2021 Live Conference
coming up May 13 in Live Webcast.
Info and registration » 2021 Materials
3-5 weeks from conference date.
UT Law CLE's 2021 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals is coming to you virtually again this year! This essential event continues to feature 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. This year’s conference includes:
In-depth reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year.
Tips for writ practice, including best practices for litigating an 11.07 from both the prosecution and defense perspectives.
Guidance for effective and persuasive appellate advocacy, from the prosecution, defense, and judicial perspectives.
Practical tips to advance your brief writing, including structure, issue spotting, and anticipating what appellate judges want to see.
Information on a range of key concerns, including issues in PDRs, findings of fact, statutory analysis, preservation of error, and more.
An exploration of the ethical dimensions of ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct claims.
The popular Court of Appeals Judicial Panel, as well as Ethics for Criminal Lawyers.
Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours of MCLE (including 1.00 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours for the year.
UT Law CLE's 2020 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals will be live online on May 6, 2020!
Due to the suspension of all in-person events this spring, we have modified this year’s agenda to bring you a one-day, live virtual conference online, with presentations featuring members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas, plus prosecutors and defense attorneys, for balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. This year’s virtual conference includes:
In-depth review of significant decisions from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals from the past year.
Real world tips, suggestions and insights for litigating writ claims at every step in the process, from preliminary investigation, to trial court, to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, with Practical Tips from Writ Litigators.
Insight into the digital revolution with Appellate Practice in the Digital Age.
Legal writing tips and tricks with How to Write Plainly, with Professor Wayne Schiess.
Registrants can fulfill their entire annual MCLE requirement in Texas and earn up to 15.00 hrs /3.00 hrs ethics for the year. Earn up to 7.50 hours of MCLE credit (including 0.50 hours of ethics) during the live virtual conference on May 6th. Plus, receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 7.50 hours of MCLE (including 2.50 hours of ethics) to complete your annual requirement on your time.