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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 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. 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 coming up Aug 9 in Houston. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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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 coming up Jun 28 in Houston. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.


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2018 Law Practice Management

Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level is designed to connect solo and small firm practitioners with the latest tips and tricks for making the most of their practice, including the latest developments in marketing and business development, financial management, human resources, office space, and avoiding malpractice. Attendees will learn to: Ensure compliance with disciplinary rules when using today’s technology tools. Effectively brand and market a legal practice, including generating leads. Assess the financial health of your law firm and make sure your practice is efficient for both you and your clients. Expand your firm by hiring contract or associate attorneys. Maintain mindfulness amidst the stress of being a small firm practitioner. Select, keep, and even fire clients as needed . more


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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 Noncompete Camp




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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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2016 Legal Writing

Whether you're a new attorney or a seasoned professional, effective legal writing is essential for a successful professional practice.  Join experienced UT instructors for a step-by-step approach to great legal writing: learn what causes poor writing, explore the principles of clear and persuasive prose, and leave with practical tips and materials to help you bring excellence to your writing. 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 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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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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2013 Legal Writing

Effective legal writing is clear, concise, and well-organized. By identifying the causes of poor writing and by introducing the principles of clear and persuasive prose, this course provides a step-by-step approach to great legal writing. The course is practical and hands-on, ideal for new and seasoned practitioners, and provides a robust set of materials. INSTRUCTORS Kamela Bridges teaches legal writing at The University of Texas School of Law. A member of the faculty since 2000, she teaches Legal Research and Writing, Brief Writing and Oral Advocacy, and Advanced Legal Writing: Litigation. She is the co-author, with Wayne Schiess, of Writing for Litigation. Prior to joining the faculty, Bridges was a partner at the firm now known as Locke Lord, where she handled civil matters at the trial level and on appeal. Wayne Schiess teaches legal writing at The University of Texas School of Law and directs the David J. Beck Center for Legal Research, Writing, and Appellate Advocacy. After practicing law at Baker Botts LLP, he joined the faculty at UT Law in 1992. He is the author of four books on legal writing, including Writing for the Legal Audience (2d ed. 2013) and the co-author, with Kamela Bridges, of Writing for Litigation. He writes a monthly column on legal writing for Austin Lawyer magazine. 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 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 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 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 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 Bankruptcy Litigation

This workshop, hosted by the the DFW Association of Young Bankruptcy Lawyers (DAYBL), the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law, includes participation by leading bankruptcy judges and practitioners, and uses a mix of lecture, case study, commentary and live demonstrations to teach optimal pre-trial litigation practice, procedure and decisions. more



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2008 Car Crashes

The University of Texas School of Law presents a conference for both beginning and experienced practitioners, as well as support staff: a step-by-step guide to handling a personal injury auto claim, from the initial client contact through trial. The program offers practical advice for pre-suit settlement considerations, damages, making an effective demand package, subrogation, liens, discovery, depositions, and much more. This year’s conference ends with a special judicial panel—hear the do’s and don’ts in car wreck cases! more



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2007 E-Discovery

In cases large and small, most evidence is electronic, and increasingly ill-suited to production on paper. Electronic discovery is forever changing the way we preserve, marshal, review and produce information in litigation, yet the full ramifications of this tectonic shift have barely been felt. The abilities to frame a defensible litigation, and hold or shepherd an effective request for production of electronically stored information, are essential skills for 21st century litigators. Lawyers and firms who aren't adept with electronic evidence fairly invite malpractice claims, and those who know how to handle electronically stored information enjoy a huge competitive advantage. This program is geared to lawyers, legal assistants and IT professionals seeking an in-the-trenches view of electronic data discovery. The workshop structure invites a high level of audience interaction and direction, and the faculty are seasoned e-discovery veterans ready to be questioned and challenged throughout the day to ensure that the information they share is what best serves your needs. more



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