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State Bar College

2012

Galveston Island Photo Credit: GICVB Vadim Troshkin

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Highlights

• Essential seminar for general practitioners • New topics and updates in most practice areas • Texas Board of Legal Specialization credit approved in eleven practice areas Special price for College members NEW - Special price for young lawyers!

EXTRAS • Party by the pool! Join us on Thursday for food and refreshments • Continental breakfast each day and lunch provided on Thursday and Friday • Complimentary wireless internet signal available in the meeting room • Free self parking

MCLE CREDIT 17.75 HOURS (3 ETHICS)

Course materials available on a USB drive

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LIVE  Galveston Island

Moody Gardens Hotel July 19-21, 2012


TexasBarCLE presents the State Bar College 14th Annual

Thursday live  Galveston Island July 19-21, 2012 Moody Gardens Hotel

7.25 hrs including 1.25 hr ethics 8:00

Registration Coffee and Pastries Provided

8:45

Welcoming Remarks Course Director Chad Baruch, Rowlett Assistant Principal Yavneh Academy of Dallas The Law Office of Chad Baruch

Photo Credit: Galveston Island Convention & Visitor Bureau

MCLE CREDIT

17.75 HOURS (3 ETHICS) MCLE COURSE NO: 901241329

Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the following areas and amounts:

Civil Appellate.....................................5.75 Civil Trial Law......................................7.25 Consumer and Commercial................7.75 Criminal Law.......................................4.25 Estate Planning and Probate.............4.25 Family Law........................................ 10.25

State Bar College Update Hon. Leta S. Parks, Houston Vice-Chair, College of the State Bar of Texas Attorney at Law

State of the State Bar Address .25 hr Buck Files, Tyler President-Elect, State Bar of Texas Bain, Files, Jarrett, Bain, & Harrison

9:15

U.S. Supreme Court Update .5 hr Daniel Luke Geyser, Dallas Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

9:45

Texas Supreme Court Update .5 hr Hon. Scott A. Brister, Austin Former Justice Supreme Court of Texas Andrews & Kurth

9:00

10:15 Break

12:00 Luncheon Served

12:15 Luncheon Presentation: Navigating the Minefield Avoiding Malpractice Claims and Grievances .75 hr ethics Moderator Caren Ka-Pik Lock, Lewisville Regional Vice President and General Counsel TIAA-CREF

Randy Johnston, Dallas Johnston Tobey

William D. Cobb, Jr., Dallas Cobb Martinez Woodward

1:00

Break

1:15

State Bar College Awards Presentation

LITIGATION 1:30

PRE-TRIAL 10:30 Handling Arbitration .5 hr Shannon H. Ratliff, Austin Ratliff Law Firm

11:30 Discovery .5 hr Hon. John K. Dietz, Austin Judge, 250th District Court

ETHICS I

UPDATES 8:55

11:00 Choosing Your Forum: Where to File Suit .5 hr Eliot D. Shavin, Dallas Adjunct Instructor and Supervising Attorney SMU Dedman School of Law

Marla Diane Broaddus, Austin Former Staff Attorney Supreme Court of Texas Ratliff Law Firm

Immigration and Nationality Law.....2.25 Juvenile Law........................................1 Labor and Employment Law..............7 Personal Injury Trial Law....................6.25 Real Estate Law...................................5.75 2

The New Litigation Rules: What You Need to Know .5 hr (.25 hr ethics) Steven C. James, El Paso Attorney at Law

2:00 Evidence .5 hr George ‘Tex’ Quesada, Dallas Sommerman & Quesada

Citations: How the Blue Book Has Changed Since You Graduated .5 hr Chad Baruch, Rowlett Assistant Principal Yavneh Academy of Dallas The Law Office of Chad Baruch

3:00

Break

2:30


Lone Star Flight Museum

Moody Mansion

Photo Credit: GICVB

CRIMINAL LAW 3:15

Criminal Law Update .5 hr Hon. Maria Salas-Mendoza, El Paso Judge, 120th District Court

3:45

Unforeseen Consequences of Criminal Convictions .75 hr (.25 ethics) Randy T. Leavitt, Austin Law Offices of Randy T. Leavitt

4:30

Handling DWI Cases .5 hr Katheryn Heather Haywood, Irving Attorney at Law

5:00

Juvenile Law .5 hr Hon. Patrick J. Garza, San Antonio Associate Judge 386th District Court

5:30

Adjourn

Friday

8 hrs including 1 hr ethics 8:00

Coffee and Pastries Provided

CONSUMER LAW Debt Collection Practices .5 hr (.25 ethics) Manuel H. Newburger, Austin Barron & Newburger 8:30

9:00

Defending Consumer Debt Lawsuits .5 hr Richard Tomlinson, Houston Director of Litigation/Attorney Lone Star Legal Aid

Remedies in Consumer Law Cases .5 hr Richard McElvaney, Houston Professor/Director University of Houston Law Center 9:30

10:00 Break

Photo Credit: GICVB

ESTATE PLANNING 10:15

Basic Estate Planning .5 hr Helen Bishop Jenkins, Missouri City Executive Vice President South Texas College of Law

10:45 Your Non-lawyer Spouse’s Rights to Your Law Practice .75 hr Jimmy Brill, Houston James E. Brill, P.C.

Warren Cole, Houston Law Office of Warren Cole

11:30 Will and Guardianship Contests .5 hr Darlene Payne Smith, Houston Crain, Caton & James 12:00 Luncheon Served 12:15 Luncheon Presentation: Water Rights and Droughts .5 hr Mark McPherson, Dallas McPherson LawFirm

REAL ESTATE 1:00

Foreclosures .5 hr Tommy Bastian, Addison Barrett Daffin Frappier Turner & Engel

1:30

Residential Construction Claims in the Post-TRCCA Era .5 hr Mark S. McQuality, Dallas Shackelford Melton & McKinley

2:00

Overview of 2011 Reform Legislation for Texas Property Owners Associations .5 hr Roy D. Hailey, Houston Butler | Hailey

EMPLOYMENT LAW 2:30

Employment Law Update .75 hr Katrina Grider, Cypress Attorney at Law

3:15 Covenants Not to Compete .5 hr Ann Marie Painter, Dallas Morgan, Lewis & Bockius 3:45

Photo Credit: GICVB Vadim Troshkin

ETHICS II 4:00

Conflicts of Interests .5 hr ethics Sydney McDole, Dallas Jones Day

APPELLATE 4:30

Preservation of Error .5 hr (.25 ethics) Hon. David E. Keltner, Fort Worth Kelly Hart & Hallman

5:00

Electronic Briefs .5 hr Don Cruse, Austin Law Office of Don Cruse

5:30

Adjourn

Saturday

2.5 hrs including .75 hr ethics 8:30

Coffee and Pastries Provided

FAMILY LAW

12:45 Break

Coastal Pelican

Break 3

9:00 Electronic Evidence .5 hr (.25 ethics) Emily Ann Miskel, Plano Koons Fuller 9:30

The Trial of a Property Case .5 hr Warren Cole, Houston The Law Office of Warren Cole

10:00 Child Support and the Special Needs Child .5 hr (.25 ethics) Karen L. Marvel, San Antonio Sinkin & Marvel 10:30 Third Party Standing .5 hr Wendy S. Burgower, Houston Burgower & Rainwater 11:00 Parentage .5 hr (.25 ethics) Joseph Indelicato, Jr., Houston Joseph Indelicato, Jr., P.C. 11:30 Adjourn


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I N F O R M A T I O N Ways to Save on This Course!

Reserve Your Hotel Room Early

State Bar College Members Get the Best Price because this course is cosponsored by the College. If you are a current member, or you agree to become one by the date of this course, you may register at a special price. The College has special requirements for membership. To join the State Bar College or to get additional information, please contact Managing Director Merianne Gaston at 800-204-2222, x1819. Please do not send payment for College membership with your registration fee. Earn Discounts by Registering Five or More from your firm or agency. Contact Firm & Group Sales Manager Laura Angle of TexasBarSolutions at 512-250-5575 or langle@texasbar.com. State Bar Policy §7.03.06 Allows Active State and Texas-Area Federal Judges to Attend for Free provided (1) the course is directly related to their tribunal’s jurisdiction, (2) they are full-time judges or judges retired under the Texas Judicial Retirement System and (3) space is available for all paying registrants. This privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, court staff, or persons serving part-time in any judicial capacity. NOTE: Judges must actually attend to receive course materials.

A block of rooms at Moody Gardens Hotel is available at special rates on a space available basis. Tell the Moody that you will be attending this State Bar of Texas course.

Galveston Island Live Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center Seven Hope Boulevard Galveston Island, TX 77554 888-388-8484 $165 for a single/double Deadline: June 26, 2012 The reserved block of rooms may fill up before the deadline indicated. Act now!

FREE self parking is available for registrants of the course. Parking is subject to change without notice and is not a guarantee of available space. If You Need Special Accommodations to Attend, please contact us as soon as possible at 800-204-2222, x1797. Registered But Can’t Attend? Still Earn MCLE Credit If you register and are unable to attend, you’ll automatically be sent the course materials and can take the course online later; see “FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS!,” below. However, if you wish a refund instead, mail or fax (512427-4443) your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program. FREE TO OUR REGISTRANTS! Online Videos of the Presentations & PDFs of the Course Materials will be available to registrants 6-8 weeks after the course. Provide us your email address when registering and we’ll alert you when these benefits are available and how to access them. (Note: Presentation lengths may vary from that which was advertised.) There’s no extra charge; as a registrant, you’re already entitled! Policy of Impartiality The State Bar of Texas does not endorse political candidates. When a candidate for public office is included in promotion for or participates in a TexasBarCLE event, the State Bar is not taking a position for or against anyone’s candidacy.

Photo Credit: Galveston.com/Vadim Troshkin

Course Director Chad Baruch................................................................. Rowlett

Planning Committee J. Morgan Broaddus, III.................................................. El Paso Warren Cole................................................................Houston Caren Ka-Pik Lock............................................................ Irving Veronica F. Jacobs........................................................Houston Steven C. James............................................................. El Paso Tamara L. Kurtz............................................................... Austin Mark McPherson.............................................................Dallas Eliot D. Shavin.................................................................Dallas

College of the State Bar of Texas Tamara L. Kurtz ................................................................Chair Patrick A. Nester ...........................................Executive Director Merianne Gaston ........................................ Managing Director

State Bar of Texas Bob Black...................................................................President Beverly Godbey........................................... Chair of the Board Buck Files.......................................................... President-Elect Terry Tottenham................................. Immediate Past President Natalie Cobb Koehler........................................TYLA President Deborah Bullion......................................Chair, CLE Committee Allan K. DuBois.............................Chair, Board PDP Committee Michelle E. Hunter.........................................Executive Director Patrick A. Nester...................................... Director, TexasBarCLE

Photo Credit: GICVB

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State Bar College Summer School

Are you a member of the State Bar College? If you are, or you agree to become one by the date of this course, you may register at a special price. The College has requirements for membership. To join or to get more information, contact Managing Director Merianne Gaston at 800-204-2222, x1819. Please do not send payment for College membership with your registration fee.

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I want the format of my Summer School materials1 to be: q Electronic (PDFs on a USB) q Hard-copy (1 notebook) q BOTH FORMATS. I’m a College Member so both are included. q BOTH FORMATS. I’m not a College Member so I’ll add $80.

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I will attend as a: q  Member of State Bar College . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $425 (No additional discounts apply)

I can’t attend. Just send course materials.* FREE Shipping & Handling q Summer School course book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $155 each† q Summer School course materials on USB drive . . . $155 each†

SAVE PAPER and GO GREEN! College members have the option to receive both the course book and the electronic materials on a USB drive complimentary, but can GO GREEN (see section 2 at right) by choosing “Electronic (PDFs on a USB).”

q  Lawyers licensed 5 years or less . . . . . . . . . (No additional discounts apply)

For information on audio CDs of the course topics, contact our DVD CLE service at 800-204-2222, x1575. MP3 files of the course topics will be downloadable from TexasBarCLE.com 6-8

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q  Other Registrant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $545 (No additional discounts apply)

My registration fee includes: • • • •

q  As a judge, I AFFIRM I qualify under §7.03.06 (State Bar Policy Manual) for complimentary admission (see pg. 4). q  State Bar College Gold Membership (complimentary admission) Questions? Visit texasbarcollege.com

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Complimentary Self Parking Party by the Pool Continental Breakfast Each Day Lunch Thursday and Friday

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*PDFs of course materials will be available for purchase 6-8 weeks after the course in the Online q Visa q MasterCard q AMEX q Discover Library at TexasBarCLE.com. Account No. _ ________________________________________________ Exp. Date_______________________ Registrants receive access to the PDFs at no extra charge (see “Free Name on card (Please print legibly) _ __________________________________________________________ to Our Registrants” on pg. 4). Signature ___________________________________________________________________________________ † Plus 8.25% for Austin address on total. Please include sales tax or State Bar Membership No. ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ ___ attach an exemption certificate. Name____________________________________________ Badge Name_ ______________________________ Book and USB orders are shipped Firm Name/Court _ ___________________________________________________________________________ separately and filled 4-6 weeks Address for Bar-Related Mail ___________________________________________________________________ after the live program. A bill will be sent unless a credit card charge City/State_ ________________________________________________ Zip_ ______________________________ is authorized on this form. q Check (enclosed) payable to the State Bar of Texas for $__________

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State Bar College Summer School LIVE July 19-21, 2012 Galveston Island

State Bar of Texas P.O. Box 12487 Austin, TX 78711-2487

NON PROFIT ORGANIZATION

U.S. POSTAGE PAID PERMIT NO. 1804 AUSTIN, TEXAS

Galveston Island Attractions Ghost Tours Texas

Mini Golf

The Strand Historic District

Dash Beardsley has spent his entire life researching history and paranormal activity in the Galveston area and has packaged his knowledge into tours, offering something for everyone. Founded in 1999, Ghost Tours of Galveston IS Galveston Island’s first, foremost, and original haunted historical walking tour. The #1 ghost tour in the state of Texas and the #2 most popular ghost tour in America! 100% fascinating! This unique two hour tour combines history, mystery, ghost stories and legends taking you on a journey into Galveston’s richly unknown past. Come view the Island as you have never before. Even if you don’t believe in spirits now, you may very well change your mind after walking the bricklined streets of The Strand.

The Grand 1894 Opera House One of the few remaining theatres of its era in Texas, The Grand is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. In 1993 the Texas Legislature proclaimed The Grand “The Official Opera House of Texas.”

Moody Gardens

Texas Seaport Museum/Elissa Photo Credit: GICVB

This tropical destination is ideal for families and groups alike. You can experience life at the Rainforest Pyramid®, featuring exotic and endangered plants and animals from the rainforests of the world. Explore the Aquarium Pyramid® where you can meet a real penguin in our Penguin Encounter. Tour travelling exhibits at the Discovery Museum and immerse yourself at the MG3D, 4D and Ridefilm theaters. Enjoy beautiful Galveston Bay on the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat and a little summer fun on the new lazy river at beautiful Palm Beach. Finally, take a swing at the Moody Gardens Golf Course and escape to the four-diamond Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa & Convention Center. Visit Moody Gardens and prepare to experience life.

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