University of Texas School of Law
2016
The Car Crash Seminar
Austin Jul 28-29, 2016 Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast Jul 28-29, 2016
Conference Concluded

UT Law CLE

2016 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.
  • Hear an overview of Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, auto-product liability claims, damages, and more
  • Gain practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including working up the case, managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on the use of medical records, financially affordable ways to try cases, cross-examining witnesses, and persuading the jury
  • Review the admissibility of collision reports and how to most effectively use police officer testimony
  • Analyze how social media is being mined and the ethical considerations of getting it submitted into evidence
  • Examine the role distracted driving plays in a collision and its impact on verdict value
  • Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker’s comp, hospital liens, state and local employees and disability plans
  • Discover practical ways to find life balance and happiness as a lawyer in this demanding and stressful profession
Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.

UT Law CLE

2016 The Car Crash Seminar

11/19/18
Schedule

Thursday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Rachael Klipp, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX

12:00 pm

Austin Only

Registration Opens

Includes complimentary refreshments.

12:50 pm
Welcoming Remarks

1:00 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Texas Auto Policies

Explore how to get the most from your coverage.

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

1:30 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Should I Take the Case?

Discover how to manage your practice in terms of client expectations, case selection and how to make a case rejection a win/win.

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

2:00 pm

0.75 hr

Working Up the Case

The dos, don'ts and maybes. Materials for this session include pre-suit forms, new case sign-up sheets, authorizations and other sample documents.

J. Luke Dow, Law Offices of J. Luke Dow - Austin, TX
Ashley E. Todd, Liberty Mutual Group, Inc. - San Antonio, TX

2:45 pm
Break

3:00 pm

0.50 hr

Negotiating with the Insurance Adjuster

Maximizing case value through preparation and presentation of the demand package.

Chip Evans, The Evans Law Firm - Austin, TX
Tom Lang, Cunningham Lindsey - Austin, TX

3:30 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Defendant Perspective Medical Records

A defense attorney’s perspective in purpose, analysis and use of medical records.

Ranelle M. Meroney, Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP - Austin, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Uninsured and Under-Insured Motorist

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

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

4:45 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning

Presiding Officer:
Price Ainsworth, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX

7:30 am

Austin Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:45 am

0.75 hr

Car Wrecks

Representing the defendant in a car wreck case, from the initial assignment to closing the file.

Ross S. Crossland, The Crossland Law Firm - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr ethics

The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Case and Client Management

Explore the ethical quandaries of client intake, case selection and client communications. Learn how to manage healthy and unhealthy client relationships, setting expectations for clients and withdrawing from bad relationships. 

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

10:00 am

0.50 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.

Scott F. DeShazo, DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP - Austin, TX
Sally S. Metcalfe, Metcalfe Law, PLLC - Austin, TX

10:30 am

0.50 hr

Distracted Driving and Case Value

Looking for the distracted driver case, and how that can and will increase the verdict value of your car crash cases.

Brian L. Mincher, Godsey Martin PC - Dallas, TX

11:00 am
Break

11:15 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Liens and Subrogation

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 state law which protects first party and portions of third party recoveries from many insured plans.

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

12:00 pm

0.50 hr

The Ultimate Book on Advanced Trucking Litigation

Analyze the anatomy of truck wreck litigation from the initial case screening through successful trial and an appellate victory.

John Blaise Gsanger, The Edwards Law Firm LLP - Corpus Christi, TX

12:30 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch (in Austin)

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon

Presiding Officer:
Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:50 pm

0.50 hr

Maintaining Balance in the Practice of Law

Practicing law is hard work and trying to maintain a reasonable life balance can feel almost impossible. We have assembled a top 10 list of suggestions to find happiness gleaned from interviews with 2015-2016 SBOT President Allan DuBois and Lisa Blue, who besides being world class litigator, also holds a PhD in counseling psychology.

Paul Wingo, Law Offices of LAWRH - Garland, TX

 
1:20 pm
Break

1:35 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Voir Dire

Expanding the strike zone.

Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court - Houston, TX

2:20 pm

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

The Police Officer: Best Friend or Worst Enemy?

The police officer can be your best friend or your worst enemy because his testimony usually carries great weight with the jury. A thorough understanding of the holdings of the reported cases gives you the ability to deal with police officer testimony in the most effective manner.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX

3:05 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.50 hr

Cross Examination: A Question of Control

Nuts-and-bolts of cross examinations and deposition techniques.

Mike Davis, Slack & Davis, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

3:45 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Getting from Internet to Evidence

Social media can be a goldmine in certain cases, if you can discover relevant data and get it into evidence. Learn ethical methods of eDiscovery related to social media, the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence, and strategies for using that evidence on both liability and damages claims.

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

4:15 pm

0.75 hr

Storytelling and Themes

Experienced practitioner shares his stories and experiences on voir dire, trial themes, and opening and closing arguments.

Guy D. Choate, Webb, Stokes & Sparks, L.L.P. - San Angelo, TX

5:00 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2016 The Car Crash Seminar

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
Guy D. Choate
Webb, Stokes & Sparks, L.L.P.
San Angelo, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C., Of Counsel to Gravely & Pearson, L.L.P.
Corpus Christi, TX
Ross S. Crossland
The Crossland Law Firm
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis, L.L.P.
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
Austin, TX
John Blaise Gsanger
The Edwards Law Firm LLP
Corpus Christi, TX
Thomas A. Herald
The Noteboom Law Firm
Hurst, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Tom Lang
Cunningham Lindsey
Austin, TX
Ranelle M. Meroney
Hawkins Parnell Thackston & Young LLP
Austin, TX
Sally S. Metcalfe
Metcalfe Law, PLLC
Austin, TX
Brian L. Mincher
Godsey Martin PC
Dallas, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Ashley E. Todd
Liberty Mutual Group, Inc.
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Randall W. Wilson
157th District Court
Houston, TX
Paul Wingo
Law Offices of LAWRH
Garland, TX

Planning Committee

Quentin Brogdon—Co-Chair
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Lesley Howe Lorenz—Co-Chair
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX
Price Ainsworth
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis, L.L.P.
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
Austin, TX
Donald H. Kidd
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Rachael Klipp
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
Austin, TX
Judy Kostura
Judge, Kostura & Putman, P.C.
Austin, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Paul Wingo
Law Offices of LAWRH
Garland, TX

UT Law CLE

2016 The Car Crash Seminar

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
10.75 hrs  |  2.75 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  |  2.75 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  |  3.50 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.  

MCLE Credit

Texas
10.75 hrs  |  2.75 hrs Ethics
Legal Specialization(s): Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Personal Injury Trial Law
Additional Information
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
California
10.75 hrs  |  2.75 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Oklahoma
13.00 hrs  |  3.50 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Other States
10.75 hrs  |  2.75 hrs Ethics
Additional Information
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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour. 

Other Credit

TX Accounting CPE
13.00 hrs
Additional Information
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and 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.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

UT Law CLE

2016 The Car Crash Seminar

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Jul 25, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jul 22, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jul 25, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Jul 28, 2016
    Add $0 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Jul 22, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Jul 25, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2016 The Car Crash Seminar

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

111 E. Cesar Chavez Street
Austin, TX
512.478.9611 (reservations)

Accommodations

$179 room rate good through June 27, 2016 (subject to availability). 
Reserve your room online.

Parking Information

Daily Self-Parking: $6
Overnight Self-Parking: $10
Daily Valet Parking: $26