University of Texas School of Law
2007
Conference on State and Federal Appeals
Austin May 31 - Jun 1, 2007
Conference Concluded
Austin May 31 - Jun 1, 2007 Four Seasons Hotel
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UT Law CLE

2007 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. Several hundred practitioners, briefing attorneys, and members of the judiciary will gather to hear presentations by many of the most respected appellate practitioners and jurists. Rounded out by the very popular "lunch with the judiciary," this conference is a must for every Texas civil appellate practitioner.

UT Law CLE

2007 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

12/16/19
Schedule

Thursday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Austin, TX

8:45 am

0.33 hr

Austin Only

Legislative Update

The regular session has just ended, do you know what the law is? A state senator examines actions taken by the 80th Legislature that may affect your practice.

Hon. Kirk Watson, K&L Gates LLP - Austin, TX

9:05 am

0.42 hr

Austin Only

Rules Update

The latest news on changes--past, pending, and proposed--to the rules of procedure and evidence.

Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Texas Supreme Court Update

Two perspectives on recent decisions from the Texas Supreme Court: a Supreme Court justice reviews the cases and an appellate practitioner explores their impact on Texas law.

Philip W. Johnson, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Jane M. N. Webre, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

10:00 am
Break

Break

10:20 am

0.33 hr

Austin Only

Building a Summary Judgment Record

Tired of dancing around the record on appeal? A look at how to make sure you have everything in the summary judment record you need to reverse or affirm the trial court's decision.

Michael A. Shaunessy, Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP - Austin, TX

10:40 am

0.33 hr

Austin Only

Standard and Scope of Review Spotlight: "No Evidence" Summary Judgment

The evolving nature of appellate review of "no evidence" summary judgments in the aftermath of City of Keller v. Wilson.

Timothy Patton, Attorney at Law - San Antonio, TX

11:00 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Preservation of Error Spotlight: Jury Selection

Preserving error early and often-it's more difficult than you think. A discussion of recent cases from the Texas Supreme Court and the courts of appeals addressing error and preservation of error in selecting the jury.

David E. Keltner, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP - Fort Worth, TX

11:30 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Crafting the Court's Charge

Get the charge you want while preserving the error you need. A focus on strategies for each phase of the charge process: the pre-trial proposed charge, the informal charge conference, and the formal charge conference.

Robert B. Gilbreath, Hawkins Parnell & Thackston LLP - Dallas, TX
Brandy Wingate, Thirteenth Court Of Appeals - Edinburg, TX

Thursday Afternoon

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

1:30 pm

0.33 hr

Austin Only

State of the Judiciary

The Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Texas reports on the state of the court system and the future of appellate practice.

Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX

1:50 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

What Are They Thinking? The Court Revealed Through Oral Argument

The questions asked by the justices at oral argument do not speak only to the case being argued, but offer significant insights into the process of deciding all cases. This presentation analyzes what oral argument in a series of recent insurance cases reveals about the court's thinking on pending and related legal issues.

Michael W. Huddleston, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP - Dallas, TX

2:20 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Judicial Tort Reform in Texas

Not all tort reform is legislative. A look at how court decisions interpreting the common law and new statutes, as well as applying standards of review and procedural and evidentiary rules, have further restricted tort recovery in Texas.

David A. Anderson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

2:50 pm
Break

Break

3:10 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Maintaining Credibility with the Court

A court of appeals' justice offers advice on how to preserve, protect, and defend your most important asset.

Hon. Jim Moseley, Fifth Court Of Appeals - Dallas, TX

3:40 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Practice Before the Courts of Appeals: Short Topics

Four justices from four courts of appeals focus on aspects of practice before their courts.

• Getting What You Want: Emergency Relief in the Court of Appeals

Hon. Sue Walker, Fort Worth, TX

• Oral Argument: How to Get It and How to Use It

Hon. Catherine M. Stone, San Antonio, TX

• Making the Court Rethink: Motions for Rehearing and Rehearing En Banc

Hon. Terry Jennings, Houston, TX

• Helping the Courts Help You: Legislative Issues Facing the Courts

Hon. James T. Worthen, Dallas, TX

Hon. Terry Jennings, First Court of Appeals - Houston, TX
Hon. Catherine M. Stone, Fourth Court of Appeals - San Antonio, TX
Hon. Sue Walker, 2nd Court of Appeals - Fort Worth, TX
Hon. James T. Worthen, 12th Court of Appeals - Tyler, TX

4:40 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Preserving the Balance: An Attorney's Ethical Duty to Defend the Courts

Recent years have seen a dramatic increase in public attacks on attorneys and the judiciary as well as attempts to curtail the role of the courts in our constitutional system. Do attorneys have a duty to defend against these attacks and what role can and should attorneys play in this ongoing debate?

Kurt Kuhn, Brown McCarroll, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

5:10 pm
Adjourn

Adjourn

Friday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Pamela Stanton Baron, Austin, TX

8:30 am

0.33 hr

Austin Only

Handling the Monster Record on Appeal (Including Records in Administrative Appeals)

New software can greatly simplify the process of reviewing and annotating a large record. A look at the available software options and how they can be used to organize the record, write briefs, and prepare for argument.

Leane Capps Medford, ELROD, PLLC - Dallas, TX

8:50 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Post-Trial Motion Update

A look at recent cases affecting post-trial motions in state and federal court with special focus on avoiding traps for the unwary.

Allyson N. Ho, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Dallas, TX

9:20 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Recent Developments in Supersedeas Practice

A look at important and rapidly changing aspects of supersedeas practice: the net worth contest, alter ego application, and looming unresolved issues.

Elaine A. Carlson, South Texas College of Law - Houston, TX

9:50 am

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Attorney's Fees and Ethics

A discussion of recent cases on the ethical duties of lawyers with a special focus on the ethical extraction of attorney's fees from both the client and the other side (and the corresonding duties that go with that).

Philip Durst, Deats, Durst, Owen & Levy, P.L.L.C. - Austin, TX

10:40 am

0.42 hr ethics

Austin Only

Stable, Predictable, and Faithful to Precedent: Why Stare Decisis Matters

A former Texas Supreme Court Justice explores the ethical implications of the doctrine of stare decisis.

Hon. Deborah G. Hankinson, Hankinson Levinger LLP - Dallas, TX
Materials By:
Cassandra Burke Robertson, The Supreme Court of Texas - Cleveland, OH

11:05 am

0.33 hr

Austin Only

What's New in the Texas Supreme Court Clerk's Office

The Clerk of the Supreme Court of Texas discusses webcasting of oral arguments, the future of e-filing in Texas appellate courts, and other changes in the Clerk's office.

Blake A. Hawthorne, Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX

11:25 am

0.67 hr

Austin Only

Texas Supreme Court Panel

Justices of the state's highest court will answer questions from a former chief justice and the audience regarding the court's procedures and administrative activities.

Hon. Scott A. Brister, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. Paul W. Green, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. David M. Medina, Supreme Court Of Texas - Austin, TX
Moderator:
Hon. Thomas R. Phillips, Baker Botts L.L.P. - Austin, TX

Friday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Jeffrey S. Levinger, Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal L - Dallas, TX

12:05 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Luncheon with the Judiciary

A unique opportunity to meet and discuss issues with members of the judiciary. Please select "Sponsored Lunch with the Judiciary" on the registration form if you plan to attend (additional fee).

1:30 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Ethical Considerations When Practicing Before the United States Courts of Appeals

A Fifth Circuit judge discusses the ethics of practice before the federal circuit courts.

Hon. Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - San Antonio, TX

2:00 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Austin Only

Fifth Circuit Update

Get the latest procedural and substantive developments for the civil practitioner from your friendly neighborhood United States Court of Appeals, from both a Fifth Circuit judge and an appellate practitioner.

Kendall M. Gray, Andrews Kurth LLP - Houston, TX
Priscilla R. Owen, Austin, TX

2:30 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Federal Practice: Short Topics

The New Federal Electronic Discovery Rules. A federal judge who helped write the rules explains concepts like metadata, clawback and quick peek agreements, and accessible and inaccessible information.

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, Houston, TX

Discretionary Rules: A look at recent developments in permissive appeals and tips on procuring review.

Nina Cortell, Dallas, TX

Co-Author: Ben L. Mesches, Dallas, TX

Certfied Questions: Maybe the best way to get into the Texas Supreme Court is to file your suit in federal district court. A look at the expanding use of certified questions and how to get a question certified.

Richard B. Philips, Jr., Dallas, TX

Nina Cortell, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Dallas, TX
Richard B. Phillips Jr, Thompson & Knight LLP - Dallas, TX
Hon. Lee Hyman Rosenthal, Houston, TX

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

U.S. Supreme Court Update

Do you know your highest court? A look at key cases from the current term, with a view to defining the "new" Roberts court, together with suggestions on effective adovcacy in the United States Supreme Court.

David Frederick, Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Fi - Washington, DC

UT Law CLE

2007 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Faculty

Conference Faculty

David A. Anderson
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Hon. Scott A. Brister
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Elaine A. Carlson
South Texas College of Law
Houston, TX
Nina Cortell
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, TX
Philip Durst
Deats, Durst, Owen & Levy, P.L.L.C.
Austin, TX
David Frederick
Kellogg, Huber, Hansen, Todd, Evans & Fi
Washington, DC
Robert B. Gilbreath
Hawkins Parnell & Thackston LLP
Dallas, TX
Kendall M. Gray
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
Hon. Paul W. Green
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Hon. Deborah G. Hankinson
Hankinson Levinger LLP
Dallas, TX
Blake A. Hawthorne
Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Hon. Nathan L. Hecht
Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Allyson N. Ho
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Dallas, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. Wallace B. Jefferson
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Hon. Terry Jennings
First Court of Appeals
Houston, TX
Philip W. Johnson
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
David E. Keltner
Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP
Fort Worth, TX
Kurt Kuhn
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Leane Capps Medford
ELROD, PLLC
Dallas, TX
Hon. David M. Medina
Supreme Court Of Texas
Austin, TX
Hon. Jim Moseley
Fifth Court Of Appeals
Dallas, TX
Priscilla R. Owen
Austin, TX
Timothy Patton
Attorney at Law
San Antonio, TX
Richard B. Phillips Jr
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. Thomas R. Phillips
Baker Botts L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Hon. Edward C. Prado
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit
San Antonio, TX
Cassandra Burke Robertson
The Supreme Court of Texas
Cleveland, OH
Hon. Lee Hyman Rosenthal
Houston, TX
Michael A. Shaunessy
Sedgwick, Detert, Moran & Arnold LLP
Austin, TX
Hon. Catherine M. Stone
Fourth Court of Appeals
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Sue Walker
2nd Court of Appeals
Fort Worth, TX
Hon. Kirk Watson
K&L Gates LLP
Austin, TX
Jane M. N. Webre
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Brandy Wingate
Thirteenth Court Of Appeals
Edinburg, TX
Hon. James T. Worthen
12th Court of Appeals
Tyler, TX

Planning Committee

Pamela Stanton Baron—Chair
Austin, TX
Douglas W. Alexander
Alexander Dubose Jones & Townsend LLP
Austin, TX
William J. Boyce
Fulbright & Jaworski, LLP
Houston, TX
Sharon E Callaway
Crofts & Callaway
San Antonio, TX
Nina Cortell
Haynes and Boone, LLP
Dallas, 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
Austin, TX
Kendall M. Gray
Andrews Kurth LLP
Houston, TX
David Michael Gunn
Beck, Redden & Secrest LLP
Houston, TX
Michael W. Huddleston
Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller LLP
Dallas, TX
Samara Lackman Kline
Baker & Botts
Dallas, TX
Kurt Kuhn
Brown McCarroll, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Jeffrey S. Levinger
Carrington Coleman Sloman & Blumenthal L
Dallas, TX
Daryl L. Moore
Houston, TX
Timothy Patton
Attorney at Law
San Antonio, TX
Richard B. Phillips Jr
Thompson & Knight LLP
Dallas, TX
Brent Marcus Rosenthal
Dallas, TX
Scott Rothenberg
Law Offices Of Scott Rothenberg
Bellaire, TX
Jane M. N. Webre
Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2007 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.00 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
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.  
California
12.00 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
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
14.00 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.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.00 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Criminal Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
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.  
California
12.00 hrs  |  2.25 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
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
14.00 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 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Feb 20, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Feb 7, 2007
    $0 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 23, 2007
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 25, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 28, 2007
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2007 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

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

Accommodations

$209.00 good through May 4, 2007

Parking Information

$7 self-parking; $12 valet

UT Law CLE

2007 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

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