Our 12th annual Santa Fe CLE Roundup & Annual Dinner 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!

Register to attend the program at https://www.regonline.com/2019santafe.

HOTEL: Our block of rooms at the hotel were sold out the first week!  Please put your name on our WAIT LIST at the hotel and with me.

We recommend making other arrangements in case we are unable to find a room for you. Both La Fonda and the Hotel St. Francis have agreed to offer rooms to our members at discounted rates.

La Fonda – (505) 982-5511 – be sure to mention that you are with TEX-ABOTA so you will get the rate of $219++
Hotel St. Francis – 505) 983-5700 – be sure to mention that you are with TEX-ABOTA so you will get the TEX-ABOTA rate.

Contact Cay Dickson (713-524-6965; 713-562-4105) with questions.

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.

Erica Grigg,  Austin, TX – Erica has been a criminal prosecutor; general counsel in the Texas Legislature; Special Asst. to the Chancellor of Texas Tech University; and a personal injury, civil rights, and wrongful death litigator at Spivey & Grigg, LLP. She is currently Staff Attorney at the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program and helps judges, lawyers, and law students find mental health and substance abuse recovery resources. She attended the 2018 Academy Awards for her role as plaintiff’s counsel in an Oscar nominated HBO short documentary, Traffic Stop.

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.

Please take a moment to meet our sponsors and see how their services can help your business.
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