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TexasBarCLE presents

Consumer and Commercial Law Course

Cosponsored by the Consumer and Commercial Law Section of the State Bar of Texas

LIVE Thursday
Dallas 6.75 hrs including 1 hr ethics
October 12-13, 2006
Doubletree Hotel Campbell Centre 9:00 Announcements and 12:30 Luncheon Presentation:
Welcoming Remarks Lawyers are Heroes .5 hr ethics
Video Course Co-Director El Paso’s singing lawyer presents his
Chad Baruch, Garland popular take on lawyers and legal
Assistant Principal ethics.
November 30 - December 1, 2006
Yavneh Academy of Dallas Steven C. James, El Paso
Holiday Inn Greenway Select
Attorney at Law
9:15 The Urban Legends of
Consumer Law .5 hr 1:15 DTPA Update .5 hr
A legend of Texas consumer Professor Wilson provides a
law debunks the myths reminder that the DTPA is alive and
surrounding it. well in Texas.
Prof. Richard M. Alderman, Houston Prof. Patricia A. Wilson, Waco
Dwight Olds Chair in Law Baylor University School of Law
University of Houston Law Center
1:45 Fiduciary Duties of Financial
9:45 Using Federal Claims in Auto Institutions .5 hr
Fraud Cases .75 hr Professor Shavin examines fiduciary
One of the nation’s leading duties of mortgage lenders and
experts discusses TILA, ECOA, the servicers, insurance agents, and
Odometer Act, and other federal investment bankers.
claims. Eliot D. Shavin, Dallas
Leonard A. Bennett, Adjunct Instructor and Supervising
Newport News, VA Attorney
Leonard A. Bennett, P.C. Southern Methodist University Law
10:30 Break
2:15 Residential Construction
10:45 FCRA and FACTA .75 hr Commission Update .75 hr
Making the Alphabet Soup of credit An update on the Texas Residential
reporting and credit transactions Construction Commission from one
understandable. of the Commission members.
Craig Jordan, Dallas J. Paulo Flores, Dallas
Law Office of Craig Jordan Scheef & Stone

11:30 Identity Theft Update .75 hr 3:00 Break

• The New Law
MCLE CREDIT • Notice 3:15 Reasonable Attorney Fees
12.75 HOURS (2.25 ETHICS) • Credit Reporting Agencies .5 hr ethics
• Setting Aside Judgments One of the leading experts in Texas
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David A. Szwak, Shreveport, LA on the charging and collection of
Bodenheimer, Jones & Szwak attorney fees.
Applies to the College of the State Bar
Manuel H. Newburger, Austin
of Texas and the Texas Board of Legal
Esther Chavez, Austin Barron & Newburger
Specialization in Consumer and Com- Office of the Attorney General
mercial Law and Civil Trial law?????. Consumer Protection Division

12:15 Break – Lunch Provided

3:45 Handling Arbitration .75 hr 9:30 Landlord - Tenant Law .5 hr
A panel discussion featuring A review of landlord-tenant law 12:45 Post-Sale Home Litigation .75 hr
practitioners from both sides of the including leases, conditions, liens, Post-sale claims against sellers,
docket, as well as arbitrator and eviction suits, and lockouts. agents, and inspectors.
former United States Ambassador Richard M. McElvaney, Jr, Houston Evin G. Dugas, Austin
to Saudi Arabia, Robert W. Jordan. Lone Star Legal Aid Dugas & Inselmann
10:00 Break 1:30 New Foreclosure Processes and
Robert W. Jordan, Dallas
Creative Forms .5 hr
Baker Botts
10:15 Compelling Legal Writing .5 hr • Mortgage Busts
A series of practical tips to improve • Defenses Against Foreclosure
your legal writing, with examples • New Foreclosure Processes
Steven C. James, El Paso
from bestselling mystery and thriller Tommy Bastian, Addison
Attorney at Law
authors! Barrett Burke Wilson Castle Daffin
Defense Chad Baruch, Garland & Frappier
Craig M. Patrick, Dallas Assistant Principal
The Dalton Law Firm Yavneh Academy of Dallas 2:00 Break

4:30 Consumer Bankruptcy Update 10:45 The New State Bar Grievance 2:15 Insurance Law Update 2006
.5 hr Procedures .5 hr ethics .75 hr
A practical update for consumer ????????????????? • Important Case Law
lawyers on the new bankruptcy ????????????????? Developments
provisions, one year later. • Defaulting the Insured: How to
Xavier G. Medina, Austin
Get it Done Properly for the
Karen Lynn Kellett, Dallas Xavier G. Medina, P.C.
Kellett Law Firm
• “Bad Faith” Standard Changed
11:15 Mass Security Breaches .5 hr
Again? Understanding and
5:00 Adjourn The coming Identity Theft wave,
Applying Vasquez
including discussion of:
• Privacy Issues David D. Disiere, Houston
Friday • Representing the Company Martin, Disiere, Jefferson & Wisdom
6 hours including 1.25 hours ethics
• Theoretical Causes of Action
Charles L. Levy, Waco
8:30 Announcements Chad Michael Pinson, Dallas
Law Office of Charles L. Levy
Course Co-Director Baker & Botts
Richard M. McElvaney, Jr, Houston Mark A. Ticer, Dallas
Lone Star Legal Aid 11:45 Break - Lunch Provided
Law Office of Mark A. Ticer
8:45 Everything Old is New Again 12:00 Luncheon Presentation:
3:00 Adjourn
.75 hr Art Imitating Life Imitating Art
A look at some often overlooked .75 hr ethics
causes of action. How Hollywood’s depiction of
attorneys has changed over the
Richard M. Alderman, Houston years, and affected the public’s
Dwight Olds Chair in Law perception.
University of Houston Law Center
Michael Bernard Gerstle, Dallas
Gerstle, Minissale & Snelson

Chad Baruch Garland
Register Early and Save $25 Richard M. McElvaney, Jr. Houston
by registering no later than two weeks before each presentation date.
Early registrations help us ensure that sufficient course books, seating, Planning Committee
Esther Chavez Austin
and refreshments will be available. Registrations are accepted on a space-
Steven C. James El Paso
available basis. Course materials and seating will be reserved for pre- Craig Jordan Dallas
registrants until the start of the first presentation. No confirmation will be Dana Minissale Dallas
sent; pick up your name tag and program materials at the program. Chad Michael Pinson Dallas
Eliot D. Shavin Dallas
Consumer and Commercial Law Section Members Can Save Up To
$50 Tax Section of the State Bar of Texas
because the Section cosponsors this course with TexasBarCLE. If you Rick McElvaney Chair
are a Section member, or you agree to become one by the date of the Craig Jordan Chair-Elect
Patricia Wilson Secretary
presentation that you attend, you save $25; see the registration form.
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To join the Consumer and Commercial Law Section, please contact Chad Baruch Immediate Past Chair
the State Bar’s Sections Coordinator, Kathy Casarez, at 800-204-2222,
x1425. Please do not send payment for Section membership with your State Bar of Texas
registration fee. Eduardo Roberto Rodriguez President
Thomas C. Godbold Chair of the Board
Qualifying Judges Martha S. Dickie President-Elect
may attend complimentary, provided (1) the course is directly related to Kelly Frels Immediate Past President
the jurisdiction of their tribunal, (2) they are full-time judges or judges Lee Ann Reno TYLA President
David Keltner Chair, CLE Committee
retired under the judicial retirement system and (3) space is available after
F.R. Buck Files Chair, Board PDP Committee
admission of all paid registrants. Judges must actually attend to receive John Edwards Executive Director
course materials. This non-transferable privilege does not extend to Patrick A. Nester Director, TexasBarCLE
receivers, trustees, court staff, or persons serving part-time in any judicial Tracy Nuckols Sr. Program Coordinator

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). Reserve Your Hotel Room Early!
However, if you wish for a refund instead, mail or fax (512-463-7387) Hotel rooms on a space available basis have been
your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the blocked at special rates. To make a reservation, contact
program. Registrants who do not attend will be sent the course materials. the hotel and indicate that you are attending the State
Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Law Course
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
Dallas – Live
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To view videos, look under “Your Online Classroom” and click on “Free
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Classes from Seminars You’ve Attended.” For course materials,
Reservations: 800-222-8733
check our home page for “Your Online Library.” Below that, click on
$117 for a single/double
“Free Articles from Seminars You’ve Attended.” Remember: there’s no
Hotel Deadline: September 20, 2006*
extra charge. As a registrant, you’re already entitled!
(Reservation number is a national reservation center for
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require an MP3-compatible device (e.g., an iPod or a portable or non-
under the State Bar of Texas Dallas Campbell Centre
portable CD/MP3 player) for playback. Older CD players may not play
room block to receive our reduced rate.)
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 HOUSTON – Video
adaptor to transmit sound to a car’s FM radio or audiocassette player. Holiday Inn Select - Greenway Plaza
2712 Southwest Freeway
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who need special accommodations to attend should contact us as soon No hotel block has been arranged for this site.
as possible at 1-800-204-2222, x2097.