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TexasBarCLE presentsConsumer and Commercial Law CourseCosponsored by the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of TexasLIVEDallasOctober 12-13, 2006Doubletree Hotel Campbell CentreVideoHoustonNovember 30 - December 1, 2006Holiday Inn Greenway SelectMCLE CREDIT12.75 HOURS (2.25 ETHICS)MCLE COURSE NO: 0000??????Applies to the College of the State Barof Texas and the Texas Board of LegalSpecialization in Consumer and Com-mercial Law and Civil Trial law?????.
Thursday
6
.75 hr 
s including 1 hr ethics
9:00
Announcements andWelcoming Remarks
 
Course Co-Director 
Chad Baruch,
Garland 
Assistant PrincipalYavneh Academy of
Dallas
9:15
The Urban Legends ofConsumer Law
 
.5 hr  A legend of Texas consumer law debunks the myths surrounding it.
Prof. Richard M. Alderman,
Houston
Dwight Olds Chair in LawUniversity of Houston Law Center9:45
Using Federal Claims in AutoFraud Cases
 
.75 hr 
 
One of the nation’s leadingexperts discusses TILA, ECOA, theOdometer Act, and other federal claims.
Leonard A. Bennett,
Newport News, VA
Leonard A. Bennett, P.C.10:30
Break
10:45
FCRA and FACTA
 
.75 hr 
 
Making the Alphabet Soup of credit reporting and credit transactionsunderstandable.
Craig Jordan,
Dallas
Law Office of Craig Jordan11:30
Identity Theft Update
 
.75 hr 
• The New Law• Notice• Credit Reporting Agencies• Setting Aside JudgmentsDavid A. Szwak,
Shreveport, LA
Bodenheimer, Jones & SzwakEsther Chavez,
 Austin
Office of the Attorney GeneralConsumer Protection Division12:15
Break – Lunch Provided
12:30
Luncheon Presentation:
 
Lawyers are Heroes
.5 hr ethics
 
El Paso’s singing lawyer presents his popular take on lawyers and legal ethics.
Steven C. James,
El Paso
Attorney at Law1:15
DTPA Update
.5 hr 
Professor Wilson provides areminder that the DTPA is alive and well in Texas.
Prof. Patricia A. Wilson,
Waco
Baylor University School of Law1:45
Fiduciary Duties of FinancialInstitutions
 
.5 hr 
 
Professor Shavin examines fiduciary duties of mortgage lenders and  servicers, insurance agents, and investment bankers.
Eliot D. Shavin,
Dallas
Adjunct Instructor and SupervisingAttorneySouthern Methodist University LawSchool2:15
Residential ConstructionCommission Update
 
.75 hr 
 
 An update on the Texas Residential Construction Commission from oneof the Commission members.
J. Paulo Flores,
Dallas
Scheef & Stone3:00
Break
3:15
Reasonable Attorney Fees
.5 hr ethics
 
One of the leading experts in Texason the charging and collection of attorney fees.
Manuel H. Newburger,
 Austin
Barron & Newburger
2
 
3:45
Handling Arbitration
 
.75 hr 
 
 A panel discussion featuring practitioners from both sides of thedocket, as well as arbitrator and former United States Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Robert W. Jordan.
Arbitrator 
Robert W. Jordan,
Dallas
Baker Botts 
Plaintiff 
Steven C. James,
El Paso
Attorney at Law 
Defense
Craig M. Patrick,
Dallas
The Dalton Law Firm4:30
Consumer Bankruptcy Update
 
.5 hr 
 
 A practical update for consumer lawyers on the new bankruptcy  provisions, one year later.
Karen Lynn Kellett,
Dallas
Kellett Law Firm5:00
Adjourn
Friday
6 hours including 1.25 hours ethics8:30
Announcements
 
Course Co-Director 
Richard M. McElvaney, Jr,
Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid8:45
Everything Old is New Again
 
.75 hr 
 
 A look at some often overlooked causes of action.
Richard M. Alderman,
Houston
Dwight Olds Chair in LawUniversity of Houston Law Center9:30
Landlord - Tenant Law
.5 hr 
 
 A review of landlord-tenant law including leases, conditions, liens,eviction suits, and lockouts.
Richard M. McElvaney, Jr,
Houston
Lone Star Legal Aid10:00
Break
10:15
Compelling Legal Writing
 
.5 hr 
 
 A series of practical tips to improve your legal writing, with examplesfrom bestselling mystery and thriller authors!
Chad Baruch,
Garland 
Assistant PrincipalYavneh Academy of Dallas10:45
The New State Bar GrievanceProcedures
 
.5 hr ethics
 
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Xavier G. Medina
 , Austin 
Xavier G. Medina, P.C.11:15
Mass Security Breaches
 
.5 hr 
 
The coming Identity Theft wave,including discussion of:
• Privacy Issues• Representing the Company• Theoretical Causes of ActionChad Michael Pinson,
Dallas
Baker & Botts11:45
Break - Lunch Provided
12:00
Luncheon Presentation:
 
Art Imitating Life Imitating Art
.75 hr ethics
 
How Hollywood’s depiction of attorneys has changed over the years, and affected the public’s perception.
Michael Bernard Gerstle,
Dallas
Gerstle, Minissale & Snelson12:45
Post-Sale Home Litigation
 
.75 hr 
 
Post-sale claims against sellers,agents, and inspectors.
Evin G. Dugas,
 Austin
Dugas & Inselmann1:30
New Foreclosure Processes andCreative Forms
 
.5 hr 
• Mortgage Busts• Defenses Against Foreclosure• New Foreclosure ProcessesTommy Bastian,
 Addison
Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin& Frappier2:00
Break
2:15
Insurance Law Update 2006
 
.75 hr 
• Important Case LawDevelopments• Defaulting the Insured: How toGet it Done Properly for theClaimant• “Bad Faith” Standard ChangedAgain? Understanding andApplying
Vasquez 
David D. Disiere,
Houston
Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & WisdomCharles L. Levy,
Waco
Law Office of Charles L. LevyMark A. Ticer,
Dallas
Law Office of Mark A. Ticer3:00
Adjourn3

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