July 2021

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Bexar County to implement new Indigent Defense
Managed Assigned Counsel (MAC) Program 
The Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) has awarded Bexar County with a $3.4 million grant to restructure how indigent clients are represented in courtrooms. Administrative Judge Ron Rangel presented the plan to Commissioners Court and the Commissioners approved the plan and funding necessary to secure the TIDC matching grant. The San Antonio Bar Association (SABA) and the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association (SADCLA) provided letters of support for the MAC Program. 
SABA President, Dave Evans shares, “SABA is pleased to support the MAC and thankful to SACDLA for collaborating with Judge Rangel's office to make this a reality. SABA looks forward to helping monitor the program's outcomes in hopes that it becomes a model for how such programs can work to efficiently and effectively deliver quality legal services that benefit all stakeholders." 
The MAC system includes a separate board that will professionalize the system and provide unbiased oversight to collect, measure and monitor success. 
SACDLA President, John Hunter said, "SACDLA is deeply encouraged by the County’s progress toward developing a managed assigned counsel program. This restructuring of indigent defense aims to improve the quality of representation for the poor by increasing accountability, proficiency, and compensation for the attorneys working court-appointed cases. It also seeks to change the metrics by which we measure constitutionally effective criminal defense. These reforms are long overdue. “ 
Judge Rangel and the MAC were featured in a Texas Public Radio article below! 
187th District Court Portrait Unveilings
The Bexar County 187th District Court held its first Portrait Unveiling on Friday, June 18 in the Historic Courtroom at the Bexar County Courthouse. The Portrait Unveiling, hosted by Judge Stephanie Boyd, honored all six former judges of the court with all of the living judges in attendance along with friends and family. Photos from the event available at the link below.
Kimberly Burley Appointed to Bexar County Children's Court

Judge Kimberly Burley was sworn in May 31 by Retired Judge Richard Garcia as Associate Judge for the Bexar County Children's Court.  Judge Garcia retired April 30, 2021.  Judge Burley has served in the District Attorney’s Office for 23 years focused mostly on child welfare and is the first woman and first African American to hear Children's Court cases in Bexar County. 
Jill Vogel, JD, RN Designated Privacy Law Specialist by the International Association of Privacy Professionals 

Kreager Mitchell, PLLC and The International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP) are pleased to announce that Jill Vogel, JD, RN, a senior attorney has received the IAPP’s Privacy Law Specialist designation. This elite designation acknowledges that Jill has met the rigorous experience and knowledge requirements to distinguish herself as a leader in the Privacy Law industry. READ MORE >
Murray Van Eman Promoted to Director of Legal Affairs at Circle K

Circle K Stores Inc. is proud to announce Murray Van Eman's promotion to Director of Legal Affairs. Van Eman previously served as the Senior Counsel for the company for two years before being promoted in May 2021.
Jarryd Morton Joins Pearson Legal, P.C. 

Pearson Legal, P.C. is proud to announce the addition of Jarryd Morton as the newest associate attorney to their firm. Morton graduated magna cum laude from Valparaiso University Law School. 
SABA LRS Practice Management launches OnDemandCLE Series

The Post Covid Tech Checkup- Did your firm meet the challenge?  Presented by Jared Correia, ESQ from Red Cave Law Firm Consulting is the inaugural OnDemandCLE offering. 
The SABA LRS Practice Management OnDemandCLE Series will focus on Practice Management, Lawyer Marketing, and Legal Technology. The CLE series will be available on-demand to all members and will be free for LRS members.  
The first 1.0 hr CLE will be available starting July 15th. 
UTSA, Bexar County Foster Youth Project Earns Renewed Funding from Legislature

The Bexar County Fostering Educational Success Pilot Project (BCFES) has recently secured additional state funding for their pilot program- promoting success in college for students with a history of foster care. This funding will provide continued support for programs such as the College Bound Docket – a program created in partnership with the Bexar County Children’s Court.
SABA Annual Members Meeting
Thursday, August 26, 2021
11:45 AM - 1:00 PM (CST)
Please join us as we formally install our 2021-2022 SABA Board of Directors & Officers and recognize our past SABA presidents. 
SA Bar Foundation Gala & Awards Benefit
Saturday, October 2, 2021
Mays Family Center
Witte Museum
6:00 PM - 11:00 PM (CST)
The San Antonio Bar Foundation is hosting its 2021 Gala at the Mays Family Center at the Witte Museum where we honor SA Bar and SAYLA award recipients and celebrate our bar community.

The 2021 Gala will feature a Roaring ‘20s speakeasy theme, dinner, entertainment and a silent auction

Sponsorship and tables are available now.

We would like to thank our sponsors for helping make this event possible!
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