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  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, July 31, 2003
  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    The Constitutional and Statutory Basis for Agency Authority

    Harold H. Bruff, University of Colorado at Boulder School - Boulder, CO

    Foundational concepts of federal constitutional law guide both the structure and content of administrative law. This session will outline the concepts pertaining to the major themes of this conference, with attention to translation of the federal doctrines into state constitutional law, including some attention to Texas law.
  • 9:00 am
    1.00 hr
    Thursday Box Lunch (walk up to purchase)

  • 10:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Rulemaking: Exercising Legislative Powers

    Renea Hicks, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
    Robin A. Melvin, Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC - Austin, TX

    What are the rules for rulemaking, and is there play in the joints? What is the practical effect of the underlying legal theories, especially for smaller, more localized rulemaking bodies?
  • 11:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Exercising Regulatory Powers: Compliance & Restitution

    Edna Ramon Butts, Office of the Attorney General, State of - Austin, TX
    Mark D. Chouteau, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

    Discussion of the scope and use of regulatory powers of state agencies as well as the licensing, permitting and other forms of approval to do business or practice professions in Texas. State agency authority over and enforcement against unauthorized activity, as well as the state's power to order restitution in some instances will also be addressed.
  • 11:45 am
    0.75 hr
    The Adjudicatory Role of Agencies: Contested Hearings

    Eric H. Drummond, Sifuentes Drummond & Smith - Austin, TX
    William G. Newchurch, State Ofc Of Admin Hearings - Austin, TX

    This presentation will address how SOAH gets involved with agency adjudications and what rules apply. In addition, how Administrative Law Judges (ALJs) are assigned SOAH dockets and the procedures that apply from referral of the docket to issuance of the proposal for decision and appeals will be discussed.
  • Thursday Afternoon, July 31, 2003
  • 1:45 pm
    1.00 hr
    Open Records 1973-2003: The Evolution of Texas Public Information Law

    Katherine Minter Cary, Atty General's Office - Austin, TX
    Claude Robert Heath, Bickerstaff, Heath, Pollan & Caroom, L.L - Austin, TX
    Jennifer Scott Riggs, Riggs & Aleshire - Austin, TX

    Having served in the Attorney General's public information division at various times since 1973, the panel members trace the evolution of the TPIA on its 30th anniversary.
  • 2:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    Open Meetings: A Practical Guide for Local Government Officials and Those Appearing before Them

    David Mendez, Bickerstaff Heath Pollan & Caroom - Austin, TX

    This session provides an update on the latest court cases and legislative changes in open meetings law, plus practical guidance on spotting and dealing with compliance issues that continue to be the source of recurring problems for public officials.
  • 3:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Crossing the Great Divide

    Mary F. Keller, York Keller & Field - Austin, TX

    Ethical considerations for lawyers moving in and out of government service.
  • 4:00 pm
    0.25 hr
    Statutory Construction before Administrative Agencies

    Michael Sean Quinn, Quinn Hayes & Quinn - Austin, TX

    Decisions and actions of administrative agencies rest upon statutes. This point applies to adopting a regulation, taking an action, or considering, rendering, and justifying contested rulings. Statutory construction is thus of substantial significance. The theory and practice of statutory construction is therefore always at least in the background of every administrative lawyer's work.
  • 4:15 pm
    1.00 hr
    Once You've Exhausted Yourself at an Administrative Agency, Here's How You Gear up for Another Bite at the Apple

    Lora Jeanette Livingston, Travis County District Court - Austin, TX
    Celina Romero, Clark Thomas & Winters - Austin, TX
    Bob E. Shannon, Baker & Botts - Austin, TX

    This three speaker panel will review the administrative law concepts involved in getting to the courthouse, what kinds of remedies are available in the courthouse, and what to do in the district court and in the appellate courts. The judges on this panel will also provide practice tips on how to prepare an effective brief and oral argument.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
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  • Friday Morning, Aug. 1, 2003
  • 8:15 am
    1.50 hrs
    The Three Cardinal Virtues of the Ethical Lawyer

    Michael Sean Quinn, Quinn Hayes & Quinn - Austin, TX

    The best way for a lawyer to avoid ethical difficulties is to cultivate the right sort of character so that decisions are almost automatic.
  • 9:55 am
    1.00 hr
    Parallel Proceedings

    Charles R. Burton, Austin, TX
    Janet I. Monteros, Attorney at law - Austin, TX
    Patrick D. Redman, Texas County & District Retirement Syste - Austin, TX
    Jesus Sifuentes, Sifuentes, Drummond & Smith, LLP - Austin, TX

    Representing the client who is the subject of criminal, civil and administrative law proceedings.
  • 11:05 am
    0.75 hr
    Contracting Disputes with the State: Procedural Tricks and Traps at the State Office of Administrative Hearings (SOAH)

    Matthew C. Ryan, Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
    Linda I. Shaunessy, Attorney General's Office - Austin, TX

    How to contract with the state. How to handle contract disputes with the state, state agencies or state universities under Government Code Ch. 2260.
  • 11:50 am
    0.75 hr
    Sovereign Immunity

    Michael A. Shaunessy, Shaunessy & Burnett PC - Austin, TX

    This presentation will address the elements of sovereign immunity, immunity from suit and immunity from liability. The speakers will also discuss the types of claims and causes of action to which immunity from suit and immunity from liability apply as well as the various ways in which immunity can be waived.

Conference Faculty

Harold H. Bruff

University of Colorado at Boulder School
Boulder, CO

Charles R. Burton

Austin, TX

Edna Ramon Butts

Office of the Attorney General, State of
Austin, TX

Katherine Minter Cary

Atty General's Office
Austin, TX

Mark D. Chouteau

Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Eric H. Drummond

Sifuentes Drummond & Smith
Austin, TX

Claude Robert Heath

Bickerstaff, Heath, Pollan & Caroom, L.L
Austin, TX

Renea Hicks

Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

Mary F. Keller

York Keller & Field
Austin, TX

Lora Jeanette Livingston

Travis County District Court
Austin, TX

Robin A. Melvin

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody PC
Austin, TX

David Mendez

Bickerstaff Heath Pollan & Caroom
Austin, TX

Janet I. Monteros

Attorney at law
Austin, TX

William G. Newchurch

State Ofc Of Admin Hearings
Austin, TX

Michael Sean Quinn

Quinn Hayes & Quinn
Austin, TX

Patrick D. Redman

Texas County & District Retirement Syste
Austin, TX

Jennifer Scott Riggs

Riggs & Aleshire
Austin, TX

Celina Romero

Clark Thomas & Winters
Austin, TX

Matthew C. Ryan

Allensworth And Porter, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Bob E. Shannon

Baker & Botts
Austin, TX

Linda I. Shaunessy

Attorney General's Office
Austin, TX

Michael A. Shaunessy

Shaunessy & Burnett PC
Austin, TX

Jesus Sifuentes

Sifuentes, Drummond & Smith, LLP
Austin, TX

Credit Info

Key Dates

Austin – Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2003 – Eidman Courtroom
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Venue

Eidman Courtroom

727 E. Dean Keeton Street
Austin, TX

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