University of Texas School of Law
2005
Conference on State and Federal Appeals
Austin Jun 2-3, 2005 Four Seasons Hotel
Conference Concluded
Related products: eConferences, Materials

UT Law CLE

2005 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

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

12/16/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning, June 2, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Attorney At Law - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.42 hr

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

What’s new with the Web site, e-briefs, the Court’s calendar, and more—here’s the inside scoop from the clerk of the Texas Supreme Court.

Elana S. Einhorn, Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC - Austin, TX
Clarence Andrew Weber, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Austin, TX

9:25 am

0.50 hr

Texas Supreme Court Update

A justice of the Supreme Court of Texas reviews recent decisions and rule changes from that court.

Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX

9:55 am

0.82 hr

Texas Supreme Court Panel

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

Sharon E. Callaway, Crofts & Callaway - San Antonio, TX
Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Wallace B. Jefferson, The Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
David M. Medina, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Harriet O'Neill, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr

Presenting the Facts: Making the Law Look Inevitable

Most lawyers treat facts as grubby material to overcome to get to “the law.” This mistake can be overcome by a principled approach to storytelling.

Timothy P. Terrell, Emory University School of Law - Atlanta, GA

11:45 am

0.75 hr

Court of Appeals Panel

Discussion of various issues with four court of appeals justices.

Sarah B. Duncan, Fourth Court Of Appeals - San Antonio, TX
Amos L. Mazzant, 5th Dist. Court Of Appeals - Dallas, TX
Hon. Bea Ann Smith, 3rd Court Of Appeals - Austin, TX
Sue Walker, Fort Worth, TX
Jane M. N. Webre, Scott Douglass Luton Et Al - Austin, TX

Thursday Afternoon, June 2, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Attorney At Law - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.42 hr

What’s Clear about Clear and Convincing Evidence

A discussion of the historical development of “clear and convincing” evidence and current guidelines for applying the standard.

Michael A. Hatchell, Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP - Austin, TX

2:10 pm

0.67 hr

What’s Hot, What’s Not

An unscripted panel discussion of the latest trends in the Supreme Court: decisions, grants, and other recent developments.

James A. Baker, Hughes & Luce - Dallas, TX
Craig T. Enoch, Winstead Sechrest Minich - Austin, TX
David M. Gunn, Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP - Houston, TX
Deborah G. Hankinson, Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC - Dallas, TX

2:50 pm

0.32 hr

Jury Charge Update

An update of the latest issues related to the court’s charge, including issues of form and content.

Karen S. Precella, Haynes And Boone LLP - Fort Worth, TX

3:25 pm

0.67 hr

Mock Jury Charge Conference

Following an update on charge law in Texas, watch experienced practitioners argue the charge and make objections/preserve error in a mock charge conference.

Tracy Christopher, 295th District Court - Houston, TX
Daryl L. Moore, Daryl L. Moore, P.C. - Houston, TX
Gwendolyn J. Samora, Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX

4:05 pm

1.00 hr

Professional Responsibility: Innocence Project; Equal Access to Justice; Mediation Issues

Discussion will include how the Texas Innocence Network, which is based at the University of Houston Law Center and which has connections with six other Texas universities, pursues claims based on actual innocence on behalf of death-row as well as non-capital inmates. Strategies for seeking relief in state court, federal court, and the clemency process will be covered.

David R. Dow, University Of Houston Law Ctr - Houston, TX
Charles W. McGarry, Law Office Of Charles McGarry - Dallas, TX
Harriet O'Neill, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX

Friday Morning, June 3, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Attorney At Law - Austin, TX

8:30 am

0.42 hr

Preservation of Harm

Harmful error analysis is generally viewed as the exclusive province of the appellate courts, and it is often an exercise in speculation—but why shouldn’t lawyers make a record about harm in the trial courts? This presentation offers a different perspective on traditional ideas about preservation, examining the strategy of preservation with a view to improving your odds of reversal on appeal.

Russell S. Post, Beck Redden & Secrest - Houston, TX

8:55 am

0.32 hr

Summary Judgments: Recent Developments and Unsettled Areas

Unsettled, confusing and developing aspects of summary judgment practice and procedure.

Tim Patton, San Antonio, TX

9:15 am

0.50 hr

Appellate Procedure Update

A summary of recent developments and trends affecting appellate procedure.

Elaine Carlson, South Texas College Of Law - Houston, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Everything I Needed to Know about Ethics I Learned in Kindergarten

Why do we have the ethical rules we have and why does the law of lawyering work the way it does? Returning to the etiquette of the kindergarten playground will not only keep you out of trouble, it will show you why the law is what it is.

Kendall M. Gray, Andrews & Kurth LLP - Houston, TX

10:30 am

0.92 hr

Panel on Attorney Fees and Damages

This presentation will cover attorney fees on appeal, standards for judicial review of “soft” compensatory damages, and punitive damages.

Philip Durst, Deats, Durst,Owen,& Levy, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX
Jeffrey S. Levinger, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal L - Dallas, TX
Brent M. Rosenthal, Dallas, TX

11:25 am

0.82 hr

Lessons Learned the Hard Way

Practitioners reflect on the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat. Victory is more fun, but defeat can be more educational.

Douglas W. Alexander, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP - Austin, TX
William J. Boyce, Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP - Houston, TX
Nina Cortell, Haynes & Boone - Dallas, TX
David E. Keltner, The Keltner Law Firm - Fort Worth, TX

Friday Afternoon, June 3, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Dana Livingston, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP - Austin, TX

1:30 pm

0.50 hr

Ethics: A View from the Bench

Edward C. Prado, United States Circuit Judge - San Antonio, TX

2:00 pm

0.50 hr

5th Circuit Clerk’s Rules and Procedures You Should Know, but Nobody Ever Told You

How to comply with rules and procedures to get your case to the judges; update on electronic filing with the new appellate CM/ECF system.

Charles Robert "Fritz" Fulbruge III, New Orleans, LA
Dana Livingston, Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP - Austin, TX

2:30 pm

0.50 hr

US Supreme Court Update: Cases and Advocacy

An update on developments and trends in the United States Supreme Court, with an emphasis on high points—and low points—in appellate advocacy.

Jeffrey A. Lamken, Baker Botts LLP - Washington, DC

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

Effective Participation as an Amicus in State and Federal Court

Everything you ever wanted to know about amicus curiae briefs—how to obtain them, how to write them, and how to respond to them.

R. Ted Cruz, Office Of The Attorney General - Austin, TX
Reagan W. Simpson, King & Spalding LLP - Houston, TX
Roger D. Townsend, Alexander Debose Jones & Townsend - Houston, TX

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

5th Circuit Update: Significant Civil Decisions since May 2004

The update reviews selected Fifth Circuit civil decisions in the areas of jurisdiction, procedure and appellate practice.

O. Rey Rodriguez, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P. - Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Douglas W. Alexander
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
James A. Baker
Hughes & Luce
Dallas, TX
William J. Boyce
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
Houston, TX
Sharon E. Callaway
Crofts & Callaway
San Antonio, TX
Elaine Carlson
South Texas College Of Law
Houston, TX
Tracy Christopher
295th District Court
Houston, TX
Nina Cortell
Haynes & Boone
Dallas, TX
R. Ted Cruz
Office Of The Attorney General
Austin, TX
David R. Dow
University Of Houston Law Ctr
Houston, TX
Sarah B. Duncan
Fourth Court Of Appeals
San Antonio, TX
Philip Durst
Deats, Durst,Owen,& Levy, P.L.L.C.
Austin, TX
Elana S. Einhorn
Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC
Austin, TX
Craig T. Enoch
Winstead Sechrest Minich
Austin, TX
Charles Robert "Fritz" Fulbruge III
New Orleans, LA
Kendall M. Gray
Andrews & Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Paul W. Green
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
David M. Gunn
Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP
Houston, TX
Deborah G. Hankinson
Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC
Dallas, TX
Michael A. Hatchell
Locke Liddell & Sapp LLP
Austin, TX
Nathan L. Hecht
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Wallace B. Jefferson
The Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
David E. Keltner
The Keltner Law Firm
Fort Worth, TX
Jeffrey A. Lamken
Baker Botts LLP
Washington, DC
Jeffrey S. Levinger
Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal L
Dallas, TX
Dana Livingston
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Amos L. Mazzant
5th Dist. Court Of Appeals
Dallas, TX
Charles W. McGarry
Law Office Of Charles McGarry
Dallas, TX
David M. Medina
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Daryl L. Moore
Daryl L. Moore, P.C.
Houston, TX
Harriet O'Neill
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Tim Patton
San Antonio, TX
Russell S. Post
Beck Redden & Secrest
Houston, TX
Edward C. Prado
United States Circuit Judge
San Antonio, TX
Karen S. Precella
Haynes And Boone LLP
Fort Worth, TX
O. Rey Rodriguez
Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Brent M. Rosenthal
Dallas, TX
Gwendolyn J. Samora
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Reagan W. Simpson
King & Spalding LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Bea Ann Smith
3rd Court Of Appeals
Austin, TX
Timothy P. Terrell
Emory University School of Law
Atlanta, GA
Roger D. Townsend
Alexander Debose Jones & Townsend
Houston, TX
Sue Walker
Fort Worth, TX
Clarence Andrew Weber
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Austin, TX
Jane M. N. Webre
Scott Douglass Luton Et Al
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Douglas W. Alexander
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Pamela Stanton Baron
Attorney At Law
Austin, TX
Philip Durst
Deats, Durst,Owen,& Levy, P.L.L.C.
Austin, TX
Elana S. Einhorn
Law Offices Of Deborah Hankinson PC
Austin, TX
Michael J. Esposito
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Dana Livingston
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
Daryl L. Moore
Daryl L. Moore, P.C.
Houston, TX
William C. Powers Jr
University of Texas at Austin
Campus Mail, G3400, TX
Brent M. Rosenthal
Dallas, TX
Gwendolyn J. Samora
Vinson & Elkins LLP
Houston, TX
Macey Reasoner Stokes
Baker Botts
Houston, TX

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
15.25 hrs  |  2.25 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

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 25, 2005
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 27, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 30, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

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


UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Sponsors