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27th Annual Bench Bar Conference

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Austin Country Club

4408 Long Champ Drive

Austin, TX 78746

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Thursday, May 11

Reception + Tour of the Federal Court House

Friday, May 12

8 a.m. - Vendor Fair/Registration
8:45 - 9:45 a.m. - General Session

  • Battle Lines in a Post-Obergefell World: Transgender and LGBT Issues

9:45 - 10:45 a.m. - Breakout #1 (1.0 CLE)

  • Civil Litigation - Litigating Trade Secret Disputes in 2017 and Beyond
  • Family Law - Cell Phones: The Holy Grail of Family Law
  • Appellate Law
  • Guns, Drones, and Legislative Update - Summary of Relevant Bills and Laws affecting Gun, Drones
  • Ethics - 10 Tips to Avoid a Grievance (1.0 Ethics)
  • Criminal and Drug Law - A Spring Break Trip Through Cannabis Laws

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Breakout #2 (1.0 CLE)
Judges' Dos, Don'ts, and Anonymous Questions for Candid Conversations

  • Appellate
  • Criminal/Juvenile
  • Family
  • Non-Family Civil

11:45 - 12:15 p.m. - General Session
Everything You Wanted to Know About Working with the District Clerk's Office

12:15 p.m. - Lunch/General Session (.75 CLE)

  • Tomorrow's Justice System - Robot Judges & Skype Trials

VLS Update/Volunteer Recognition

Service Award Presentations

1:15 - 2:15 p.m. - Speed Judging (1.0 CLE)
Meet five members of the Judiciary in 60 minutes

2:15 - 2:30 p.m. - Vendor Fair/Break

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. - Breakout #3 (1.0 CLE)

  • Civil Litigation - Bankruptcy Law for the Civil Litigator
  • Ethics - Cognitive Bias (1.0 Ethics)
  • Civil Litigation - Back to the Future: Evolution of Statutory Construction
  • Criminal Law - DWI's and Why KNowing is Half the Battle

3:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Ethics Polling on Judicial + Attorney Conduct (1.0 Ethics CLE)

4:30 -5:15 p.m. - General Session (.75 CLE)
Protecting a Brand in Food & Beverage - the New Rock Stars of Austin

5:15 - 6:15 p.m. - Happy Hour



Judges Attending:

Judge James Arth, Judge Carlos Barrera, Justice Cindy Bourland, Judge Darlene Byrne, Judge Karin Crump, Judge Tony Davis, Judge Mike Denton, Judge Elisabeth Earle, Justice Scott Field, Judge Raul Gonzalez, Justice Melissa Goodwin, Judge Andy Hathcock, Judge Nancy Hohengarten, Judge Scott Jenkins, Judge Aurora Martinez Jones, Judge Mark Lane, Judge Ami Larson, Judge John Lipscombe, Judge Lora Livingston, Judge Amy Clark Meachum, Judge Brandi Mueller, Judge Orlinda Naranjo, Justice Bob Pemberton, Judge Robert Pitman, Justice David Puryear, Chief Justice Jeff Rose, Judge Leonard Saenz, Judge Eric Shepperd, Judge Randall Slagle, Judge Jan Soifer, Judge Susan Steeg, Judge Tim Sulak, Judge Gisela Triana, Judge Kim Williams, Judge Yvonne Michelle Williams

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