Plans are nearly complete for this year’s absolutely fabulous Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner. It will be June 27-30 at the Inn & Spa at Loretto. We are thrilled to be returning to this beautiful property, and they are ready to welcome us back.
Registration to attend the CLE program and participate in other activities will open at the end of January, or as soon as we have a few more details in place.
Information on booking your room at the hotel will be available as early as next week.
In the meantime, mark your calendars and don’t you dare miss this most unusual CLE program. There is no other like it. We promise.
Who’s speaking this year? Well, our Speaker Master, Dicky Grigg says it’s these fine people:
David Beck Houston, TX – former president of the American College of Trial Lawyers and member of the Billion Dollar Verdict Club.
Rhonda Brownstein Montgomery, AL – legal director of the Southern Poverty Center. She has initiated most of SPLC’s legal projects and programs and has developed and led civil rights impact litigation across the country.
Dick Burbidge Salt Lake City, UT – attorney who is a leader in Youth Restorative Justice, a project that has had remarkable success in keeping children out of the criminal justice system.
Elizabeth Cabraser San Francisco, CA – has handled scores of federal multi-district and state coordinated proceedings throughout the country. She was one of the lead counsels in a class action resulting in a $1.25 billion settlement with Swiss banks on behalf of Holocaust victims.
Guy Choate and David Chamberlain San Angelo and Austin, TX – Co-chairs of TEX-ABOTA’s Legislative Committee will report on the last session of the Texas Legislature.
Bob Clifford, Chicago, IL – one of the lead counsel in a case that resulted in a $250 million settlement from State Farm for using dark money to manipulate an Illinois Supreme Court election.
Mike Gallagher Houston, TX – storied plaintiffs’ attorney will share lessons learned from 50+ years of trying law suits.
Randy Johnston Dallas, TX – represented Navy SEAL Mark Owen in a legal malpractice action resulting from the publication of Mark’s best-selling book describing the mission he led that killed Osama Bin Laden.
Doug Kilday Austin, TX – lawyer who took a leave of absence from his law practice to prosecute slave traffickers in Cambodia. Doug’s efforts resulted in eighteen convictions over the course of eight trials.
Kate Lincoln-Goldfinch Austin, TX – attorney who has been at the forefront of helping locate immigrant children who have been separated from their parents by the US government. Kate has become an international spokesperson on family separation issues.
Suzanne Spaulding Washington, DC – a former undersecretary at the Department of Homeland Security, Suzanne is a senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, where she is leading an initiative on countering operations by Russians designed to weaken our judicial system.
Hon. Bill Wilson Arkansas – swamper at the Wye Mountain branch of the internationally famous Rasputin Mule Farm, headquartered in Waldron, Scott County, Arkansas and United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Arkansas
Janice Windle El Paso, TX – bestselling author of Will’s War, a true story of the trial of her grandfather. Will Bergfeld, a brash young man of German descent, was accused of treason and stood trial for his life in 1917, in the midst of the anti-German sentiment that ran rampant in small-town Texas during World War I. The true hero of Janice’s book is the jury system.
Stay tuned for information to come your way soon.