University of Texas School of Law
2007
Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference
Houston Sep 28, 2007 Hyatt Regency
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UT Law CLE

2007 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. The conference offers a unique opportunity for experienced practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, torts and contracts, and civil procedure. Those with less experience will find the event ideal to become exposed to the nuances of admiralty practice and to network with more experienced practitioners.

UT Law CLE

2007 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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Schedule

Friday Morning, Sep. 28, 2007

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

8:00 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:35 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:45 am

0.50 hr

Transition From Practice to Judgeship

A brief description of the judicial selection process and the changes encountered in moving from the practice of law to the bench.

Hon. Gray H. Miller, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

9:15 am

1.00 hr ethics

The Noble Lawyer

Ethics and professionalism viewed from the perspective of the bar throughout history.

William J. Chriss, Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism - Austin, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.75 hr

Stewart’s Non-Jones Act Implications

The decision in Stewart v. Dutra is not limited to defining what a vessel is under the Jones Act. The decision affects all aspects of maritime law in the United States. The non-Jones Act implications will be explored.

James Patrick Cooney, Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams - Houston, TX

11:15 am

0.75 hr

The Outer Continental Shelf Lands Act's Provisions on Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, and Remedies: Correcting the Fifth Circuit's Mistakes

Fifth Circuit panels and district courts frequently complain about the chaotic state of the circuit's OCSLA jurisprudence, and individual Fifth Circuit judges regularly call out for en banc rehearings to try to restore some coherence. This paper identifies the main concerns and proposes feasible substantive-law corrections that are easily within the Court's grasp. It also suggests that Fifth Circuit Rule 35.1, which seeks to discourage litigants from seeking en banc rehearings, needs revision.

David W. Robertson, University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

Friday Afternoon, Sep. 28, 2007

Presiding Officer:
Matthew H. Ammerman, Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman - Houston, TX

12:00 pm
Pick up Box Lunch

Included in conference registration fee.

12:15 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Night Court

Avast ye mateys: Night Court, Houston's very own all-lawyer theater troupe, will launch a swashbuckling ethics presentation, while providing a taste of their salty 2008 musical comedy: the Law of the Sea, helping you make your legal arrrg-uments sail smoothly as you endure the tidal wave of electronic discovery.

Judy Frow, Night Court - Houston, TX

12:45 pm

1.50 hrs

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

This paper is the eighth of an annual series that tries to flag everything of genuine importance nationally and everything of significant interest from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

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

2:15 pm

0.75 hr

Inland Damage to Ocean Cargo: When Do the Maritime Rules Apply?

When cargo carried under a multimodal bill of lading is damaged during an inland leg, some circuits apply the Carmack Amendment while others permit the contractual extension of the Carriage of Goods by Sea Act (COGSA). The two regimes can lead to remarkably different results. This presentation analyzes the relevant issues in resolving the conflict.

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

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

1.00 hr

Offshore: Wind Energy Panel Discussion

Law governing the construction and operation of offshore wind energy facilities.

Julia M. Adams, Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP - Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams - Houston, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

Jones Act Issues After Sorrell

Standards and burdens of proof for the plaintiff and defense in Jones Act and unseaworthiness cases after the decision of the Supreme Court in Norfolk Southern Railway Company v. Sorrell.

Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims PC - Houston, TX

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Using Rule B as a Weapon: Seize the Initiative and the Bank Account Too

Although Rule B embodies the traditional maritime tool of quasi in rem jurisdiction, the Second Circuit it has come to be used as a means to seize funds as security for disputes already pending elsewhere. This presentation explores recent case law regarding the use of Rule B as a jurisdictional basis and a litigation weapon.

Christopher Benjami Dove, Locke Liddell & Sapp - Houston, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2007 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
Texas Center for Legal Ethics and Professionalism
Austin, TX
James Patrick Cooney
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams
Houston, TX
Christopher Benjami Dove
Locke Liddell & Sapp
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
Brown Sims PC
Houston, TX
Judy Frow
Night Court
Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson
Royston, Rayzor, Vickery & Williams
Houston, TX
Hon. Gray H. Miller
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
Houston, TX
David W. Robertson
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

David W. Robertson—Vice-Chair
University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Michael F. Sturley—Vice-Chair
University of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX
Julia M. Adams
Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold LLP
Houston, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman
Fitzhugh Elliott & Ammerman
Houston, TX
Michael K. Bell
Bell Ryniker & Letourneau
Houston, TX
W. Robins Brice
Royston Rayzor Vickery & Williams LLP
Houston, TX
George F. Chandler III
Hill Rivkins & Hayden LLP
Houston, TX
Christopher Benjami Dove
Locke Liddell & Sapp
Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand
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
Houston, TX
Hollis Levy
The University Of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Peter A. McLauchlan
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Robert H. Nicholas Jr.
Baker & Hostetler, LLP
Houston, TX
John R. Pearson
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Jill A. Schaar
Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
Houston, TX
Eugene J. Silva Sr.
Vinson & Elkins
Houston, TX
Claude L. Stuart III
Phelps Dunbar
Houston, TX
Stephen M. Vaughan
Tucker Vaughan Gardner & Barnes
Houston, TX
W. M. Von Zharen
Texas A & M
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2007 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.

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
9.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

UT Law CLE

2007 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Key Dates

Houston

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Sep 19, 2007
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Sep 21, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Sep 24, 2007
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2007 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hotel / Venue

Houston

Hyatt Regency

1200 Louisiana Street
Houston, TX
713-654-1234

Accommodations

$179.00 good through Sep 12, 2007

UT Law CLE

2007 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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