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Friday, November 10 | 8:30 am to 5:00 pm

Civil Litigation’s 13th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook

Presented by Austin Bar Association Civil Litigation Section
November 10, 2017 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Hosted by Vinson & Elkins, 2801 Via Fortuna, Suite 100

Earn 5 hours participation CLE.

Cost for Civil Litigation Section Members: $135
Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA Members: $160
Cost for Non-Members: $170

CLICK HERE to register.


SCHEDULE:

Austin Java Breakfast by National Board of Trial Advocacy & Hon. Patrick Keel 8:30-9:00

  1. Jury Selection:Picking a Winning Jury9:00-9:45
    Jay Harvey, Winckler & Harvey
    Randy Howry, Howry, Breen & Herman
    Broadus Spivey, Spivey & Grigg
    Robert Swafford, Strike for Cause Jury Consulting
  2. Pre-Trial Motion Practice:Practice Pointers9:45-10:15
    James Matthew (Matt) Dow, Jackson Walker
    Hon. Amy Clark Meachum, 201st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    Dan Richards, Richards, Rodriguez, & Skieth
    Hon. Jeff Rose, Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals

———————————————Break—————————————————– 10:15-10:30

  1. Trial Advocacy:Winning Strategies10:30-11:00
    Hon. Andrew W. Austin, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas
    Hon. Ryan D. Larson, 395th Judicial District Court, Williamson County
    Tracy McCormack, Director of Trial Advocacy, UT School of Law
    James M. (Jim) Richardson, Richardson + Burgess
  2. The Organized Advocate:Trial Preparation Tips11:00-11:30
    Robby Alden, Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson
    Hon. Betsy Lambeth, 425th Judicial District Court, Williamson County
    Lance Sharp, The Sharp Firm
    Hon. Todd Wong, Travis County Court at Law One
  3. Opening Statements:Advocacy without Argument11:30-12:00 
    Hon. Karin Crump, 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    Dicky Grigg, Spivy & Grigg
    Michael Shaunessy, McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore
    Hon. Jan Soifer, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County

——————————————Lunch Break—-On Your Own————————————————-

  1. Witness Testimony:Goals of Direct and Cross-Examination1:30-2:00
    Hon. Lora Livingston, 261st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    Terry Scarborough, Hance Scarborough
    Hon. Gisela Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell
  2. Evidence and Expert Testimony:Making Experts Matter2:00-2:30
    Judy Kostura, Judge, Kostura & Putman
    Shannon Ratliff, Davis, Gerald & Cremer
    Hon. Eric Shepperd, Travis County Court at Law No. 2
    Hon. Tim Sulak, 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County

—TIFF’S TREATS BY Rainmaker Document Technologies & Hon. Stephen Yelenosky 

  1. Error Preservation:Top 10 Ways to Lose Your Appeal3:00-3:30
    Heidi Bloch, Husch Blackwell
    Hon. Cindy Olson Bourland, Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    Hon. Scott Field, Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    Woodie Jones, Alexander Dubose Jefferson & Townsend
  2. Closing Argument:Hitting Hard3:30-4:15
    Karen Burgess, Richardson + Burgess
    Hon. Bill Henry, 428th Judicial District Court, Hays County
    Geoffrey D. Weisbart, Weisbart Springer Hayes
    Hon. Lee Yeakel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas

SLAKE CAFÉ HAPPY HOUR BY Minton, Burton, Bassett & Collins 4:15-5:00

Location

Vinson & Elkins
2801 Via Fortuna
Austin,
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Costs

Cost for Civil Litigation Section Members: $135
Cost for Austin Bar/AYLA Members: $160
Cost for Non-Members: $170

Credits

5 hours partic. CLE

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