2016 Trial Skills Seminar – New Orleans

PROGRAM AGENDA

Thursday February 11 and Friday February 12, 2016
 Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA

CLE Program Chair: Jorge Herrera • Co-Chair: Matt Kita
Earn up to 9.25 hours MCLE credit including 1.00 hour Ethics credit

 

 

THURSDAY February 11

12:00 pm

Registration Opens

12:55 pm  – 1:00 pm

Opening Remarks, Jorge Herrera, San Antonio, TX

1:00 pm  – 1:30 pm
.50 hr

HOW TO USE THE INSURANCE ADJUSTER AS YOUR BAD FAITH EXPERT, PPT
SPEAKER: Shannon Loyd, San Antonio

1:30 pm  – 2:15 pm
.75 hr inc .25 hr ethics

PRESENTING EVIDENCE IN TRIAL, PPT
SPEAKER:  Dean Boyd, Amarillo

2:15 pm  – 3:00 pm
.75 hr

APPELLATE ADVOCACY
SPEAKER:  Judge Stephen Higginson, US Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit

3:00 pm  – 3:10 pm

Break

3:10 pm  – 3:50 pm
.67 hr inc .25 hr ethics

EFFECTIVE VOIR DIRE TECHNIQUES, PPT
SPEAKER: Josh Davis, San Antonio
CO-AUTHOR:  Mitchell A. GreeneIndianapolis

3:50 pm  – 4:35 pm
.75 hr

NEW LAWS, PPT
SPEAKERS: Bryan Blevins, Beaumont

4:35 pm  – 5:20 pm
.45 hr

REPTILE AND THE BLACK LETTER OF THE LAW FOR TRIAL
SPEAKER:  Len Gabbay, Austin

5:20 pm

Adjourn to Advocates Happy Hour at Bourbon O, Bourbon Orleans Hotel

 

Dinner on your own

9:00 pm – 12:00 am

After Party sponsored by Rebekah Reedy Miller Settlement Partners, Bourbon Vieux Pier 424 on Bourbon Street (Included in Seminar Registration)

 

FRIDAY February 12

9:00 am

Bloody Mary & Beignets Breakfast Bar sponsored by Robin Young & Associates

10:00 am – 10:30 am
.50 hr

POLITICAL UPDATE
SPEAKER:  James Fields and Dennis Speight

10:30 am  – 11:00 am
.50 hr inc .25 hr ethics

HOW TO PREPARE & PRESENT YOUR CLIENT
SPEAKER:  Greta Fischer, Odessa

11:00 am – 11:15 am

Break

11:15 am  – 12:00 pm
.75 hr

TRIAL FOCUS GROUPS WHILE USING A CONSULTANT & NON-CONSULTANT
SPEAKERS:  Jim Mitchell, Dallas

12:00 pm  – 12:45 pm
.75 hr inc .25 hr ethics

TRIAL CROSS EXAMINATION
SPEAKER:  Jerry Galow, Austin

12:45 pm – 1:10 pm

Pick Up Lunch -Included in Seminar registration

1:10 pm – 2:00 pm
.83 hr

Luncheon Presentation: TRIAL’S LIFE LESSONS, PPT
SPEAKER: Andy Vickery, Houston

2:00 pm – 2:10 pm

Break

2:10 pm – 2:40 pm
.50 hr

THE COMPELLING OPENING STATEMENT
SPEAKER:  Kevin Glasheen, Lubbock

2:40 pm – 3:10 pm
.50 hr

THE POWERFUL CLOSING ARGUMENT
SPEAKER: Michael Gallagher, Houston

3:10 pm – 3:15 pm

Introductions

3:15 pm  – 3:55 pm
.67 hr

TELLING A GOOD GHOST STORY
SPEAKER:  Sean Lyons, Austin

3:55 pm

ADJOURN: End of Seminar