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eSupplement to 2020 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Contains material from Mar 2018 to Apr 2020

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Session 1: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation.

Session 2: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel Review the essentials of filing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim as defense counsel and responding as a prosecutor, with focus on essentials, pitfalls and necessity of claim.

Session 3: Appellate Tips from the Experts Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party.

Session 4: Improve Your Legal Writing - Learn techniques for improving your legal writing in the short, medium, and long run.

Session 5: Error Preservation Ambushes: Infliction and Prevention We can raise many complaints for the first time on appeal ... or when it is too late for the non-complaining party to do anything about it. These complaints involve jurisdiction, standing, summary judgment practice, experts, damages, the charge, and attorney's fees, just to name a few areas. Identify these areas, get suggestions about how to pre-empt your opponent from ambushing you with such complaints, and hear ideas about ambushing your opponent, while taking care to avoid a self-inflicted wound.

Session 6: Demonstrative Evidence: Pursuasion and the Use of Technology Do you understand the differences between demonstrative evidence, and demonstrative aids? Join Claude Ducloux in this one hour presentation as he explores the following: Use of Summaries, Statistics, Trial Demonstrations, and Simulations/Videos. He will discuss: appropriate planning, themes, learning styles, and the ethic boundaries and duties when evidence is incorrect, wrong, or just plain false.

Session 7: Conviction Letters and Related Issues - Observe a roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters.

Session 8: Advocacy Practice and Theory for the New Millennium No one can deny the practice of law has changed dramatically in recent years, but many still advocate like it's 1999. Learn new tricks and tips on how to advocate effectively in today's courtrooms.

Session 9: Legal Malpractice Update Get the latest on recent developments in Texas legal malpractice law, as well as notable ethics opinions that are applicable to appellate practitioners.

Session 10: Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology - Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law.

Session 11: Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers What are the basics that you need to know? How do you manage your staff and attorneys? Get practical tips on how to answer these questions so that your firm can continue to flourish.

Session 12: Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner Learn about the science behind stress and wellness, along with how mindfulness can help with peak performance.
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Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 2.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2021

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$315  

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1. Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers (May 2018)

Hon. Michael Keasler

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 34 mins
Audio (mp3) 34 mins
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 1 — 34 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 1:

Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers (May 2018)

Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Hon. Michael Keasler, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Austin, TX

2. Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (May 2019)

Carmen Roe

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 2 — 32 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 2:

Ineffective Assistance of Counsel (May 2019)

Review the essentials of filing an ineffective assistance of counsel claim as defense counsel and responding as a prosecutor, with focus on essentials, pitfalls and necessity of claim.

Originally presented at: May 2019 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Carmen Roe, Carmen Roe Law Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX

3. Appellate Tips from the Experts (May 2018)

Dayna LeAnn Jones, Enrico Baltazar Valdez

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Paper (pdf) 11 pgs
Slides (pdf) 27 pgs

SESSION 3 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Appellate Tips from the Experts (May 2018)

Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Dayna LeAnn Jones, The Law Office of Dayna L. Jones - San Antonio, TX
Enrico Baltazar Valdez, Bexar County District Attorney's Office - San Antonio, TX

4. Improve Your Legal Writing (Sep 2019)

Kamela Bridges

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 4 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 4:

Improve Your Legal Writing (Sep 2019)

Learn techniques for improving your legal writing in the short, medium, and long run.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Kamela Bridges, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

5. Error Preservation Ambushes: Infliction and Prevention (Jul 2019)

Steven K. Hayes

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 34 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 5 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Error Preservation Ambushes: Infliction and Prevention (Jul 2019)

We can raise many complaints for the first time on appeal ... or when it is too late for the non-complaining party to do anything about it. These complaints involve jurisdiction, standing, summary judgment practice, experts, damages, the charge, and attorney's fees, just to name a few areas. Identify these areas, get suggestions about how to pre-empt your opponent from ambushing you with such complaints, and hear ideas about ambushing your opponent, while taking care to avoid a self-inflicted wound.

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

Steven K. Hayes, Attorney at Law - Fort Worth, TX

6. Demonstrative Evidence: Persuasion and Use of Technology (Apr 2020)

Claude E. Ducloux

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00  

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Video (mp4) 59 mins
Slides (pdf) 31 pgs

SESSION 6 — 59 mins, credit 1.00

Session 6:

Demonstrative Evidence: Persuasion and Use of Technology (Apr 2020)

Do you understand the differences between demonstrative evidence, and demonstrative aids? Join Claude Ducloux in this one hour presentation as he explores the following: Use of Summaries, Statistics, Trial Demonstrations, and Simulations/Videos. He will discuss: appropriate planning, themes, learning styles, and the ethic boundaries and duties when evidence is incorrect, wrong, or just plain false.

Originally presented at: Apr 2020 Demonstrative Evidence: Persuasion and Use of Technology

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

7. Conviction Letters and Related Issues (Sep 2019)

Joseph T. Marcee, Matthew L. Rienstra, Timothy E. Weitz

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 7 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Conviction Letters and Related Issues (Sep 2019)

Observe a roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Joseph T. Marcee, Law Office of Joseph T. Marcee - Georgetown, TX
Matthew L. Rienstra, Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP - Austin, TX
Timothy E. Weitz, McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP - Austin, TX

8. Advocacy Practice and Theory for the New Millennium (Jul 2019)

Tracy W. McCormack

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 17 pgs

SESSION 8 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

Advocacy Practice and Theory for the New Millennium (Jul 2019)

No one can deny the practice of law has changed dramatically in recent years, but many still advocate like it's 1999. Learn new tricks and tips on how to advocate effectively in today's courtrooms.

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

Tracy W. McCormack, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

9. Legal Malpractice Update (Jul 2019)

Robyn Bigelow Hargrove

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 33 pgs
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 9 — 28 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics

Session 9:

Legal Malpractice Update (Jul 2019)

Get the latest on recent developments in Texas legal malpractice law, as well as notable ethics opinions that are applicable to appellate practitioners.

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

Robyn Bigelow Hargrove, Scott Douglass & McConnico LLP - Austin, TX

10. Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology (Aug 2019)

Erreka Campbell, Skyla R. Johnson, Nate St. Clair

1.00 1.00 0.00 1.00 | 1.00 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 58 mins
Audio (mp3) 57 mins
Paper (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 10 — 58 mins, credit 1.00 | 1.00 ethics

Session 10:

Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology (Aug 2019)

Increasingly technology is integrated into the practice of law. Examine lawyers' current ethical responsibility in relation to the use of technology and how such responsibility may change as technological advances, like artificial intelligence, become more commonplace in the practice of law.

Originally presented at: Jul 2019 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Erreka Campbell, WeWork - Dallas, TX
Skyla R. Johnson, HSB Solomon Associates, LLC - Dallas, TX
Nate St. Clair, Jackson Walker LLP - Dallas, TX

11. Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers (Mar 2018)

Katrina Grider

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 63 pgs
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 11 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 11:

Expanding Your Firm: How to Hire Contract and Associate Lawyers (Mar 2018)

What are the basics that you need to know? How do you manage your staff and attorneys? Get practical tips on how to answer these questions so that your firm can continue to flourish.

Originally presented at: Feb 2018 Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level

Katrina Grider, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. - Houston, TX

12. Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner (Mar 2018)

Melissa Marks Garner

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Paper (pdf) 8 pgs
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 12 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner (Mar 2018)

Learn about the science behind stress and wellness, along with how mindfulness can help with peak performance.

Originally presented at: Feb 2018 Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level

Melissa Marks Garner, Your Mindful Edge - Dallas, TX