2016 Annual Meeting and CLE Seminar
PROGRAM AGENDA

Thursday December 8 and Friday December 9, 2016 • Adolphus Hotel, Dallas, TX
CLE Program Chair: Jorge Herrera • Co-Chair: Matt Kita
Earn up to 8.25 hours MCLE credit

 

 

THURS December 8– Moderator JASON FRANKLIN, DALLAS

8:00 am

Registration Opens

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

.75 hr

President’s Lunch and Awards Presentation

Keynote Speaker: Matthew Dowd

  • included in Seminar Registration

1:30 pm – 1:50 pm
1:50 pm

Break

Welcome – CLE Seminar

1:55 pm – 2:35 pm

.67 hr

 

Legislative Forecast/Political Update, State Bar Sunset

SPEAKERS:     Lin McCraw, McKinney

                        James Fields, TTLA Chief Officer of Public Affairs

2:35 pm – 3:05 pm

.50 hr

Rule 91a: Developments and Trends  PDF
A review of major developments in Texas State Court motion to dismiss practice.

Speaker:        Peter Kelly, Houston

3:05 pm – 3:20 pm

Break

3:20 pm – 4:05 pm

.75 hr

Determining & Proving Reasonableness of Medical Expenses
Are medical expenses “reasonable”? Tactics proving reasonableness during trial or negotiations with lienholders.

Tabs:  A, B, C, D -1, D -2, D -3E -1, E-2, F, G, H, I -1, I -2, I - 3 (cases)

SPEAKERS:     Dan Christensen, Austin

                         J.D. Davis, Houston

4:05 pm – 5:05 pm

1.0 hr

Everything You Wanted to Know about Practicing Law (But Were Afraid to Ask)

PANELISTS:   Judy Kostura, Austin

                       Paula Sweeney, Dallas

  MODERATER:  JASON FRANKLIN, DALLAS

5:05 pm

Adjourn

 

FRIDAY December 9– Moderator JORGE HERRERA, SAN ANTONIO

8:00 am

Seminar Room Opens   Breakfast with Vendors – included in Seminar Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am

.50 hr

HIPAA Compliant: HB 300  PPT

SPEAKER:       Amy Carter, Dallas

9:30 am – 10:15 am

.75 hr

“App-y Hour”

SPEAKER:       Rachael Jones, Austin

10:15 am – 10:30 am

Break

10:30 am – 11:15 am

.75 hr

United States vs. Mikal Watts

Exoneration after prosecution and what needs to change in our Criminal System.  

SPEAKER:       Mikal Watts, San Antonio

11:15 am – 11:45 am

Break Pick up Lunch (included in registration)

11:45 am – 12:15 pm

.50 hr

Direct and Cross Examination of Medical Experts

Medical Practice Act Occupations Code

PPT     Calodney Deposition     Exhibits: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

SPEAKER:       Bill Liebbe, Tyler

12:15 pm – 12:30 pm

Break

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

1.25 hr

Closing Argument that Touches the Heart   PPT

SPEAKER:       Randi McGinn, New Mexico

1:45 pm – 2:00 pm

Break

2:00 pm – 2:45 pm

.75 hr

How to Save Civil Jury Trials     PDF    PPT

What can Trial Lawyers do to avoid extinction or is it too late? Lessons Learned by the Civil Jury Project in its first year.
SPEAKER:       Steve Susman, New York and Houston

2:45 pm

Adjourn CLE Seminar