Federal Bar Association - Southern District of Texas Chapter

Federal Bar Association - Southern District of Texas Chapter The S.D. Tex. Chapter is dedicated to serving the needs of both the bar and bench in the District. Baker, III, and Professor Alan Dershowitz.

The Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to serving the needs of both the bar and bench in the Southern District of Texas. Established in 1959, the Southern District of Texas Chapter is the largest Federal Bar Chapter in geographic size, spanning the entire Southern District of Texas and encompassing all seven of its divisions. Our Chapter has become the s

econd largest chapter of the FBA in Texas, with a membership of more than 260. Our Chapter members come from private practice, government agencies, military branches, local law schools, and the judiciary. The Chapter is committed to improving federal practice throughout the Southern District of Texas. Our Chapter holds regular CLE luncheons with speakers ranging from federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, heads of federal agencies, and lawyers involved in prominent federal cases. In addition to our monthly CLE luncheons in Houston, the Chapter sponsors various CLE events in other cities throughout the District. The Chapter also awards Blask Fellowships each year to law students interning with federal courts or agencies located within the Southern District. The Blask Fellowships honor the memory of Magistrate Judge Ronnie Blask, a former Chapter President. Recent Fellowship recipients have interned for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District, Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges, as well as federal agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, NASA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Each year the Chapter also supports the Michael Taylor Shelby Award for professionalism in federal service. This award recognizes an attorney in federal service working within the Southern District who has exhibited outstanding dedication, ethics, and professionalism. The Chapter also hosts a gala dinner honoring all of the federal judges of the Southern District. Recent Annual Dinner speakers include United States Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Secretary James A. We invite you to join us at any of our many events. If you have not already done so, we also invite you to join the Federal Bar Association and the Southern District of Texas Chapter. A Young Lawyers Division has been formed for those who are age 36 or younger or have practiced less than three years. Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.

Professor Vladeck and Judge Eskridge’s discussion about The Shadow Docket was very interesting. This was a great way to ...
12/12/2023

Professor Vladeck and Judge Eskridge’s discussion about The Shadow Docket was very interesting. This was a great way to top off the SDTX FBA CLE year!

Many thanks to Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube, Geoffrey Harrison, and John Jordan for a great presentation about closing argu...
11/17/2023

Many thanks to Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube, Geoffrey Harrison, and John Jordan for a great presentation about closing arguments during our November CLE!

Civil and Criminal Litigators will not want to miss our November CLE! We are pleased to welcome Geoffrey Harrison, Nicol...
11/02/2023

Civil and Criminal Litigators will not want to miss our November CLE! We are pleased to welcome Geoffrey Harrison, Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube, and John Jordan, who are all excellent at making closing arguments, to share their strategies and stories on November 15 at Noon. The program is approved for 1.25 hours of Texas CLE credit, including 1/4 of an hour of ethics.
Register using this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-last-word-closing-arguments-for-the-win-tickets-750729461027?utm_experiment=control_share_listing&aff=ebdsshios

Many thanks to our speakers, sponsors, and everyone who attended the Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary tonigh...
10/25/2023

Many thanks to our speakers, sponsors, and everyone who attended the Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary tonight. And congratulations to Shelby Award winner Francisco "Frank" Morales.

Thank you to David Isaak and Ashlee Martin for a great presentation about hot topics in federal sentencing today, and to...
10/19/2023

Thank you to David Isaak and Ashlee Martin for a great presentation about hot topics in federal sentencing today, and to those who attended and asked questions.

And thanks also to our wonderful host firm, BakerHostetler!

The Federal Bar Association -- Southern District of Texas Chapter’s Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary is less...
10/05/2023

The Federal Bar Association -- Southern District of Texas Chapter’s Annual Dinner Honoring the Federal Judiciary is less than three weeks away! We are looking forward to welcoming the distinguished jurists from all across the Southern District, as well as our featured speaker from another Southern District (of Mississippi), Hon. Carlton W. Reeves.

Table sponsorships are still available! For more information, please contact Andrew Gould at [email protected] or Ruth Guerrero at [email protected] for more information. Thank you to all of our current sponsors!

Individual tickets can be purchased at https://lnkd.in/gh6wEAUt.

We look forward to seeing everyone on October 24!

Thanks so much to Jerry Bullard for coming to Houston and giving a fantastic presentation about the Texas Legislative Se...
09/18/2023

Thanks so much to Jerry Bullard for coming to Houston and giving a fantastic presentation about the Texas Legislative Session at today’s SDTX FBA CLE luncheon. Jerry also provided a very detailed handout that will be a great resource for all the lawyers who attended.

If you are interested hearing more from Jerry, sign up to receive his “News from the Legislative Front” email newsletter.

Thanks also to our gracious host law firm, BakerHostetler, and particularly to Gaby and Jeff for their help with today’s event.

09/06/2023

The Southern District of Texas Chapter of the Federal Bar Association is dedicated to serving the needs of both the bar and bench in the Southern District of Texas. Established in 1959, the Southern District of Texas Chapter is the largest Federal Bar Chapter in geographic size, spanning the entire Southern District of Texas and encompassing all seven of its divisions. Our Chapter has become the second largest chapter of the FBA in Texas, with a membership of more than 260. Our Chapter members come from private practice, government agencies, military branches, local law schools, and the judiciary.

The Chapter is committed to improving federal practice throughout the Southern District of Texas. Our Chapter holds regular CLE luncheons with speakers ranging from federal judges, U.S. Attorneys, heads of federal agencies, and lawyers involved in prominent federal cases. In addition to our monthly CLE luncheons in Houston, the Chapter sponsors various CLE events in other cities throughout the District.

The Chapter also awards Blask Fellowships each year to law students interning with federal courts or agencies located within the Southern District. The Blask Fellowships honor the memory of Magistrate Judge Ronnie Blask, a former Chapter President. Recent Fellowship recipients have interned for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, United States District, Magistrate and Bankruptcy Judges, as well as federal agencies such as the U.S. Attorney’s Office, NASA, and Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Each year the Chapter also supports the Michael Taylor Shelby Award for professionalism in federal service. This award recognizes an attorney in federal service working within the Southern District who has exhibited outstanding dedication, ethics, and professionalism.

The Chapter also hosts a gala dinner honoring all of the federal judges of the Southern District. Recent Annual Dinner speakers include United States Supreme Court Justices Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas, Judge Diane Wood of the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Secretary James A. Baker, III, and Professor Alan Dershowitz.

We invite you to join us at any of our many events. If you have not already done so, we also invite you to join the Federal Bar Association and the Southern District of Texas Chapter. A Young Lawyers Division has been formed for those who are age 36 or younger or have practiced less than three years.

Please contact us at [email protected] if you are interested in participating.

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