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Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 28th Annual David W. Robertson 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 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.
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Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 2.25 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Oil, Gas and Mineral Law | Personal Injury Trial Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2020

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 (Jan 2020)

Michael F. Sturley, Matthew H. Ammerman

1.25 0.00 0.00 1.25  

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Audio (mp3) 78 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Paper (pdf) 102 pgs
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 1 — 78 mins, credit 1.25

Session 1:

Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits (Jan 2020)

The nineteenth 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: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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. ​Admiralty Practice in the Fifth Circuit (Jan 2020)

Hon. Gregg Costa

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 2:

​Admiralty Practice in the Fifth Circuit (Jan 2020)

Judge Costa discusses trends in admiralty practice, including the perceived decline in federal maritime cases.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit - Houston, TX

3. Naval Collisions: The Importance of Training and Looking Out the Window (Jan 2020)

Michael K. Bell, Raymond J. Burke Jr., Raymond T. Waid, Alan M. Weigel

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 3 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Naval Collisions: The Importance of Training and Looking Out the Window (Jan 2020)

In 2017, two at-sea collisions involving commercial vessels and U.S. Navy destroyers led to the deaths of 17 sailors. Both collisions were entirely preventable, and this panel presents an in-depth examination of the findings, the importance of pre-deployment crew training and optimal manning, and the lessons learned.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Michael K. Bell, Blank Rome LLP - Houston, TX
Raymond J. Burke Jr., Burke & Parsons - New York, NY
Raymond T. Waid, Liskow & Lewis - New Orleans, LA
Alan M. Weigel, Blank Rome LLP - New York, NY

4. ​Mediation and Ethics (Jan 2020)

W. Robins Brice

0.50 0.25 0.00 0.50 | 0.25 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 43 pgs

SESSION 4 — 27 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 4:

​Mediation and Ethics (Jan 2020)

What the parties, their counsel, and mediators can and should expect from themselves and from each other.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

W. Robins Brice, Brice Mediation - Houston, TX

5. Lessons from Professor David W. Robertson (Jan 2020)

W. Robins Brice, Thomas C. Fitzhugh III, Bradley A. Jackson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs

SESSION 5 — 23 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Lessons from Professor David W. Robertson (Jan 2020)

Three of Professor Robertson’s students and friends share brief lessons learned from the professor, noting how his teaching contributed to their professional development.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

W. Robins Brice, Brice Mediation - Houston, TX
Thomas C. Fitzhugh III, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC - Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX

6. So Your Client Wants to Seize a Vessel (or its Cargo): A Primer on How its Done (Jan 2020)

Bradley A. Jackson, Joseph Castro, Phillip B. Dye Jr., Kelly M. Haas, Hon. Nancy K. Johnson

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Audio (mp3) 63 mins
Paper (pdf) 1 pgs
Paper (pdf) 102 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 6 — 63 mins, credit 1.00

Session 6:

So Your Client Wants to Seize a Vessel (or its Cargo): A Primer on How its Done (Jan 2020)

This panel, comprised of a Federal Judge, a U.S. Marshal, and a maritime lawyer, offers a "how to" primer on vessel or cargo seizure and how lawyers for the vessel owner may respond.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX
Joseph Castro, USDOJ-United States Marshals Service - Houston, TX
Phillip B. Dye Jr., Vinson & Elkins LLP - Houston, TX
Kelly M. Haas, Schouest, Bamdas, Soshea & BenMaier PLLC - Houston, TX
Hon. Nancy K. Johnson, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX

7. Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Jan 2020)

F. Daniel Knight

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 7 — 55 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 7:

Greed...for Lack of a Better Word...is[n't] Good (Jan 2020)

Using a series of case studies, explore the ethical obligations and fiduciary duties owed by lawyers to clients and how the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, and the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure are implicated in each.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX

8. Cybersecurity Insurance (Jan 2020)

Leslie C. Thorne

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 8 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Cybersecurity Insurance (Jan 2020)

Examine key insurance provisions and hear thoughts on evolving exposures impacting privacy and cyber insurance.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Leslie C. Thorne, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX

9. What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part IX (Jan 2020)

Kevin Dubose, Bradley A. Jackson

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 54 mins

SESSION 9 — 54 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 9:

What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part IX (Jan 2020)

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: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Kevin Dubose, Alexander Dubose & Jefferson LLP - Houston, TX
Bradley A. Jackson, The University of Texas School of Law - Houston, TX

10. David W. Robertson's Last Case (Jan 2020)

Michael F. Sturley

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 10 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

David W. Robertson's Last Case (Jan 2020)

The last case that Professor Robertson argued before his death was Batterton v. Dutra Group in the Ninth Circuit. That court held that an injured seaman may seek punitive damages in a general maritime law action for unseaworthiness. Three weeks before Professor Robertson died, the Supreme Court granted cert to review that judgment. Professor Sturley will discuss and analyze the Supreme Court’s decision reversing the Ninth Circuit.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Michael F. Sturley, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX