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SABA Monthly Luncheon, Jan. 24

Thursday, January 24, 2013 (12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)


The Plaza Club

100 W. Houston

San AntonioTX78205

United States

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The San Antonio Bar Association is pleased to welcome Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Wallace Jefferson, to the first luncheon of the new year on January 24!

Chief Justice Jefferson began his legal career at Groce, Locke & Hebdon, where he was one of a handful of lawyers who specialized in appellate law.  In 1991, he and fellow Groce Lockers Tom Crofts and Sharon Callaway formed their own firm, Crofts Callaway and Jefferson. After serving as president of the San Antonio Bar Association from 1998-1999, he was appointed in 2001 by Governor Perry to be a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court.  Three years later, he was Chief Justice.  Chief Justice Jefferson is recognized throughout the country for his leadership. From 2010 to 2011, he served as the President of the Conference of Chief Justices, chairing the National Center for State Courts board of directors. The Chief has also been a tireless advocate for access to justice. In 2009, when interest rates were cut to the bone and IOLTA revenues dropped from $20 million per year to $2 million, he personally requested the legislature to provide funding to the Texas Access to Justice Foundation to keep the delivery of legal services to the poor alive for the next two years.  For the first time in history, the legislature responded by appropriating $20 million.

The January luncheon will take place at the Plaza Club, located on the 21st floor of the Frost Bank building.  The cost to attend is $25 for members of the San Antonio Bar Association and Plaza Club members, and $30 for nonmembers. As always, space will be limited, so please RSVP early!
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