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2019 Updates in Texas Appellate Law

Contains material from Jul 2019

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Session 1: Supreme Court of Texas Update Explore recent opinions issued by the Court in the current term.
 
Session 2: Looking Back at the 86th Texas Legislature Survey selected bills that passed and those that didn't – but you should know about anyway.
 
Session 3: The View from the Court of Appeals Last fall brought a number of changes to the Court of Appeals. Get to know the new Justices.
 
Session 4: Supreme Court of Texas Panel Hear a candid conversation among the Justices about what is new at the Court, the state of the docket, and ways in which practitioners can improve their chances of obtaining favorable relief for their clients.

Session 5: Governmental Immunity Under State Law Fighting “city hall” remains quite a challenge in Texas in light of well-settled Supreme Court authority that declares a “high presumption” of governmental immunity from suit. Still, there are many waivers of immunity and this presentation discusses the status of immunity and waivers in the context of tort, contract, and statutory claims against the State and its political subdivisions.
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Total Credit Hours:
3.50     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$155  

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1. Supreme Court of Texas Update (Jul 2019)

Hon. Jeff Boyd, Kurt Kuhn

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 50 mins
Audio (mp3) 50 mins
Paper (pdf) 106 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 1 — 50 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Supreme Court of Texas Update (Jul 2019)

Explore recent opinions issued by the Court in the current term.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Hon. Jeff Boyd, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX
Kurt Kuhn, Kuhn Hobbs PLLC - Austin, TX

2. Looking Back at the 86th Texas Legislature (Jul 2019)

Jerry D. Bullard, Nathan Johnson

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 30 mins
Paper (pdf) 48 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Looking Back at the 86th Texas Legislature (Jul 2019)

Survey selected bills that passed and those that didn't – but you should know about anyway.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Jerry D. Bullard, Adams, Lynch & Loftin, P.C. - Grapevine, TX
Nathan Johnson, Texas State Senate, District 16 - Dallas, TX

3. The View from the Court of Appeals (Jul 2019)

Sharon McCally, Hon. Richard F. Hightower, Hon. Amanda L. Reichek, Hon. Gisela D. Triana

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 44 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 44 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

The View from the Court of Appeals (Jul 2019)

Last fall brought a number of changes to the Court of Appeals. Get to know the new Justices.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Sharon McCally, McCally Law, P.C. - Houston, TX
Hon. Richard F. Hightower, First Court of Appeals - Houston, TX
Hon. Amanda L. Reichek, Fifth Court of Appeals - Dallas, TX
Hon. Gisela D. Triana, Third Court of Appeals - Austin, TX

4. Supreme Court of Texas Panel (Jul 2019)

Roger D. Townsend, Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann, Hon. J. Brett Busby

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 54 mins
Audio (mp3) 54 mins

SESSION 4 — 54 mins, credit 1.00

Session 4:

Supreme Court of Texas Panel (Jul 2019)

Hear a candid conversation among the Justices about what is new at the Court, the state of the docket, and ways practitioners can improve their chances of obtaining favorable relief for their clients.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Roger D. Townsend, Cokinos | Young - Houston, TX
Hon. Nathan L. Hecht, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. Debra H. Lehrmann, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. J. Brett Busby, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX

5. Governmental Immunity Under State Law (Jul 2019)

William S. Helfand

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 5 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Governmental Immunity Under State Law (Jul 2019)

Fighting “city hall” remains quite a challenge in Texas in light of well-settled Supreme Court authority that declares a “high presumption” of governmental immunity from suit. Still, there are many waivers of immunity and this presentation discusses the status of immunity and waivers in the context of tort, contract, and statutory claims against the State and its political subdivisions.

Originally presented at: Jun 2019 Conference on State and Federal Appeals

William S. Helfand, Lewis Brisbois - Houston, TX