Federal Court Practice Seminar – November 2017

Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. The first presentation begins at 9:00 a.m. All instructors are prominent San Antonio attorneys or judges. There are no videotaped presentations. The last presentation ends at approximately 4:00 p.m. The San Antonio Chapter of the Federal Bar Association will host a reception after the Seminar at 4:00 p.m., and all Seminar attendees are invited to attend.

 The tentative agenda, Seminar Registration Form, and FBA Membership Application Form all follow below. Seminar fees are listed in the Seminar Registration Form. A box lunch will be provided during the Seminar. You may indicate on the registration form if you have any special dietary considerations.

 Suggested attire is business casual. Courtroom attire is not required.

 MCLE: 6.0 Hours, including 1.5 Hour of Ethics Credit.

 Seminar Objectives

 Attendance at this seminar will:

a)    Satisfy one of the requirements for admission to practice before the Western District of Texas;

b)    Provide you with CLE credit; and

c)    Introduce you to the San Antonio Chapter of the FBA.

 Seminar Registration Procedure

 There are three options to register and guarantee your seat at the Seminar:

 Option #1   Register Online through www.eventbrite.com.

 Step 1 – Go to www.eventbrite.com.

 Step 2 – The Seminar may be found by searching all San Antonio events in November 2017 and clicking the “Federal Court Practice Seminar – November 2017” link

 Step 3 – Follow the instructions for registering.

 Please print your confirmation and bring to the Seminar. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 2:00 pm CST.

 Option #2   Register Online through the San Antonio Chapter’s Website.

Step 1 – Go to www.fedbarsatx.org.

Step 2 – Click the drop down “Events” tab.

 Step 3 – Click the “Federal Court Practice Seminar – November 2017” link and follow the Instructions for registering.  

 Please print your confirmation and bring to the Seminar. The deadline for online registration is Wednesday, November 1, 2017, at 2:00 pm CST

 Option #3   Register by Check.

 Step 1 – Please mail your: (1) payment check, (2) the attached Seminar registration form, and (3) FBA membership application (if applicable), to the address below.

 Make your check payable (no cash or credit cards please) to the “Federal Bar Association.” Add $25 (as a late fee) if the envelope containing your application and/or your check is not mailed, by Friday, October 27, 2017.

 Mail your form(s) and check to:

 

            FEDERAL BAR ASSOCIATION

            San Antonio Chapter

            c/o Paul Barkhurst

            11107 Wurzbach Rd., Suite 701

            San Antonio, Texas 78230

 Step 2 – Fax a copy of the registration form and check to Paul Barkhurst at (210) 226-7802.

 A Note About Seminar Materials

 The materials for the Seminar will be provided on flash drives. If you wish to review the materials while the speakers are making their presentations, please bring your laptop computer to the Seminar.

 Admission to Practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas

 The Court admission application, fees, and ceremony are entirely separate from the FBA Seminar registration and its fees.

 The FBA does not make any decisions on whether an attorney is approved for admission to the Bar of the Court. Among other things, the Court’s Admission Committee requires a written application for admission to practice before the Court, supported by specified materials, and an admissions fee paid to the District Clerk.

 Please contact the United States District Clerk’s Office (210-472-6550, ext. 222) with any questions relating to admission requirements for the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The FBA cannot answer any questions that you have about admission to practice in the Western District.