University of Texas School of Law
2003
Conference on Criminal Appeals
Austin May 7-9, 2003 Hyatt Regency Austin
Conference Concluded
Austin May 7-9, 2003
Conference Concluded
Austin May 7-9, 2003
Conference Concluded
Austin May 7-9, 2004
Conference Concluded
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UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Program Features

UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

2/28/20
Schedule

Day 1 Morning

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Optional Wednesday Morning Session

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

(Even More) Difficult Aspects of Criminal Appellate Practice

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

The New Rules of Appellate Procedure

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Optional Thursday Lunch with the Judiciary

10:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

The Role of the Clerk's Office

10:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Oral Arguments in the Courts of Appeals

10:20 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Procedures Used in the Court of Criminal Appeals in Dealing with Writ Applications

10:45 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Looking into the Black Box: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the Intermediate Courts

10:55 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

PDRS: Procedures and Pitfalls

11:00 am

2.00 hrs

Austin Only

Optional Tutorial: Legal Writing

An intensive but entertaining survey, with examples of sentence structure, along with practical guidelines on how to improve written communications.

Ronald R. Hofer, Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II - Waukesha, WI

11:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Optional Tutorial: Legal Writing

11:15 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney (SPA)

11:35 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Looking into the Black Box of the Court of Criminal Appeals: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the High Court

Day 1 Afternoon

1:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Professionalism, Ethics and Sexual Harassment

2:00 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Tips for Writing an Effective Brief

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Austin Only

Tips for Writing an Effective Brief

Write briefs that sing, that speak to the heart - or that at least won't embarrass you. Practical advice based on interviews with appellate judges.

Jay Robert Brandon, San Antonio, TX

2:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Post-trial Motions in the Court of Appeals and the Trial Court

2:45 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Stating Grounds for and Issues on Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals

This topic will offer to the practitioner suggestions to improve their chances of having their petitions for discretionary review granted by the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Sample statements and submissions drawn from actual filings - illustrating good and bad practice - will be reviewed.

Mark Stevens, Law Offices Of Mark Stevens - San Antonio, TX

2:45 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Stating Grounds for and Issues on Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals

3:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Update on DNA Issues

4:00 pm

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Preservation of Error

This topic presents a comprehensive review of contemporary appellate decision to assist appellate attorneys in analyzing the record to determine whether error was properly preserved.

Richard E. Langlois, San Antonio, TX

4:00 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Preservation of Error

4:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Significant Recent and Pending Decisions

4:30 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner

4:30 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner

As a result of this segment you will be able to identify instances of professional misconduct, discuss the obligations of the appellate practitioner, and avoid actions that would lead to disciplinary action.

Barbara P. Hervey, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX
Michael Keasler, The Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

Day 2 Morning

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

The New Rules of Appellate Criminal Procedure

Major consequences of minor rule changes.

Paul Womack, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Austin Only

Oral Arguments in the Courts of Appeals

Observations about preparation and presentation.

Hon. Kerry Fitzgerald, Fifth Court Of Appeals - Dallas, TX

10:45 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Looking into the Black Box: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the Intermediate Courts

Practical and important insights into the operation of the intermediate courts in criminal cases throughout the state, including results of practice questionnaire from each Court.

Richard Barajas, El Paso, TX
John Hill Cayce Jr., Fort Worth, TX
Alma L. Lopez, 4th Court Of Appeals - San Antonio, TX
Sherry J. Radack, First Court Of Appeals - Houston, TX
Linda B. Thomas, 5th Court Of Appeals - Dallas, TX

Day 2 Afternoon

1:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Professionalism, Ethics and Sexual Harrassment

As a result of this segment you will be able to identify instances of sexual harassment, weigh the offensiveness of specific acts, and evaluate attitudes that could lead to disciplinary action.

Michael Keasler, The Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

2:15 pm

0.75 hr

Austin Only

Criminal Law: Post-Trial Motions in the Court of Appeals and the Trial Court

What to do to get things done in the court of appeals, including motions for new trial and motions to abate.

Brian W. Wice, Houston, TX

3:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Update on DNA Issues

DNA: The present law; pending legislation and practical applications.

Barbara P. Hervey, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX
Mark R. Luitjen, Judge 144th Judicial District Court - San Antonio, TX

4:15 pm

1.00 hr

Austin Only

Significant Recent and Pending Decisions by the Court of Criminal Appeals

Survey of recent decisions by the Court of Criminal Appeals and issues presented by granted petitions for discretionary review.

George Dix, University Of Texas School Of Law - Campus Mail, D1800

Day 3 Morning

9:00 am

1.00 hr

Austin Only

(Even More) Difficult Aspects of Criminal Appellate Practice

This topic addresses issues in Texas criminal appellate law that have not been conclusively resolved by our appellate courts.

Matthew William Paul, Austin, TX

10:00 am

0.32 hr

Austin Only

The Role of the Clerk's Office at the Court of Criminal Appeals

Filing and disposition of cases before the Court of Criminal Appeals

Troy C. Bennett, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

10:20 am

0.32 hr

Austin Only

Procedures Used in the Court of Criminal Appeals in Dealing with Writ Applications

A brief look at the procedures used in attacking final felony convictions with emphasis on avoidance of procedural bans and obvious mistakes in pleading.

John G. Jasuta, Austin, TX

10:55 am

0.32 hr

Austin Only

PDRs: Procedures and Pitfalls

Get the inside scoop about the Court of Criminal Appeals' process for reviewing petitions for discretionary review, including how to avoid the "striking" of your PDR.

Kathleen Mary Schneider, Austin, TX

11:15 am

0.32 hr

Austin Only

Everything You Wanted to Know about the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney (SPA)

An overview of the statutory functions of the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney, Texas' lawyer in the Court of Criminal Appeals.

Matthew William Paul, Austin, TX

11:35 am

0.67 hr

Austin Only

Looking into the Black Box of the Court of Criminal Appeals: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the High Court

Two judges discuss how PDRs and writs are handled in their chambers specifically and by the judges of the Court of Criminal Appeals generally.

Barbara P. Hervey, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX
Cheryl Johnson, The Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Richard Barajas
El Paso, TX
Troy C. Bennett
Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX
Jay Robert Brandon
San Antonio, TX
John Hill Cayce Jr.
Fort Worth, TX
George Dix
University Of Texas School Of Law
Campus Mail, D1800
Hon. Kerry Fitzgerald
Fifth Court Of Appeals
Dallas, TX
Barbara P. Hervey
Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX
Ronald R. Hofer
Wisconsin Court of Appeals District II
Waukesha, WI
John G. Jasuta
Austin, TX
Cheryl Johnson
The Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX
Michael Keasler
The Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX
Richard E. Langlois
San Antonio, TX
Alma L. Lopez
4th Court Of Appeals
San Antonio, TX
Mark R. Luitjen
Judge 144th Judicial District Court
San Antonio, TX
Matthew William Paul
Austin, TX
Sherry J. Radack
First Court Of Appeals
Houston, TX
Kathleen Mary Schneider
Austin, TX
Mark Stevens
Law Offices Of Mark Stevens
San Antonio, TX
Linda B. Thomas
5th Court Of Appeals
Dallas, TX
Brian W. Wice
Houston, TX
Paul Womack
Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Credit Information

UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 7, 2003
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Feb 9, 2007
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Feb 9, 2007
    $0 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 30, -1
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 30, -1
    $0 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 7, 2003
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Feb 9, 2007
    $0 processing fee applied

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 9, 2004
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 9, 2004
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Hyatt Regency Austin

208 Barton Springs Road
Austin, TX
512.477.1234 (reservations)

Accommodations

$0.00 good through Feb 9, 2007

Austin

Austin

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UT Law CLE

2003 Conference on Criminal Appeals

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