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This conference is designed for attorneys who handle appeals of criminal cases, from both the prosecution and defense perspectives.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, May 11, 2005
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. Barbara P. Hervey, Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX
  • 1:30 pm
    0.75 hr
    Effective Brief Writing

    Jay R. Brandon, San Antonio, TX

    Practical advice on writing briefs, emphasizing suggestions and pet peeves from the people who grade our papers: appellate judges.
  • 2:15 pm
    0.50 hr
    Oral Argument—Talk, Breathe, Think

    Betty Marshall, State Prosecuting Attorney - Austin, TX

    What to do—and what not to do—during oral arguments, from the perspective of the people who have to listen to you, the judges on our appellate courts.
  • 3:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    How to Get to the Starting Line—The ABCs of Criminal Appeals

    Warren L. Clark, Amarillo, TX

    This presentation will demonstrate why perfecting and prosecuting a criminal appeal is uncomplicated and fun. It will also make you a better trial lawyer.
  • 3:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    Procedures—Recent and Future

    Paul Womack, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

    What’s recent, or under consideration for the future, in procedures for new trials, appeals, and habeas corpus after conviction.
  • 4:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    Looking into the Black Box: Process, Practice and Decision-Making in the Intermediate Courts

    Hon. John T. Boyd, 7th Court Of Appeals, Retired - Amarillo, TX
    Molly Francis, 5th Court Of Appeals - Dallas, TX
    Hon. Ken Law, 3rd Court Of Appeals - Austin, TX
    Brian Quinn, Seventh Court Of Appeals - Amarillo, TX
    Tim Taft, 1st Court Of Appeals - Houston, TX

    Practical and important insights into the operation of the intermediate courts in criminal cases throughout the state.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Thursday Morning, May 12, 2005
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. John T. Boyd, 7th Court Of Appeals, Retired - Amarillo, TX
  • 9:00 am
    0.50 hr
    US Supreme Court Update

    Gary A. Udashen, Sorrels & Udashen - Dallas, TX

    An update of all recent United States Supreme Court cases dealing with criminal law.
  • 9:30 am
    0.50 hr
    Frivolous Appeals, Meritless Appeals, and Anders v. California in the 21st Century

    David A. Schulman, Law Office Of David Schulman - Austin, TX

    A review of the history of “Anders” briefs and of the procedures utilized in Texas where counsel considers an appeal to be frivolous.
  • 10:00 am
    0.75 hr
    What’s Happening at the CCA

    Matthew W. Paul, Austin, TX

    A look back at key developments at the Court of Criminal Appeals over the past year, and a look ahead to what’s likely in store over the next year.
  • 11:00 am
    0.75 hr
    Motion for a New Trial

    Lydia Clay-Jackson, Conroe, TX

  • 11:45 am
    0.50 hr
    Motions for Rehearing and Abatement

    Douglas Arnold, Assistant District Attorney - Georgetown, TX

    This presentation will cover issues related to the topics of motions for rehearing and abatement.
  • Thursday Afternoon, May 12, 2005
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. John T. Boyd, 7th Court Of Appeals, Retired - Amarillo, TX
  • 12:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    When the State Appeals

    Enrico Valdez, Bexar County District Attorney's Office - San Antonio, TX

    This topic examines the legal authority and practical considerations involved in a decision to pursue a State’s appeal.
  • 12:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    How to Start a Criminal Defense Practice

    Richard J. Segura Jr., Austin, TX

    Getting started, how to get going, be profitable and stay afloat in a criminal law practice.
  • 1:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    Writs

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

    New developments and a review of “old” law regarding the use of writs to put matters before appellate courts, with a particular emphasis on writs as a means of pretrial “appeal.”
  • 2:45 pm
    0.00 hr
    1.00 hr ethics
    Ethical Issues for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel

    Ronald L. Goranson, Dallas, TX

    A discussion of key ethical issues confronting criminal law bar, including client confidentiality, fees, prosecution obligations, candor with the court, presentation of false evidence, Brady issues, and a discussion of common ethical pitfalls and traps for prosecution and defense bars.
  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Friday Morning, May 13, 2005
    Presiding Officer:
    Hon. Barbara P. Hervey, Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX
  • 8:30 am
    0.75 hr
    The Error Thief: Preserving Error and Getting the Judge to Rule

    Randolph Lee Schaffer Jr., Houston, TX

    A leading defense attorney discusses pitfalls, strategies and best approaches to preserving error, making the record, and getting the Judge to rule.
  • 9:15 am
    0.00 hr
    0.50 hr ethics
    Are You Ready for Your Close-up? Dealing with the Media, the Court and the Other Side

    Russell Hardin Jr., Rusty Hardin & Assoc, P.C. - Houston, TX
    Kelly J. Siegler, Houston, TX
    Clara Tuma, KVUE - Austin, TX
    Brian W. Wice, Houston, TX

    A media savvy panel—with substantial experience trying and covering high-profile cases—discuss strategies for effective client representation, professional responsibility and ethical issues in balancing duties to court and client.
  • 10:15 am
    0.00 hr
    0.25 hr ethics
    Post Conviction Relief: The Actual Innocence Remedies Including the Clemency Option

    William P. Allison, University Of Texas School Of Law - Campus Mail
    Hon. Barbara P. Hervey, Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

    This session covers actual innocence remedies including pending legislation and training options; the clemency alternative and process; and related ethical issues.
  • 11:30 am
    1.00 hr
    DNA Testing: Lessons from the Last Three Years

    Steven Conder, Tarrant County Crim Das Ofc - Fort Worth, TX
    E. G. (Gerry) Morris, Austin, TX

    How to screen the case from precedent and draft the DNA motion that will get the test.

Conference Faculty

William P. Allison

University Of Texas School Of Law
Campus Mail

Douglas Arnold

Assistant District Attorney
Georgetown, TX

Hon. John T. Boyd

7th Court Of Appeals, Retired
Amarillo, TX

Jay R. Brandon

San Antonio, TX

Warren L. Clark

Amarillo, TX

Lydia Clay-Jackson

Conroe, TX

Steven Conder

Tarrant County Crim Das Ofc
Fort Worth, TX

George Dix

University Of Texas School Of Law
Campus Mail, D1800

Molly Francis

5th Court Of Appeals
Dallas, TX

Ronald L. Goranson

Dallas, TX

Russell Hardin Jr.

Rusty Hardin & Assoc, P.C.
Houston, TX

Hon. Barbara P. Hervey

Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX

Hon. Ken Law

3rd Court Of Appeals
Austin, TX

Betty Marshall

State Prosecuting Attorney
Austin, TX

E. G. (Gerry) Morris

Austin, TX

Matthew W. Paul

Austin, TX

Brian Quinn

Seventh Court Of Appeals
Amarillo, TX

Randolph Lee Schaffer Jr.

Houston, TX

David A. Schulman

Law Office Of David Schulman
Austin, TX

Richard J. Segura Jr.

Austin, TX

Kelly J. Siegler

Houston, TX

Tim Taft

1st Court Of Appeals
Houston, TX

Clara Tuma

KVUE
Austin, TX

Gary A. Udashen

Sorrels & Udashen
Dallas, TX

Enrico Valdez

Bexar County District Attorney's Office
San Antonio, TX

Brian W. Wice

Houston, TX

Paul Womack

Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX

Planning Committee

Hon. Barbara P. Hervey—Co-Chair

Texas Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX

Hon. Cheryl Johnson—Co-Chair

TX Court Of Criminal Appeals
Austin, TX

William P. Allison

University Of Texas School Of Law
Campus Mail

Diane Burch Beckham

Texas District & Co. Attorneys Associati
Austin, TX

Hon. John T. Boyd

7th Court Of Appeals, Retired
Amarillo, TX

Robert O. Dawson

Univ Of Texas School Of Law
Austin, TX

Michael J. Esposito

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Jeffrey S. Garon

Collin County Criminal DA's Office
McKinney, TX

Stephanie L. Stevens

Saint Mary's School Of Law
San Antonio, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
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.  
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.

Key Dates

Austin – May 11-13, 2005 – Doubletree Hotel
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Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 4, 2005

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 6, 2005
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 9, 2005

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6505 N. Interstate 35
Austin, TX 78752-4346
512-454-3737
800-866-3126 (reservations)
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