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About the SACDLA

The San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is organized to promote, assist and educate its membership in the protection of individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions, the preservation of the citizenry’s and court system’s commitment to those rights, and the promotion of competent and ethical representation of persons accused of a crime.  We offer expertise in all criminal matters to member attorneys, including:

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  • Selected transcripts of local expert’s testimony
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  • Monthly CLE events and specialized training programs
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February 15th, 2018

55th Annual Judge A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute

In honor of District Judge A.A. Semaan

The 55th Annual Judge A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute (Semaan CLI) is designed to provide judges and counsel with in-depth, scholarly presentations on crucial criminal law issues of the day. This year, the Semaan CLI celebrates this long tradition of featuring topics of interest to both new and experienced attorneys with presentations from seasoned practitioners and Judges from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The event is hosted at the San Antonio La Quinta Inn & Suites across from the San Antonio Riverwalk.


November 22nd, 2017

SACDLA 2017 Judicial Survey Results

A survey of Bexar County Judges by Bexar County attorneys.


August 24th, 2017

Nuts and Bolts Dec 1, 2017, Central Jury Room


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