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Page Keeton
2018 Civil Litigation

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 42nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference in Houston for updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies. 2018 highlights include: Procedural Updates: Writing an order that sticks, early dismissal trends, legislative preview, and Prof. Carlson's annual Texas Civil Procedure update. Litigation Opportunities: Car crashes as product liability cases, hidden fiduciary duty claims, business tort opportunities, new insurance law litigation, and autonomous vehicles and drones. Practice and Trial Skills: Winning at pretrial, eDiscovery for every case, the limit on experts' expertise, early case selection, and economically appropriate litigation planning. more

2018 Live Conference coming up Nov 8 in Houston. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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2018 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ultimate program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement, and leave with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.   2018 program highlights: Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including working up the case, guidance on the use of medical records, and presenting and crossing doctors The latest on hot topics such as auto product liability cases, ridesharing claims, autonomous vehicles, and low property damage cases Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans Insight into innovative technology and accident reconstruction resources to support your electronic trial presentation Judicial perspective on what does and doesn't work well at trial and a mediator’s perspective on what happens in the parties’ rooms when the other isn’t looking more

2018 Live Conference recently concluded Aug 10 More info »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.



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2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case is the ultimate primer for practitioners of all experience levels interested in getting more involved in the practice area. Designed as an overview of the car crash litigation, the program introduces issues, concepts, and terms that are explored deeply in The Car Crash Seminar. more

2018 Live Conference recently concluded Aug 9 More info »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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2018 Winning at Deposition

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in business and a tort cases Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Obtain the essential steps of a successful deposition when representing your plaintifs more

2018 Live Conference recently concluded Jun 28 More info »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.


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Page Keeton
2017 Civil Litigation

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 41st Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin.  Updates and Opportunities: civil procedure, 85th Texas Legislature, unlawful animus, Anti-SLAPP, and business torts and damages Litigations Skills: opening and closing arguments, demonstrative evidence, difficult witnesses, and voir dire Litigation in the Real World: advocacy in a post-truth world, bad facts, arbitration, monitored conversations Litigation in a Digital World: e-discovery, social media, and data security more




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2017 Winning at Deposition

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in a contract case Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Learn techniques to put combative lawyers in their place Attendees of the live conference will receive a complimentary copy of Winning at Deposition, the award-winning book by D. Shane Read. more



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2017 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.   2017 program highlights: Gain practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including working up the case, managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on the use of medical records, persuading the jury, and making effective opening statements and closing arguments Hear a summary of current legislative issues and outcomes affecting personal injury attorneys Obtain an overview of Texas auto policies, including truck wrecks, damages, ride-sharing service claims, and more Examine the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans Learn about the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of common spinal injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions Explore the innovative technology and accident reconstruction resources to support your electronic trial presentationHear the judicial perspective on what does and doesn't work well in jury trials Earn up to 11.00 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program! more




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Page Keeton
2016 Civil Litigation

The 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends from leading litigators, judges, and law professors. 2016 Conference highlights: Get the latest updates on Texas civil procedure, changes in FRCP, and insurance law developments Hear premier Texas litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st century litigation Get a Texas Supreme Court Justice's point of view on significant decisions from the past term Learn tips for handling common issues that arise in litigation in the bankruptcy court and in civil litigation affected by bankruptcy Learn what lawyers and law firms need to know about data security to avoid losing clients and getting sued Look at important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social and other electronic media Hear about the practicalities lawyers and courts face as jurors increasingly live online and have new expectations for access to the facts, and lawyers have new access into jurors’ lives.  Explore new opportunities in employment law for civil litigators Earn up to 3.50 hours of ethics credit   more




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2016 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms. Hear an overview of Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, auto-product liability claims, damages, and more Gain practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including working up the case, managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on the use of medical records, financially affordable ways to try cases, cross-examining witnesses, and persuading the jury Review the admissibility of collision reports and how to most effectively use police officer testimony Analyze how social media is being mined and the ethical considerations of getting it submitted into evidence Examine the role distracted driving plays in a collision and its impact on verdict value Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker’s comp, hospital liens, state and local employees and disability plans Discover practical ways to find life balance and happiness as a lawyer in this demanding and stressful profession Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program. more




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Page Keeton
2015 Civil Litigation

UT Law's 39th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends.  more




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2015 Trial Skills

Learn from experienced practitioners, judges and courtroom technology professionals at Trial Skills Training Camp—an interactive, one-day trial advocacy course for new attorneys, seasoned advocates or anyone in between. Learn 10+ tips on effective deposition techniques Hear the latest on preserving error at every stage of trial and avoiding waiver Identify the interplay between discovery and trial, including pre-trial orders and disclosures Learn tips on how make opening statements and closing arguments effective and ethical Explore tactics for preparing a witness and avoiding disaster on direct examination Gain insight from courtroom technology professionals about innovative tools to support your electronic trial presentation Examine the rules regarding depositions and learn how to use depositions at trial Learn how to identify the most important issue in your case that will affect its outcome and develop a winning strategy at trial Devise a post-trial strategy, win or lose Discover techniques for getting or fighting attorney fees Earn up to 3.25 hours of ethics  more




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2015 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.   2015 program highlights: An update on current legislative issues and outcomes affecting personal injury attorneys An overview of Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, auto-product liability claims, damages, and more Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on questioning the treating doctors, financially affordable ways to try cases, the most effective ways to use technology in the courtroom, and more Explore the role distracted driving plays in a collision Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker’s comp, hospital liens, state and local employees and disability plans Discover practical ways to find happiness as a lawyer in this demanding and stressful profession Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.  more




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Page Keeton
2014 Civil Litigation

Hear from leading litigators, judges and law professors at the 38th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference.. Get the latest updates on Texas Civil Procedure and insurance law developments involving Stowers claims  Enhance your practice skills: protecting intellectual property with today's technology, ethical concerns about cybersecurity, test your knowledge on evidence problems, learn how to interact professionally to become the complete professional, and more Hear a Supreme Court Justice's point of view on significant decisions from the past year Take part in fast-paced lightning rounds—15-minute sessions focused on mandatory eFiling, an update on state and federal decisions, following the money, extraordinary remedies, litigation hold letters, and spoliation Hear the aftermath of the parameters of shareholder oppression including what's left after Ritchie v. Rupe Earn up to 3.25 hours of ethics credit   more




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2014 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement.  Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.   The 2014 program features practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including persuading the jury, maximizing depositions, cost effective case strategies, voir dire, ethical considerations, the nuts and bolts of defending car wreck cases, and much more.    Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.   more




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2014 Trial Skills

Whether you are a new attorney, a seasoned advocate or somewhere in between, you will benefit from this trial advocacy course. Experienced practitioners, judges and courtroom technology professionals share their proven tips and techniques for effective advocacy in the courtroom, including trial preparation, successful courtroom strategies from jury selection to closing argument, and what to do after trial – win or lose. more




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Page Keeton
2013 Civil Litigation

Leading litigators, judges and law professors provide analysis of developments in civil litigation practice with substantive coverage of case law and legislative updates, practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends. Get the latest updates: recent Texas case law and amended and proposed rules, class action practice in the aftermath of Wal-Mart, dismissal on the pleadings after new Texas Procedural Rule 91a, and significant insurance cases Learn from top litigators including John Beckworth on arbitration practice, Stephen Susman on improving jury trials and reducing expenses, and Lewis Sifford on leading an ethical professional life Enhance your advocacy and practice skills: get your electronic evidence in and keep your opponent’s out, effectively use social media in trials and jury selection, bring excitement to the courtroom, get the charge right, eDiscovery for all budgets, tricks and traps in the Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code, and more Hear from Supreme Court Justices on ‘The State of the Judiciary’ and ‘Supreme Court Update’, and other members of the bench on effective advocacy and persuasion Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics credit more




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2013 Car Crashes

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE car wreck program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms. The 2013 program features practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including persuading the jury, cross-examining witnesses, winning settlement strategies, navigating a criminal case, ethical issues, the new rules for expedited trials, and much more. more




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2012 Civil Litigation

Join leading commercial litigators, district judges and law professors at the 36th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The 2012 program provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends. Highlights include: The Economic Loss Rule—Ward Farnsworth, Dean of UT Law School, is Reporter for the Restatement (Third) Torts: Liability for Economic Harm Analysis of recent cases affecting Texas civil litigation practice Developments in privilege, motions to dismiss, damages, and Rule 202 pre-suit depositions Tactics and techniques for pleading cases before juries and effective use of technology, website resources and discovery Current issues in liability insurance coverage, especially problems under the Stowers Doctrine Legal malpractice and the effect of tort reform on medical malpractice Cutting edge topics including data mining, personal jurisdiction in the internet age and new emerging business torts more



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2012 Car Crashes

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE car wreck program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through settlement and trial. Come away with a definitive set of resource materials including sample forms you’ll want to keep within reach for day-to-day use. more



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2011 Civil Litigation

Join leading commercial litigators, district judges, and law professors at the University of Texas School of Law’s 2011 Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in Austin. The 2011 program, co-chaired by Jim M. Perdue Jr. and Thomas H. Cook Jr., is designed to provide litigators with key case law, Supreme Court, evidence and procedural updates, and sophisticated and practical coverage of hot practice areas and opportunities, advocacy strategies and practice tips, including: •    Strategies for Motions, Depositions and Discovery •    Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Litigation •    Daubert-Proofing Your Experts •    Third-Party Practice: Only in Texas (It’s No Country for Old Men) •    Ins and Outs of Indemnity; plus Insurance (Show Me the Money!) •    Litigation Strategies in Complex Cases •    Evidence Jeopardy with Prof. Guy Wellborn and the Hons. Gisela D. Triana-Doyal and Amy Clark Meachum •    Needles in the Haystack: New Tools for Searching Large Document Sets •    The Future of Small Claims: Trials under $100K •    The Art of Persuasion: Understanding the Role of Evolution, Perception, and Memory on How People Make Decisions Come to Austin in late October for two days of first-class presentations, A-list speakers, practice tips and networking opportunities. more



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2011 Car Crashes

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE car wreck starter kit for all practitioners. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through settlement and trial. Come away with a definitive set of resource materials including sample forms you’ll want to keep within reach for day-to-day use. Enhance your Car Crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program. more



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2010 Civil Litigation

Don't miss the 34th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation conference. Join leading practitioners and legal experts for the definitive updates on case law, evidence, procedure, ethics, emerging opportunities in litigation, and growing trends in the field. Sessions include Mark Lanier on BP Oil Spill and Environmental Claims, 60 Tips in 60 Minutes for both sides of the bar and Litigation Opportunities in Light of Health Care and Financial Reform. more



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2010 Car Crashes

The Car Crash Seminar—the ULTIMATE car wreck starter kit for all practitioners. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through settlement and trial. Come away with a definitive set of resource materials including sample forms you’ll want to keep within reach for day-to-day use. Enhance your Car Crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you won’t want to miss this program. more



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2009 Civil Litigation

Join leading practitioners and legal experts for discussion of emerging opportunities in litigation, definitive updates on case law, and growing trends in the field. Sessions include effective trial strategies; wrongful foreclosures and related debt collection issues; Anatomy of a Financial Fraud; and Mark Lanier on Litigating Outside of Texas. more



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2009 Car Crashes

The Car Crash Seminar — the ULTIMATE car wreck starter kit for all practitioners. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through settlement and trial. Come away with a definitive set of resource materials including sample forms you’ll want to keep within reach for day-to-day use.   Enhance your Car Crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you won’t want to miss this program. more



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