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Committees


During dues renewal season, members may apply to serve on up to three of SABA’s Committees. Committee members are appointed by the President of the Board in August and serve for one year. Committees provide members an opportunity to actively participate and network with like-minded individuals wanting to give back to their legal community. Please contact info@sabar.org for more information about participating in SABA committees.

 

Civil District Courts Committee
Addresses issues of concern to the judiciary and the attorneys who practice in District Court
 

Civil Bench Bar Committee
Plans and produces the Civil Bench Bar Seminar
 

Community Justice Program Pro Bono Committee
Coordinates pro bono service opportunities and fundraising
 

Community Relations/Media Response Committee
Educates the public and builds public trust in the legal profession by serving as a liaison between attorneys and the public
 

Continuing Legal Education Committee
Plans and executes continuing legal education seminars
 

County Courts Committee
Works with various judges and attorneys to improve performance and efficiency in both civil and criminal matters of the county court system
 

Criminal Law & Procedure Committee
Promotes the practice and education of defense attorneys, prosecutors and judges in our local criminal justice system; plans and produces the A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute
 

Criminal Bench Bar Committee
Plans and produces the Criminal Bench Bar Seminar
 

Federal Courts Committee
Assists the federal courts in addressing the problems and challenges facing the deferral judiciary and makes recommendations for improving the federal court system
 

Fee Dispute Committee
Resolves fee disputes between attorneys and their present/former clients; arbitration panel consists of attorneys and members of lay public
 

Justice of the Peace & Municipal Courts Committee
Reviews the operation of the JP and Municipal Courts
 

Law Week Committee
Plans and promotes Law Week activities, which include activities designed to educate the public about its rights and responsibilities in the legal system
 

Law School Committee
Serves as a liaison between SABA and law schools
 

Lawyer Referral Committee
Assists the SABA Lawyer Referral Service in improving the availability and quality of legal services offered by LRS
 

Library Committee
Advises the Bar and Bexar County Commissioners on operation of the Bexar County Law Library
 

Medical/Legal Liaison Committee
Focuses on issues jointly impacting medical and legal professions; a joint commission of the SABA and Bexar County Medical Society
 

Membership Committee
Observes trends in membership to continually develop new and innovative ways to draw new members and to address the static and changing needs of current membership
 

Mentorship Committee
Organizes monthly group mentoring programs focused on practice areas, professionalism and ethics
 

Military Liaison Committee
Promotes professional and social interaction between active duty military legal officers and SABA
 

Program Committee
Selects speakers for monthly Bar luncheons
 

Publications Committee
Serves as the editorial board for the Bar’s bimonthly magazine, the San Antonio Lawyer
 

Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee
Investigates complaints of practicing law without a license; Committee established by Texas Legislature 
(Names will be sent to the State Bar of Texas)