University of Texas School of Law
43rd Annual Page Keeton
Civil Litigation Conference
Austin Nov 22, 2019 AT&T Conference Center
$425 Individual
$385 Group (5-9 ppl)
$340 Group (10 or more ppl)
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SUPPORTING ORGANIZATION
The State Bar of Texas Appellate Section

UT Law CLE

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Program Features
Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors, Friday, November 22nd at the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference. This year's one day conference in Austin has updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips and advocacy strategies.
Highlights include:
  • Update on the 2019 Legislative changes to the Texas Anti-SLAAP law
  • The Judicial Panel shares what judges think works best with juries and what judges know works best with judges
  • Explore the rapidly evolving gig economy including the competing federal, state, and local efforts to find the right balance between entrepreneurial enablement and service provider protection
  • Picking a Jury: A Quick Survey of the Law and a Demonstration
  • Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury
  • Hear updates and insights on expedited trails, attorney’s fees, confidentiality, E-discovery and more
Also, registrants  of  the  Page  Keeton  Civil  Litigation  Conference  will receive an eSupplement  with additional on-demand programming  that  will  allow  you  to  complete  the  15/3  TX  MCLE requirement.

Come a day early for Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques.

UT Law CLE

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

11/20/19
Schedule

Friday Morning, Nov. 22, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Francisco Guerra IV, Watts Guerra - San Antonio, TX

7:30 am
Registration Opens

Includes continental breakfast.

8:20 am
Welcoming Remarks

8:30 am

0.50 hr

The Texas Anti-SLAPP Law

Hear an update on the 2019 legislative changes from a frequent speaker.

Mark C. Walker, Dickinson Wright PLLC - El Paso, TX

9:00 am

0.50 hr

Expedited Trials

Rule 169 of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure provides a unique mechanism for expedited actions. Learn how to navigate this rule efficiently and effectively in order to streamline the litigation process and ultimately get to trial faster.   

Hon. Lauren Reeder, 234th Civil District Court - Houston, TX
Laura De La Cruz, Schechter McElwee Shaffer & Harris, LLP - Houston, TX

9:30 am

0.50 hr

Truth in the Balance

Explore the nationwide trend toward new proportionality limits to discovery—especially E-Discovery—and a look at various ways that parties and courts have worked to strike the right balance.

Jim Weiss, Reynolds Frizzell LLP - Houston, TX

10:00 am
Break

10:15 am

0.50 hr

Experts and Disqualifications

Winning or defeating a motion to disqualify an expert involves making key strategic decisions at every stage of expert discovery. Discuss the state of the law on expert disqualifications for common areas of expert testimony so that trial counsel can approach each stage of expert discovery, from the disclosure to the deposition, with an eye towards winning the Daubert or Robinson challenge. 

Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Galveston, TX
Kelsi Stayart White, Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C. - Houston, TX

10:45 am

0.50 hr

Confidentiality

It’s easy to lose attorney-client privilege protection. Don’t let it happen to you and your client.

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

11:15 am

0.75 hr

Litigating in a Divided Nation: Handling Strong Political Views During Trial

In seeking justice, lawyers now must navigate intense divisions in our state and nation. What interpersonal skills and strategies can you use to identify divisive attitudes, and neutralize dangers like manipulation and polarization? Learn these concepts and how they differ from classic theories of conflict resolution.

Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law - Austin, TX

12:00 pm
Pick Up Lunch

Included in registration.

Friday Afternoon, Nov. 22, 2019

Presiding Officer:
Lisa Bowlin Hobbs, Kuhn Hobbs PLLC - Austin, TX

LUNCHEON PRESENTATION

12:20 pm

0.75 hr

Judicial Panel

What judges think works best with juries. What judges know works best with judges.

Hon. W. Royal Furgeson Jr., U.S. District Judge, Retired - Dallas, TX
Hon. Robert Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. Lauren Reeder, 234th Civil District Court - Houston, TX

 
1:05 pm
Break

1:20 pm

0.50 hr ethics

Proving Up Attorney's Fees

Hear practical tips and considerations for recovering attorney’s fees.

Greta S. McFarling, Chasnoff Mungia Valkenaar Pepping & Stribling LLP - San Antonio, TX

1:50 pm

0.50 hr ethics

#Blessed: Using Social Media in Trial 

Review effective and ethical use of social media during trial.  

Tim Williams, Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC - Amarillo, TX

2:20 pm

1.00 hr

The Gig Economy 

Revisit the rapidly evolving gig economy and take a tour through the myriad approaches courts and agencies have adopted, tested, and abandoned in their collective attempt to understand and classify the growing number of digital platform providers that now enable service providers to connect directly with end-users. Specific topics will include the limitations of the binary employee v. contractor classification system, the promises and pitfalls of a proposed hybrid “gig” worker classification, and the competing federal, state, and local efforts to find the right balance between entrepreneurial enablement and service provider protection.

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

3:20 pm
Break

3:30 pm

0.50 hr

Picking a Jury: A Quick Survey of the Law and a Demonstration

Voir dire can be outcome determinative in a jury trial. In the wake of a trio of opinions issued by the Texas Supreme Court almost 15 years ago, trial lawyers, and even many judges are still confused about what is and is not permissible. Learn what works today and why.

Quentin Brogdon, Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP - Dallas, TX
Aaron J. Burke, Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo LLP - Dallas, TX

4:00 pm

0.75 hr

Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury

Story has been used since ancient times to captivate the human brain. It is easier for a person to remember stories than hard facts. Many fortune 500 companies and political campaigns have turned to a story formula in their marketing to help them clarify their message to their intended audience. Explore that same story framework to help attorneys tell a story during opening statements that will help clarify the message they want conveyed to the jury.  

Donald Delgado, West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C. - College Station, TX
Baili B. Rhodes, West, Webb, Allbriton & Gentry, P.C. - College Station, TX

4:45 pm
Adjourn

UT Law CLE

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Faculty

Conference Faculty

Jason Boulette
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown
U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
Galveston, TX
Aaron J. Burke
Fee, Smith, Sharp & Vitullo LLP
Dallas, TX
Laura De La Cruz
Schechter McElwee Shaffer & Harris, LLP
Houston, TX
Donald Delgado
West, Webb, Allbritton & Gentry, P.C.
College Station, TX
Claude E. Ducloux
Attorney at Law
Austin, TX
Hon. W. Royal Furgeson Jr.
U.S. District Judge, Retired
Dallas, TX
Michael J. Golden
Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P.
Austin, TX
Steven Goode
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Greta S. McFarling
Chasnoff Mungia Valkenaar Pepping & Stribling LLP
San Antonio, TX
Hon. Robert Pitman
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
Austin, TX
Hon. Lauren Reeder
234th Civil District Court
Houston, TX
Baili B. Rhodes
West, Webb, Allbriton & Gentry, P.C.
College Station, TX
Mark C. Walker
Dickinson Wright PLLC
El Paso, TX
Jim Weiss
Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Houston, TX
Kelsi Stayart White
Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing P.C.
Houston, TX
Tim Williams
Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC
Amarillo, TX

Planning Committee

Karen C. Burgess—Co-Chair
Burgess Law PC
Austin, TX
Francisco Guerra IV—Co-Chair
Watts Guerra
San Antonio, TX
Michael K. Oldham—Co-Chair
Reynolds Frizzell LLP
Houston, TX
April Rogers—Director
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Sofia Adrogué
Diamond McCarthy LLP
Houston, TX
Dustin Benham
Texas Tech University School of Law
Lubbock, TX
Quentin Brogdon
Crain Lewis Brogdon, LLP
Dallas, TX
Elaine Grafton Carlson
South Texas College of Law Houston
Houston, TX
William J. Chriss
The Snapka Law Firm
Corpus Christi, TX
Steven Goode
The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX
Erica W. Harris
Susman Godfrey LLP
Houston, TX
Lisa Bowlin Hobbs
Kuhn Hobbs PLLC
Austin, TX
Michael C. Smith
Siebman, Burg, Phillips & Smith, LLP
Marshall, TX
Britta Stanton
The Focal Point
Dallas, TX
Mark C. Walker
Dickinson Wright PLLC
El Paso, TX

UT Law CLE

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Credit Information

MCLE Credit

Texas
7.25 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
7.25 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.  
Louisiana
7.25 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. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Supreme Court of Louisiana Continuing Legal Education Committee within 30 days after the conference. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records.
Oklahoma
8.50 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. 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
8.50 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

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Key Dates

Austin

  • Last day for cancellation (full refund): Nov 15, 2019
  • Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Nov 18, 2019
    $50 processing fee applied

UT Law CLE

2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference

Hotel / Venue

Austin

AT&T Conference Center

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

Accommodations

Special Room Rate: $189 good through October 24, 2019 (subject to availability).

Book your room online here or call the reservations department at 877-744-8822 and reference the UT Law CLE Conference. The reservations link will be active until the room block is full or the cutoff date of 10/24/19, whichever comes first. 

Parking Information

Daily self-parking will be validated for the AT&T Conference Center garage or surrounding UT garages. Please note Dobie is not a UT garage and parking cannot be validated. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.