9th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook Seminar *** 50% OFF - LAST CHANCED

Legal Area:        Litigation Civil Trial Appellate Family Personal Injury Practice Skills
Total Credit Hours:        4.50
Ethics Credit Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $90.00
Course Materials:        textaudiovideo
Session END DATE:        05/31/2019
Information:        ONLY $45 ¬†¬†Code:SAVE50

** 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 program designed to provide practical insights and important updates on all phases of a civil trial in Texas as of 2013. This presentation features experienced Austin litigators and judges speaking on current issues that relate to all of the basic components of a trial-- from voir dire, to pre-trial motions, to direct and cross, to closing arguments. This course features streaming video and downloadable MP3 audio presentations from a live CLE seminar on this topic by the Austin Bar Association on November 15, 2013.

Subjects and speakers for this course include:

  1. The Compromising Advocate: Strategy and Advocacy

    • Hon. Amy Clark Meachum, 201 st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Patrick Keel, Mediator-Arbitrator
    • Tracy McCormack, Director of Trial Advocacy UT Law School

  2. Jury Selection: Winning Your Case with Voir Dire

    • Hon. Andrew W. Austin, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas
    • Hon. Tim Sulak, 353rd Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Alice London, Bishop London & Dodds, P.C.

  3. Pre-Trial Motion Practice: Simplifying or Eliminating Your Trial

    • David P. Blanke, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.
    • Hon. Dan Mills, 424th Judicial District Court, Blanco County
    • Randy R. Howry, Howry, Breen & Herman, LLP

  4. The Effective Advocate: 30 Days Out and Now What?

    • Hon. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, Burnet County
    • Todd Wong, Wong and Wong, P.C.
    • Velva Price, Clark, Price & Trevino, Farmers Insurance Exchange
    • Chris Oddo, McGinnis Lochridge & Kilgore LLP

  5. Opening Statements: Building a Winning Rapport

    • Hon. Eric Shepperd, County Court at Law No.2, Travis County
    • Hon. Lora Livingston, 261 st Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Geoff Weisbart, Weisbart Springer Hayes, LLP
    • Riebel Rivers, Rivers+ McNamara, PLLC

  6. Witness Testimony: Planning the Effective Direct and Cross-Examination

    • Hon. Mark Lane, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Western District of Texas
    • Joe K. Longley, Joe K. Longley, Attorney at Law
    • Mike McKetta, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody, P.C.

  7. Evidence and Expert Testimony: Art of Persuading the Jury

    • Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Hon. Gisela D. Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County
    • Heidi A. Coughlin, Wright & Greenhill, P.C.
    • Hon. David Phillips, County Court at Law No. 1, Travis County

  8. Error Preservation: Ready to Win in Round II

    • Hon. Jeff Rose, Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    • Hon. Scott K. Field, Justice, Third Court of Appeals
    • Doug Alexander, Alexander Dubose & Townsend LLP
    • Craig A. Morgan, Craig A. Morgan, Attorney at Law

  9. Closing Argument: Winning Themes and Storytelling

    • Hon. Paul Davis, Senior District Judge, Travis County
    • Jim George, George Brothers Kincaid & Horton LLP
    • 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.


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 check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation information.

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