The bio is included in the course
Smith and Brown, LLP binder and is also used by the
200 Legal Way, Suite 200 presiding officer to make an
Austin, TX 78705 introduction. This is an example of
a longer one-page bio. Many
phone: (512) 222-3333 presenters provide shorter (2 to 3
firstname.lastname@example.org sentences) bios. Any length up to a
page is fine.
BACKGROUND, EDUCATION AND PRACTICE
Jane Smith is a founding partner in the Austin law firm of Smith and Brown, LLP.
She enjoys a diverse practice of pharmaceutical mass torts, injury and death cases,
contract disputes, real estate cases and DTPA cases.
Before practicing law in Austin, she earned her B.S. in Chemistry from The
University of Houston and a J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law in
Austin, where she served as an editor of the Law Review, and graduated Order of
the Coif. Following law school, Jane clerked for The Honorable Nathan L. Hecht
for the Texas Supreme Court.
Jane has served as conference chair of The University of Texas School of Law’s
New Discovery Rules Conference and is the author of numerous articles relating to
discovery in mass tort cases. She is an adjunct professor of law at The University
of Texas School of Law.
(--Optional Notes on Background and Experiences; below is an actual example
submitted for a recent presentation--)
Jane contributes substantial time representing lower income individuals pro bono
and working on Travis County Bar Association committees. She is an active
member of the TTLA. Jane also enjoys climbing, although her abilities are
mediocre. She has fallen off routes in Britain, France, Spain, Norway, as well as
the U.S. Most famously, during her junior year abroad in Great Britain, as she
scaled a cliff, a wave washed her into the Irish Sea; an R.A.F. helicopter rescued
her, and The National Enquirer paid her $100 for the story. She believes this story
was a major reason for her admission to law school.