University of Texas School of Law
2005
Conference on Criminal Appeals
Austin May 11-13, 2005 Doubletree Hotel
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UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on Criminal Appeals

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

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on Criminal Appeals

2/29/20
Schedule

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

Practical advice on writing briefs, emphasizing suggestions and pet peeves from the people who grade our papers: appellate judges.

Jay R. Brandon, San Antonio, TX

2:15 pm

0.50 hr

Oral Argument—Talk, Breathe, Think

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.

Betty Marshall, State Prosecuting Attorney - Austin, TX

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

How to Get to the Starting Line—The ABCs of Criminal Appeals

This presentation will demonstrate why perfecting and prosecuting a criminal appeal is uncomplicated and fun. It will also make you a better trial lawyer.

Warren L. Clark, Amarillo, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Procedures—Recent and Future

What’s recent, or under consideration for the future, in procedures for new trials, appeals, and habeas corpus after conviction.

Paul Womack, Court Of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

4:30 pm

1.00 hr

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.

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

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

An update of all recent United States Supreme Court cases dealing with criminal law.

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

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Frivolous Appeals, Meritless Appeals, and Anders v. California in the 21st Century

A review of the history of “Anders” briefs and of the procedures utilized in Texas where counsel considers an appeal to be frivolous.

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

10:00 am

0.75 hr

What’s Happening at the CCA

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.

Matthew W. Paul, Austin, TX

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

This presentation will cover issues related to the topics of motions for rehearing and abatement.

Douglas Arnold, Assistant District Attorney - Georgetown, TX

Thursday Afternoon, May 12, 2005

Presiding Officer:
Hon. John T. Boyd, 7th Court Of Appeals, Retired - Amarillo, TX

12:15 pm

0.75 hr

How to Start a Criminal Defense Practice

Getting started, how to get going, be profitable and stay afloat in a criminal law practice.

Richard J. Segura Jr., Austin, TX

12:15 pm

0.75 hr

When the State Appeals

This topic examines the legal authority and practical considerations involved in a decision to pursue a State’s appeal.

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

1:30 pm

1.00 hr

Writs

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.”

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

2:45 pm

0.00 hr
1.00 hr ethics

Ethical Issues for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel

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.

Ronald L. Goranson, Dallas, TX

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

A leading defense attorney discusses pitfalls, strategies and best approaches to preserving error, making the record, and getting the Judge to rule.

Randolph Lee Schaffer Jr., Houston, TX

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

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.

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

10:15 am

0.00 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Post Conviction Relief: The Actual Innocence Remedies Including the Clemency Option

This session covers actual innocence remedies including pending legislation and training options; the clemency alternative and process; and related ethical issues.

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

11:30 am

1.00 hr

DNA Testing: Lessons from the Last Three Years

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

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

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Faculty

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

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
13.00 hrs  |  1.75 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 Criminal Appeals

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: May 4, 2005
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): May 6, 2005
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): May 9, 2005
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2005 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Doubletree Hotel

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