State Bar of Texas
June 9, 2011

Contact:  Kim Davey, kdavey@texasbar.com, 800.204.2222 x 1713 or 512.427.1713

San Antonio Hosts State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting

SAN ANTONIO – Featured speakers at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting June 23-24, 2011 at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio include:

Ron Kirk, U.S. Trade Representative, former Texas Secretary of State and Dallas Mayor
Mike Thornton, Former Navy SEAL and Medal of Honor recipient
James B. Stewart, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, bestselling author and columnist at The New York Times
H.W. Brands, University of Texas history professor, two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist and author
Casey Coffman, Business Development and Operations EVP for Madison Square Garden Sports
Chai Feldblum, U.S. EEOC Commissioner
Douglas Brinkley, Rice University professor, author and contributing editor at Vanity Fair
Edmund Morris, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winner

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will welcome attendees on Thursday and serve on an immigration panel Friday. Rep. Joaquin Castro will provide an overview of the 82nd Regular and Special Legislative Sessions, which will be followed by updates in most major practice areas. A corporate counsel forum will include panelists from Valero Energy, USAA Federal Savings Bank, Clear Channel and ERCOT. In addition to two full days of continuing legal education for attorneys, the public sector is invited to attend two free open government panel discussions Friday morning.

Visit www.texasbar.com/annualmeeting to view the full schedule.

Bob Black of Beaumont will be sworn in as president of the State Bar of Texas, and outgoing president Terry Tottenham of Austin will celebrate his successful year. Buck Files of Tyler will become president-elect.

Natalie Cobb Koehler of Meridian will be sworn in as president of the Texas Young Lawyers Association (TYLA), assuming the leadership role from Jennifer Evans Morris of Dallas. C. E. Rhodes of Houston will become TYLA president-elect.

The State Bar of Texas is an administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Texas that provides educational programs for the legal profession and the public, administers the minimum continuing legal education program for attorneys, and manages the attorney discipline system. 

Media Note: News media is welcome to attend sessions at no charge, but registration is required. Contact Kim Davey at kdavey@texasbar.com to register, then sign in at the State Bar information booth at the convention center to pick up a media pass for access.