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2019 Page Keeton Civil Litigation eConference

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Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference in Austin for 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.
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Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 1.00 ethics     Credit Info
Specialization: Civil Appellate Law | Civil Trial Law | Personal Injury Trial Law

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2020

Includes: No Materials Video Audio Paper Slides

$375  

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1. The Texas Anti-SLAPP Law (Jan 2020)

Mark C. Walker

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Paper (pdf) 118 pgs
Slides (pdf) 20 pgs

SESSION 1 — 34 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

The Texas Anti-SLAPP Law (Jan 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

2. Expedited Trials (Jan 2020)

Hon. Lauren Reeder, Laura De La Cruz

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 6 pgs

SESSION 2 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 2:

Expedited Trials (Jan 2020)

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.   

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

3. Truth in the Balance (Jan 2020)

Jim Weiss

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 3 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Truth in the Balance (Jan 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

Jim Weiss, Reynolds Frizzell LLP - Houston, TX

4. Experts and Disqualifications (Jan 2020)

Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown, Kelsi Stayart White

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 4 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Experts and Disqualifications (Jan 2020)

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. 

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

5. Confidentiality (Jan 2020)

Steven Goode

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 28 pgs

SESSION 5 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Confidentiality (Jan 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

6. Litigating in a Divided Nation: Handling Strong Political Views During Trial (Jan 2020)

Claude E. Ducloux

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Video (mp4) 42 mins
Audio (mp3) 41 mins
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 6 — 42 mins, credit 0.75

Session 6:

Litigating in a Divided Nation: Handling Strong Political Views During Trial (Jan 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

7. Judicial Panel (Jan 2020)

Hon. W. Royal Furgeson Jr., Hon. Robert Pitman, Hon. Lauren Reeder

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins

SESSION 7 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Judicial Panel (Jan 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

8. Proving Up Attorney's Fees (Jan 2020)

Greta S. McFarling

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 23 mins
Audio (mp3) 23 mins
Paper (pdf) 33 pgs
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 8 — 23 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 8:

Proving Up Attorney's Fees (Jan 2020)

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

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

9. #Blessed: Using Social Media in Trial  (Jan 2020)

Tim Williams

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 9 — 35 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 9:

#Blessed: Using Social Media in Trial  (Jan 2020)

Review effective and ethical use of social media during trial.  

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

Tim Williams, Sprouse Shrader Smith PLLC - Amarillo, TX

10. The Gig Economy  (Jan 2020)

Jason Boulette, Michael J. Golden

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Video (mp4) 61 mins
Audio (mp3) 61 mins
Paper (pdf) 40 pgs
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 10 — 61 mins, credit 1.00

Session 10:

The Gig Economy  (Jan 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

11. Picking a Jury: A Quick Survey of the Law and a Demonstration (Jan 2020)

Quentin Brogdon, Aaron J. Burke

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

SESSION 11 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Picking a Jury: A Quick Survey of the Law and a Demonstration (Jan 2020)

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.

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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

12. Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury (Jan 2020)

Donald Delgado, Baili B. Rhodes

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 12 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 12:

Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury (Jan 2020)

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.  

Originally presented at: Nov 2019 Civil Litigation Conference

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