University of Texas School of Law
40th Annual Page Keeton
Civil Litigation Conference
Austin Oct 27-28, 2016 Four Seasons Hotel
Conference Concluded
SPONSOR
Winston & Strawn LLP

SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION
The Appellate Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Program Features
Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin. The program provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies, and important trends.

2016 Conference highlights: 
  • Get the latest updates on Texas civil procedure, changes in FRCP, and insurance law developments
  • Hear premier Texas litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st century litigation
  • Get a Texas Supreme Court Justice's point of view on significant decisions from the past term
  • Learn tips for handling common issues that arise in litigation in the bankruptcy court and in civil litigation affected by bankruptcy
  • Learn what lawyers and law firms need to know about data security to avoid losing clients and getting sued
  • Look at important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social and other electronic media
  • Hear about the practicalities lawyers and courts face as jurors increasingly live online and have new expectations for access to the facts, and lawyers have new access into jurors’ lives. 
  • Explore new opportunities in employment law for civil litigators
  • Earn up to 3.50 hours of ethics credit  

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

8/18/17
Schedule

Thursday Morning, Oct. 27, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Erica W. Harris, Susman Godfrey LLP - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast. 

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

Texas Civil Procedure Update

Review recent judicial decisions and rules affecting Texas civil practice, including a written comprehensive review of recent case law to use as a handy reference tool for practitioners.

Elaine Grafton Carlson, Houston College of Law - Houston, TX
Materials By:
Courtney Taylor Carlson, Jackson Walker LLP - Houston, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Texas Supreme Court Update

Hear a Texas Supreme Court Justice and an appellate litigator provide different points of view on significant decisions from the past term.

Hon. Jeffrey S. Boyd, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX
Lisa Bowlin Hobbs, Kuhn Hobbs PLLC - Austin, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

What Every Civil Litigator Needs to Know About Bankruptcy

Learn what every civil litigator should know about bankruptcy and get tips for handling common issues that arise in bankruptcy and civil litigation.

Melanie Gray, Winston & Strawn LLP - Houston, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.50 hr

Extraordinary Remedies

All plaintiffs want their relief—and they want it right now. Learn when courts can tie up assets and control conduct prior to a judgment.

This session has moved to Friday, October 28 at 1:50 p.m. 

Karen C. Burgess, Richardson + Burgess LLP - Austin, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Using Demonstratives to Make Your Case

Demonstrative evidence is evidence you can create! Don’t miss the opportunity to make the most of it.

This session has moved to Friday, October 28 at 10:15 a.m. 

Britta Stanton, Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP - Dallas, TX

11:15 am

0.50 hr

Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act and the New Federal Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016:  What’s all the Hubbub About?

These state and federal statutes have displaced the old common law enforcement of trade secrets in Texas. What is the difference? In what ways do practitioners need to adapt to the new statutes?   

Michael K. Oldham, Reynolds Frizzell LLP - Houston, TX

11:45 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration. 

Thursday Afternoon, Oct. 27, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Michael K. Oldham, Reynolds Frizzell LLP - Houston, TX

Luncheon Presentation

12:05 pm

1.00 hr
0.50 hr ethics

Panel Discussion: Texas Greats on Business Litigation 

Modern complex business litigation presents risks to both sides. With success requiring creativity and advocacy skills, these premier litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st Century litigation.

Moderators:
Sofia Adrogué, Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C. - Houston, TX
Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Baker, 295th Civil District Court - Houston, TX
Panelists:
Lamont A. Jefferson, Jefferson Cano - San Antonio, TX
Owen McGovern, Beck Redden LLP - Houston, TX
Alice Oliver-Parrott, Alice Oliver-Parrott, P.C. - Houston, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.75 hr

Current Issues in Oil and Gas Law

Explore recent case developments in different areas of oil and gas law in Texas, identify trends, and make predictions for where most litigation will be focused in coming years.   

This session has moved to Thursday, October 27 at 3:15 p.m.

John F. Sullivan III, K&L Gates LLP - Houston, TX
Max Edwin Wright, Kelly Hart & Hillman LLP - Midland, TX

2:05 pm

0.50 hr

Recent Developments Regarding the Discovery Rule and Fraudulent Concealment Doctrine

In recent years, the Texas Supreme Court has offered significant guidance on how lower courts should apply the discovery rule and the fraudulent concealment doctrine. Review the cases and learn how they could impact plaintiffs’ and defendants’ approaches to these tolling doctrines going forward.  

Robert D. Woods, Yetter Coleman - Houston, TX

2:35 pm

0.50 hr

Anti SLAAP: What is Left of Reputational Torts So Long As This Statute is on the Books? 

Motions to dismiss reputational torts and other suits under the Texas anti-SLAPP law (Chapter 27 of the TCPRC) are creating a fast-growing motions practice that often catches practitioners flat-footed. How do we deal with this law and maintain access to courts for reputational torts?

Mark C. Walker, Dykema Cox Smith - El Paso, TX

3:05 pm
Break

3:15 pm

0.75 hr ethics

Ethics Jeopardy

Have fun while you earn ethics credit with a friendly game of Ethics Jeopardy! Participants will refresh their ethics knowledge with a series of multiple-choice questions and explanations.

This session has moved to Thursday, October 27 at 1:20 p.m.

Adam T. Schramek, Norton Rose Fulbright - Austin, TX

4:00 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Ethical Challenges in Prepping and Presenting Witnesses

Review ethical rules for preparing and presenting witnesses, and learn how to square those rules with good advocacy.

Stephen E. McConnico, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

4:30 pm
Adjourn

Friday Morning, Oct. 28, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Amy Snell, Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP - Houston, TX

7:30 am
Conference Room Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:15 am

0.75 hr ethics

Cybersecurity for Law Firms

Hear what lawyers and law firms need to know about data security to avoid losing clients and getting sued.

Michael C. Smith, Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP - Marshall, TX
Robert L. King, Silicon Labs - Austin, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Recent Developments in Exposure Actions and the Uncertain Future of Stigma Damages

Explore recent developments in Texas law that may have a significant impact on the recovery of damages in actions based on exposure of land to toxic substances. The discussion includes 2014 Texas Supreme Court decisions impacting damages calculations and a recent opinion from the San Antonio Court of Appeals that threatens to dramatically reshape the way nuisance damages are litigated.

William R. Keffer, Texas Tech University School of Law - Lubbock, TX
Materials By:
Christopher O. Dachniwsky, Thompson & Knight, LLP - Dallas, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Hearsay in a Wireless World

Review important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social media, texts, and other new media.

Steven Goode, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.50 hr

Recent Developments and Hot Topics in Patent Litigation

What does intellectual property have to do with my practice? Learn how the recent patent, copyright and trademark rulings by the U.S. Supreme Court and Circuit Courts are pervading every area of practice, including yours. A take home primer geared towards everyone’s practice.

This session has moved to Thursday, October 27 at 10:45 a.m.

Jennifer Doan, Haltom & Doan - Texarkana, TX

10:45 am

0.75 hr

Tips for an Effective Voir Dire

Learn what the cases allow and what techniques are most effective in voir dire.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Hon. Bonnie Lee Goldstein, 44th District Court - Dallas, TX

11:30 am
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Oct. 28, 2016

Presiding Officer:
Karen C. Burgess, Richardson + Burgess LLP - Austin, TX

Luncheon Presentation

11:50 am

0.75 hr ethics

Lawyer Disqualification: Recent Developments & Practical Tips

Motions to disqualify counsel continue to proliferate. Consequences can be severe for lawyers and clients. The client can lose counsel of choice, and the lawyer can lose the client and potentially face liability claims and disciplinary problems. Review recent disqualification decisions and discuss practical tips for litigating disqualification motions. 

Charles Herring Jr., Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. - Austin, TX
Gaines F. West II, West Webb Allbritton & Gentry P C - College Station, TX

 
12:35 pm
Break

12:50 pm

0.50 hr

What’s New in Insurance?

Get the latest insurance law developments for the general litigator—Stowers claims, deals and turnovers; pleading into coverage and more.

 

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX

1:20 pm

0.50 hr
0.25 hr ethics

New Opportunities in Employment Law for Civil Litigators

Explore the effects of the sharing economy on the traditional employment model as companies use technology to connect providers and end-users in novel ways, and employees increasingly view themselves as individual entrepreneurs with their own business aspirations. Understand more about the scope and limitations of the employee–vs.–contractor classification system, the use of arbitration agreements as a response to judicial second-guessing, the scope of an employee’s fiduciary duty, the ownership of employee inventions, and some of the potential consequences associated with replacing the traditional employment model with individually-defined, market-driven, peer-to-peer business relationships.

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

1:50 pm

0.50 hr

Current Issues Facing Juries in State and Federal Courts

Courts are confronting new challenges presented by social media and the Internet, while at the same time dealing with a declining percentage of cases tried to a jury verdict. What are the practicalities facing lawyers and courts when jurors live online, lawyers have new access into their lives, and jurors have new expectations of access to the facts? Ideas from the perspective of practitioners in both state and federal and civil and criminal courts.

This session has moved to Thursday, October 27 at 10:15 a.m.

Derek S. Hollingsworth, Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP - Houston, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr., Perdue & Kidd - Houston, TX

2:20 pm

0.50 hr

Changes in FRCP and Discovery Update

A review of the 2015 amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and a discussion of recent cases.

Amy Snell, Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP - Houston, TX

2:50 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Sofia Adrogué
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Houston, TX
Hon. Caroline Elizabeth Baker
295th Civil District Court
Houston, TX
Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Hon. Jeffrey S. Boyd
The Supreme Court of Texas
Austin, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Karen C. Burgess
Richardson + Burgess LLP
Austin, TX
Courtney Taylor Carlson
Jackson Walker LLP
Houston, TX
Elaine Grafton Carlson
Houston College of Law
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX
Christopher O. Dachniwsky
Thompson & Knight, LLP
Dallas, TX
Jennifer Doan
Haltom & Doan
Texarkana, TX
Hon. Bonnie Lee Goldstein
44th District Court
Dallas, TX
Steven Goode
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Melanie Gray
Winston & Strawn LLP
Houston, TX
Charles Herring Jr.
Herring & Panzer, L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
Kuhn Hobbs PLLC
Austin, TX
Derek S. Hollingsworth
Rusty Hardin & Associates LLP
Houston, TX
Lamont A. Jefferson
Jefferson Cano
San Antonio, TX
William R. Keffer
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Robert L. King
Silicon Labs
Austin, TX
Stephen E. McConnico
Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP
Austin, TX
Owen McGovern
Beck Redden LLP
Houston, TX
Michael K. Oldham
Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Houston, TX
Alice Oliver-Parrott
Alice Oliver-Parrott, P.C.
Houston, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr.
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Adam T. Schramek
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Michael C. Smith
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP
Marshall, TX
Amy Snell
Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
Houston, TX
Britta Stanton
Lynn Pinker Cox & Hurst, LLP
Dallas, TX
John F. Sullivan III
K&L Gates LLP
Houston, TX
Mark C. Walker
Dykema Cox Smith
El Paso, TX
Gaines F. West II
West Webb Allbritton & Gentry P C
College Station, TX
Robert D. Woods
Yetter Coleman
Houston, TX
Max Edwin Wright
Kelly Hart & Hillman LLP
Midland, TX

Planning Committee

Erica W. Harris—Co-Chair
Susman Godfrey LLP
Houston, TX
Amy Snell—Co-Chair
Shipley Snell Montgomery LLP
Houston, TX
Sofia Adrogué
Gray Reed & McGraw, P.C.
Houston, TX
Dustin Benham
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock , TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Karen C. Burgess
Richardson + Burgess LLP
Austin, TX
Elaine Grafton Carlson
Houston College of Law
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX
Thomas H. Cook Jr.
Zelle Hofmann Voelbel & Mason LLP
Dallas, TX
Jennifer Doan
Haltom & Doan
Texarkana, TX
Steven Goode
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
Kuhn Hobbs PLLC
Austin, TX
Philip K. Maxwell
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Michael K. Oldham
Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Houston, TX
Carol Collins Payne
Estes Thorne & Carr PLLC
Dallas, TX
Jim M. Perdue Jr.
Perdue & Kidd
Houston, TX
Adam T. Schramek
Norton Rose Fulbright
Austin, TX
Michael C. Smith
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP
Marshall, TX
John F. Sullivan III
K&L Gates LLP
Houston, TX
Mark C. Walker
Dykema Cox Smith
El Paso, TX

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
12.75 hrs  |  3.50 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
12.75 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. 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
15.00 hrs  |  4.00 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
15.00 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

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for Individual early registration: Oct 19, 2016
    Add $50 for registrations received after this time
  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Oct 21, 2016
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Oct 24, 2016
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

Four Seasons Hotel

98 San Jacinto Blvd
Austin, TX 78701-4082
512.685.8100 (reservations)
Map

Accommodations

$269 room rate good through September 26, 2016 (subject to availability). 

Parking Information

$12 daily self-parking; $16 valet
$32.50 overnight self or valet
(subject to change)

UT Law CLE

2016 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

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