Programs Committee

The Programs Committee is primarily responsible for planning and organizing SAYLA’s monthly luncheons. On the third Tuesday of each month at Paesano’s Restaurant near the Quarry, SAYLA presents speakers in diverse areas of the law who share their wisdom with our group. Past speakers have included Texas Supreme Court, federal, State district, and county court judges, professors, local practitioners, mortgage examiners, jury selection experts and many others. Each luncheon earns members CLE credit needed to maintain their license.

For a list of some past luncheons, please scroll down.

In addition, the Programs Committee is also responsible for organizing and planning Law Week events in early May and organizes the Judicial Reception held at the Fourth Court Appeals prior to San Antonio’s annual Red Mass at San Fernando Cathedral.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Programs Committee, please update your profile and add the Programs Committee to your committee selections.

Attorney Roberto Rios presents at SAYLA Luncheon

San Antonio attorney, Roberto Rios, presents on Voir Dire
and Opening Statements at a SAYLA monthly luncheon.

The 2014-2015 Chairs of the Programs Committee are:

Ryan Cox - [email protected]
Rene De La O - [email protected]

Mike DeNuccio assists as Supervising Officer.



Some of SAYLA's past presentations and speakers are listed below. This list is also maintained to assist our members in claiming CLE credit.

Date CLE # CLE Name Hrs Speakers
10/21/14 091304352 Criminal Practice in the Federal Courts 1.0 Judge Pamela Mathy
9/16/14 901299280 Bankruptcy Concerns for All Business Practices 1.0 Megan DeBard
8/19/14 901299279 The Sliding Scale of Reps and Warranties 1.0 Ty Hunter Sheehan
7/15/14 901291913  Appellate Practice for Young Lawyers, incl. Trial Preparation to Avoid or Win on Appeals 1.0 Sam Houston and Nissa Dunn
6/17/14 901291912  Texas Supreme Court Update 1.0 Justice Paul Green
5/20/14 901291911  Evidence and Procedure:  Now and Then 1.0 Rob Ramsey
04/15/14 901285165 Beginning and End of an Oil & Gas Lease 1.0 Peter Hosey
03/18/14 901285164 TRCP 169: New Rules for Expedited Trials 1.0 Justice Gina Benavides
02/18/14 901280884 The Bexar County Juvenile Courts 1.0 Judge Lisa Jarrett
01/21/14 901280883 Criminal Appointments and Practice in the County Courts 1.0 Judge Jason Pulliam
01/21/14 901261287 Character Evidence 1.0 Judge Jason Pulliam
12/17/13 901275834 Bar Involvement to Better the Profession and the Community 1.0
Lisa Tatum, President of the State Bar of Texas
11/19/13 901275832 IP Concerns for All Business Lawyers 1.0 Tom Sisson
10/15/13 901275047 Getting and Enforcing Protective Orders 1.0 Meghan Kempf
09/17/13 901275046 Top Ten "Gotchas" in Drafting LLC Documents 1.0 Frank Ruttenberg
08/20/13 901275044 Comments and Concerns on Starting a Federal Practice 1.0 US District Judge Xavier Rodriguez
07/16/13 901268723 Lone Star Law: A Legal History of Texas 1.0 Prof. Michael Ariens
05/21/13 901262958 Firearms Laws and Individual Rights 1.0 Dan Griffin, Texas Attorney and Author of "Don't Shoot 'Til You Read This Book: Texas Concealed Handgun Primer
04/16/13 901262957 Avoiding the Grievance Committee 1.0 ethics Jefferson Moore
03/19/13 901262956 Immigration & the Criminal Justice System 1.0 Clinical Prof. Lee Teran
01/15/13 901261286 Trial Skills Part 3: Strategies for Young Lawyers 1.0 Judge Rodriguez & Judge Rios