University of Texas School of Law

Comprehensive Audio and Binders from live conferences–for research and self-study.

Available for download and shipping.

Results for Conference: Criminal Appeals – All years remove
conference art

Robert O. Dawson
2019 Criminal Appeals

UT Law CLE's 2019 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. 2019 highlights include: In-depth reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year. Guidance on working with conviction integrity units, filing and responding to ineffective assistance of counsel claims, and preparing for oral argument. Practical advice on Effective and Persuasive Briefing from both sides of the bar, along with tips from UT Law’s Professor Wayne Schiess for achieving concision in all your drafting. A deep dive into the Michael Morton Act, including the nuts and bolts of changing discovery obligations and their intersection with obligations under Brady and the Disciplinary Rules. more



conference art

Robert O. Dawson
2018 Criminal Appeals

UT Law's 2018 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal justice system.   Highlights include: Tips on Avoiding the Dreaded Non-Compliant “White Card” with a step-by-step walk through of TRAP Rule 73 and 11.07 habeas application compliance. Analysis of legislative changes affecting appellate rules and procedure, including HB34. Legal writing tips and tricks with Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences and How to Improve Your Brief Writing. Guidance on how to prosecute and defend motions for a new trial from both sides of the aisle. Insight into Maintaining Your Credibility in Court, with discussion of creativity v. credibility and how to zealously advocate for your client without falling on your face. Reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. Updates on Brady case law and its associated ethical provisions, and examination of significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act. more



conference art

Robert O. Dawson
2017 Criminal Appeals

UT Law's biennial Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. 2017 program highlights include: Significant decisions and updates from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court in the last year Emerging Issues in PDRs with Stacey Soule, Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney, and Gary Hart, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals An exploration of legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony Techniques on writing effective briefs in Legal Writing: Clearly Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime Investigating, developing, and prosecuting ineffective assistance of counsel claims in post-conviction litigation How to raise and defend disclosure issues in a post-Michael Morton Act world with Patricia Cummings, The Law Offices of Patricia Cummings, and Bill Wirskye, Collin County District Attorney's Office An examination of the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation with Hon. Michael Keasler, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals more




conference art

Robert O. Dawson
2015 Criminal Appeals

UT Law's biennial Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. 2015 program highlights include: Significant decisions and updates from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court in the last year An overview of the law and procedures regarding Texas state writs from the perspective of the practitioner and the court Techniques on writing effective briefs due to the change in reading habits, workload and legal sophistication of the appellate judicial audience in the 21st century An appellate specialist with experience from both sides of the bench provides effective tips for oral argument Court of Appeals Judicial Panel Experts provide appellate tips from both sides of the criminal bar with tips on how to make briefs interesting and easier to understand without offending the opposing side Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics including lessons learned from the Michael Morton case, scientific evidence and the popular Reel Legal Ethics, featuring ethical legal dilemmas depicted in various movie scenes more




conference art

Robert O. Dawson
2013 Criminal Appeals

This conference features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. Program highlights include: • Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, United States Supreme Court Update, plus Court of Appeals and CCA Judicial Panels • Appellate Tips from the Experts including a follow-on moderated question and answer session • Daubert: The Scientific Method and Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases, and Innocence as a Gateway to Post-Conviction Writs • Practical tips and tricks from the experts on eFiling, creating appellate briefs, pattern jury charges, differences in juvenile appeal cases, pre-trial appeals, writs, trial objections and preservation of error, rehearings, and PDRs • Earn up to 2 hours of ethics more



conference art

2011 Criminal Appeals

This bi-annual conference features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. Program highlights include: • Updates on CCA and Supreme Court decisions, pending legislation before the Texas Legislature, and the new Rules of Appellate Procedure • In-depth coverage of the Fourth Amendment and its application to digital evidence, plus proposed changes before Congress • A panel discussion of the pitfalls of sex cases involving minors • Practical advice from experts on writs, motions for a new trial, filing petitions for discretionary review, oral arguments, preservation of error, and writing persuasive briefs • Ethics for the Appellate Practitioner • Numerous networking opportunities including Thursday’s lunch more



conference art

2009 Criminal Appeals

This bi-annual conference features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system including: eyewitness ID, DNA testing, the right to in-court confrontation, and the law of expert evidence. Program highlights include: a robust session on writs with all perspectives represented; updates on recent CCA and Supreme Court decisions and their anticipated impact on law and procedures; and practical "how to" advice from experts on oral arguments, writing briefs and getting your case to the appellate and keeping it there. more



conference art

2007 Criminal Appeals

This conference is designed for attorneys who handle appeals of criminal cases, from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. Members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas will join leading prosecutors and defense attorneys for lively discussions addressing: effective brief writing, changes to TRAPs, juvenile appeals, creative research techniques, the process of decision-making in the intermediate courts, the Writ application process, attacking and defending eyewitness testimony, actual innocence claims, and much more. This year’s conference also features separate prosecution and defense tracks. more



conference art

2005 Criminal Appeals

This conference is designed for attorneys who handle appeals of criminal cases, from both the prosecution and defense perspectives. more



conference art

2003 Criminal Appeals