2010 St. Mary's University School of Law Homecoming CLE Agenda

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2010 St. Mary's University School of Law Homecoming CLE Agenda


The schedule for the 2010 annual Homecoming CLE hosted by St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio Texas.


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S t . M a r y ’s U n i ve r s i t y S c h o o l o f L aw H o m e c o m i n g C L E S c h e d u l e — M a rc h 1 2 , 2 0 1 0

8 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast

9 a.m.
Welcome Remarks Charles E. Cantú, St. Mary’s University School of Law Dean

9:10 to 10 a.m.
What Texas Attorneys Must Do to Protect Electronically Stored Data Bill Piatt, Professor of Law, and Paula de Witte This session will cover the ethical, and now statutory, requirements imposed upon attorneys regarding the data which they store electronically. (.8 hour ethics) Texas Land Titles Examination Standards Peter E. Hosey, Adjunct Professor and Partner, Jackson Walker, LLP; Aloysius Leopold, Professor of Law A discussion of the Texas Land Title Examination Standards published in the Texas Property Code, the issues covered by the Standards and their importance to real estate and land title practitioners.

Negotiations L. Wayne Scott, Professor of Law This discussion will be a review of the ethics of negotiation, including a discussion of the various approaches to negotiation, in and out of mediations, and identifying those which are generally regarded as more ethical in the sense of accomplishing greater results, with less controversy. The conclusion will explain Professor Scott's approach to Cautious Cooperative Bargaining. (.5 hour ethics) The Case Against Outsourcing Imported Food Safety to China: In the Defense of Texas Growers and Shrimpers. Chenglin ‘Gary’ Liu, Assistant Professor of Law This session is based on Professor Liu’s paper which concludes that outsourcing regulatory power to China is unwise and will be ineffective in protecting U.S. consumers. The paper was accepted by the Cornell Journal of International Law.

3:30 to 4:20 p.m.
Internet Legal Research and the Ethical Implications Charles Finger, Assistant Director of the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, Mike Martinez Jr., Reference Librarian and Assistant Professor, Katy Stein, Faculty Services Librarian and Assistant Professor and Timothy Wilson, Electronic Services Librarian and Assistant Professor Join the law library faculty as they endeavor to provide tips and tactics on internet legal research and their ethical implications. Topics include strategy for free legal research, website evaluation, and information particular to solo practitioners. (.25 hour ethics) Ethics, Law, and the U.S. Application of Armed Force Robert Summers, Professor of Law This program will address the interaction of ethical principles in Just War with international and U.S. law related to the use of force in foreign venues. Those venues include Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia. (.8 hour ethics) A Review of the Duties of Limited Partners in Texas Colin Marks, Assistant Professor of Law The Fifth Circuit rather boldly stated last April that “[w]ith respect to fiduciary duties . . ., Texas law recognizes such obligations between limited partners, applying the same partnership principles that govern the relationship between a general partner and limited partners.” This presentation will review the duties of partners both in general and limited partnerships and assess the accuracy of the Fifth Circuit’s statement.

10:10 to 11 a.m.
The Ethics of Your Firm’s Website Wendy Gerwick Couture, Assistant Professor of Law The presentation will analyze relevant ethical rules and apply those rules to the content of firm websites using real-life examples. (.8 hour ethics) Immigration for the Uninitiated Robert Shivers, Adjunct Professor and Partner, Shivers and Shivers A discussion of current problems for attorneys and practical solutions for the future in the field of immigration.

11:10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Trying a Custody Case to the Bench: Practical Pointers Judge Larry Noll, 408th District Court, Bexar County This session will provide insight into the practice of Family Law. How Advertising Rules Intersect with Social Networking Sites Faye Bracey, Assistant Dean of Career Services will introduce James Ehler, San Antonio Regional Counsel, State Bar of Texas and Gene Majors, Advertising Review Director, State Bar of Texas In this session, Ehler will inform participants of the newly updated Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct; Majors will present on social networking sites and their advertising rules. (.8 hour ethics)

4:30 to 5:20 p.m.
Defending a Legal Malpractice Claim Vincent R. Johnson, Professor of Law This session will survey ways of defeating a legal malpractice claim, including defenses based on comparative fault, unlawful conduct, statutes of limitations, immunities, privileges, and arbitration provisions. (.8 hour ethics) Family Law in Probate Court? How did I end up here? Justice Sandee Bryan Marion, 4th Court of Appeals, and Judge Polly Jackson Spencer, Probate Court #1 In addition to discussing family law issues that arise in probate court, the judges will discuss the common mistakes made in probate and guardianship cases. (.25 hour ethics)

12:10 to 1:20 p.m.
Luncheon Please join us for the Alumni Luncheon where we will recognize the Law Alumni Association’s 2010 Distinguished Young Alumnus, Sonia Rodriguez (J.D. ’99). We will also honor members of the Class of 1960 and all alumni from prior years.
1:30 to 2:20 p.m. Avoid Being a Defendant: Estate Planning Malpractice and Ethical Concerns Gerry W. Beyer, Governor Preston E. Smith Regents Professor of Law, Texas Tech University School of Law This presentation reviews the exposure an estate planner may have to malpractice liability and focuses on ethical issues that may arise while preparing or executing the plan. By pointing out potentially troublesome areas, attendees can learn to avoid the ramifications of drafting a flawed estate plan or having a lapse of ethical good judgment which may lead to the frustration of the client’s intent, financial loss to the client or the beneficiaries, personal embarrassment and possible disciplinary action. (.8 hour ethics)

5:30 to 7 p.m.
Dean’s Homecoming Reception Dean Charles E. Cantú and St. Mary’s President Charles L. Cotrell, Ph.D, will unveil the portrait of Bexar County Judge, former Mayor of San Antonio, and St. Mary’s 2001 Distinguished Law Graduate The Hon. Nelson Wolff (J.D.’66) on the Wall of Honor.

Recent Developments in the Rules of Evidence David Schlueter, Professor of Law This presentation will cover recent developments in the Texas and Federal Rules of Evidence, including the pending amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, developments in the rules concerning admissibility of expert testimony, hearsay and the Confrontation Clause in criminal cases. Texas Class Actions: Strategic and Ethical Issues Al Kauffman, Assistant Professor of Law The presentation will describe the status of class action law in Texas, the future use of the class action rules in state and federal courts in Texas, and ethical issues for the class action attorney. (.5 hour ethics)

St. Mary’s University School of Law Homecoming CLE 2010 Reservation Form
Title: _______________ Name: __________________________________________ St. Mary’s School of Law Class of_______________________________________ Employer: ____________________________________________________________ Address: _____________________________________________________________ City/State:____________________________________________________________ Home Address: _______________________________________________________ Home City/State:_____________________________________________________ Phone Number: ______________________________________________________ Email: _______________________________________________________________ Fax: _________________________________________________________________ I plan to attend: CLE Courses Alumni Luncheon Dean’s Reception Seating is limited. Please make your reservation by March 5, 2010. Mail this card, fax or email your information to: amontemayor@stmarytx.edu or fax to (210) 431-2136. For more information, please call (210) 431-4361.

2:30 to 3:20 p.m.
Legal Issues Update on the War on Terror Jeffrey F. Addicott, Professor of Law and director, Center for Terrorism Law The discussion will cover the latest legal developments in the War on Terror to include detention issues at GITMO and Bagram AFB, the new 2009 Military Commissions Act, and civilian criminal trials vs. military commissions for enemy combatants. (.8 hour ethics)

CLE Credit: 5.75 hours, 5.75 ethics available

S t . M a r y ’s U n i ve r s i t y School of Law Homecoming CLE and Reunion March 12, 2010

Office of Alumni Relations One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, Texas 78228-8604

Dear Fellow Graduates,

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Once again, our law school is welcoming us back for a day of learning and fellowship with the St. Mary’s legal community. Homecoming 2010 is scheduled for March 12. The free CLE will feature St. Mary’s talented professors and alumni sharing their expertise through a number of CLE courses on a range of interesting topics, which are detailed in this invitation. The day will include a luncheon honoring this year’s Distinguished Young Alumnus, Sonia Rodriguez, and the 50th anniversary of the Class of 1960. To end the day, Dean Cantú will host a reception and unveil a portrait of The Hon. Nelson Wolff that will hang on the Law Alumni Room’s Wall of Honor . I encourage you to come back home to St. Mary’s on March 12. Seating for the CLE is limited, so please send in your registration now to take advantage of this valuable educational and networking opportunity. I hope to see you there, Jeffrey R. Davis (J.D. ’91) President, Law Alumni Association

St. Mary’s University School of Law Office of Alumni Relations One Camino Santa Maria San Antonio, Texas 78228





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