University of Texas School of Law
2004
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Sep 24, 2004 Crowne Plaza Houston-Downtown
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UT Law CLE

2004 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
This is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The Institute offers a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments in the law affecting shipping, offshore mineral exploration and production, and related activities. Those with less experience in these areas will find the event ideal to become exposed to the nuances of admiralty practice and to network with more experienced practitioners.

UT Law CLE

2004 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

11/11/19
Schedule

Friday Morning, Sep. 24, 2004

Presiding Officer:
Eugene J. Silva Sr., Vinson & Elkins - Houston, TX

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits

This annual update paper covers the admiralty work of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. It also includes selective coverage of the other courts of appeals.

David W. Robertson, Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Overcoming Your Litigator's Instincts: Ten Critical and Often-Overlooked Subtleties of Supreme Court Certiorari Practice

Petitioning for certiorari and responding to a petition are unlike the normal tasks that most lawyers generally perform, and thus the best strategies are not intuitively obvious. This presentation will highlight some of the subtleties of cert practice that even seasoned appellate litigators may find surprising.

Michael F. Sturley, University of Texas School Of Law - Austin, TX

10:15 am

0.50 hr

Proportionate Responsibility

An update on the law of proportionate responsibility following the passage of HB4.

Kent C. Sullivan, Civil Courthouse - Houston, TX

10:45 am

0.00 hr
0.75 hr ethics

Recent Revisions to the Texas Rules of Disciplinary Procedure

A discussion of recent revisions to the Texas attorney disciplinary system, comparing the old and new procedures.

Dawn M. Evans, State Bar Of Michigan - Lansing, MI

11:30 am

0.75 hr

Suggestions for Handling a Jones Act Case in Federal Court

Simeon T. Lake III, U S Courthouse - Houston, TX

Friday Afternoon, Sep. 24, 2004

Presiding Officer:
David W. Robertson, Austin, TX

12:15 pm

0.50 hr

A View from the Bench

Hon. Lynn N. Hughes, US District Court--Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

1:15 pm

0.75 hr

Admiralty and Bankruptcy: More Questions Than Answers

Pitfalls and opportunities for the admiralty practitioner who navigates into bankruptcy waters. Can the Bankruptcy Act, and Article III adjudication of admiralty claims cruise smoothly together?

John M Duck, New Orleans, LA
Peter A. McLauchlan, Adams & Reese LLP - Houston, TX

2:00 pm

0.25 hr

I. Maritime Security Issues: Port

New laws, regulations and bureaucracies have sprung up since 9-11-2001, transforming seaports’ approach to security and vastly increasing costs for ports and their customers.

Martha Toedt Williams, Martha Williams, P.C. - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

0.25 hr

II. Maritime Security Issues: Vessel

This topic will discuss the looming litigation that is sure to arise as a result of the ISPS Code and Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002.

Kenneth G. Hawkes, Attorney At Law - Miami, FL

2:30 pm

0.25 hr

III. Maritime Security Issues: The Effect on Cargo and Chartering

The ramifications of the new security laws and regulations on cargo owners and charterers.

George F. Chandler III, Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP - Houston, TX

3:00 pm

0.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Closing the Deal: Avoiding Minefields in Jones Act and LHWCA Settlements

A panel of plaintiff and defense attorneys explore handling external obstacles to maritime personal injury settlements including public and private liens, minors, ethics issues, guardianship issues, and, the new bugaboo-liability under the Medicare Secondary Payer Act. Special attention will be paid to obtaining approval of Medicare set-asides in LHWCA claims.

Moderator:
Matthew H. Ammerman, Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman - Houston, TX
John D'Alusio, Bradenton, FL
Michael J. Maloney, Maloney,Martin & Mitchell, LLP - Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts, Fulbright & Jaworski - Houston, TX
Stephen M. Vaughan, Tucker Vaughan Gardner & Barnes - Houston, TX

4:00 pm

0.50 hr ethics

What All General Counsels Need to Know about the SEC and Lawyering - Dealing with Outside Counsel under Sarbanes-Oxley

A discussion of the basics of the Sarbanes-Oxley lawyer rules with special emphasis on the impact of those rules on general counsels of public companies -- the new ethics.

Charles H. Still, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Houston, TX

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

A Decade of Daubert: Challenging and Defending Expert Testimony in an Increasingly Discretionary System

A review of the development of evidentiary principles regarding expert testimony over the past decade since the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Daubert v. Merrell-Dow Pharmaceuticals. The presentation will provide legal arguments and practical advice regarding making and defending against challenges to expert witnesses and their opinions before the trial and appellate courts.

Richard O. Faulk, Gardere Wynne Sewell - Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Matthew H. Ammerman
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
George F. Chandler III
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP
Houston, TX
John D'Alusio
Bradenton, FL
John M Duck
New Orleans, LA
Dawn M. Evans
State Bar Of Michigan
Lansing, MI
Richard O. Faulk
Gardere Wynne Sewell
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Hawkes
Attorney At Law
Miami, FL
Hon. Lynn N. Hughes
US District Court--Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
Simeon T. Lake III
U S Courthouse
Houston, TX
Michael J. Maloney
Maloney,Martin & Mitchell, LLP
Houston, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Adams & Reese LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Fulbright & Jaworski
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
Austin, TX
Charles H. Still
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Kent C. Sullivan
Civil Courthouse
Houston, TX
Stephen M. Vaughan
Tucker Vaughan Gardner & Barnes
Houston, TX
Martha Toedt Williams
Martha Williams, P.C.
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

David W. Robertson—Chair
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley—Vice-Chair
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Julia M. Adams
Westmoreland Hall PC
Houston, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
Michael K. Bell
Bell Ryniker & Letourneau
Houston, TX
William R. Brice
Houston, TX
George F. Chandler III
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP
Houston, TX
Mark Christopher Clemer
Brown Sims PC
Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
W. Garney Griggs
Strasburger & Price
Houston, TX
Michael B. Hughes
McLeod, Alexander, Powel & Apffel, P.C.
Galveston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX
Hollis Levy
UTCLE
Austin
Peter A. McLauchlan
Adams & Reese LLP
Houston, TX
John R. Pearson
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Fulbright & Jaworski
Houston, TX
John L. Schouest
Phelps Dunbar, LLP
Houston, TX
Douglas J Shoemaker
Bell Ryniker & Letourneau
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Eugene Joseph Silva
Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
Houston, TX
W. M. Von Zharen
Texas A & M
Galveston, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.50 hrs  |  1.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
Other States
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

UT Law CLE

2004 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Sep 15, 2004
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
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