University of Texas School of Law
2011
The Car Crash Seminar
From Sign-Up to Settlement
Austin Aug 18-19, 2011 AT&T Conference Center
Conference Concluded

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

Program Features
The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE car wreck starter kit for all practitioners. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through settlement and trial. Come away with a definitive set of resource materials including sample forms you’ll want to keep within reach for day-to-day use.

Enhance your Car Crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

11/19/18
Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, Aug. 18, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd LLP - Houston, TX

12:00 pm
Registration Opens

Includes complimentary refreshments.

12:50 pm
Welcoming Remarks

Lesley Howe Lorenz, Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P., Austin, TX—Seminar Chair

1:00 pm

0.75 hr

Auto Insurance Coverage

What to look for in your client's policy and the other guy's coverage.

Robert W. Oberholtzer, Law Office of Robert Oberholtzer - Houston, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr
0.17 hr ethics

Working Up the Case: Making the Small Case Successful

Do I take the case? Budget, client, damage/injury and other concerns: how to be successful in a small personal injury case.

Roger Andrew Sullivan, Smith & Hassler - Houston, TX

2:15 pm

0.50 hr
0.17 hr ethics

Property Damage Claims

The basics on managing the client's property damage claims.

Grant Hamon Clifton, Law Office of Grant H. Clifton, PLLC - Austin, TX

2:45 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.75 hr

The Distracted/Impaired Driver

How to get and use information about texting, wireless phone use, and alcohol.

Donald H. Kidd, Perdue & Kidd LLP - Houston, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr

Dealing with the Undocumented: When the Plaintiff May Have Immigration Issues

How to address immigration issues from discovery to closing.

Claudia Mariana Cano, Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas - Dallas, TX

4:15 pm

0.50 hr

The Adjuster: Dealing with and Negotiating the Claim

Learn practical and effective tips on negotiating and effecting settlements with claims adjusters.

David Albert Canales, Law Firm of David A. Canales, PLLC - San Antonio, TX

4:45 pm

0.50 hr

Making Mediation Productive

Mediation dos and don'ts from a mediator's perspective.

Hon. Katie Kennedy, Former District Judge - Houston, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Aug. 19, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Quentin Brogdon, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson PC - Dallas, TX

8:00 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Evidence Update

A discussion of recent case law affecting admission and exclusion of evidence.

George A. Quesada Jr., Sommerman & Quesada LLP - Dallas, TX

9:15 am

0.50 hr

Motion Practice

A discussion of pretrial motion practice, including strategies in using motion practice to effectively prepare for trial. This presentation includes effective techniques in drafting and presenting motions, and forms using "kinesiolawgy" and concepts from "Running and Gunning for Justice."

Paul Nicholas Gold, Aversano & Gold - Houston, TX

9:45 am

0.50 hr

Shifting into First: Early Development of the Commercial Truck Crash Case 

The initial stages of case development including investigation techniques, tools and regulatory requirements.

Mike Davis, Slack & Davis LLP - Austin, TX

10:15 am
Break

10:30 am

0.75 hr

Liens/Subrogation

Everyone wants a piece of the recovery:  Medicare, Medicaid, worker’s comp, health insurance, hospital liens, child support liens, etc.  The rules are different for each of these interests.  Learn the duties owed by the plaintiff and defense attorneys for each of the subrogation interests and liens claimed on the car wreck recovery.

Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman PC - Austin, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Deposing the Adverse Medical Expert: IMEs and Biomechanics

How to depose the investigating officers and/or biomechanics as well as IMEs and how to strike and/or depose them.

Brent Carpenter, Carpenter & Carpenter PC - Sugar Land, TX

11:45 am
Break to Pick Up Lunch

Included in conference registration fee.

Friday Afternoon, Aug. 19, 2011

Presiding Officer:
Mike Davis, Slack & Davis LLP - Austin, TX

Luncheon Presentation

12:00 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Helping Clients With Their Expectations

What does your client expect from you? What do you expect from your client? Recognizing the client's initial expectations—and how they may differ from reality—and answering the most common questions about the legal process can help you help each other.

Henry L. Moore, Law Office of Henry Moore - Austin, TX

12:45 pm
Break

1:00 pm

0.50 hr

The Uninsured/Underinsured Motorist

Handling and defending uninsured/underinsured motorist claims.

Thomas Allen Herald, Herald, Farish & Hughes - Arlington, TX

1:30 pm

0.50 hr

Maximizing Your Case with the Aid of Technology

How to use simple technology to save time and money, including suggestions at all stages of the case. Areas of discussion include utilizing internet search engines and free online resources, e-filing, videotaping depositions and using an iPad at trial.

Stephen F. Malouf, Malouf & Nockels LLP - Dallas, TX

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Closing Argument and Storytelling: Trial as a Battle of Conflicting Narratives

Or how to prepare for trial and closing argument at your kitchen table (while feeding your spouse's distant relations that you really didn't want to see anyway)!

Mike C. Miller, Law Office of Mike C. Miller, P. C. - Marshall, TX

2:45 pm

0.50 hr

Legislative Update

A discussion of current legislative issues and outcomes affecting personal injury attorneys.

Jay Harvey, Winckler & Harvey LLP - West Lake Hills, TX

3:15 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

Faculty

Conference Faculty

David Albert Canales
Law Firm of David A. Canales, PLLC
San Antonio, TX
Claudia Mariana Cano
Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas
Dallas, TX
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter PC
Sugar Land, TX
Grant Hamon Clifton
Law Office of Grant H. Clifton, PLLC
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis LLP
Austin, TX
Paul Nicholas Gold
Aversano & Gold
Houston, TX
Jay Harvey
Winckler & Harvey LLP
West Lake Hills, TX
Thomas Allen Herald
Herald, Farish & Hughes
Arlington, TX
Hon. Katie Kennedy
Former District Judge
Houston, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd LLP
Houston, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman PC
Austin, TX
Stephen F. Malouf
Malouf & Nockels LLP
Dallas, TX
Mike C. Miller
Law Office of Mike C. Miller, P. C.
Marshall, TX
Henry L. Moore
Law Office of Henry Moore
Austin, TX
Robert W. Oberholtzer
Law Office of Robert Oberholtzer
Houston, TX
George A. Quesada Jr.
Sommerman & Quesada LLP
Dallas, TX
Roger Andrew Sullivan
Smith & Hassler
Houston, TX

Planning Committee

Lesley Howe Lorenz—Chair
Lorenz & Lorenz, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Price Ainsworth
Law Offices of Price Ainsworth
Austin, TX
Quentin Brogdon
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson PC
Dallas, TX
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter PC
Sugar Land, TX
Grant Hamon Clifton
Law Office of Grant H. Clifton, PLLC
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis LLP
Austin, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd LLP
Houston, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman PC
Austin, TX
Hollis L. Levy
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
10.00 hrs  |  1.00 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial 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
10.00 hrs  |  1.00 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
12.00 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

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Standard Registration early registration: Aug 12, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for Green Registration - USB Key ONLY early registration: Aug 12, 2011
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 12, 2011
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 15, 2011
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$159.00 good through Jul 16, 2011

Parking Information

Free Daily Self-Parking at UT garages. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.

UT Law CLE

2011 The Car Crash Seminar

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