1 28th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course LIVE July 11-13, 2012 LIVE August 8-10, 2012 LIVE September 5-7, 2012 VIDEO South Padre Island October 17-19, 2012 LIVE October 24-26, 2012 VIDEO Fort Worth December 12-14, 2012 HOT TOPICS Preservation of Error - A Trial Lawyer s Guide Judges Panel: Top Ten Things You Need to Know Case Selection and Strategy PLUS, A BRAND-NEW EMPHASIS ON TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM The 21st Century Trial: Technology for Cases of All Sizes AND AN OPTIONAL WORKSHOP How an Attorney Can Effectively Use an ipad MCLE CREDIT Hours (3 Ethics) Course materials available on a USB drive
2 TexasBarCLE presents the 28th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course Cosponsored by the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas 4 LIVE & 2 VIDEO SITES! Register early and save $50! (To save, see early registration dates below.) Litigation Section members can save $75! LIVE July 11-13, 2012 Hyatt Regency (214) Register by June 27 and SAVE $50! LIVE August 8-10, 2012 Hyatt Hill Country Resort & Spa (210) register by July 25 and SAVE $50! LIVE September 5-7, 2012 Westin Oaks Hotel (713) Register by August 22 and SAVE $50! VIDEO South Padre Island October 17-19, 2012 Isla Grand Hotel (800) Register by October 3 and SAVE $50! LIVE October 24-26, 2012 Crowne Plaza Hotel River Oaks (713) Register by October 10 and SAVE $50! VIDEO Fort Worth December 12-14, 2012 Texas Wesleyan Law School Auditorium (817) Register by November 28 and SAVE $50! Wednesday 7.5 hours including.75 hours ethics 7:45 Registration Coffee and Pastries Provided 8:45 Welcoming Remarks Course Director Edwin E. Wright, III, Wright & Toles Course Director Hon. Rebecca Simmons, Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Course Director Collyn A. Peddie, The Law Offices of Collyn Peddie 9:00 State Court Update.5 hr Jay Jackson, Abraham Watkins Nichol Sorrels Agosto & Friend 9:30 Legislative Update.75 hr Keith B. O'Connell, O Connell & Avery 10:15 Break David E. Chamberlain, Austin Chamberlain - McHaney Brad Parker, Bedford Parker McDonald 10:30 Case Selection and Strategy 1 hr (.25 ethics) Al Ellis, Sommerman & Quesada Carlos A. Balido, Walters Balido & Crain Dan Pozza, Law Offices of Dan Pozza Ricardo R. Reyna, Brock Person Guerra Reyna Edward F. Blizzard, Attorney at Law 2 Edward J. Murphy, Beirne Maynard & Parsons 11:30 Closed Head Injuries.5 hr Mark T. Murray, Stevenson & Murray 12:00 Break - Lunch Provided 12:15 Luncheon Presentation: Legal Malpractice.5 hr ethics Randy Johnston, Johnston t Tobey 12:45 Break Stephen E. McConnico, Austin Scott Douglass and McConnico 1:00 Paid and Incurred.5 hr, (September) Patricia O. Alvarez, Laredo The Alvarez Law Firm, (October) Beth Watkins, Law Office of Beth Watkins 1:30 Arbitration.5 hr, (October) K. B. Battaglini, McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore, (September) Mark R. Trachtenberg, Haynes & Boone Christina F. Crozier, Haynes & Boone 2:00 Discovery.5 hr Paul N. Gold, Aversano & Gold 2:30 Summary Judgment.5 hr Terry O. Tottenham, Austin Fulbright & Jaworski 3:00 Prepping for Mediation.75 hr Frank Herrera, Jr., Herrera Law Firm 3:45 Break 4:00 Experts - Daubert.5 hr Hon. Harvey G. Brown, Judge, First Court of Appeals
3 TexasBarCLE Advanced Courses are sponsored by LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. 4:30 Experts Issues.5 hr Quentin Brogdon, Law Offices of Frank L. Branson 5:00 Voir Dire.5 hr Carmen S. Mitchell, Mitchell Goff & Mitchell Kirk D. Willis, Helms and Greene and Ross H. Ehlinger, Austin Ehlinger & Deaderick 5:30 Adjourn Thursday 7.5 hours including 1.5 hours ethics 8:15 Coffee and Pastries Provided 8:30 Evidence Update.5 hr George (Tex) Quesada, Sommerman & Quesada 9:00 Demonstrative Evidence.75 hr Frank L. Branson, Law Offices of Frank L. Branson 9:45 Preservation of Error - Trial Lawyer's Guide.5 hr David E. Keltner, Fort Worth Kelly Hart & Hallman 10:15 Break 10:30 Jury Charge.5 hr Martin Siegel, Law Offices of Martin J. Siegel 11:00 Closing Arguments.5 hr Jack E. McGehee, McGehee Chang Barnes 11:30 Traps for Trial Lawyers on Appeal.5 hr Scott P. Stolley, Thompson & Knight 12:00 Break - Lunch Provided 12:15 Luncheon Presentation: Professionalism, Civility, and Sanctions.75 hr ethics Mary S. Dietz, Austin Cox Smith Winford Dunn, Dunn Nutter & Morgan 1:00 Break Carlyle H. Chapman, Jr., Locke Lord Hon. Royal Furgeson, Senior U. S. District Judge U. S. District Court Northern District of Texas Grace Ann Weatherly, Denton Wood Thacker & Weatherly Mary S. Dietz, Austin Cox Smith Norma Gonzales, Gonzales Law Office Hon. Larry E. Noll, Judge, 408th District Court Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Judge, U. S. District Court Western District of Texas David Towler, San Diego Law Office of David D. Towler (September) Hon. Jim Parsons, Palestine Jim Parsons Law Offices (October) Joseph Callier, Callier & Garza Kenneth Tekell, Tekell Book Allen & Morris Wayne Fisher, Fisher Boyd Brown & Huguenard Hon. Patricia J. Kerrigan, Judge, 190th Civil District Court Hon. Jim Parsons, Palestine Jim Parsons Law Offices 1:15 Professionalism, Civility, and Sanctions (Cont.).5 hr ethics 1:45 Trucking and Trucking Regulations.5 hr Daniel J. T. Sciano, Tinsman & Sciano 2:15 Medicaid/Medicare Update - The Basics.5 hr (.25 ethics) Pi-Yi Mayo, Baytown Attorney at Law 3 2:45 Medical Malpractice Update.5 hr, (September) Tom Rhodes, Tom Rhodes Law Firm, (October) Paula F. Sweeney, Slack & Davis 3:15 Networking Break Networking Break Sponsored by Settlement Partners 3:45 Products Liability and Pharmaceuticals.5 hr and Earl Landers Vickery, Austin Attorney at Law Collyn A. Peddie, The Law Offices of Collyn Peddie 4:15 Privileges.5 hr Carlos R. Soltero, Austin McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore 4:45 Dram Shop.5 hr Jon Bailey, San Angelo The Bailey Law Firm 5:15 Adjourn to Social Sponsored by Encore Trust ( Site Only) 5:30 Optional Workshop: How An Attorney Can Effectively Use an ipad (No MCLE Credit) A hands on approach to the ipad from Case Preparation, Depositions, Hearings, Mediation and Trial. Know its benefits and limitations. Paul Malouf, Malouf Media #TBCLEPI MCLE CREDIT HOURS (3 ETHICS) MCLE COURSE NO: Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas and to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Civil Trial Law, Civil Appellate Law, and Personal Injury Trial Law.
4 Friday 5.75 hours including.75 hours ethics 8:15 Coffee and Pastries Provided 8:30 Federal Court Update.5 hr Hon. Jeff Kaplan, U. S. Magistrate Judge Northern District of Texas Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, Judge, U. S. District Court Western District of Texas Gerald Birnberg, Williams Birnberg & Anderson The 21st Century Trial: Technology for Cases of All Sizes 3 hrs 9:00 Introduction Jan Woodward Fox, Jan Woodward Fox, A Professional Legal Corporation Pre-Trial: Credibility, Consistency, & Completeness 9:05 Social Media and Other Internet Investigation Tools David A. Chaumette, Sugar Land Chaumette, PLLC Lawrence Morales, II, The Morales Firm 9:25 ediscovery Heather Kubiak, The Kubiak Law Firm 9:45 Document and Litigation Management Systems Lou Black, Bailey Perrin & Bailey 10:05 The Cloud and Confidentiality Concerns Hon. Rebecca Simmons, Justice, 4th Court of Appeals 10:25 Break 10:40 Depositions J. Christopher Dean, Dean Law Firm Rip, Mix, Burn 11:00 Packaging for Settlement and Trial Paul Malouf, Malouf Media 11:20 Focus Groups on a Budget Michael A. Simpson, Bridgeport Simpson Boyd & Powers Trial 11:40 Living in the Moment at the Digital Hub Jamie Moncus, Birmingham, AL Hare Wynn Newell & Newton 12:15 Break - Lunch Provided 12:30 Luncheon Presentation: Judges Panel - Top Ten Things You Should Know.75 hr Edwin E. Wright, III, Wright & Toles Hon. Jane J. Boyle, Judge, U. S. District Court Northern District of Texas Hon. Mark B. Greenberg, Judge, County Court at Law No. 5 Hon. Eric V. Moye, Judge, 14th District Court Hon. Reed O Connor, Judge, U. S. District Court Northern District of Texas Hon. Phylis J. Speedlin, Justice, 4th Court of Appeals Hon. Johnny D. Gabriel, Jr., Judge, 131st District Court Hon. Larry E. Noll, Judge, 408th District Court Hon. Cathleen M. Stryker, Judge, 224th District Court 4 1:15 Break (September) Collyn A. Peddie, The Law Offices of Collyn Peddie Hon. Jeff Brown, Justice, 14th Court of Appeals Hon. Susan E. Criss, Galveston Judge, 212 Judicial District Court Hon. Mike Engelhart, Judge, 151st District Court (October) Collyn A. Peddie, The Law Offices of Collyn Peddie Hon. Jeff Brown, Justice, 14th Court of Appeals October Hon. Tracy E. Christopher, Justice,14th Court of Appeals Hon. Jaclanel McFarland, Judge, 133rd District Court 1:30 Premises Liability and Chapter 95.5 hr William M. Toles, Wright & Toles 2:00 Liens and Subrogation.5 hr (.25 ethics) Guy Choate, San Angelo Webb Stokes & Sparks and Judy Kostura, Austin Judge Kostura & Putman 2:30 Ethics Update - What You Don t Know Will Hurt You.5 hr ethics Harry G. Potter, III, Williams Kherkher Hart Boundas Richard C. Hile, Austin Dies & Hile 3:00 Adjourn
5 Reserve Your Hotel Room Early Hotel rooms have been blocked at special rates on a space available basis. To make a reservation, contact the hotel and indicate that you will be attending this State Bar of Texas course. Live Sites Live July 11-13, 2012 Hyatt Regency 300 Reunion Blvd., TX (214) Room rate $139 single/double Hotel deadline: June 19th Live September 5-7, 2012 Westin Oaks 5011 Westheimer, TX (713) Room rate $155 single/double Hotel deadline: August 5th Live August 8-10, 2012 Hyatt Hill Co. Resort & Spa 9800 Hyatt Resort Drive, TX (210) Room rate $207 single/double Hotel deadline: July 17th Live October 24-26, 2012 Crowne Plaza-River Oaks 2712 Southwest Freeway, TX (713) Room rate $115 single/double Hotel deadline: October 9th The reserved block of rooms may fill up before the deadline. Act now! Video Sites SOUTH PADRE ISLAND Video October 17-19, 2012 Isla Grand 500 Padre Hotel Boulevard South Padre Island, TX (800) Room rate $130 cabana $230 condo Hotel deadline: September 17th FORT WORTH Video December 12-14, 2012 Texas Wesleyan Law School Auditorium 1515 Commerce Street Fort Worth, TX (817) No Rooms booked for this showing The reserved block of rooms may fill up before the deadline. Act now! Our thanks to our sponsors 5
6 fyi TexasBarCLE.com Ways to Save on This Course! Meet the Register By Deadline and Save $50 because early registrations help us ensure that sufficient course books, seating, and refreshments are available. Course materials and seating will be reserved for pre-registrants until the start of the first topic. Litigation Section Members Can Save $75 by registering no later than the Register by date for that course (thereafter, save $25); see the registration form. Not a member? To join, texasbar.com or phone , x1425. Please do not send Section membership payment with your registration fee. Earn Discounts by Registering Five or More from your firm or agency. Contact Firm & Group Sales Manager Laura Angle of TexasBarSolutions at or Active State and Texas-Area Federal Judges and Their Court Staff Attorneys May Attend for Free provided (1) the course is directly related to the judge s tribunal s jurisdiction, (2) the judge is a full-time judge or judges retired under the Texas Judicial Retirement System and (3) space is available for all paying registrants. This privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, other court staff, or persons serving part-time in any judicial capacity. NOTE: Actual attendance is required in order to receive course materials. Parking Information for Attendees Not Staying at the Hotel is subject to change without notice and is not a guarantee of available space. Complimentary self parking is available in and locations. Parking in is valet-only at $22/day. Self parking $10/day in lots across the street from the hotel. Fort Worth: use the metered parking or Convention Center garage around the law school. Of course, this information is subject to change without notice and is not a guarantee of available space. If You Need Special Accommodations to Attend, please contact us as soon as possible at , x1797. Registered But Can t Attend? Still Earn MCLE Credit and receive course materials by (1) calling , x1574 to transfer your registration to a later presentation or (2) taking the course online later, in which case you ll automatically be sent the course materials; see FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS!, below. However, if you wish a refund instead, mail or fax ( ) your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program. FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS! Online Videos and MP3s of the Topics, as Well as PDFs of Course Materials, will be available to registrants 6-8 weeks after the course. Provide us your address when preregistering and we ll alert you when these benefits are available and how to access them. (Note: Presentation lengths may vary from that which was advertised.) There s no extra charge; as a registrant, you re already entitled! Tweet About This Course! Include hashtag #TBCLEPI Course Directors Edwin E. Wright... Hon. Rebecca Simmons... Collyn A. Peddie... Planning Committee Frank Branson... Quentin Brogdon... Sharon Calloway... Troy Chandler... J. Christopher Dean... Mary Dietz...Austin Al Ellis... John Fabry... Jan Fox... Jay Jackson... Keith O Connell... Hon. Karen H. Pozza... George Tex Quesada... Michael Simpson...Bridgeport William Toles... Earl Vickery...Austin TexasBarCLE Planning Team Kathy Reese...Program Planner Kim Maka... Program Coordinator Sandra Molina...Program Coordinator Assistant Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas S. McDonald...Chair Michael Smith... Chair-Elect Christy Amuny... Vice-Chair Pat Long Weaver... Treasurer Paula Hinton...Secretary Walker Friedman... Immediate Past Chair State Bar of Texas Bob Black...President Beverly Godbey... Chair of the Board Buck Files... President-Elect Terry Tottenham... Immediate Past President Natalie Cobb Koehler...TYLA President Deborah Bullion...Chair, CLE Committee Allan K. DuBois...Chair, Board PDP Committee Michelle E. Hunter...Executive Director Patrick A. Nester... Director, TexasBarCLE Interested in Sponsoring or Exhibiting at This Course or Others? Contact Kanice Spears at or Policy of Impartiality The State Bar of Texas does not endorse political candidates. When a candidate for public office is included in promotion for or participates in a TexasBarCLE event, the State Bar is not taking a position for or against anyone s candidacy. 6
7 Registration Form w a y s t o r e g i s t e r Online TexasBarCLE.com credit card only Phone , x1574 during business hours credit card only Fax credit card only Mail State Bar of Texas - CLE LB # P. O. Box , TX check or credit card Registering five or more? Laura Angle at for group discount information. On the Advanced Course save up to $75! Advanced Personal Injury Law Course Here are my choices: Advanced Personal Injury Course... q LIVE, July $745 Take $50 OFF: Register by June 27, I want my course materials format to be: q Electronic materials (PDFs on a USB drive) q Hard-copy materials (2 notebooks) q BOTH so I ll ADD $115 q LIVE, August $745 Take $50 OFF: Register by July 25, 2012 q LIVE, September $745 Take $50 OFF: Register by August 22, 2012 q LIVE, October $745 Take $50 OFF: Register by October 10, 2012 q South Padre Island VIDEO, October $545 Take $50 OFF: Register by October 3, 2012 q Fort Worth VIDEO, December $545 Take $50 OFF: Register by November 28, 2012 Your registration fee includes: Lunch provided each day Networking break - meet your colleagues and course sponsors Convenient access to electrical connections Sponsored breakfast, break, and social - site only 3 I m entitled to 1 or 2 discounts on the Advanced Course: q $50 OFF because I m registering by the Register by date at the left. (If by mail, date of postmark will be determinative.) $25 OFF because (choose 1 box only) I m a member of the q Litigation Section q State Bar College Classic Membership q Legal Administrators or Paralegal Division OR q I am licensed 2 years or less. $ is my total for the course and materials. q As a judge or court staff attorney, I affirm I qualify for complimentary admission (see p. 6). q State Bar College Gold Membership (complimentary admission) Questions? Visit texasbarcollege.com Your course registration fee includes a complimentary membership in the State Bar Litigation Section through June 1, 2013 (if you are not already a member). If you are already a member of the Litigation Section, please take advantage of the $25 discount above. If you do NOT want to take advantage of this special offer to join the Litigation Section, please check here: q 4 I can t attend. Just send course materials.* FREE Shipping & Handling q Advanced Course books...$230 set q Advanced Course materials on USB drive...$230 each For information on audio CDs of course topics, contact our DVD CLE service at , x1575. MP3 files of the topics will be downloadable from TexasBarCLE.com 6-8 weeks after the course. 5 I am paying by: q Check (enclosed) payable to the State Bar of Texas for $ q Visa q MasterCard q AMEX q Discover PLEASE PRINT LEGIBLY Account No. Exp. Date Name on card (Please print) Signature State Bar Membership No. Registrant Name Badge Name Firm Name/Court Address for Bar-Related Mail City/State Zip Phone ( ) Fax ( ) A confirmation of your registration will be sent to the address you provide. 7 *PDFs of course materials will be available for purchase 6-8 weeks after the course in the Online Library at TexasBarCLE.com. Registrants receive access to the PDFs at no additional charge (see Free to Our Registrants on p. 6). Plus 8.25% sales tax on total. Please include sales tax or attach an exemption certificate. Book and USB orders are shipped separately and filled 4-6 weeks after the live program. A bill will be sent unless a credit card charge is authorized on this form. QUESTIONS? , x
8 State Bar of Texas P.O. Box Austin, TX th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law 2012 LIVE July 11-13, 2012 LIVE August 8-10, 2012 LIVE September 5-7, 2012 VIDEO October 17-19, 2012 South Padre Island LIVE October 24-26, 2012 VIDEO December 12-14, 2012 Fort Worth NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO AUSTIN, TEXAS The benefits of membership in the Litigation Section One of the largest State Bar sections, the Litigation Section is committed to providing information and education about important and news-making topics that impact the profession. All members receive the respected quarterly journal, The Advocate, featuring updates and analyses of issues by some of the state s most distinguished practitioners. The Section provides grants to worthy projects, sponsors ethics-accredited programs and lectures at law schools, and works to attract nationally known keynote speakers for the Bar s Annual Meeting. When there are court rules being considered that will affect how lawyers practice, the Section takes a lead in advocacy with the Texas Supreme Court. In addition, the Section cosponsors top-notch continuing legal education with TexasBarCLE, earning its members a discount. In a typical year, this would mean discounted attendance at these popular programs: the Litigation Update Institute, the Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, the Advanced Civil Trial Course, and the Advanced Personal Injury Law Course. Sections can do much to enhance your professionalism. Enjoy the benefits of membership in the Litigation Section! litigationsection.com 8