Tag Archives: CLE Opportunities

As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begins

With the sun setting on summer, early September is shaping up to be a busy time for Texas appellate practitioners and court watchers. Texas Supreme Court Returns from Summer Recess Although the Texas Supreme Court will issue orders every Friday in August and hold conference late in the month, it is caught up on opinions … Continue Reading

Registration Open for 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 28th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 4-5, 2014 here in Austin.  Related events are the popular Civil Appellate Practice 101 course on September 3 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 4, to be followed by a reception honoring the judiciary. … Continue Reading

Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are co-sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court.” This event—previously held in 2008, 2010, and 2012—will take place on Thursday, April 17, 2014, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in … Continue Reading

Upcoming CLE Presentation on IP Appeals

At its March 21, 2013 luncheon meeting, the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Law Section is sponsoring a CLE panel entitled “Fundamentals of Patent Litigation and Appeals.” The panel will consist of moderator Bill Schuurman, Alan Albright, Amber Rovner, and Sheila Kadura. The event will take place at Green Pastures, 811 West Live Oak Street. Registration begins … Continue Reading

Your Trial Is Over—Now What?

Per the announcement pasted below, TexasBarCLE has opened registration for a live webinar that Amanda Taylor and I will present next week. This program will be “studio produced” and shot at the Texas Law Center, which will be a new experience for me. If you’re interested but can’t watch live, the presentation will be archived … Continue Reading

Lone Star Lawyers Converging on Houston for SBOT12

I will soon be departing for Houston to attend the 2012 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting.  This will be my third straight year to attend and my second year as a presenter. On Thursday, as part of the Computer and Technology Section’s “Adaptable Lawyer” track, Don Cruse and I will give a talk entitled … Continue Reading

You Have a Verdict — Now What?

On Monday, May 21, 2012, Austin appellate lawyer Amanda Taylor and I will be giving a talk entitled “You Have a Verdict—Now What?” to the Austin Bar Civil Litigation Section.  The program will begin at noon in the ABA seminar room.  To RSVP, contact Lois Gardner at (512) 476-1080 or lois@ewbankharris.com. The discussion will focus … Continue Reading

Hedges and Hawthorne to Speak on New TAMES System

On March 29, 2012, Fourteenth Court of Appeals Chief Justice Adele Hedges and Texas Supreme Court Clerk Blake Hawthorne will speak to the Austin Bar Civil Appellate Law Section on "The Texas Appeals Management and E-filing System: Making Our Appellate Courts More Efficient and Transparent." This talk goes along with an article Blake published in the most … Continue Reading

An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court v.3.0

In what has become a biennial event, the Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” on Thursday, April 26, 2012, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in Austin. CLE credit … Continue Reading

Solo/Small Firm Section CLE Set for 2/23

As immediate past chair of the Austin Bar Association Solo/Small Firm Section, my main responsibility is to organize and run a half-day CLE program the Section puts on each year.  We have put together what I think will be an outstanding program that will educate attendees on a number of subjects relevant to solos and small … Continue Reading

Austin Appellate Section to Host Chief Justices on January 19

The Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section will kick off the new year with a special program featuring chief justices from several of the fourteen intermediate state courts of appeals.  The luncheon meeting, which will take place at noon on January 19, 2012 at Green Pastures, will include the following lineup:   Moderator: Chief … Continue Reading

25th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 25th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 8-9, 2011 in Austin.  Related events are the popular Civil Appellate Practice 101 course (formerly known as Appellate Boot Camp) on September 7 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 8, … Continue Reading

E-Filing Rollout Rescheduled for March 28

So say the programming people, according to TexParte.  See my last two posts for more information. That should give us plenty of time to try the system out before I speak on appellate e-filing at the 2011 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting in San Antonio in late June.  The State Bar has invited me … Continue Reading

Upcoming Appellate CLE Opportunities

TexasBarCLE and the State Bar Appellate Section are co-sponsoring a new program called "Handling Your First Civil Appeal."  The live session will take place here in Austin on February 18, 2011, and the program will be available via webcast.  Smith Law Group’s own Brandy Wingate will be speaking about motions for rehearing in the courts … Continue Reading

Headed to the State Bar Annual Meeting

I’m heading up to my hometown of Fort Worth to attend the 2010 State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting Thursday and Friday.  The Bar has put together an excellent program that should be well worth attending, regardless of one’s practice area. I am particularly excited about what is being billed as the "Legal Innovation Track:  … Continue Reading

Update on In-House/Appellate CLE Program

The lineup is set for the free CLE seminar the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section is sponsoring on the role of appellate counsel in civil litigation.  An e-brochure with details is available here. This seminar is specifically geared to in-house lawyers and will cover some very timely topics (for example, appellate attorney’s fee structures). … Continue Reading

In-House Attorneys & Role of Appellate Counsel

The State Bar of Texas Appellate Law Section is sponsoring a CLE seminar to be held in Austin geared toward in-house lawyers and the role of appellate counsel.  The event is scheduled for the afternoon of June 24, 2010 at the AT&T Executive Education and Conference Center and will be followed by a cocktail reception.  … Continue Reading

Chief Justice Jones to Speak on State of Third Court

The Austin Bar Association’s Civil Appellate Law Section will meet at noon on January 21, 2010 at Green Pastures.  Chief Justice Woodie Jones (pictured) will speak on "Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the Third Court But Were Afraid to Ask." This should be an interesting and informative talk, as the Chief just completed … Continue Reading

“Appellate Practice Marketing 2.0″

That was the title of a CLE presentation I gave today to the San Antonio Bar Association‘s Appellate Practice Section.  In addition to "traditional" techniques—such as doing “law” work in trial courts; handling pro bono appeals; writing articles and giving speeches; bar association work; and networking with trial lawyers, industry professionals, and other appellate lawyers—my main focus was blogging.  I … Continue Reading

22nd Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 22nd Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which is set for September 4-5, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel here in Austin.  The popular Appellate Boot Camp will take place on September 3 and the Section’s annual meeting is scheduled for September 6, to be followed by a cocktail reception … Continue Reading

UT Conference on State & Federal Appeals Set

UT Law School will be holding its annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals on May 29-30, 2008 at the Four Seasons Hotel here in Austin.  You can find more information about the conference and register online here. This is a "don’t miss" event for lawyers looking to stay up to speed on current trends and emerging issues in Texas and … Continue Reading

An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court

The Appellate Sections of the State Bar of Texas and the Austin Bar Association are sponsoring a program entitled “An Evening with the Texas Supreme Court” on Thursday, March 27, 2008, from 4:30 to 7:00 p.m. at the InterContinental Stephen F. Austin Hotel here in Austin.  CLE credit (1.5 hours, .33 ethics) has been requested. … Continue Reading

DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar Set for February 28-29

My fellow appellate lawyer Ray Ward (who writes a couple of excellent blogs, the (new) legal writer and Minor Wisdom) asked me to plug the upcoming DRI Appellate Advocacy Seminar, to be held at the J. W. Marriott Orlando, Grande Lakes (that’s Florida, folks) on February 28-29, 2008.  Though sponsored by "the voice of the … Continue Reading
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