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Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Day 1 Morning
  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Optional Wednesday Morning Session

  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    (Even More) Difficult Aspects of Criminal Appellate Practice

  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    The New Rules of Appellate Procedure

  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Optional Thursday Lunch with the Judiciary

  • 10:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Oral Arguments in the Courts of Appeals

  • 10:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    The Role of the Clerk's Office

  • 10:20 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Procedures Used in the Court of Criminal Appeals in Dealing with Writ Applications

  • 10:45 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Looking into the Black Box: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the Intermediate Courts

  • 10:55 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    PDRS: Procedures and Pitfalls

  • 11:00 am
    Austin Only
    2.00 hrs
    Optional Tutorial: Legal Writing

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

    An intensive but entertaining survey, with examples of sentence structure, along with practical guidelines on how to improve written communications.
  • 11:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Optional Tutorial: Legal Writing

  • 11:15 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Everything You Wanted to Know about the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney (SPA)

  • 11:35 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    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
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Professionalism, Ethics and Sexual Harassment

  • 2:00 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Tips for Writing an Effective Brief

  • 2:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    Tips for Writing an Effective Brief

    Jay Robert Brandon, San Antonio, TX

    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.
  • 2:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Post-trial Motions in the Court of Appeals and the Trial Court

  • 2:45 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Stating Grounds for and Issues on Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals

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

    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.
  • 2:45 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Stating Grounds for and Issues on Appeals to the Court of Criminal Appeals

  • 3:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Update on DNA Issues

  • 4:00 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Preservation of Error

  • 4:00 pm
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Preservation of Error

    Richard E. Langlois, San Antonio, TX

    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.
  • 4:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Significant Recent and Pending Decisions

  • 4:30 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner

  • 4:30 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Ethics for the Criminal Practitioner

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

    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.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Day 2 Morning
  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    The New Rules of Appellate Criminal Procedure

    Paul Womack, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

    Major consequences of minor rule changes.
  • 10:00 am
    Austin Only
    0.50 hr
    Oral Arguments in the Courts of Appeals

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

    Observations about preparation and presentation.
  • 10:45 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Looking into the Black Box: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the Intermediate Courts

    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

    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.
  • Day 2 Afternoon
  • 1:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Professionalism, Ethics and Sexual Harrassment

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

    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.
  • 2:15 pm
    Austin Only
    0.75 hr
    Criminal Law: Post-Trial Motions in the Court of Appeals and the Trial Court

    Brian W. Wice, Houston, TX

    What to do to get things done in the court of appeals, including motions for new trial and motions to abate.
  • 3:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Update on DNA Issues

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

    DNA: The present law; pending legislation and practical applications.
  • 4:15 pm
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    Significant Recent and Pending Decisions by the Court of Criminal Appeals

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

    Survey of recent decisions by the Court of Criminal Appeals and issues presented by granted petitions for discretionary review.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Day 3 Morning
  • 9:00 am
    Austin Only
    1.00 hr
    (Even More) Difficult Aspects of Criminal Appellate Practice

    Matthew William Paul, Austin, TX

    This topic addresses issues in Texas criminal appellate law that have not been conclusively resolved by our appellate courts.
  • 10:00 am
    Austin Only
    0.32 hr
    The Role of the Clerk's Office at the Court of Criminal Appeals

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

    Filing and disposition of cases before the Court of Criminal Appeals
  • 10:20 am
    Austin Only
    0.32 hr
    Procedures Used in the Court of Criminal Appeals in Dealing with Writ Applications

    John G. Jasuta, Austin, TX

    A brief look at the procedures used in attacking final felony convictions with emphasis on avoidance of procedural bans and obvious mistakes in pleading.
  • 10:55 am
    Austin Only
    0.32 hr
    PDRs: Procedures and Pitfalls

    Kathleen Mary Schneider, Austin, TX

    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.
  • 11:15 am
    Austin Only
    0.32 hr
    Everything You Wanted to Know about the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney (SPA)

    Matthew William Paul, Austin, TX

    An overview of the statutory functions of the Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney, Texas' lawyer in the Court of Criminal Appeals.
  • 11:35 am
    Austin Only
    0.67 hr
    Looking into the Black Box of the Court of Criminal Appeals: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the High Court

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

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

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

Credit Info

Key Dates

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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Austin, TX
512.477.1234 (reservations)

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