10th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar - 50% OFF ***

Legal Area:        Civil Trial Civil Appellate Litigation Personal Injury Family Consumer
Total Credit Hours:        4.75
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $90.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        10/31/2019
Information:        LAST CHANCE
     ONLY $45

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

CLEonline.com, together with the Austin Bar Association, are pleased to present a special online CLE course designed to provide practical insights and important updates on all phases of a civil trial in Texas. The Austin Bar Civil Litigation Section presents a comprehensive program of all the "must-knows" behind successful trial work. Be prepared from pre-trial and jury selection basics to evidence and witness testimony to winning in error preservation and closing arguments. This course features streaming video and audio (as well as downloadable MP3 audio) presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Austin Bar Association on November 14, 2014.

Subjects and speakers for this course include:

  1. Jury Selection: Voir Dire by the Numbers

    • Hon. Orlinda Naranjo, 419th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Bill Henry, 428th Judicial District Court, Hays County
    • Mike McKetta, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody

  2. Pre-Trial Motion Practice: Getting Back to the Basics

    • Hon. Amy Clark Meacham, 201st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Karin Crump, Judge-Elect, 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Sam Johnson, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.
    • Gary Zausmer, Winstead P.C.

  3. Art of Persuasion: Advocacy Before the Court

    • Hon. John Dietz, 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County

  4. The Effective Advocate: 30 Days Out: What Should I Be Doing?

    • Hon. Gisela Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Mark Lane, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas
    • Karen Burgess, Richardson + Burgess LLP
    • Trevor Taylor, Law Office of Trevor A. Taylor

  5. Opening Statements: Tips for Effective Advocacy

    • Hon. Scott Jenkins, 53rd Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Andrew W. Austin, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas
    • Hon. Tim Sulak, 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Russ Horton, George, Brothers, Kincaid & Horton LLP

  6. Witness Testimony: Nailing Your Direct and Cross-Examinations

    • Hon. Lora Livingston, 261st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Betsy Lambeth, 425th Judicial District Court, Williamson County
    • Tracy McCormack, Director of Trial Advocacy, UT School of Law
    • Tom Ausley, Ausley, Algert, Robertson & Flores, L.L.P.

  7. Evidence and Expert Testimony: Winning Hearts and Minds

    • Hon. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, Burnet County
    • Richard R. Orsinger, Orsinger, Nelson, Downing & Anderson L.L.P.
    • Alan Albright, Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP
    • William Allensworth, Allensworth & Porter, L.L.P.

  8. Error Preservation: Winning in Phase II

    • Hon. Jeff Rose, Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    • Hon. Woodie Jones, Chief Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    • Doug Alexander, Alexander Dubose & Townsend LLP
    • Hon. Bob Pemberton, Justice, Third Court of Appeals

  9. Closing Argument: Winning Themes and Storytelling

    • Sam Sparks, U.S. District Judge, Western District of Texas
    • Dicky Grigg, Spivy & Grigg LLP
    • David A. Sheppard, David A. Sheppard, Attorney at Law
    • Steve McConnico, Scott, Douglass & McConnico, L.L.P.

The presenter for this course is Mr. James M. Richardson, a name partner with the firm of Richardson + Burgess, L.L.P., in Austin. Mr. Richardson handles complex civil litigation and trials and has done so throughout his professional career. He was admitted to the Texas Bar in 1981 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Western Districts of Texas. He is Board Certified in Civil Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. He is also Board Certified as a Civil Trial Specialist by the National Board of Trial Advocacy in Boston, Massachusetts. He is a member of the State Bar of Texas, the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the American Inns of Court, the Texas Bar Foundation, and the Austin Bar Foundation. In 2006, 2007, and 2008, he was named a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly Magazine. He received his law degree from the University of Tulsa School of Law (J.D., 1981, Editor in Chief, Tulsa Law Review.) A more extensive biography for Mr. Richardson may be found at his firm's website.

Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas:

Credit Hrs     Area
   1.50           Civil Trial Law
   1.50           Civil Appellate Law
   1.50           Consumer Law
   1.50           Personal Injury Trial Law
   1.50           Family Law
   1.50           Construction Law


This course is approved for credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238) and the STATE BAR OF CALIFORNIA (MCLE Provider #8648). In addition, regular CLE credits for this course may also be available in a number of other states through CLE Reciprocity, such as FLORIDA. (PLEASE NOTE: This course DOES include attendance verification for attorneys licensed in states which require it, such as New York & Tennessee). Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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