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					       Soaking Up
                                          Some CLE
       A South Texas Litigation Course




                                                   Click to discover
                                                  the temptations of
                                                  South Padre!
• Emerging Trends in Litigation
• How to Present Damages to a Jury
• Recent Trends in Mandamus Practice                            LIVE
                                                                South Padre Island
• Updates: Supreme Court, Legislative, Evidence                 April 30-May 1, 2009
• Top 10 U. S. Supreme Court Cases from the Last Term
                                                                VIDEO
• Practical Immigration Law Aspects for                         Houston
  Non-Immigration Attorneys                                     June 4-5, 2009




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TexasBarCLE presents
                                     SoakingUp Some CLE
                       A South Texas Litigation Course
 LIVE South Padre Island   April 30-May 1, 2009    Sheraton South Padre Island Beach Hotel & Condominiums
                        VIDEO Houston        June 4-5, 2009   Holiday Inn Select

 Thursday                                              Hon. Nelva Gonzales Ramos,
                                                       Corpus Christi                        9:00    Top 10 U. S. Supreme Court
 6.5 hrs including .75 hr ethics                       Judge, 347th District Court                   Cases From the Last Term .5 hr
                                                                                                     Hon. Andrew S. Hanen, Brownsville
 8:00    registration and Continental                  Hon. Israel Ramon, Jr., Edinburg              Judge, United States District Court
         Breakfast                                     Judge, 430th District Court                   Southern District of Texas
 8:45    Welcoming remarks and                  1:00   Break                                 9:30    Trends in Commercial Litigation
         Program Introductions
                                                                                                     1 hr (.5 hr ethics)
         Course Co-Director                     1:15   Evidence Update .5 hr                         Moderator
         Hon. Georgina M. Benavides,                   George “Tex” Quesada, Dallas                  John G. Escamilla, Edinburg
         Edinburg                                      Sommerman & Quesada                           Watts Guerra Craft
         Judge, Thirteenth Court of Appeals
         Course Co-Director                     1:45   Helping You Settle the Small                  Joel M. Androphy, Houston
         Hon. Dori C. Garza, Edinburg                  Case .5 hr (.25 hr ethics)                    Berg & Androphy
         Justice, Thirteenth Court of Appeals          Jason M. Medina, Lubbock
                                                                                                     S. David Smith, Houston
                                                       Glasheen, Valles & DeHoyos
                                                                                                     McGlinchey Stafford
 9:00    It’s Good to Be King! Suing
         Governmental Entities .5 hr            2:15   Mediation/Arbitration                         Edward C. Snyder, San Antonio
         Rex N. Leach, McAllen                         .5 hr ethics                                  Castillo & Snyder
         Atlas & Hall                                  David Neal Calvillo, McAllen
                                                       Attorney - CPA - Bilingual Mediator   10:30   Effect of the 2007 Texas
 9:30    recent Trends in Mandamus                     Calvillo Law Firm                             Legislative Changes on Estate
         Practice .5 hr                                                                              and Probate Practice .5 hr
         Martin J. Siegel, Houston              2:45   Bankruptcy Basics: Getting                    Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz,
         Law Offices of Martin J. Siegel               the Upper Hand in State Court                 Richmond
                                                       Litigation .5 hr                              Attorney at Law/CPA
 10:00   Jury Charge: Principles and                   Eduardo V. Rodriguez, Brownsville             Norma Montalvo Petrosewicz, P.C.
         Strategies .5 hr                              Malaise Law Firm
         Scott T. Clark, Harlingen                                                           11:00   Break
         Adams & Graham                         3:15   Break
                                                                                             11:15   The Grievance Procedure
 10:30   Break                                  3:30   Briefs: Everything But the                    .5 hr ethics
                                                       Argument .5 hr                                Jose G. “Joey” Gonzalez Jr.,
 10:45   Product Liability: Should I Take              Robert B. Gilbreath, Dallas                   Edinburg
         the Case? .5 hr                               Hawkins & Parnell                             Watts Guerra Craft
         Jaime A. Gonzalez, Jr., McAllen
         Gonzalez & Associates Law Firm         4:00   How to Present Damages                11:45   Legislative Update .5 hr
                                                       to a Jury .5 hr                               Veronica Gonzales, McAllen
 11:15   Practical Immigration Law                     Hon. Samuel A. Medina, Lubbock                State Representative, District 41
         Aspects for Attorneys Who                     Judge, 237th District Court                   Kittleman Thomas Gonzales
         Don’t Do Immigration .5 hr
         Jodilyn M. Goodwin, Harlingen          4:30   Adjourn to reception                  12:15   A Practical Primer on Trying
         Law Office of Jodi Goodwin                    (live site only)                              Common Family Law Issues
                                                                                                     .75 hr
 11:45   Break (lunch provided)                                                                      Lisa L. Taylor, Harlingen
                                                Friday                                               Law Office of Lisa Taylor
 12:00   Luncheon Presentation: Judge’s
         Panel - Tips and Traps 1 hr            4.25 hrs including 1 hr ethics                       Katie Pearson Klein, McAllen
         Moderator                              8:00   Continental Breakfast                         Dale & Klein
         Hon. Dori C. Garza, Edinburg
         Justice, 13th Court of Appeals         8:30   Supreme Court Update .5 hr            1:00    Adjourn
                                                       Hon. Paul W. Green, Austin             our thanks to our sponsor
         Hon. Leonel Alejandro, Brownsville
                                                       Justice, Supreme Court of Texas
         Judge, 357th District Court                                                          State Bar of Texas
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Register Early and Save $50
by registering at least two weeks before the course. Early registrations help us
                                                                                                                      Course Directors
ensure that sufficient course materials, seating, and refreshments are available.         Hon. Gina M. Benavides ............................................Edinburg
Registrations are accepted on a space-available basis. No confirmation will be            Hon. Dori C. Garza ....................................................Edinburg
sent. Course materials and seating will be reserved for pre-registrants until the
start of the first topic.                                                                                         Planning Committee
                                                                                          J. Arnold Aguilar .....................................................Brownsville
Qualifying Judges                                                                         John G. Escamilla ......................................................... Mission
                                                                                          Hon Samuel A. Medina ...............................................Lubbock
may attend free of charge, provided (1) the course is directly related to the
                                                                                          Sofia A. Ramon ........................................................... McAllen
jurisdiction of their tribunal, (2) they are full-time judges or judges retired           Lisa L. Taylor ............................................................. Harlingen
under the judicial retirement system, and (3) space is available after admission          Brandy Wingate.........................................................Edinburg
of all paid registrants. Judges must actually attend to receive course materials.
This privilege does not extend to receivers, trustees, court staff, or persons                              TexasBarCLE Planning Team
serving part-time in any judicial capacity.                                               Hedy Bower ............................................Sr. Program Attorney
                                                                                          Kathy Reese ........................................Sr. Program Coordinator
If You Register But Cannot Attend
you can still earn participatory MCLE credit and receive course materials. First,                                   State Bar of Texas
                                                                                          Harper Estes ..............................................................President
consider transferring your registration to a later presentation of the course;
                                                                                          Joe Shannon, Jr. .......................................... Chair of the Board
to do so, call 800-204-2222, x1574. Second, as a registrant, you are entitled to          Roland Johnson ................................................ President-Elect
special benefits (see “Two Free Online Benefits For Course Registrants,” below).          Gib Walton ....................................... Immediate Past President
However, if you wish to receive a refund instead, mail or fax (512-427-4111)              Sylvia Cardona ..................................................TYLA President
your request so that we receive it at least one business day before the program.          F. R. “Buck” Files, Jr. ..............................Chair, CLE Committee
Registrants who do not attend will be sent the course materials.                          Van Galen Hilley ..........................Chair, Board PDP Committee
                                                                                          Michelle E. Hunter ........................................Executive Director
                                                                                          Patrick A. Nester ..................................... Director, TexasBarCLE
Two Free Online Benefits for Course Registrants
will be available 6-8 weeks after the course: (1) streaming video and audio
versions of presentations and (2) electronic versions of course materials. (Actual
length of a presentation may vary from that which was advertised.) Provide us
your email address when registering and we’ll alert you when these benefits
                                                                                            MCLE CREDIT
are available and how to access them. There’s no extra charge; as a registrant,
you’re already entitled!
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Persons with Disabilities
who need special accommodations to attend should contact us as soon as                     MCLE CoUrSE No: 901172859
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possible at 800-204-2222, x1797.
                                                                                           and to the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in
                                                                                           Civil Appellate Law, Civil Trial Law, Family Law
Policy of Impartiality
                                                                                           and Personal Injury Trial Law.
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There are a limited number of special reduced rate hotel rooms for registrants for the live program in South
Padre Island. When making your reservation, inform the hotel that you are with the State Bar group.

                                           $119/night
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                                           Deadline: March 29*                                                                              been blocked for
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  Hotel & Condominiums                                                              2712 Southwest Freeway
  310 Padre Boulevard                                                               Houston, TX 77098
  South Padre Island, TX 78597                                                      713-523-8448
  956-761-6551
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                                                                                    Dallas, TX 75397-2298              for group discount
                                                                                    check or credit card               information.

     Soaking Up Some CLE: A South Texas Litigation Seminar                                                                       8275

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       Early registration deadline: April 16, 2009
                                                                                    q Subtract $25 if a member of the Bar College -OR- Legal
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       Early registration deadline: May 21, 2009                                    Choose the format of course materials:
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