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,
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
An update on the law of proportionate responsibility following the passage of HB4.
Kent C. Sullivan,
Civil Courthouse - Houston, TX
0.75 hr ethics
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
Simeon T. Lake III,
U S Courthouse - Houston, TX
Hon. Lynn N. Hughes,
US District Court--Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
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
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
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
The ramifications of the new security laws and regulations on cargo owners and charterers.
George F. Chandler III,
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP - Houston, TX
0.25 hr ethics
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.
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
0.50 hr ethics
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
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
1700 Smith St