University of Texas School of Law
2004
Conference on State and Federal Appeals
Austin Jun 3-4, 2004 Four Seasons Hotel
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UT Law CLE

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Program Features
Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas.

UT Law CLE

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

12/15/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, June 3, 2004

Presiding Officer:
Nina Cortell, Haynes & Boone - Dallas, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Texas Supreme Court Update

Texas Supreme Court Justice Priscilla R. Owen reviews recent decisions from that court.

Priscilla R. Owen, Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Tripping on the TRAPs

In the six-plus years since the “new” Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure went into effect, appellate judges and practitioners have identified a number of issues that have yet to be resolved by amendment or judicial interpretation. The smartest way to avoid tripping over these TRAPs is to make sure you know they exist.

Scott Rothenberg, Law Offices Of Scott Rothenberg - Bellaire, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

U.S. Supreme Court Update

An overview of this term’s decisions, including headline makers and cases that may change the way you practice.

Lisa R. Eskow, Weil Gotshal & Manges - Austin, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Texas Procedure Update

Recent developments in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and the case law interpreting them.

Alexandra W. Albright, Univerisity Of Texas Law School - Austin, TX

11:15 am

1.00 hr

Court of Appeals Panel

Appellate judges from across the state discuss their perspectives on advocacy, appellate practice, and the art and science of judicial decision-making.

Hon. Jane Nenninger Bland, Justice 1st Court Of Appeals - Houston, TX
William J. Boyce, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP - Houston, TX
John Hill Cayce Jr., Fort Worth, TX
Susan J. Larsen, Susan Larsen, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX
Hon. Robert Pemberton, 3rd Court of Appeals - Austin, TX

Thursday Afternoon, June 3, 2004

Presiding Officer:
David Michael Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP - Houston, TX

1:30 pm

0.67 hr

Offers of Settlement and Supersedeas

Elaine Carlson, South Texas College Of Law - Houston, TX
Kimberly Robinson Phillips, Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP - Houston, TX

2:10 pm

0.32 hr

Interlocutory Appeals

An update, including venue appeals and Supreme Court jurisdiction.

Frank Gilstrap, Hill Gilstrap PC - Arlington, TX

2:30 pm

0.75 hr

Where Will the Big Cases Come from after House Bill 4?

A panel of practitioners discusses hot spots in litigation in light of the recent HB4 legislation.

Robert E. Goodfriend, McKool Smith - Dallas, TX
Deborah G. Hankinson, Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC - Dallas, TX
Brent Marcus Rosenthal, Dallas, TX

3:30 pm

0.75 hr

Former Appellate Advocacy

Fifth Circuit Judge Robert Parker offers observations and insights into practice before the Fifth Circuit.

Robert M. Parker, Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C. - Tyler, TX
Deborah Johnson Race, Ireland Carroll & Kelley - Tyler, TX

4:15 pm

1.00 hr

Panel Discussion: Arguing Like an Advocate, Thinking Like a Judge

A panel of experienced appellate practitioners discusses how to develop a successful strategy for appellate persuasion, particularly when the court is not inclined to go your way.

Douglas W. Alexander, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP - Austin, TX
Nina Cortell, Haynes & Boone - Dallas, TX
Michael A. Hatchell, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP - Austin, TX
P. Michael Jung, Strasburger & Price LLP - Dallas, TX
William C. Powers Jr, University of Texas at Austin - Campus Mail, G3400

Friday Morning, June 4, 2004

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Austin, TX

8:30 am

0.25 hr

What’s New at the Supreme Court Clerk’s Office

Clerk’s office pet peeves and solutions — what you can do for us and why you would care to.

Clarence Andrew Weber, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Austin, TX

8:45 am

0.50 hr

Fifth Circuit Update

A summary of significant developments and trends of the past year.

Gwendolyn Johnson Samora, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

9:15 am

0.32 hr

Formation of the Judgment and Calculation of Interest

Learn how to form the best judgment for your client, including how to calculate settlement credits and pre-judgment and post-judgment interest.

Anne McGowan Johnson, Haynes And Boone - Dallas, TX

9:35 am

0.32 hr

Mandamus & Interlocutory Appeals in Federal Court

The latest developments on federal interlocutory appeals and mandamus, including a guide to seeking appellate review before final judgment.

Dana Livingston Cobb, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP - Austin, TX

10:10 am

0.50 hr

Class Actions: Developments at the State and Federal Level

An update of significant developments in class action law.

Ray Donley, Scott Douglass Et Al - Austin, TX

10:40 am

0.32 hr

MDL Comes to Texas

One of the unheralded provisions of House Bill 4 was the creation of a multidistrict litigation procedure for Texas. Texas MDL has arrived, and the differences from the federal model are already apparent.

Stephen G. Tipps, Baker Botts - Houston, TX

11:00 am

0.67 hr

Broad-Form Submission

Richard P. Hogan Jr., Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP - Houston, TX
Russell Stanley Post, Beck Redden & Secrest - Houston, TX

11:40 am

0.32 hr

Review of Damages for Excessiveness

Macey Reasoner Stokes, Baker Botts LLP - Houston, TX

Friday Afternoon, June 4, 2004

Presiding Officer:
Marcy Hogan Greer, Fulbright & Jaworski LLP - Austin, TX

1:15 pm

1.00 hr

Supreme Court Panel

A panel of Supreme Court justices will answer frequently asked questions about practice before the court.

Scott A. Brister, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
David Michael Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP - Houston, TX
Wallace B. Jefferson, The Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Harriet O'Neill, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Thomas R. Phillips, Baker Botts LLP - Austin, TX

2:15 pm

0.00 hr
0.33 hr ethics

The Attorney Discipline System

There’s a new attorney discipline system in town. Learn the significant procedural changes to the processing, investigation, and litigation of grievance matters.

Linda A. Acevedo, State Bar Of Texas - Austin, TX

2:35 pm

0.00 hr
0.67 hr ethics

Breach of Ethical Duty as Malpractice

Clark Richards, Hilgers Bell & Richards LLP - Austin, TX

3:15 pm

0.75 hr

What Jalapeño Hal Can Teach Appellate Practitioners about Brief Writing: Using Techniques from Children’s Books to Make Your Brief More Interesting and More Persuasive

Justice Wanda Fowler and children’s author Jo Harper offer insights and examples of writing techniques to give your briefs more punch.

Wanda McKee Fowler, 14th Court Of Appeals - Houston, TX
Jo Harper, Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Linda A. Acevedo
State Bar Of Texas
Austin, TX
Alexandra W. Albright
Univerisity Of Texas Law School
Austin, TX
Douglas W. Alexander
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Hon. Jane Nenninger Bland
Justice 1st Court Of Appeals
Houston, TX
William J. Boyce
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
Houston, TX
Scott A. Brister
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Elaine Carlson
South Texas College Of Law
Houston, TX
John Hill Cayce Jr.
Fort Worth, TX
Dana Livingston Cobb
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Nina Cortell
Haynes & Boone
Dallas, TX
Ray Donley
Scott Douglass Et Al
Austin, TX
Lisa R. Eskow
Weil Gotshal & Manges
Austin, TX
Wanda McKee Fowler
14th Court Of Appeals
Houston, TX
Frank Gilstrap
Hill Gilstrap PC
Arlington, TX
Robert E. Goodfriend
McKool Smith
Dallas, TX
David Michael Gunn
Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP
Houston, TX
Deborah G. Hankinson
Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC
Dallas, TX
Jo Harper
Houston, TX
Michael A. Hatchell
Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
Austin, TX
Richard P. Hogan Jr.
Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP
Houston, TX
Wallace B. Jefferson
The Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Anne McGowan Johnson
Haynes And Boone
Dallas, TX
P. Michael Jung
Strasburger & Price LLP
Dallas, TX
Susan J. Larsen
Susan Larsen, Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Harriet O'Neill
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Priscilla R. Owen
Austin, TX
Robert M. Parker
Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth, P.C.
Tyler, TX
Hon. Robert Pemberton
3rd Court of Appeals
Austin, TX
Kimberly Robinson Phillips
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
Thomas R. Phillips
Baker Botts LLP
Austin, TX
Russell Stanley Post
Beck Redden & Secrest
Houston, TX
William C. Powers Jr
University of Texas at Austin
Campus Mail, G3400
Deborah Johnson Race
Ireland Carroll & Kelley
Tyler, TX
Clark Richards
Hilgers Bell & Richards LLP
Austin, TX
Brent Marcus Rosenthal
Dallas, TX
Scott Rothenberg
Law Offices Of Scott Rothenberg
Bellaire, TX
Gwendolyn Johnson Samora
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Macey Reasoner Stokes
Baker Botts LLP
Houston, TX
Stephen G. Tipps
Baker Botts
Houston, TX
Clarence Andrew Weber
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

William J. Boyce—Chair
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
Houston, TX
Alexandra W. Albright
Univerisity Of Texas Law School
Austin, TX
Douglas W. Alexander
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Pamela Stanton Baron
Austin, TX
Dana Livingston Cobb
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Nina Cortell
Haynes & Boone
Dallas, TX
David Michael Gunn
Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP
Houston, TX
Kimberly Robinson Phillips
Gardere Wynne Sewell LLP
Houston, TX
William C. Powers Jr
University of Texas at Austin
Campus Mail, G3400
Deborah Johnson Race
Ireland Carroll & Kelley
Tyler, TX
Gwendolyn Johnson Samora
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Macey Reasoner Stokes
Baker Botts LLP
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.50 hrs  |  1.00 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

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Dec 31, 1970
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 28, 2004
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 28, 2004
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2004 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto Boulevard
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
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