When Robert Lerma held office in 2006, TCDLA was in the best shape of its life both financially and administratively. Robert, the association’s first Hispanic president, led the new era of financial fitness and strict accounting. Robert ushered in a new era that saw TCDLA evolve to a well-run modern business.
During his tenure, the Rusty Duncan Advanced Criminal Law Seminar moved to the San Antonio Convention Center, having outgrown its previous hotel settings.
Robert in particular strove to diversify locations for meetings, spreading out meetings throughout the state instead of only in the traditional big cities.