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Appellate Sections Once Again Co-Sponsoring SCOTX Event

Posted in Announcements, Texas Supreme Court

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

Posted in Announcements

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?

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice

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

Posted in Appellate Practice, Briefs, Procedure, Technology

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

Hedges and Hawthorne to Speak on New TAMES System

Posted in Appellate Practice, Briefs, Procedure, Technology

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

Posted in Announcements

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

Posted in Announcements, Technology

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

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice

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

Posted in Appellate Practice, Standards of Review

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

Upcoming Appellate CLE Opportunities

Posted in Appellate Practice

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

Update on In-House/Appellate CLE Program

Posted in Announcements

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

Chief Justice Jones to Speak on State of Third Court

Posted in Appellate Practice

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

“A Whole New World”: Recent Developments in Texas Mandamus Practice

Posted in Original Proceedings

That was the title of a CLE presentation I gave last Friday to members of the Austin Bar Association as part of its Fourth Friday CLE series.  In addition to some basic mandamus principles, I covered recent rule changes affecting mandamus practice and how recent Texas Supreme Court decisions have treated the requirement that relator have no adequate remedy at… Continue Reading

“Appellate Practice Marketing 2.0″

Posted in Appellate Practice, Blogs & Blogging, Technology

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

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice

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

Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course

Posted in Announcements, Appellate Practice

The State Bar Appellate Section and Texas Bar CLE are co-sponsoring the 21st Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, which will take place September 6-7, 2007 at the Four Seasons in Austin.  Related events are the ever-popular Appellate Boot Camp on September 5 and the Section’s annual meeting on September 6, which will be followed… Continue Reading

Appellate CLE Opportunities

Posted in Announcements

The State Bar Appellate Section and TexasBarCLE are offering a total of $95 off the combined registration fees for the 2007 Practice Before the Texas Supreme Court and Advanced Civil Appellate Practice courses.  To get this deal, attendees must register by telephone (800-204-2222 x1574), fax (512-427-4111), or mail by April 13, 2007.  (Unfortunately, online registration… Continue Reading