University of Texas School of Law
2006
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Sep 29, 2006 Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown
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UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Program Features
The Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference is the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law.

UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

11/21/19
Schedule

Friday Morning, Sep. 29, 2006

Presiding Officer:
Bradley A. Jackson, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP - Houston, TX

9:00 am

0.00 hr
1.25 hrs ethics

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law

This annual update covers the admiralty work of Congress, the Supreme Court, and the Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits. Also includes selective coverage of important maritime and related decisions of other courts.

David W. Robertson, Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley, University Of Texas School Of Law - Austin, TX

10:15 am

0.50 hr

The Current Boundaries of Admiralty Jurisdiction

Exploration of current developments in admiralty jurisdiction, especially in relation to torts and contracts. A close examination will be made of cases applying recent U.S. Supreme Court precedents including the 2004 Norfolk Southern Railroad v. Kirby decision.

David J. Bederman, Emory University School of Law - Atlanta, GA

11:00 am

1.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Untangling the Tangle of Insurance and Ethical Issues Arising from the Texas Supreme Court’s Decision in Frank’s Casing

Aids to the navigation of Frank’s Casing: Is the Texas Supreme Court decision a sea change, off-course, or mere correction? Should insurers expect fair sailing, is the policyholder left stranded, and what new risks does the defense lawyer face, when at the wheel of underlying litigation? These waters are murky and potentially dangerous, so bring a pilot aboard to help chart the route ahead and stay alert with lookouts for insurers and policyholders.

Robert J. Cunningham, Cook & Roach, LLP - Houston, TX
Karen Klaas Milhollin, Westmoreland Hall PC - Houston, TX

Friday Afternoon, Sep. 29, 2006

Presiding Officer:
Bradley A. Jackson, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams LLP - Houston, TX

12:15 pm

0.50 hr

Lunch Presentation: Federal Civil Rule Changes and Developments

Discussion of recent and forthcoming changes to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

Hon. Lee Hyman Rosenthal, Houston, TX

1:00 pm

0.50 hr

Primer on 5th Circuit Internal Practices

A review of procedural practices, advice on how to prepare your appeal, and an explanation of the decisional process.

Charles Robert Fulbruge III, New Orleans, LA

1:30 pm

0.50 hr

Primer on State Appellate Court Internal Practices: The Texas First Court of Appeals

Tips related to practicing before the First Court of Appeals, including docketing of cases, their mediation program, communicating with the court, briefing, oral arguments, rehearings, and original proceedings.

Sherry J. Radack, First Court Of Appeals - Houston, TX

2:00 pm

0.50 hr

Why Maritime Plaintiffs Often Prefer State Court and How to Secure That Preference

Why it makes strategic sense in today’s litigation climate for a plaintiff’s attorney in a maritime personal injury case to file suit in state court, rather than federal district court.

John William Stevenson Jr., John Stevenson & Associates PC - Houston, TX

2:30 pm

0.75 hr

Arrest and Seizure Procedures in Federal and State Courts of Louisiana and Mississippi

This presentation will address new and recurring themes in arrest and attachment actions in the Southern District of Texas, including pitfalls involving the use of Supplemental Rule B. Includes perspectives from Louisiana and Mississippi.

Marrick Armstrong, Adams and Reese LLP - Houston, TX
Keith Bernard Letourneau, Bell Ryniker & Letourneau - Houston, TX

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

Practical Concerns for Seafarers and Homeland Security

Point-counterpoint discussion of homeland security issues as they impact foreign seafarers. If you are a ship owner or dock operator, how do you deal with homeland security issues? Practical considerations from the ship owner, International Seafarer Center, dock operator, and security perspective.

Julia M. Adams, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP - Houston, TX
Robert T. Miller, Ocean Shipholdings, Inc. - Houston, TX
Robert F. Ream III, Shell Oil Company - Houston, TX
Christina K. Schovajsa, Eastham Watson Dale & Forney LLP - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Current Issues in Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act Extension Claims

By special legislative extensions, Congress has adopted the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act as the workers’ compensation remedy for large numbers of workers, including U.S. civilian workers on defense bases overseas. Administrative litigation under the Defense Bases Act has increased significantly in recent years. LHWCA experience is important here, but these extensions raise issues of their own. Hear perspectives from practitioners on the unique illnesses and injuries arising from the work of U.S. civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan, the effect on indemnity benefits of high wages for hazardous overseas employment, and the potential for relief from the federal government for war hazard-related claims.

Monica Fekete Markovich, Brown Sims PC - Houston, TX
Gary Benjamin Pitts, Pitts & Associates - Houston, TX

5:00 pm

0.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Top 10 Legal Ethics Issues

Loss prevention for maritime lawyers.

Joseph D. Cheavens, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
Marrick Armstrong
Adams and Reese LLP
Houston, TX
David J. Bederman
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Joseph D. Cheavens
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Houston, TX
Robert J. Cunningham
Cook & Roach, LLP
Houston, TX
Charles Robert Fulbruge III
New Orleans, LA
Keith Bernard Letourneau
Bell Ryniker & Letourneau
Houston, TX
Monica Fekete Markovich
Brown Sims PC
Houston, TX
Karen Klaas Milhollin
Westmoreland Hall PC
Houston, TX
Robert T. Miller
Ocean Shipholdings, Inc.
Houston, TX
Gary Benjamin Pitts
Pitts & Associates
Houston, TX
Sherry J. Radack
First Court Of Appeals
Houston, TX
Robert F. Ream III
Shell Oil Company
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
Austin, TX
Hon. Lee Hyman Rosenthal
Houston, TX
Christina K. Schovajsa
Eastham Watson Dale & Forney LLP
Houston, TX
John William Stevenson Jr.
John Stevenson & Associates PC
Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley
University Of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
W. Robins Brice
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX
George F. Chandler III
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims PC
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
Robert L. Klawetter
Eastham Watson Dale & Forney LLP
Houston, TX
Hollis Levy
The University Of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Steven L. Roberts
Fulbright & Jaworski
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
Austin, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Eugene Joseph Silva II
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Claude L. Stuart III
Phelps Dunbar
Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley
University Of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
W. M. Von Zharen
Texas A & M
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.50 hrs  |  2.00 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

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Sep 20, 2006
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 22, 2006
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 25, 2006
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Doubletree Hotel Houston Downtown

400 Dallas Street
Houston, TX
713-759-0202 (reservations)


UT Law CLE

2006 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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