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El Paso Bar Association 24th Annual Civil & Criminal Trial Practice Seminar

February 6, 7, & 8, 2020
Bourbon Orleans Hotel, New Orleans, LA
Approved for 15.25 hours of MCLE, including 3.5 hours of Ethics by the State Bar of Texas,
Approved for 13.0 hours of MCLE by the Louisiana State Bar Association.  Pending Approval by the State Bar of New Mexico

Hotel Room Rates at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel start at $159 and Reservations can be made
online at: https://reservations.Travelclick.com/77701?groupID=2569671#/guestrooms

DEADLINE TO BOOK YOUR HOTEL ROOM AT THESE RATES IS JANUARY 6, 2020
Registration Fees until 1/21/2020:
$395.00 – Members of EPBA
$495.00 – Nonmembers of EPBA
$200 – Paralegals

After January 21, 2020 please add $25 to the registration fee.

You can send your checks to: El Paso Bar Association, 500 E. San Antonio, Room 1204, El Paso, Texas 79901 or you can pay online at www.elpasobar.com and then go to Make A Payment

Schedule

Thursday, February 6, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Living Legal Legends, Live Interview of Jim Darnell, interviewed by Jeep Darnell and
Jaime Esparza, interviewed by Elena Esparza, with reception
Friday, February 7, 2020
7:00 – 7:45 a.m.- Registration & Sign In
7:45 – 8:00 a.m. – Welcome

You can pick to go to the Civil Track or the Criminal Track

CIVIL TRACK:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Employment Law Update presented by Jessica Mendez
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Section 1983 Civil Rights Actions presented by Chris Benoit
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
10:15-11:15 a.m.: Medical Records and Billing Affidavits presented by Kurt Paxson and Ruben Robles
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Luncheon Panel: Gate Keeping Standard TRE 702: State Court Judge, Judge Alma
Trejo and Judge Kathleen Cardone
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Technology in the Courtroom Presentation by Joe Gonzalez
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: PI Settlements involving Disabled-Incapacitated Plaintiffs, presented by Stephanie
Townsend Allala and Jennifer Coulter
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Mediation Panel: Judge Tom Spieczny and William Hardie
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: 5th Circuit Update
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour

CRIMINAL TRACK:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Criminal Law Update presented by Judge Bert Richardson
9:00 – 10:00 a.m.: Discovery in Family Violence Cases presented by Jeep Darnell
10:00 – 10:15 a.m.: Morning Break
10:15 – 11:15 a.m.: Criminal Practice in West Texas presented by Brock Benjamin
11:30 – 1:00 p.m.: Luncheon Panel: Gate Keeping Standard TRE 702: State Court Judge, Judge Alma
Trejo and Judge Kathleen Cardone
1:00 – 2:00 p.m.: Technology in the Courtroom presented by Joe Gonzalez
2:00 – 3:00 p.m.: Immigration Law Criminal Law Attorney Should Know presented by Danny Razo and
Miriam Cruz
3:00 – 3:15 p.m.: Afternoon Break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m.: Parole Hearings presented by Omar Carmona
4:15 – 5:15 p.m.: 5th Circuit Update
5:30 – 6:30 p.m.: Happy Hour
Saturday, February 8, 2020
7:00 – 8:00 a.m. – Breakfast

CIVIL and CRIMINAL TRACK:

8:00 – 9:00 a.m.: Texas Supreme Court Civil Law Update presented by Justice Brett Busby
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.: Candor with Court and Conflicts with Client presented by Judge Sue Kurita and Seana
Willings
10:30 – 10:45 a.m.: Morning Break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m.: Back to the Future presented by Jaime Esparza
11:45 – 1:00 p.m.: Criminal Law Civil Attorneys Should Know presented by Jim Darnell and Joe Spencer
End of Seminar

*Please note that due to unforeseen issues we might have to move some of the programming around and we might have to get new speakers.

REGISTRATION by February 1, 2019:
_____$395.00/Member; _____$495/nonmember; _____$200/paralegal

After January 21, 2020 please add $25 to the registration fee:
Name: ______________________________ Send Check to:
Address:_____________________________ El Paso Bar Association
City, State, Zip:_______________________ 500 E. San Antonio, Rm 1204
Email: _______________________________ El Paso, Texas 79901
SBN: ________________________________ or pay online at: www.elpasobar.com
then go to: Make A Payment

Note: as part of your registration fee you will get Lunch on Friday, Happy Hour and Breakfast on
Saturday. You must RSVP for the Living Legal Legends Event.

If you need any additional information please contact Nancy at ngallego@elpasobar.com

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