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2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law eConference (Oct 2018)

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Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 27th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime lawThe conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.

This year’s highlights include:
  • The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX
  • A deep dive into Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases featuring perspectives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Justice
  • The Hon. W. Eugene Davis discussing the Fifth Circuit’s unanimous, landmark en banc decision in In re Larry Dorion, Inc.
  • An exploration of Ethical Issues When Insurers Won’t Fund the Defense, with a focus on how insured and their counsel fill the gap between applicable requirements and permissions
  • The opportunity to stump ethics gurus Bradley J. Jackson and William J. Chriss with your toughest ethical dilemmas in What to Do if Your Client is MisbehavingPart VIII
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Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 1.50 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Personal Injury Trial Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 9/30/2019

Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$345  

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1. Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits (Oct 2018)

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

1.50 0.00 0.00 1.50  

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Audio (mp3) 89 mins
Paper (pdf) 89 pgs

SESSION 1 — 89 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 2018)

The eighteenth 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 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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

2. Judicial Perspective: Doiron and Maritime Contracts (Oct 2018)

Hon. W. Eugene Davis, Kenneth G. Engerrand

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 56 pgs

SESSION 2 — 55 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

Judicial Perspective: Doiron and Maritime Contracts (Oct 2018)

The author of the unanimous en banc decision of the Fifth Circuit in In re Larry Doiron, Inc. discusses the difficulty with the previous test for determining whether a contract is a maritime contract, the confusion and conflict in the application of the test to contracts involving drilling and production of oil and gas on navigable waters, and the development of a simpler and more straightforward method to determine whether oilfield contracts are maritime.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. W. Eugene Davis, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - New Orleans, LA
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX

3. Ethical Issues When Insurers Won't Fund the Defense (Oct 2018)

Samantha Trahan

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 3 — 30 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 3:

Ethical Issues When Insurers Won't Fund the Defense (Oct 2018)

There's a gap between Hamel's "fully adversarial trial" requirement and Lyda Swinerton Builders' permission for insureds to "settle or litigate, at [the insured's] option." How insureds and their counsel fill that gap when insurers refuse to defend raises issues from legal creativity to outright chicanery.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Samantha Trahan, Trahan Kornegay Payne LLP - Houston, TX

4. FMC Primer: The Shipping Act and Regulatory Matters (Oct 2018)

Rachel Anne de Cordova

0.25 0.00 0.00 0.25  

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Audio (mp3) 16 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 4 — 16 mins, credit 0.25

Session 4:

FMC Primer: The Shipping Act and Regulatory Matters (Oct 2018)

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) is the federal agency tasked with regulating international ocean transportation in the U.S. foreign commerce. Review the basic jurisdiction of the FMC and potential issues involving marine terminal operators and ocean common carriers, and survey potential legislative and policy changes affecting the shipping community.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Rachel Anne de Cordova, Phelps Dunbar LLP - Houston, TX

5. Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases (Oct 2018)

Anthony M. DeStefano, Marla Poirot

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 60 mins
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs
Slides (pdf) 25 pgs

SESSION 5 — 60 mins, credit 1.00

Session 5:

Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases (Oct 2018)

Hear from the experts how pollution is being investigated, and explore the implications of recent cases.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Anthony M. DeStefano, LCDR, U.S. Coast Guard, Office of Maritime and International Law - Washington, DC
Marla Poirot, Foley & Lardner LLP - Washington, DC

6. Sanctions on Imports and Exports and Their Impact on the Shipping Industry (Oct 2018)

Jonathan Epstein

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Sanctions on Imports and Exports and Their Impact on the Shipping Industry (Oct 2018)

International trade grows more complex by the day, creating new risks for those seeking to import and export goods. Explore the current state of sanctions on imports and exports, and examine the implications this rapidly changing environment is having on the shipping industry.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Jonathan Epstein, Holland & Knight - Washington, DC

7. Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses (Oct 2018)

Katharine Fleischer Newman, Douglas J. Shoemaker

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 7 — 48 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Drafting Effective Arbitration Clauses (Oct 2018)

Drafting effective arbitration clauses is more complicated than it may appear, and the selection of what rules and procedures will apply can make or break your case. Explore the available options, and learn how to make the most of this pivotal set of provisions.

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Katharine Fleischer Newman, ConocoPhillips - Houston, TX
Douglas J. Shoemaker, Blank Rome LLP - Houston, TX

8. Maintenance and Cure: Experimental and Speculative Medical Procedures (Oct 2018)

Brandon K. Best, Cory D. Itkin

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 38 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 8 — 38 mins, credit 0.75

Session 8:

Maintenance and Cure: Experimental and Speculative Medical Procedures (Oct 2018)

Examine the law regarding maintenance and cure, including when maintenance and cure may be owed for experimental medical procedures and long-term care.  

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Brandon K. Best, The Bale Law Firm, PLLC - Sugar Land, TX
Cory D. Itkin, Arnold & Itkin LLP - Houston, TX

9. What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part VIII (Oct 2018)

William J. Chriss, Bradley A. Jackson

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 62 mins

SESSION 9 — 62 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 9:

What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part VIII (Oct 2018)

Real-world questions and answers regarding ethics, the law, and what your client has asked you to do—or hide. Stump our experts with your hardest questions!

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

Originally presented at: Sep 2018 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

William J. Chriss, The Snapka Law Firm - Corpus Christi, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, Retired Admiralty and Maritime Lawyer - Houston, TX