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Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 26th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law eConference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The eConference opens with the always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.
 
2017 highlights include:
  • Insight into how specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect, with James W. Ferguson of Halliburton
  • Discussion of the O.W. Bunker Litigation from the perspective of vessel owners, physical suppliers of necessaries, and secured lenders
  • Hon. Lynn H. Hughes, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, offers his views on the state of legal practice and the profession
  • State Law in Maritime Cases: The Devil’s Own Mess, with Hon. John W. deGravelles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana
  • Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII
This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners get the latest on global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.
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Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.25 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Oil, Gas and Mineral Law | Personal Injury Trial Law

Course expired: 10/31/2019

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1. Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits (Oct 2017)

David W. Robertson, Matthew H. Ammerman, Michael F. Sturley

1.50 0.00 0.00 1.50  

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Audio (mp3) 94 mins
Paper (pdf) 160 pgs

SESSION 1 — 94 mins, credit 1.50

Session 1:

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits (Oct 2017)

The seventeenth annual installment of the seminal paper surveys developments, identifies issues of genuine national importance, and discusses items of significant interest from the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

David W. Robertson, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX
Matthew H. Ammerman, Law Office of Matthew H. Ammerman, P.C. - Houston, TX
Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law and National University of Singapore - Austin, TX and Singapore

2. Jones Act and Cabotage Rules in the OCS (Oct 2017)

Samuel A. Giberga, Jonathan K. Waldron

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 51 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 10 pgs

SESSION 2 — 51 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Jones Act and Cabotage Rules in the OCS (Oct 2017)

Explore how the Customs and Border Protection Agency’s January 2017 notice of its intention to reverse its Jones Act exceptions resets the playing field for OCS subsea operations. Also, review the Jones Act waivers and other new developments, including wind farms.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Samuel A. Giberga, Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. - Covington, LA
Jonathan K. Waldron, Blank Rome LLP - Washington, DC

3. OW Bunker Litigation: Maritime Practitioners’ Perspectives (Oct 2017)

Julia M. (Adams) Palmer, Keith B. Letourneau, Bruce G. Paulsen, James Harold Power

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 3 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 3:

OW Bunker Litigation: Maritime Practitioners’ Perspectives (Oct 2017)

Examine the procedural and substantive issues involving maritime liens, and the interplay of maritime lien and bankruptcy issues from the perspective of vessel owners, physical suppliers of necessaries, and secured lenders.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Julia M. (Adams) Palmer, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX
Keith B. Letourneau, Blank Rome LLP - Houston, TX
Bruce G. Paulsen, Seward & Kissel LLP - New York, NY
James Harold Power, Holland & Knight LLP - New York, NY

4. Introduction to Classification Societies (Oct 2017)

Robert G. Clyne

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 30 pgs

SESSION 4 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Introduction to Classification Societies (Oct 2017)

Analyze the purpose and functions of classification societies in today’s world as well as the future of classification, including a review of the legal exposure of class.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Robert G. Clyne, American Bureau of Shipping - Houston, TX

5. State Law in a Maritime Case: "The Devil's Own Mess" (Oct 2017)

Hon. John W. deGravelles

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 5 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

State Law in a Maritime Case: "The Devil's Own Mess" (Oct 2017)

Discover the complexity of and approaches to the issue of when it is appropriate to apply state law in a maritime case.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. John W. deGravelles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana - Baton Rouge, LA

6. Mediating the Maritime Claim When Insurance Coverage is in Dispute (Oct 2017)

Robert J. Cunningham

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 33 pgs

SESSION 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 6:

Mediating the Maritime Claim When Insurance Coverage is in Dispute (Oct 2017)

Explore challenges and get suggestions for handling disputed coverage in conjunction with mediating a plaintiff’s underlying lawsuit. Examine the practical and legal perils and pitfalls of handling coverage issues in mediation by a defense lawyer hired by the insurance company under reservation of rights, the respective roles of defense lawyer/coverage counsel/insurance representative, and additional complications in educating the mediator on highly specialized insurance and maritime concepts.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Robert J. Cunningham, Roach & Newton, LLP - Houston, TX

7. Complex Insurance Coverage and Dispute Resolution Issues (Oct 2017)

James W. Ferguson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 58 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 7 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 7:

Complex Insurance Coverage and Dispute Resolution Issues (Oct 2017)

The wording in insurance policies is often underappreciated by the insured, particularly for catastrophic event coverage that is seldom called upon. But when a claim is pursued for a major incident such as the BP Deepwater Horizon blowout, both specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect. What should be in your clients' policies?

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

James W. Ferguson, Halliburton - Houston, TX

8. Nearly Random Thoughts on the Law and Sea (Oct 2017)

Lynn N. Hughes, Kenneth G. Engerrand

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 47 mins

SESSION 8 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

Nearly Random Thoughts on the Law and Sea (Oct 2017)

A conversation among Kenneth G. Engerrand, the audience, and Judge Hughes.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Judge Lynn N. Hughes, United States District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX

9. Trying Your Maritime Case in State Court (Oct 2017)

Hon. Dan Hinde

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 9 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 9:

Trying Your Maritime Case in State Court (Oct 2017)

How does a maritime trial in state court differ from one in federal court? Take a short voyage to see the differences between trials in state and federal courts. Ports of call include jury selection, cross-examination, standards for admitting expert testimony, and charging the jury.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. Dan Hinde, 269th District Court, Harris County - Houston, TX

10. Preserving Error and Navigating Appeals in State Court (Oct 2017)

Christina F. Crozier

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 25 mins
Paper (pdf) 32 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 10 — 25 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Preserving Error and Navigating Appeals in State Court (Oct 2017)

Learn about error preservation tips and traps, getting a case into the Texas Supreme Court, and the story behind the latest Texas Supreme Court case on vessel status.

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Christina F. Crozier, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Houston, TX

11. What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII (Oct 2017)

William J. Chriss, Bradley A. Jackson

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 65 mins

SESSION 11 — 65 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 11:

What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII (Oct 2017)

Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. This ethics session is designed to be interactive. Audience participation is encouraged!

Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org or on-site at the conference registration desk. 

Originally presented at: Sep 2017 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

William J. Chriss, Law Office of William J. Chriss, P.C. - Corpus Christi, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, Retired Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer - Houston, TX