $2,500 (“Extra-Spicy”), which entitle each sponsor to a chili team entry, including all Family Fun Day activities and early mention in the Subpoena. There is also a $2,000 Family Fun Day sponsorship opportunity. Purchase sponsorships online at bit.ly/SABAchilicookoff or contact Katie Kinder by phone at 210.227.8822 x25 or by email at email@example.com.
Admission at the door for all non-competitors is $5. Children 11 and under are FREE. No pets please. Please RSVP to Katie Kinder at firstname.lastname@example.org or 210.227.8822 so we can get an accurate headcount.
We are thrilled to honor our 2014 Award Recipients:
Peacemaker Award – Sara E. Dysart, Law Offices of Sara E. Dysart
Community Service Award – Joe R. Hinjosa, Barkhurst & Hinojosa
Corporate Community Service Award – NuStar Energy
Please save the date and join us on Saturday, March 29 for our 30-Year Anniversary Peacemaker Awards Ceremony and Celebration at the Japanese Tea Gardens. For sponsorship and ticket options, please contact Katie Kinder, Development Director, by phone at 210.227.8822 or by email at email@example.com. You may also purchase a sponsorship or ticket online.
51st A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute, Apr. 11-12
SABA’s highly acclaimed Criminal Law Institute is just around the corner on April 11-12, 2014. This Institute represents the 51st 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 and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers 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 prime movers, John Convery, Mark Stevens and Robert Price.
This year, the Criminal Law Institute will take place at the lovely San Antonio Marriott Northwest (3233 NW Loop 410, 78213). Centrally located, the Marriott is near the San Antonio Medical Center and offers FREE parking.
The pre-registration deadline is April 7 at 5 p.m., at a cost of $225. Registration after April 7 through the day of the event is $275. The fee includes seminar materials and Friday lunch. New attorneys licensed after January 1, 2012 will receive a $50 discount off tuition. Federal, Appellate, State and County Court judges 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.
Onsite registration for the Institute will begin on April 11, at 8 a.m., and the Institute program will begin promptly at 8:30 a.m. 11.0 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 2014. Credit for attendance at the San Antonio Criminal Law Institute may be utilized toward the total continuing legal education requirements for the certification and re-certification of attorneys in criminal law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. This year’s topics include:
Supreme Court Review
Recent State Decisions
Lessons from My Life in the Courtroom
Cell Phone Surveillance & Searches
DWI Blood - Defense Points
DWI - Blood Test Voir Dire
DWI - Exposing Forensic Nonsense
For out-of-towners, the San Antonio Marriott Northwest has agreed to offer rooms to Criminal Law Institute attendees at a special rate of $99/night. You must book by March 3, 2014 in order to receive the special rate. Reservations may be made through the hotel’s reservation office at bit.ly/MariottCLI2014 or 800.706.9963. If calling in your reservation, be sure to identify yourself with the San Antonio Bar Association Criminal Law Institute.
You will not want to miss this 51st anniversary of the Criminal Law Institute! Be on the lookout for seminar brochures to be mailed in early March. For further information please visit bit.ly/SemaanCLI or call 210.227.8822.