University of Texas School of Law
2014
The Car Crash Seminar
From Sign-Up to Settlement
Austin Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2014 AT&T Conference Center
Conference Concluded

UT Law CLE

2014 The Car Crash Seminar

Program Features
The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement.  Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.
 
The 2014 program features practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including persuading the jury, maximizing depositions, cost effective case strategies, voir dire, ethical considerations, the nuts and bolts of defending car wreck cases, and much more. 
 
Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.

UT Law CLE

2014 The Car Crash Seminar

11/19/18
Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, July 31, 2014

Presiding Officers:
Rachael Klipp, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX
Lesley Howe Lorenz, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX

12:00 pm
Registration Opens

12:50 pm
Welcoming Remarks

1:00 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Texas Standard Auto Policy

What to look for in your client's policy and what to expect from the defendant's.

Henry L. Moore, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

1:45 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Taking the Case

Intake—learn how to screen and evaluate the case, including ethical issues to consider.

Brent Carpenter, Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C. - Sugar Land, TX

2:15 pm

0.75 hr

Working up the Case and Demand Package

Plaintiff's intake through the demand package.

J. Luke Dow, Law Offices of J. Luke Dow - Austin, TX
Janiella C. Shirley, Law Offices of Kilpatrick, White & Deas - San Antonio, TX

3:00 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.50 hr

Negotiating with the Insurance Adjuster

Maximizing case values during the negotiation process.

Curtis J. Kurhajec, Naman Howell Smith & Lee - Austin, TX

3:45 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Managing Client Expectations

How to manage your practice in terms of client expectations and case selection, including how to identify and avoid problem clients and counterproductive undertakings.

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., Of Counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

4:30 pm

0.75 hr

Cost Effective Case Strategies

Learn tips, tricks and strategies to minimize the burden on plaintiffs and counsel to litigate small to medium car wreck cases.

Justin B. Demerath, O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath - Austin, TX
Chip Evans, The Evans Law Firm - West Lake Hills, TX
Sally S. Metcalfe, Metcalfe Law, PLLC - Austin, TX

5:15 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Aug. 1, 2014

Presiding Officer:
Scott F. Deshazo, Deshazo & Nesbitt LLP - Austin, TX

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Distracted Driving

Virtually every car wreck case involves distracted driving. Learn ways to combat the distracted driving epidemic one jury at a time.

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

9:15 am

0.75 hr

When a Car Wreck is Not Just a Car Wreck

Automobile litigation is the cornerstone of most personal injury practices. Automobile cases can range in complexity from a single rear-end collision to a multi-party products liability case. And if there is a commercial truck involved, it's a whole new ballgame. This presentation addresses a broad range of litigation issues most likely to be encountered as a result of auto and truck wrecks.

Mike Davis, Slack & Davis LLP - Austin, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

The Under-insured/Uninsured Motorist

Learn strategies to present and defend under-insured and uninsured motorist claims.

Thomas A. Herald, The Noteboom Law Firm - Hurst, TX

11:00 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Depositions

Depositions are by far the most versatile discovery tool that attorneys have at their disposal. Learn how to use this tool to your maximum advantage.

Quentin Brogdon, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX

11:45 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Aug. 1, 2014

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

Luncheon Presentation

12:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Technology in Law 

An overview of the ethical obligation for lawyers to stay informed regarding current technology.

Dirk M. Jordan, Jordan Law Firm - Austin, TX

 
12:50 pm
Break

1:05 pm

0.50 hr

Damages

Proof of elements of damages, causation problems, strategy and mindset.

Jorge A. Herrera, The Herrera Law Firm - San Antonio, TX

1:35 pm

0.50 hr

Defending Car Wreck Cases

A nuts and bolts preface for your trial notebook, including topics to consider as you plan your defense of the car wreck case.

Ross S. Crossland, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

2:05 pm

0.75 hr

Voir Dire

Expanding the strike zone.

Price Ainsworth, The Law Offices of Price Ainsworth - Austin, TX

2:50 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Subrogation and Liens: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker's comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans, including safeguards created by a new state law which protects first party and portions of third party recoveries.

Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C. - Austin, TX

3:35 pm

0.50 hr

Opening and Closing Story-Telling

Moving the hearts and minds of jurors.

Frank L. Branson, The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C. - Dallas, TX

4:05 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2014 The Car Crash Seminar

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Price Ainsworth
The Law Offices of Price Ainsworth
Austin, TX
Frank L. Branson
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Quentin Brogdon
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., Of Counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Ross S. Crossland
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis LLP
Austin, TX
Justin B. Demerath
O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath
Austin, TX
J. Luke Dow
Law Offices of J. Luke Dow
Austin, TX
Chip Evans
The Evans Law Firm
West Lake Hills, TX
Thomas A. Herald
The Noteboom Law Firm
Hurst, TX
Jorge A. Herrera
The Herrera Law Firm
San Antonio, TX
Dirk M. Jordan
Jordan Law Firm
Austin, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd, LLP
Houston, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Curtis J. Kurhajec
Naman Howell Smith & Lee
Austin, TX
Sally S. Metcalfe
Metcalfe Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Janiella C. Shirley
Law Offices of Kilpatrick, White & Deas
San Antonio, TX

Planning Committee

Lesley Howe Lorenz—Chair
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX
Rachael Klipp—Co-Chair
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX
Price Ainsworth
The Law Offices of Price Ainsworth
Austin, TX
Quentin Brogdon
The Law Offices of Frank L. Branson, P.C.
Dallas, TX
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
Kathy Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis LLP
Austin, TX
Justin B. Demerath
O'Hanlon, McCollom & Demerath
Austin, TX
Scott F. Deshazo
Deshazo & Nesbitt LLP
Austin, TX
J. Luke Dow
Law Offices of J. Luke Dow
Austin, TX
Chip Evans
The Evans Law Firm
West Lake Hills, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd, LLP
Houston, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Hollis L. Levy
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX

UT Law CLE

2014 The Car Crash Seminar

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
10.75 hrs  |  2.25 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
10.75 hrs  |  2.25 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.  
Oklahoma
13.00 hrs  |  2.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
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
13.00 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

2014 The Car Crash Seminar

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Jul 23, 2014
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jul 25, 2014
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jul 28, 2014
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2014 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

$174 good through July 7, 2014 (subject to availability). 
Reserve your room online.

Parking Information

Free daily self-parking at UT garages. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.