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2020 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law eConference

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2020 David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law eConference
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UT Law CLE's 29th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, now a Live Webcast, is the leading annual event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The 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 Professor Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX.
  • Observations and guidance from Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne, 55th Civil District Court.
  • Discussion of the current issues affecting commercial and leisure shipping vessels: Major Disruptive Events: Pandemics, Storms, Fires, Oh My!
  • Learn about the Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts from the perspective of multiple experienced in-house counsel.
  • What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part X—the interactive ethics favorite—with Bradley J. Jackson and Kevin Dubose providing real-world questions and answers regarding ethics and the law.

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides No Materials

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 7.75 | 1.25 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2021

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

Michael F. Sturley, Matthew H. Ammerman

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93 mins
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92 mins
Paper
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Session 1 — 93 mins, credit 1.50
Recent Developments in Admiralty and Maritime Law at the National Level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits (Nov 2020)

The twentieth 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: Oct 2020 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. Major Disruptive Events: Pandemics, Storms, Fires, Oh My! (Nov 2020)

Michael J. Frevola, Julia Haines

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32 mins
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31 mins
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8 pgs
Session 2 — 32 mins, credit 0.50
Major Disruptive Events: Pandemics, Storms, Fires, Oh My! (Nov 2020)

In the era of COVID, new challenges and complications have emerged, including the rising impact of sanctions, greater need to seize and attach ships, cargo and funds, and the challenge of judicial sales conducted by Zoom when the federal courthouse is closed. Knowledge of key maritime tools is essential to protect your client’s interest.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Michael J. Frevola, Holland & Knight LLP - New York, NY
Julia Haines, Holland & Knight LLP - Houston, TX

3. Recent Amendment to Transp. Code 66.011: The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County and How it Might Impact the Admiralty Bar   (Nov 2020)

Commissioner Reginald E. McKamie

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24 mins
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24 mins
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Session 3 — 24 mins, credit 0.50
Recent Amendment to Transp. Code 66.011: The Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County and How it Might Impact the Admiralty Bar   (Nov 2020)

The present makeup of the Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County came into being during the last Legislature when it amended Texas Transportation Code Sec. 66.011. This presentation discusses the composition of the Board, what it does, why it does it, and when and how the actions of the Board might impact the Admiralty Bar.   

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Commissioner Reginald E. McKamie, Board of Pilot Commissioners for the Ports of Harris County - Houston, TX

4. Judicial Perspective: Discussion of Maritime Decisions and Practice (Nov 2020)

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, Kenneth G. Engerrand

1.00 0.00 0.00 1.00
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66 mins
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64 mins
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Session 4 — 66 mins, credit 1.00
Judicial Perspective: Discussion of Maritime Decisions and Practice (Nov 2020)

Chief Judge Lee Rosenthal discusses maritime decisions and practice from her service on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Houston, TX
Kenneth G. Engerrand, Brown Sims, P.C. - Houston, TX

5. Self-Care to Make More and Feel Better (Nov 2020)

Matthew Sanderson

0.50 0.50 0.00 0.50 | 0.50 ethics
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27 mins
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26 mins
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Session 5 — 27 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.50 ethics
Self-Care to Make More and Feel Better (Nov 2020)

Self-care is a misunderstood concept. Using it can help you make more money and feel better doing it!

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Matthew Sanderson, Cuccia Wilson, PLLC - Dallas, TX

6. Marine Warranty Surveyors: The Eyes and Ears of Underwriters (Nov 2020)

James Vavasour

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29 mins
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Session 6 — 30 mins, credit 0.50
Marine Warranty Surveyors: The Eyes and Ears of Underwriters (Nov 2020)

This presentation briefly explores the origins of insurance, the London insurance market, and why underwriters rely on specialists, particularly in the offshore sector. Case studies are explored demonstrating how the marine warranty surveyor can advocate with regard to risk prevention, technical claims management, and as an expert witness.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

James Vavasour, MatthewsDaniel - Houston, TX

7. Primer on Recovery of Attorney's Fees (Nov 2020)

F. Daniel Knight

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Session 7 — 31 mins, credit 0.50
Primer on Recovery of Attorney's Fees (Nov 2020)

What contractual language does maritime law require for a party to recover attorney’s fees in a breach of contract claim? What type of evidence is necessary to properly present the claim to a trial court? This presentation will be useful for in-house and outside counsel. 

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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

8. Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts (Nov 2020)

F. Daniel Knight, Jennifer Bickley, Rebecca Doty, Rosalyn L. Young

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49 mins
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50 mins
No Materials
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Session 8 — 49 mins, credit 0.75
Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts (Nov 2020)

A panel of experienced in-house counsel discusses common mistakes, issues, sticky negotiating points, and issues of importance in maritime contracts. The panel also likely discusses what they expect from outside counsel who assist in the drafting or negotiation of such contracts.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

F. Daniel Knight, Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry - Houston, TX
Jennifer Bickley, SOFEC, Inc. - Houston, TX
Rebecca Doty, Hess Corporation - Houston, TX
Rosalyn L. Young, O'Rourke Petroleum - Houston, TX

9. Effective Voir Dire (Nov 2020)

Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne

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41 mins
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40 mins
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Session 9 — 41 mins, credit 0.75
Effective Voir Dire (Nov 2020)

Judge Payne discusses the most recent developments in addressing bias and strikes in the voir dire process, the effect of COVID on the jury selection process in the courts, and observations of techniques and tools that were most effective in selecting a fair and impartial jury.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne, 55th Civil District Court - Houston, TX

10. ​One Judge, Four Benches: A Perspective on Effective Advocacy (Nov 2020)

Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown

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31 mins
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30 mins
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Session 10 — 31 mins, credit 0.50
​One Judge, Four Benches: A Perspective on Effective Advocacy (Nov 2020)

In nearly two decades on the bench, Judge Jeff Brown has served in both the state and federal systems, on two trial courts and two appellate courts. Based on that experience, he’ll share tips for productively pressing your client’s case.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas - Galveston, TX

11. What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part X (Nov 2020)

Kevin Dubose, Bradley A. Jackson

0.75 0.75 0.00 0.75 | 0.75 ethics
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51 mins
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Session 11 — 51 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics
What To Do If Your Client Is Misbehaving, Part X (Nov 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.

Originally presented at: Oct 2020 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

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