DOCKET CALL - San Antonio Young Lawyers Association

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DOCKET CALL - San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
The Publication of the San Antonio
Young Lawyers Association
August 2013
DOCKET
Coming Events
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AUGUST
Happy Hour at Blue Box in the
Pearl Brewery 5:30 pm
CJP Family Law Clinic 5:30 pm
(details on page 4)
Veterans Clinic 2-4 pm (details
on page 4)
River City Run 10:00 am; Meet
in front of the Alamo for a
running tour of San Antonio
SAYLA Luncheon 11:45 am
Ask-A-Lawyer, 6 pm, Presa
Community Center, 3721 S.
Presa, 78210
Youth Pool Clinic and Adult
Pocket Billiards Tournament
(details on page 3)
SEPTEMBER
We Run San Antonio Pub Run
6:30 pm, start at Pat O’Briens;
Theme is favorite college sports
team
CJP Family Law Clinic 5:30 pm
(details on page 4)
StMU Docket Call and AfterParty, 6pm at Fatso’s
SAYLA Luncheon 11:45 am
Veterans Clinic 2-4 pm (details
on page 4)
SNIPSA 5K
SABA Installation Gala
Sicoliva, Broadway St. 10 am–
3pm
OCTOBER
St. Mary’s Alumni Dinner &
After-Party
SAYLA Luncheon 11:45 am
Courthouse Tour and Judicial
Reception
Veterans Clinic 2-4 pm (details
on page 4)
CJP Family Law Clinic 5:30 pm
(details on page 4)
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ANNUAL COURTHOUSE TOUR &
JUDICIAL RECEPTION
An Essential Event for Bexar County Lawyers
Thursday, October 17, 2013
The Courthouse Tour has become
an essential seminar for young
lawyers beginning their practice in
Bexar County. Lawyers and law
students are encouraged to participate
and benefit from instruction on the
practical aspects of courthouse
procedure.
The Courthouse Tour Seminar
will take place from 1:00 pm to 5:00
pm at the Bexar County Courthouse
and Justice Center with topics of
discussion to include Bexar County
presiding and monitoring system,
motion practice, criminal court
appointments and practice, local
appellate practice, the district clerk’s
office, probate courts and much
more.
Attendees will receive insight
into litigation practice from local
judges and attorneys, in addition to a
beneficial course book, outlining all
the materials that will be covered that
day. The cost of the Courthouse
Tour will be $30.00 per person or
$25.00 for law students, with
approval for 4 hours of CLE credit
including 1 hour of ethics credit.
As always, the Courthouse Tour
will be followed by a Judicial
Reception beginning at 5:30 pm at
Club Giraud. Judges, lawyers and
law students can enjoy hors
d’oeuvres, cold beverages and
conversation between the judiciary,
bar and students outside of the
courtroom and classroom. A favorite
event of our local judges and
attorneys, the judicial reception has
been very successful in the past and
is expected to be well attended this
year.
The cost of the Judicial
Reception will be $30.00. If both the
Courthouse Tour and the Judicial
Reception are attended, the cost will
be $55.00 per person, or $50.00 for
law student.
If you have attended these events
in the past, SAYLA asks that you
relay the news of these events to any
new attorneys in your office or that
you know who have just moved to
the San Antonio area, in order to
promote attendance.
If you are interested in
participating or sponsoring any of
these events, you can contact Steven
Rouse at (210) 731-6409, Caroleene
Hardee at (210) 554-5294, or Marc
Whyte at (210) 582-0225. SAYLA
looks forward to a great turnout from
attorneys and members of our
judiciary this year at both the
Courthouse Tour and the Judicial
Reception!
Docket Call
Editors
Jenna Reblin
Michael D. DeNuccio
Published by the San Antonio
Young Lawyers Association
www.sayla.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
OFFICERS
President
MICHAEL D. DENUCCIO
President-Elect
PATRICIA R. VARGAS
Vice President
J. BARRETT SHIPP
Secretary
KRISHNA REDDY
Treasurer
VERONICA A. WOLFE
Treasurer-Elect
SEAN M. BLASKO
Immediate Past President
TY SHEEHAN
DIRECTORS
RYAN COX
ANDREW FROELICH
CAROLEENE HARDEE
GEORGE E. HINCHEY
RUSSELL H. LORFING
JENNA REBLIN
STEVEN ROUSE
MARC K. WHYTE
TYLA SECRETARY
PRISCILLA CAMACHO
TYLA DIRECTORS
PRISCILLA CAMACHO
SAMUEL HOUSTON III
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WHAT’S NEW THIS YEAR IN SAYLA
Welcome to SAYLA and thank you for being a member. SAYLA is an organization of
young and recently licensed attorneys. But more importantly, SAYLA is an organization
for young and recently licensed attorneys. As President of the Association, it is my goal
during my tenure to ensure that SAYLA is doing everything we can to assist new attorneys
as they transition to the profession. We have been doing this very well for over 60 years
with regular networking and social events, the annual Courthouse Tour and Judicial
Reception, SAYLA Scramble, and the monthly CLE luncheons.
In recent years, however, the legal professional across the nation, including San Antonio
and the surrounding communities, has changed. Whether in reaction to the economic shifts
or other factors, we must realize that the profession has changed. Years ago, many law
students were hired by firms – small to large – right out of law school. Nowadays, the
majority of graduates are hanging out a shingle and forming their own law firms (often
while simultaneously searching for more stable employment with more experienced
attorneys.)
As you may have noticed when you were in law school, the legal professional is also
welcoming many “non-traditional” members to its ranks. Some tried one career only to
find law after a decade or so. Others are choosing the profession as a second career. And
other are two income households with children of all ages.
With these changes in mind, this year SAYLA will begin to develop additional programs
and resources to adapt to the changing profession, while also continuing the successful
programs and activities that we have honed over the past 65 years.
Attorney Resources. Based on input that we hope to get from our members, SAYLA’s
aim is to increase the substantive resources that we make available for members—forms,
law practice tips, sample documents, targeted CLEs, and more. If you have an idea, please
contact Andrew Froelich at [email protected]
Family Oriented Activities. Building on the success of Family Fun Day, SAYLA will be
adding new activities centered around the busy lives of our members who balance work
and families. Patty Vargas, President-Elect, law firm partner, wife, and mother of two will
be heading up this initiative. If you would like to get involved, please contact Patty at
[email protected]
We hope that these new initiatives, in addition to the many other events we’ll continue to
plan, will meet the needs of all SAYLA members. As President, I want to hear from you to
ensure that your needs are being met. Feel free to contact me at any time at
[email protected] or by phone at 210-325-4442. I look forward to serving you during the
year.
ST. MARY’S SBA PRESIDENT
GABE RODRIGUEZ
- Mike DeNuccio, President
SAYLA IS TRENDING ON SOCIAL MEDIA
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HEALTHY LIVING
RIVER CITY
RUN
August 17th (Saturday)
Meet at 10:00 am in front of the Alamo
Historic
Run through downtown SA
ONLY $10.00 --includes t-shirt
All fitness levels welcome
Sponsored by Brock, Person Guerra Reyna
PUB RUN
September 6, 6:30 pm
Pat O’Briens
Dress as your favorite
college sports team.
PICK UP BASKETBALL ON
WEDNENESDAYS
From July 31st to October 2nd
Factory of Champions, 8227 Broadway
Court available 6:00 to 8:00 pm
Other Healthy Living Coordinated Activities
SNIPSA 5K-Sept. 28 (exercise with your dog)
SICOLVIA-Sept. 29, 10am-3pm (run, bike, run,
skate, etc. on a closed-to-vehicles Broadway)
SABA 5K
SA MARATHON
MISSION TRAIL RIDE AND RUN WITH
MAYOR JULIAN CASTRO
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ATTORNEY RESOURCES
SAYLA's newest committee is looking for members
to join and set direction for years to come! The new
Attorney Resources committee will focus on
developing substantive resources for young attorneys,
including forms, templates and links to other resources.
The committee will determine what resources are
needed, how to best grant and regulate access, and
continue to update and revise the resources accordingly.
Committee will work with SABA and the mentor/
mentee program, as well as developing program
opportunities with St. Mary's Law Alumni, and much
more. This is a brand new committee, so this is your
chance to lay the groundwork.
All interested should e-mail Andrew Froelich at
[email protected]
SABA MENTOR/MENTEE PROGRAM
For the past few years, the San Antonio Bar
Association has coordinated the SABA Mentor/Mentee
Program to assist newly licensed attorneys as they
begin their careers. Many of the mentees are SAYLA
members Many of the mentors are former mentees and
also SAYLA members. We encourage all SAYLA
members to get involved either as a mentee or mentor.
CLE credit is provided for most of the programs which
cover a variety of topics. To join, please contact Robin
Teague at [email protected]
STMU LAW ALUMNI CHAPTER
INAUGURAL YOUTH POOL CLINIC &
ADULT POCKET BILLIARDS
TOURNAMENT
August 24, 2013
Noon – 3:00pm (Youth Pool Clinic)
6:00pm – 10:00pm (Pool Tournament)
AT&T Community Center, 237 W. Commerce,
$50.00 entry fee/adult player
Sponsorship opportunities are available.
For more information email [email protected]
Hosted by San Antonio’s own
Vivian “the Texas Tornado” Villarreal!
"Villarreal is a 15-time titlist on the women's pro tour, and a
perennial Top 10 player. She's known best for her extroverted
playing style - dancing and chatting up the crowd during matches and for her go-for-broke shotmaking."
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PRO BONO OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUNG LAWYERS (AND OLD LAYWERS)
SAYLA is proud to coordinate and promote Pro Bono opportunities for our members by partnering with the San
Antonio Bar Association, Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid and St. Mary’s University School of Law.
COMMUNITY JUSTICE PROGRAM
ASK-A-LAWYER
The Community Justice Program (“CJP”) is a
collaborative effort by the San Antonio Bar Association
and Texas RioGrande Legal Aid to provide free
neighborhood-based legal services to individuals who
may not otherwise have access to the legal system. CJP
organizes clinics in Family Law, Wills, and for
Veterans.
Thursday, August 22, 2013
Presa Community Center, 3721 South Presa, 78210
6pm-8pm (please arrive by 5:45)
Snacks and refreshments are provided.
Ask-A-Lawyer is hosted by Catholic Charities of San
Antonio and St. Mary’s University School of Law. Law
student volunteers interview individuals from the community about various real world legal issues. Next, the
law students consult with licensed attorneys about the
facts and legal issues presented. Finally, based on the
student’s and attorney’s assessments, individuals are offered legal information, and, if necessary, are referred to
legal aid or to other attorneys who will work on a sliding
scale payment plan or may take the case pro bono. Most
cases result in information only.
FAMILY LAW CLINIC
August 13
September 10
October 22
November 12
TX RioGrande Legal Aid
1111 North Main Avenue, 78212
WILLS CLINIC - October 15
St. Mary's Center for Legal & Social Justice
2507 NW 36th Street, 78228
VETERANS CLINIC
August 16
September 20
October 18
November 15
Audie L. Murphy Vets Hospital
7400 Merton Minter St., 78229
Each attorney is covered by a $1 million errors and
omissions policy. As a CJP volunteer, you are also
entitled to receive 5.0 free hours of CLE (which
includes 1.0 hour of ethics). Clinics begin at 5:30 pm.
Refreshments are served. Veterans clinics are 2-4 pm.
For more information, including full dates and locations,
please
click
this
link.
http://www.sabar.org/
displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=91
The most frequent legal questions asked involve immigration, family law, property, employment law, product
liability, and wills. The questions are not limited to these
areas of law and anyone from any legal area is encouraged to help. Any time, expertise and guidance that lawyers may give is greatly appreciated.
If you have any questions or need more information,
please contact Rita V. Valdez at Catholic Charities at
210-433-3256 (x. 210) or [email protected]

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