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Soaking Up Some CLE

D. Todd Smith
I spoke today at TexasBarCLE’s Soaking Up Some CLE Program on South Padre Island—one of my favorite places to visit. My topic was “Jury Charges in Commercial Cases.” For anyone interested, my slidedeck appears here. Today was the first time I’ve presented on this particular topic. As always, I learned a lot getting ready for … Continue Reading

Texas MDLs and Appellate Lawyers

Last week, I spoke at TexasBarCLE’s Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course about transfer proceedings before the Texas Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation. For anyone interested, my presentation slides appear at the end of this post. MDLs may not seem all that relevant to appellate practice at first blush, but it is important for appellate lawyers … Continue Reading

Social Media for Lawyers—and Judges

D. Todd Smith
Yesterday, I spoke to a group of appellate lawyers and judges about social media. For anyone interested, my presentation slides appear below. I always learn something new when preparing to give a CLE presentation. In this instance, it was interesting to look at Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and similar outlets from a judge’s perspective. Here are … Continue Reading

As Summer Ends, a New Appellate Season Begins

D. Todd Smith
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

D. Todd Smith
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

Your Trial Is Over—Now What?

D. Todd Smith
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

Upcoming Appellate CLE Opportunities

D. Todd Smith
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