TexasBarCLE presents Consumer and Commercial Law Course Cosponsored by the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the
State Bar of Texas
LIVE Dallas October 12-13, 2006 Doubletree Hotel Campbell Centre Video Houston November 30 - December 1, 2006 Holiday Inn Greenway Select
6.75 hrs including 1 hr ethics
9:00 Announcements and Welcoming Remarks Course Co-Director Chad Baruch, Garland Assistant Principal Yavneh Academy of Dallas The Urban Legends of Consumer Law .5 hr A legend of Texas consumer law debunks the myths surrounding it. Prof. Richard M. Alderman, Houston Dwight Olds Chair in Law University of Houston Law Center 1:45 9:45 Using Federal Claims in Auto Fraud Cases .75 hr One of the nation’s leading experts discusses TILA, ECOA, the Odometer Act, and other federal claims. Leonard A. Bennett, Newport News, VA Leonard A. Bennett, P.C. 10:30 10:45 Break 2:15 FCRA and FACTA .75 hr Making the Alphabet Soup of credit reporting and credit transactions understandable. Craig Jordan, Dallas Law Ofﬁce of Craig Jordan 11:30 Identity Theft Update .75 hr • The New Law • Notice • Credit Reporting Agencies • Setting Aside Judgments David A. Szwak, Shreveport, LA Bodenheimer, Jones & Szwak Esther Chavez, Austin Ofﬁce of the Attorney General Consumer Protection Division 12:15 Break – Lunch Provided 3:00 3:15 Residential Construction Commission Update .75 hr An update on the Texas Residential Construction Commission from one of the Commission members. J. Paulo Flores, Dallas Scheef & Stone Break Reasonable Attorney Fees .5 hr ethics One of the leading experts in Texas on the charging and collection of attorney fees. Manuel H. Newburger, Austin Barron & Newburger 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 Law 1:15 DTPA Update .5 hr Professor Wilson provides a reminder that the DTPA is alive and well in Texas. Prof. Patricia A. Wilson, Waco Baylor University School of Law Fiduciary Duties of Financial Institutions .5 hr Professor Shavin examines ﬁduciary duties of mortgage lenders and servicers, insurance agents, and investment bankers. Eliot D. Shavin, Dallas Adjunct Instructor and Supervising Attorney Southern Methodist University Law School
MCLE CREDIT 12.75 HOURS (2.25 ETHICS) MCLE COURSE NO: 0000?????? Applies to the College of the State Bar of Texas and the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Consumer and Commercial Law and Civil Trial law?????.
Handling Arbitration .75 hr A panel discussion featuring practitioners from both sides of the docket, 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 Firm
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 Aid
Post-Sale Home Litigation .75 hr Post-sale claims against sellers, agents, and inspectors. Evin G. Dugas, Austin Dugas & Inselmann
Break Compelling Legal Writing .5 hr A series of practical tips to improve your legal writing, with examples from bestselling mystery and thriller authors! Chad Baruch, Garland Assistant Principal Yavneh Academy of Dallas
New Foreclosure Processes and Creative Forms .5 hr • Mortgage Busts • Defenses Against Foreclosure • New Foreclosure Processes Tommy Bastian, Addison Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Dafﬁn & Frappier
Break Insurance Law Update 2006 .75 hr • Important Case Law Developments • Defaulting the Insured: How to Get it Done Properly for the Claimant • “Bad Faith” Standard Changed Again? Understanding and Applying Vasquez David D. Disiere, Houston Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom Charles L. Levy, Waco Law Ofﬁce of Charles L. Levy Mark A. Ticer, Dallas Law Ofﬁce of Mark A. Ticer
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 Firm
The New State Bar Grievance Procedures .5 hr ethics ????????????????? ????????????????? Xavier G. Medina, Austin Xavier G. Medina, P.C.
11:15 5:00 Adjourn
6 hours including 1.25 hours ethics 8:30 Announcements Course Co-Director Richard M. McElvaney, Jr, Houston Lone Star Legal Aid Everything Old is New Again .75 hr A look at some often overlooked causes of action. Richard M. Alderman, Houston Dwight Olds Chair in Law University of Houston Law Center
Mass Security Breaches .5 hr The coming Identity Theft wave, including discussion of: • Privacy Issues • Representing the Company • Theoretical Causes of Action Chad Michael Pinson, Dallas Baker & Botts
Break - Lunch Provided 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 & Snelson 3:00
COURSE INFORMATION Register Early and Save $25 by registering no later than two weeks before each presentation date. Early registrations help us ensure that sufﬁcient course books, seating, and refreshments will be available. Registrations are accepted on a spaceavailable basis. Course materials and seating will be reserved for preregistrants until the start of the ﬁrst presentation. No conﬁrmation will be sent; pick up your name tag and program materials at the program. Consumer and Commercial Law Section Members Can Save Up To $50 because the Section cosponsors this course with TexasBarCLE. If you are a Section member, or you agree to become one by the date of the presentation that you attend, you save $25; see the registration form. To join the Consumer and Commercial Law Section, please contact the State Bar’s Sections Coordinator, Kathy Casarez, at 800-204-2222, x1425. Please do not send payment for Section membership with your registration fee. Qualifying Judges may attend complimentary, provided (1) the course is directly related to the jurisdiction of their tribunal, (2) they are full-time judges or judges retired under the judicial retirement system and (3) space is available after admission of all paid registrants. Judges must actually attend to receive course materials. This non-transferable privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, court staff, or persons serving part-time in any judicial capacity. If You Register But Cannot Attend you can still earn participatory MCLE credit and receive the written materials. First, consider transferring your registration fee to the later presentation of the course (video); to do so, call 800-204-2222, x1574. Second, as a registrant, you are entitled to special beneﬁts via our web site (see “Two Free Online Beneﬁts for Course Registrants,” below). However, if you wish for a refund instead, mail or fax (512-463-7387) your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program. Registrants who do not attend will be sent the course materials. Two Free Online Beneﬁts for Course Registrants will be available 4-6 weeks after the course: (1) streaming video and audio versions of each presentation and (2) electronic versions of the course materials. To access these beneﬁts, log onto TexasBarCLE.com. To view videos, look under “Your Online Classroom” and click on “Free Classes from Seminars You’ve Attended.” For course materials, check our home page for “Your Online Library.” Below that, click on “Free Articles from Seminars You’ve Attended.” Remember: there’s no extra charge. As a registrant, you’re already entitled! MP3 CDs require an MP3-compatible device (e.g., an iPod or a portable or nonportable CD/MP3 player) for playback. Older CD players may not play MP3 CDs. Most computers can play MP3 CDs; many can be used to extract MP3 ﬁles and burn them onto audio CDs playable in car stereos. MP3-compatible devices may be combined with a commercially available adaptor to transmit sound to a car’s FM radio or audiocassette player. Persons with Disabilities who need special accommodations to attend should contact us as soon as possible at 1-800-204-2222, x2097.
Course Directors Chad Baruch Garland Richard M. McElvaney, Jr. Houston Planning Committee Esther Chavez Austin Steven C. James El Paso Craig Jordan Dallas Dana Minissale Dallas Chad Michael Pinson Dallas Eliot D. Shavin Dallas Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas Rick McElvaney Chair Craig Jordan Chair-Elect Patricia Wilson Secretary ???????????? Treasurer Chad Baruch Immediate Past Chair State Bar of Texas Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez President Thomas C. Godbold Chair of the Board Martha S. Dickie President-Elect Kelly Frels Immediate Past President Lee Ann Reno TYLA President David Keltner Chair, CLE Committee F.R. Buck Files Chair, Board PDP Committee John Edwards Executive Director Patrick A. Nester Director, TexasBarCLE Tracy Nuckols Sr. Program Coordinator
Reserve Your Hotel Room Early! Hotel rooms on a space available basis have been blocked at special rates. To make a reservation, contact the hotel and indicate that you are attending the State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Law Course
Dallas – Live
Doubletree Hotel Dallas - Campbell Centre 8250 N. Central Expwy. Reservations: 800-222-8733 $117 for a single/double Hotel Deadline: September 20, 2006* (Reservation number is a national reservation center for Doubletree hotels. Request your reservation be made under the State Bar of Texas Dallas Campbell Centre room block to receive our reduced rate.)
HOUSTON – Video
Holiday Inn Select - Greenway Plaza 2712 Southwest Freeway 713 523-8448 No hotel block has been arranged for this site.