University of Texas School of Law
2017
The Car Crash Seminar
Austin Aug 17-18, 2017 Norris Conference Center
$525 Individual
Live Webcast Aug 17-18, 2017
$425 Individual
SPONSOR
Perdue & Kidd

UT Law CLE

2017 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.
 
2017 program highlights:
  • 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, persuading the jury, and making effective opening statements and closing arguments
  • Hear a summary of current legislative issues and outcomes affecting personal injury attorneys
  • Obtain an overview of Texas auto policies, including truck wrecks, damages, ride-sharing service claims, and more
  • Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans
  • Learn about the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of common spinal injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions
  • Explore the innovative technology and accident reconstruction resources to support your electronic trial presentation
  • Hear the judicial perspective on what does and doesn't work well in jury trials
  • Earn up to 11.00 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit
Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program!

UT Law CLE

2017 The Car Crash Seminar

8/18/17
Schedule

Thursday Afternoon, Aug. 17, 2017

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

Case Selection-Rejection and How to Manage Client Expectations

Discuss what factors go into deciding to accept or reject a case, how to make a case rejection a win/win, and how to manage your practice in terms of client expectations.

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

2:00 pm

0.50 hr ethics

The Noble Lawyer and the Ethics of Client Management

Analyze 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. - Corpus Christi, TX

2:30 pm
Break

2:45 pm

0.75 hr

Common Issues and FAQs

Get answers to the common questions that arise when working up your personal injury case and receive a compilation of commonly used forms.

J. Luke Dow, Luke Dow Law Firm - Austin, TX
Bonnie R. Rogers, Kilpatrick White & Deas - Houston, TX

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Ride‑Sharing Service Claims

Examine the primary issues, forms, and claim strategies in dealing with ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft, and the Austin alternatives.

Paul Wingo, The Wingo Firm - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr

Negotiating with the Insurance Adjuster

Learn how to maximize case value through preparation and presentation of the demand package. 

Scott F. DeShazo, DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP - Austin, TX
Tom Lang, Cunningham Lindsey - Austin, TX

4:45 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Aug. 18, 2017

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

7:30 am

Austin Only

Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast. 

8:30 am

0.75 hr

Acute Spinal Evaluation, Care, and Long Term Considerations

Review common injuries of the spine caused by motor vehicle collisions, including current and appropriate acute assessment and treatment, as well as rehabilitation strategies and long-term considerations.

Dr. Joe G. Gonzales, Physician Life Care Planning - San Antonio, TX

9:15 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist Claims

Learn strategies to present and defend uninsured and underinsured motorist claims.

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

10:00 am

0.50 hr

Accident Reconstruction Deconstructed

Technology and resources available today can allow post-accident physical evidence to resolve many fact disputes about how an incident happened, who was at fault, and reveal potential gross negligence facts. Learn what top experts can do for the right case, what the law allows you to do with this information, and what reconstruction resources are available for more modest value cases.  

Justin B. Demerath, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC - Austin, TX
Danny R. Phillips, Axiom Reconstruction, Inc. - Lucas, TX

10:30 am
Break

10:45 am

0.75 hr
0.25 hr ethics

A Day in the Life of a Car Wreck Defense Lawyer

Discuss the laundry list of issues that the car wreck defense lawyer can expect to address in a typical day.

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

11:30 am

0.50 hr

Legislative Session Update

Review what the 85th Texas Legislature has wrought.

Elizabeth Larrick, Larrick Law Firm - Austin, TX

12:00 pm

Austin Only

Pick Up Lunch (in Austin)

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Aug. 18, 2017

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

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer

Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston.

Price Ainsworth, Lorenz & Lorenz LLP - Austin, TX

 
12:50 pm
Break

1:05 pm

0.75 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Subrogation and Liens

Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, workers' comp, hospital liens, state employees, local employees, and disability plans. Focus on 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

1:50 pm

0.50 hr

Medical Records

Who is looking for what and why? Learn to analyze, understand, and use medical records to increase pre‑litigation settlement values.

William M. Toles, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo - Dallas, TX

2:20 pm

0.75 hr

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

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

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

3:05 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.50 hr

A View from the Bench

Hear guidance on how to handle jury trials, with emphasis on what needs to be done to ensure the jury is on your side.

Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd, Travis County Court at Law No. 2 - Austin, TX

3:45 pm

0.75 hr

Parallel Civil and Criminal Cases

In car wreck cases, parallel criminal and civil cases arising out of the same event frequently occur. Find out how your civil case may be affected by the pendency of a parallel criminal case.

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

4:30 pm

0.50 hr

Storytelling and Themes

Listen to an experienced practitioner share 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

2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Price Ainsworth
Lorenz & Lorenz LLP
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.
Corpus Christi, TX
Ross S. Crossland
The Crossland Law Firm
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Justin B. Demerath
O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC
Austin, TX
Scott F. DeShazo
DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP
Austin, TX
J. Luke Dow
Luke Dow Law Firm
Austin, TX
Dr. Joe G. Gonzales
Physician Life Care Planning
San Antonio, 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
Elizabeth Larrick
Larrick Law Firm
Austin, TX
Henry L. Moore
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Danny R. Phillips
Axiom Reconstruction, Inc.
Lucas, TX
Bonnie R. Rogers
Kilpatrick White & Deas
Houston, TX
Hon. Eric Montgomery Shepperd
Travis County Court at Law No. 2
Austin, TX
William M. Toles
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo
Dallas, TX
Paul Wingo
The Wingo Firm
Dallas, 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
Brent Carpenter
Carpenter & Carpenter, P.C.
Sugar Land, TX
Ross S. Crossland
The Crossland Law Firm
Austin, TX
Mike Davis
Slack & Davis, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Justin B. Demerath
O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, PC
Austin, TX
Scott F. DeShazo
DeShazo & Nesbitt LLP
Austin, TX
Chip Evans
The Evans Law Firm
Austin, 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
The Wingo Firm
Dallas, TX

UT Law CLE

2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
11.00 hrs  |  2.50 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
11.00 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. 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  |  3.00 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
11.00 hrs  |  2.50 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
11.00 hrs  |  2.50 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  |  3.00 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
11.00 hrs  |  2.50 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

2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Aug 16, 2017
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 11, 2017
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 14, 2017
    $50 processing fee applied

Live Webcast

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Aug 11, 2017
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Aug 14, 2017
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2017 The Car Crash Seminar

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Norris Conference Center

2525 West Anderson Lane, Suite 365
Austin, TX 78757
512-451-5011
Map

Accommodations

A limited amount of rooms are available at the special rate of $179 at Aloft Austin at the Domain. Aloft is located 4 miles away from the Norris Conference Center and offers a complimentary shuttle (based on availability) within a 5 mile radius. The special rate is available until July 19th (subject to availability).

Please use the following link to receive the $179 rate: https://www.starwoodmeeting.com/Book/UTLawSeminar

The following link also provides additional Austin area hotels within a 5 mile radius of Norris Conference Center: http://norriscenters.com/austin-area-hotels/ 

Parking Information

Complimentary surface parking.

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2017 The Car Crash Seminar

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