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Welcome to the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, SACDLA.

The San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association is organized to promote, assist and educate its membership in the protection of individual rights guaranteed by the Texas and Federal Constitutions, the preservation of the citizenry’s and court system’s commitment to those rights, and the promotion of competent and ethical representation of persons accused of a crime.

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April 26th, 2018

SACDLA Election for 2018-2019

At the SACDLA Board Meeting on Thursday April 19, 2019 the SACDLA Board Members held a vote to elect a new Treasurer and to fill seven seats on the SACDLA Board. Joseph A. Esparza of Gross & Esparza, PLLC was elected as SACDLA’s new Treasurer. Executive members are elected to one year terms. Due to this one year term limit the President for the 2017-2018 term Michael McCrum has left his post and is now a Past President. Donald Flanary is the new SACDLA President, with Loraine Efron becoming the Vice President, and Christine Del Prado is the new Secretary. The new elected Treasurer Joseph Esparza rounds out the new executive board of the San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.

Anne Burnham, Andrew Del Cueto, and Joel Perez were re-elected to the SACDLA Board. Mac Bozza, Andrew Froelich, Pat Montgomery, and Shawn Sareen were elected to the SACDLA Board to the board to fill the additional seats. The re-elected and newly elected board members were elected to three year terms to expire in 2021.


February 15th, 2018

55th Annual Judge A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute

In honor of District Judge A.A. Semaan

The 55th Annual Judge A.A. Semaan Criminal Law Institute (Semaan CLI) is designed to provide judges and counsel with in-depth, scholarly presentations on crucial criminal law issues of the day. This year, the Semaan CLI celebrates this long tradition of featuring topics of interest to both new and experienced attorneys with presentations from seasoned practitioners and Judges from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

The event is hosted at the San Antonio La Quinta Inn & Suites across from the San Antonio Riverwalk.


November 22nd, 2017

SACDLA 2017 Judicial Survey Results

A survey of Bexar County Judges by Bexar County attorneys.


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