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2018 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals – designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners – has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. 2018 highlights include: Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul W. Green, Justice Eva Guzman, and Justice James “Jimmy” Blacklock about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners. Insight into How the Supreme Court of Texas Operates Today, including what practitioners and their clients need to know about changes to the Court’s internal procedures. A survey of the precedent on Rule 91(a) Dismissals and Appeals and tips for trial-court and appellate practice. Guidance on effective Oral Argument from Both Sides, with perspective from Hon. William J. Boyce, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, TX, and Robert M. "Randy" Roach Jr., Roach & Newton, L.L.P., Houston, TX. more



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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



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2017 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals, designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 27th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners.   2017 highlights include: The Ethics of Social Media, with John G. Browning, Passman & Jones, David Lat, Above the Law, and Justice Don R. Willett, Supreme Court of Texas Experienced perspective on what makes for great Appellate Advocacy, with David M. Gunn, Beck Redden LLP, and Justice Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Practical tips on appellate court practices from current staff attorneys in Pulling Back the Curtain (a Bit) Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Justice Eva Guzman, and Justice Jeff Brown about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners The Ethics Apprentice, hosted by Judge Daryl L. Moore, 333rd District Court, during which ambitious appellate practitioners compete against one another as they struggle to answer ethics questions that savvy practitioners ought to know Updates on essential topics such as interlocutory appeals, harmful error, attorney fees, and rehearing en banc strategies more




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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




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2016 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 26th year, this conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more




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2015 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 25th year, this conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner.   2015 highlights include: Chief Justice Nathan Hecht provides his perspectives on over 25 years on the Texas Supreme Court, as well as offers tips for practitioners Jerry D. Bullard provides the latest developments from the 84th Legislature Review recent updates in the current term from the Texas Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court Ethics Three-Pack: Legal Malpractice, Client Confidentiality in the Digital Era, and Ethical and Effective Appellate Marketing Hon. Craig T. Enoch moderates a panel of four Texas Supreme Court Justices about administrative and procedural rule changes and cases to watch for in the upcoming year Learn about the dynamics of seeking and obtaining en banc review in the Fifth Circuit from Dana Livingston and U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Jennifer Walker Elrod Gain insight from Kurt Kuhn on what types of amicus briefs are having an impact on the Court Hear updates on governmental immunity, jury charges, interlocutory appeals, attorney fees, spoliation and sanctions, expert testimony, Texas civil procedure and personal jurisdiction Networking opportunities with judges and fellow colleagues during the conference and at Friday’s traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary more




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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




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2014 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's 24th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas, and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges.  This conference is a must for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. 2014 highlights include: Interview with Former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson Lyle Cayce provides an Update for Appellate Attorneys from the Fifth Circuit Clerk of Court Texas Supreme Court Update presented by Justice Jeff Brown, and the annual Texas Supreme Court Panel with Justices Nathan L. Hecht, Jeffrey S. Boyd and Phil W. Johnson Earn 2.75 hours ethics including What Judges Know about What Other Judges Know about Ethics with First Court of Appeals Justices Jane Bland and Harvey G. Brown Jr., and Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justices Tracy Christopher and Kenneth P. Wise more




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2013 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals is the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. Now in its 23rd year, the program is designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners. 2013 highlights include: The annual Texas Supreme Court Panel, with Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson and Justices Paul W. Green and Phil W. Johnson Justice Nathan L. Hecht, the state's longest-serving member of the judiciary, presents Where We're From, Where We're Headed-A Senior Justice's Perspective What's Appealing About the New Dismissal and Expedited Trial Rules?, with Hon. Jane Bland, Hon. William J. Boyce, and Hon. Gregory T. Perkes Ward Farnsworth, Dean of The University of Texas School of Law and Reporter for the Restatement Third, Torts: Liability for Economic Harm explains key elements of the Economic Loss Rule Hon. Carl E. Stewart, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, provides insight into the state of the Court for the 2013 fiscal year more



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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



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2012 State and Federal Appeals

Now in its 22nd year, the Conference on State and Federal Appeals remains the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. The program is designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners with opportunities to interact with state and federal appellate judges. Join the Hons. Wallace B. Jefferson, Nathan L. Hecht, and Debra Lehrmann for the Texas Supreme Court Panel; and the Hons. Fortunato P. Benavides, Emilio M. Garza, and Joseph B. Morris as they share lessons learned over a lifetime of service on the appellate bench. The 2012 conference features in-depth coverage of Texas procedural updates including voir dire, ebriefing, damages and waivers, and offers 12.50 hours of CLE credit including your entire annual 3.00 hours of ethics credit. The traditional Friday luncheon with the appellate judiciary continues in 2012 (separate fee). This conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more



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2011 State and Federal Appeals

This conference—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas, and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Join Hon. Edith H. Jones for the Fifth Circuit Update; the Hons. Nathan L. Hecht, Dale Wainwright, Paul W. Green and Don. R Willett for the Texas Supreme Court Panel; the Hons. Sue Walker, H. Hollis Horton III and Tracy Christopher for the Court of Appeals Panel; and the newest Justice, Hon. Debra Lehrmann, for the Texas Supreme Court Update. The 2011 conference features in-depth coverage of Texas procedural updates including summary judgments, error preservation, interlocutory appeals and supersedeas practice; spotlights mandamus from discovery to the filing process including hot topics and trends; and provides 2.50 hours of ethics credit. The traditional Friday luncheon with the appellate judiciary continues in 2011 (separate fee). This conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more



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2010 State and Federal Appeals

This conference—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas, and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Join Hon. Edith H. Jones for the Fifth Circuit Update; the Hons. Wallace B. Jefferson, Nathan L. Hecht and Eva Guzman answering questions from retired Justice Scott Brister during the Texas Supreme Court Panel; and the Hons. Jane Bland, J. Woodfin "Woodie" Jones and Catherine M. Stone on the Court of Appeals Panel. The conference provides 2.50 hours of ethics credit along with cutting-edge, yet practical, coverage of case law post-Iqbal; gross negligence and punitive damages; changes to the Disciplinary Rules; the impact of technology on judicial ethics, jurors and briefs; and more. The traditional Friday luncheon with the appellate judiciary continues in 2010 (separate fee). This conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more



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2009 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this program has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas, and the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. This conference is a must for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. Join Hon. Catharina Haynes for the 5th Circuit Update; Hon. Edward C. Prado for Ethics of Oral Argument; Hon. Scott A. Brister for Texas Supreme Court Update; and the Hons. Wallace B. Jefferson, Nathan L. Hecht, Harriet O’Neill, and Dale Wainwright answering questions from retired Chief Justice Thomas Phillips during the Texas Supreme Court Panel. The conference provides 2.50 hours of ethics credit along with cutting-edge—yet practical—coverage of “harmful error,” special appearances, Pattern Jury Charges, mandamus, fee agreements, bankruptcy appeals, and more. The traditional Friday luncheon with the appellate judiciary continues in 2009—don’t miss the leading Texas appellate conference of the year. more



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2008 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. Several hundred practitioners, briefing attorneys, and members of the judiciary will gather to hear presentations by many of the most respected appellate practitioners and jurists. Rounded out by the very popular "lunch with the judiciary," this conference is a must for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more



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2007 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. Several hundred practitioners, briefing attorneys, and members of the judiciary will gather to hear presentations by many of the most respected appellate practitioners and jurists. Rounded out by the very popular "lunch with the judiciary," this conference is a must for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more



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2006 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. more



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2005 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. more



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2004 State and Federal Appeals

Designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners, this conference has earned a reputation as the premier conference on appellate practice and procedure in Texas. more



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