The San Antonio Bar Association and San Antonio Bar Foundation launched Project RISE: Rebranding, Innovation, Success & Experience, an initiative to streamline communications and improving the customer experience.

Project RISE is a multi-year strategy set in phases, with the first funded in part by a $7,000 grant from the Texas Bar Foundation. During this phase, SABA staff will be equipped with the tools and infrastructure needed to breathe new life into existing programs while planning and implementing new ones. The later include the Subpoena newsletter and the Civil Bench Motions & Trials continued legal education seminar.

The project comes on the heels of the San Antonio Bar’s 2016 Raising the Bar initiative. Fifteen-year-old SABA data systems were updated and access to community information, membership benefits, and the bar’s legal directory was made easier.

The grant from the Texas Bar Foundation will allow the San Antonio Bar to continue its upgrades. Since 1965, the bar foundation has awarded more than $18 million in grants to law-related programs, according to a press release.