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2019 TADC Winter Seminar

Texas Association of Defense Counsel

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM (MST)

2019 TADC Winter Seminar

Registration Information

Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Member ONLY (One Person) Jan 30, 2019 $675.00 $0.00
Member & Spouse/Guest (2 people) Jan 30, 2019 $875.00 $0.00
Spouse/Guest CLE Credit Jan 30, 2019 $75.00 $0.00
Children 12 & Older Jan 30, 2019 $120.00 $0.00
Children 6-11 Jan 30, 2019 $80.00 $0.00

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*Use discount code EB50 and register by December 19, 2018 to save $50 on total registration. Postmark by December 19, 2018 for US Mail*


Program Co-Chairs: David Brenner, Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Austin
Megan Schmid, Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston

CLE Approved for: 8.5 hours including 2.25 hours ethics

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

6pm - 8pm TADC/LADC Welcome Reception
Thursday, January 31, 2019
6:45 - 9:00am Buffet Breakfast with LADC
7:15 - 7:30am Welcome & Announcements
Pam Madere, TADC President Jackson Walker, L.L.P., Austin
David Brenner, Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Austin, Program Co-Chair
Megan Schmid, Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston, Program Co-Chair
7:30 - 8:05am SHREDDIN’ THE FRESH POWDER: COMMERCIAL LITIGATION UPDATE
Megan Schmid, Thompson & Knight LLP, Houston
8:05 - 8:40am THE SUPER G: VOIR DIRE
Victor Vicinaiz, Roerig, Oliveira & Fisher, L.L.P., McAllen
8:40 - 9:25am SWEEPING THE ICE WITH 18.001 AFFIDAVITS
Lauren Goerbig, Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Austin
9:25 - 10:00am SHARPENING YOUR EDGES: TOOLS FOR CROSS-EXAMINING EXPERTS
Christy Amuny, Germer PLLC, Beaumont
10:00 - 10:35am THE GIANT SLALOM: PRESENTING DAUBERT CHALLENGES
David Boyce, Wright & Greenhill, P.C., Austin

Friday, February 1, 2019

6:45 - 9:00am Buffet Breakfast with LADC
7:15 - 7:30am Welcome & Announcements
Pam Madere, TADC President Jackson Walker, L.L.P., Austin
Mickey S. deLaup, LADC President
Mickey deLaup, APLC, Metairie
7:30 - 8:45am SKATING ON THIN ICE - ETHICS PANEL DISCUSSION (1.25 hrs ethics)
Dane Ciolino - Moderator, Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Baton Rouge
The Honorable Frances Pitman, Second Circuit Court of Appeals, Shreveport
The Honorable Mike Pitman, First District Court, Shreveport
Max E. Wright, Kelly Hart & Hallman LLP, Midland
Darryl J. Foster, Bradley, Murchison, Kelly & Shea LLC, New Orleans
8:45 - 9:35am PREVENTING THE AVALANCHE: FEDERAL PROCEDURE AND E-DISCOVERY UPDATE
Dan K. Worthington, Ramon Worthington PLLC, McAllen
Sarah Stogner, Carver Darden, New Orleans
9:45 - 10:25am ABRAHAM LINCOLN: LESSONS IN PROFESSIONALISM (.75 hrs ethics)
E. Phelps Gay, Christovitch & Kearney, L.L.P., New Orleans

Saturday, February 2 2019

6:45 - 9:00am Buffet Breakfast with LADC
7:15 - 7:30am Pam Madere, TADC President
David Brenner, Program Co-Chair
Megan Schmid, Program Co-Chair
7:30 - 8:15am COUNTING THE MEDALS: TEXAS SUPREME COURT & APPELLATE COURT UPDATE (.25 hrs ethics)
Rich Phillips, Thompson & Knight LLP, Dallas
8:15 - 8:45am THE TRIPLE AXEL: SHIFTING
RESPONSIBILITY IN CONSTRUCTION
David Wilson, MehaffyWeber, PC, Houston
8:45 - 9:25am SKIS AND GUNS, BIATHALON: CHALLENGING OR ENFORCING ARBITRATION AND
MEDIATION AGREEMENTS
Jeff Jury, Burns, Anderson, Jury & Brenner, L.L.P., Austin
9:25 - 10:00am CONTROLLING THE PUCK: GENERAL NEGLIGENCE UPDATE
Curt Kurhajec, Naman, Howell, Smith & Lee, PLLC, Austin
10:00 - 10:35 DISTRACTED DRIVING – UPDATE ON IMPACT
IN PRODUCT LIABILITY AND TRUCKING CASES
Robert Sonnier, Germer PLLC, Austin

Sunday, February 3, 2019

Depart for Texas



Pricing & Registration Options

Registration fees include Wednesday evening through Saturday group activities, including the Wednesday evening welcome reception, all breakfasts, CLE Program each day and related expenses and hospitality room.

  • Registration for Member Only (one person) $675.00
  • Registration for Member & Spouse/Guest (2 people) $875.00

Children’s Registration
Registration fee for children includes Wednesday evening welcome reception, Thursday, Friday & Saturday breakfast

  • Children Age 12 and Older $120.00
  • Children Age 6-11 $80.00

Spouse/Guest CLE Credit
If your spouse/guest is also an attorney and would like to attend the Winter Seminar for CLE credit, there is an additional charge to cover written materials, meeting materials, and coffee breaks.

  • Spouse/Guest CLE credit for Winter Seminar $75.00

Hotel Reservation Information
For hotel reservations, CONTACT THE STEAMBOAT GRAND DIRECTLY AT 877-269-2628 and reference the TADC Winter Seminar. The TADC has secured a block of rooms at an EXTREMELY reasonable rate. It is IMPORTANT that you make your reservations as soon as possible as the room block will
fill quickly. Any room requests after the deadline date, or after the room block is filled, will be on a wait list basis.
DEADLINE F0R HOTEL RESERVATIONS IS DECEMBER 19, 2018

TADC Refund Policy Information
Registration Fees will be refunded ONLY if a written cancellation notice is received at least SEVEN (7) DAYS PRIOR (JANUARY 23, 2019) to the meeting date. A $75.00 ADMINISTRATIVE FEE will be deducted from any refund. Any cancellation made after January 23, 2019 IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

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Steamboat Grand Resort
2300 Mt. Werner Circle
Steamboat Springs, CO 80487

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 9:00 AM (MST)


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