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Richard Orsinger


Formal Publications Authored

Books:

Editor-in-Chief, Texas Supreme Court Practice Manual, State Bar of Texas (2005)

Chief Editor, Expert Witness Manual (Vols. II and III) State Bar of Texas Family Law Section (1999)

6 McDonald's, Texas Civil Practice: Texas Civil Appellate Practice (Bancroft-Whitney Law Publishers, San Francisco, California) 1992 [954 pages]

Law Journal Articles:

A Guide to Proceedings Under the Texas Parent Notification Statute and Rules, South Texas Law Review (2000) (co-authored)

Obligations of the Trial Lawyer Under Texas Law Toward the Client Relating to an Appeal, South Texas Law Review (1999)

Asserting Claims for Intentionally or Recklessly Causing Severe Emotional Distress in Connection with Divorce, 25 St. Mary's Law Journal 1254 (1994), republished in the American Journal of Family Law (Fall 1994) and Texas Family Law Service NewsAlert (Oct. & Dec., 1994, Feb. 1995)

Characterization of Marital Property, Baylor Law Review Symposium (1988) (co-authored)

Fitting a Round Peg Into A Square Hole: Section 3.63, Texas Family Code, and the Marriage that Crosses States Lines, 13 St. Mary's Law Journal 477 (1982)

Continuing Legal Education Articles:

Same-Sex Marriages and Gender Identity Issues, 2015 Family Justice Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary (2015)

170 Years of Contract Law, History of Texas Supreme Court Jurisprudence Course (2013)

Sanctions on Review! (Appeal and Mandamus) Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2012)

Negotiating a Family Law Case, Advanced Family Law Course (2012)

New Appellate Rules for CPS Cases, Advanced Family Law Course (2012)

Court-Imposed Sanctions in Texas, Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (2012)

Business Valuation Upon Divorce: How Theory and Practice Can Lead to Problems In Court, AICPA-AAML National Conference on Divorce (2012)

Goodwill Upon Divorce: Distinguishing Between Intangible Assets, Enterprise Goodwill, and Personal Goodwill, AICPA-AAML National Conference on Divorce (2012)

The Role of Reasoning and Persuasion in the Legal Argumentation, State Bar of Texas’ Handling Your First Appeal (2012)

A New Approach to Determining Enterprise and Personal Goodwill Upon Divorce, State Bar of Texas’ New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course (2011)

The Role of Reasoning and Persuasion in Appeals, State Bar of Texas Handling Your First Civil Appeal (2011)

The Role of Reasoning in Constructing a Persuasive Argument, State Bar of Texas’ 37th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2011)

The Role of Reasoning and Persuasion in the Legal Process, State Bar of Texas’ 23rd Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2010)

Separate and Community Property: 30 Rules With Explanations and Examples, State Bar of Texas’ 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2010)

Troubling Issues of Characterization, Reimbursement, Valuation, and Division Upon Divorce, State Bar of Texas’ 36th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2010)

Reassessing Some of Our Approaches to Family Law Cases, State Bar of Texas’ New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course (2009)

Practicing Family Law in a Depressed Economy, Part II: The Economy, State Bar of Texas' 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2009) -- Earned 2009 College of the State Bar of Texas' Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article of the Year Award.

Practicing Family Law in a Depressed Economy, Part I: Your Law Practice and Your Clients, State Bar of Texas' 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2009) -- Earned 2009 College of the State Bar of Texas' Franklin Jones Best Continuing Legal Education Article of the Year Award.

Property Puzzles: 30 Characterization Rules, Explanations & Examples, State Bar of Texas' 35th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2009)

When an Officer Divorces: How a Company Can Be Affected By an Officer's Divorce, State Bar of Texas' 8th Annual Advanced In-House Counsel Course (2009)

Different Ways to Trace Separate Property, State Bar of Texas' New Frontiers in Marital Property Law (2008) -- Earned 2008 State Bar of Texas Family Law Section's Best Family Law Continuing Legal Education Article of the Year Award.

Judicial Review of Arbitration Rulings: Problems and Possible Alternatives, State Bar of Texas' 22nd Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2008)

The Law of Interpreting Contracts: How to Draft Contracts to Avoid or Win Litigation, State Bar of Texas' 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2008)

Effect of Choice of Entities: How Organizational Law, Accounting, and Tax Law for Entities Affect Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas' 34th Annual Advanced Family Law Course, (2008)

Tracing, Reimbursement and Economic Contribution Claims In Brokerage Accounts, State Bar of Texas' New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course (2007)

The Law of Interpreting Contracts, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2007)

A New Approach to Distinguishing Enterprise Goodwill From Personal Goodwill, State Bar of Texas' 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2007)

Important Topics in Family Law, Texas Center for the Judiciary 2007 Regional Conference (2007)

Distinguishing Personal Goodwill From Enterprise Goodwill, State Bar of Texas' New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course (2006)

Hot Topics in Litigation: Restitution/Unjust Enrichment, State Bar of Texas' 20th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2006)

The Road Ahead: Long-Term Financial Planning in Connection with Divorce, State Bar of Texas' 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2006)

Cutting Edge Issues: New Alimony Theories; Measuring Personal Goodwill, AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce (2006)

Property Puzzles: Characterization, Tracing, 25 Rules and More, State Bar of Texas' 29th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute (2006)

Recent Developments in the Daubert Swamp, University of Texas School of Law, Page Keeton's Civil Litigation Conference (2005)

Recent Developments in the Daubert Swamp, Houston Bar Association's Experts Institute (2005)

Recent Developments in the Daubert Swamp, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2005)

Objections to Evidence, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Civil Trial Course (2005)

Perspectives from Thirty Years of Family Law Practice, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Family Law Course (2005)

Trends in the Supreme Court, State Bar of Texas' Practice Before the Texas Supreme Court (2004)

Recent Developments in Family Law, Judicial Section Annual Conference Spring Training (2004)

Hot Topics in Family Law, State Bar of Texas' Judicial Section Annual Conference (2004)

Supreme Court Trends, State Bar of Texas' 18th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2004)

Those Other Texas Codes: Things the Family Lawyer Needs to Know About Codifications Outside the Family Code, State Bar of Texas' 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2004)

Pre-Trial Motions: Daubert/Robinson, State Bar of Texas' Annual Meeting: Ultimate Trial Notebook (2004)

Admissibilty of Fact, Lay Opinion & Expert Witness Evidence, State Bar of Texas' 4th Annual Advanced Expert Witness Course (2004)

Specail Problems Admitting Business Records Containing Expert Evidence, State Bar of Texas' 4th Annual Advanced Expert Witness Course (2004)

The Right Stuff: Choosing Expert Witnesses, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Trial Institute (2004)

Family Law Updates, Texas Center for the Judiciary Winter Regional Conference (2004)

Distinguishing Fact Testimony, Lay Opinion, & Expert Testimony; Raising a Daubert Challenge, State Bar of Texas' 19th Annual Litigation Update Institute (2003)

Building Blocks of Evidence, State Bar of Texas' 16th Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Boot Camp (2003)

Predicates and Objections (High Tech Emphasis), State Bar of Texas' 16th Annual Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course (2003)

Current Events in Family Law, State Bar College Spring Training: Get in Shape with Need-to-Know Topics by CLE All-Stars (2003)

Effectively Dealing With Non-Parents in SAPCRs Without Being Troxelled, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists' 16th Annual Trial Institute (2002)

Distinguishing Facts, Lay and Expert Opinions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Expert Witness Course II (2002)

Panel Discussion: Predicates and Objections Every Lawyer Should Know and Use, Houston Bar Association's 5th Annual Family Law Institute (2002)

Strategies in Making A Daubert Attack, State Bar of Texas Evidence and Discovery Boot Camp (2002)

Building Blocks of Evidence, State Bar of Texas 15th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course Boot Camp (2002)

Activities in the Trial Court During Appeal and After Remand, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Marriage Dissolution Institute (2002)

Marital Property Issues: Tracing, Reimbursement, and Claims for Economic Contribution, Texas Center for the Judiciary's Texas College for Judicial Studies Seminar (2002)

Admissibility of Lay and Expert Testimony; General Acceptance Versus Daubert, American Institute of Certified Public Accounts and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers National Conference on Divorce: Property & Complex Financial Issues (2002)

Marital Property Rights in Corporate Benefits for High-Level Employees, State Bar of Texas Advanced In-House Counsel Course (2002)

Use of Fact Witnesses, Lay Opinion, and Expert Testimony; When and How to Raise a Daubert Challenge, Texas Association of Defense Council and Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel Commercial Litigation Seminar (2002)

Private Justice: Arbitration as an Alternative to the Courthouse, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Family Law Course (2002)

Moderator of Panel Discussion: International & Cross Border Issues, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Family Law Course (2002) [Prepared additional articles for this panel discussion entitled: Materials Relating to International Child Abduction, Choice-of-Law Rules Affecting Marital Property Rights, and Service of Process]

Discovery Issues Facing Associate Judges and Title IV-D Masters, Associate Judges & Title IV-D Masters Seminar in Conjunction with the Advanced Family Law Course (2002)

Rules/Legislation Preview (State Perspective), State Bar of Texas' 25th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (2002)

Texas Supreme Court Trends, State Bar of Texas' Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (2002)

Marital Property Issues: Tracing, Reimbursement, and Claims for Economic Contribution, State Bar of Texas' New Frontiers in Marital Property Law (2002)

Grounds and Procedures to Recuse a Judge, State Bar of Texas Advanced Expert Witness Course III (2002)

Admissibility of Facts, and Lay Versus Expert Opinions, Corpus Christi Bar Association's Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar (2002)

Oral Argument, Texas Bar CLE's Practice Before the Supreme Court of Texas (2002)

Panel Discussion: Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas 14th Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (2001)

Panel Discussion: Vaccine for the Plague of the 21st Century-Equitable Liens & Reimbursement: Getting Them and Beating Them, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists 15th Annual Trial Institute (2001)

Panel Discussion: Evidentiary Issues, College of Advanced Judicial Studies (2001)

Panel Discussion: Ethics: The Effect of Technology on the Profession and the Professionals, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services (2001)

What Representing the Judge or Contributing to Her Campaign Can Mean to Your Clients: The New Disqualification and Recusal Rules, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2001)

Blue Sky or Book Value?, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2001)

Panel Discussion: Valuation of Business Interests in Divorce, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2001)

Panel Discussion: Basic Tax - Tax Brackets, Dependency Exemptions, Year-of-Divorce Taxes, Tax Sheltered Plans, Alimony, and Tax Law Violations, State Bar of Texas 27th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (2001)

Appeals From Summary Judgments and Non-Jury Trials, State Bar of Texas Nuts and Bolts of Appellate Practice (2001)

Proving It Up and Getting It In: Foreign Law and Foreign Evidence, El Paso Family Law Bar Association's Family Law on the Border (2001)

Ethics of Practicing Law Using the Internet, State Bar of Texas Helping Your Clients With e-Business for the New Millennium (2000)

Focus on Experts: Close-up Interviews on Procedure, Financial, and Mental Health Experts, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (2000)

Moderator of Panel Discussion: Judicial Perspectives on Appellate Practice, University of Texas School of Law 10th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (2000)

Objections Checklist, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Ultimate Trial Notebook (2000)

Evidence From Soup to Nuts, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting: Ultimate Trial Notebook (2000)

Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas' Sun, Surf & CLE! State Bar College Summer School (2000)

Reimbursement in the 21st Century, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (2000)

Personal Goodwill vs. Commercial Goodwill: A Case Study, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (2000)

Daubert With Emphasis on Commercial Litigation, Damages, and the NonScientific Expert, State Bar of Texas 23rd Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (2000)

Bill of Review, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law Course (2000)

Daubert Challenges, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook Family Law Course (2000)

Practical Applications of Daubert, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1999 & 2000)

Panel Discussion: Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1999 & 2000)

New Developments in Civil Procedure and Evidence, State Bar of Texas Impact of the New Rules of Discovery for Business, Personal Injury and Family Law Litigators (1999)

Persuasion - What Works and What Doesn't, Moderator, Houston Bar Association's Appellate Law Section & CLE Committee - Practicing Before the First & Fourteenth Courts of Appeals Seminar (1999)

Making and Meeting Objections, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1999)

Evidentiary Issues Surrounding Expert Witnesses, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1999)

The Expert Witness Manual, State Bar of Texas, Marriage Dissolution Institute (1999)

If You Don't Know Where You Are Going, It Doesn't Matter How You Get There: Technology Positioning, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting (1999)

New Developments in Civil Procedure & Evidence, Office of the Attorney General's 1999 Annual Statewide Assistant Attorney General Meeting (1999)

Reliability of Expert Witnesses in State and Federal Court, Moderator, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1999)

Improving Client Relations By Improving Your Communication Skills, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1999)

The Expert Witness Manual, State Bar of Texas 25th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1999)

Sample Agreements Containing Special Clauses to Enhance Enforceability, State Bar of Texas Advanced Drafting: Estate Planning and Probate Course (1999)

Preservation of Error: Pre-Trial and Trial, State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice Institute (1998)

New Appellate Rules Update, State Bar of Texas Fourteenth Annual Litigation Update Institute (1998)

Valuation of Trusts, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers CLE Program in Puerto Rico (1998)

Handling the Divorce Involving Trusts or Family Limited Partnerships, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute (1998)

Evidence Grab Bag, State Bar of Texas Tenth Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1998)

TRAPs Under the New T.R.A.P., University of Texas School of Law Eighth Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (1998)

Brief Writing: Tools in the Tool Box, Appellate Section Annual Meeting (1998)

New Developments in Civil Procedure and Evidence, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1998)

The Communications Revolution: Portability, The Internet and the Practice of Law, State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (1998)

Preservation of Error: Pre-Trial and Trial, Corpus Christi Bar Association's 1998 Civil Appellate Seminar (1998)

Are Non-Jury Trials Ever "Appealing"?, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1998)

Enforcing the Judgment, Including While on Appeal, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1998)

Making and Meeting Objections, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1998)

Managing Your Law Office and Your Professional Relationships Through the Year 2000, State Bar of Texas 1998 The Year 2000 Problem - Computing the Legal Risks for Attorneys and Their Clients (1998)

Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Annual Litigation Update Institute (1997)

Why and How Lawyers Should Use the Internet, American Bar Association General Practice, Solo & Small Firm Section, Mid-Year Meeting (1997)

Cyberhazards: Legal and Ethical Pitfalls in Using the Internet, State Bar of Texas Lawyers and the Internet (1997)

Preservation of Error, Joint Seminar: Practice Before the Fourth and Thirteenth Courts of Appeal CLE Program (1997)

"Don't Drink That! That's My Computer!", State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Perfecting Your Practice Seminar (1997)

The Lawyer As Master of Technology: Communication With Automation, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Perfecting Your Practice Seminar (1997)

The New Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, State Bar of Texas Practicing Under the New Texas Appellate Rules (1997)

Internet for Lawyers, San Antonio Bar Association, Internet for Lawyers (1997)

Qualifying and Rejecting Expert Witnesses, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1997)

The New Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, State Bar of Texas CLE Telephone Seminar: The Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure (1997)

New Appellate Rules, State Bar of Texas Twentieth Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (1997)

No-Evidence Summary Judgments Under the New Rule, Houston Bar Association 1997 Fall Seminar on "Texas Summary Judgments" (1997)

Class Action Lawsuit to Recover Interest on Delinquent Child Support, Texas Association of Domestic Relations Offices 13th Annual Meeting and Seminar (1997)

Panel Discussion: Oral and Written Advocacy in the Courts of Appeals, South Texas College of Law The Civil Appellate Law Course for Trial Lawyers: Your Practical, Tactical Guide Through the Process (1997)

Intellectual Property, University of Texas School of Law First Annual Texas Marital Property Institute (1997)

Enforcing the Judgment, Including While on Appeal, South Texas College of Law The Civil Appellate Law Course for Trial Lawyers (1997)

Evidence Grab Bag, State Bar of Texas Tenth Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1997)

Preparation, Pleading, Discovery, Witnesses, Exhibits, Experts, and Jury v. Non-Jury Questions in a Hidden Assets, Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Tenth Annual Trial Institute (1996)

Required Proof, Jury Charge, Final Argument, Avoiding Double Recovery, Judgment Drafting and Findings of Fact and Conclusions of Law in a Hidden Assets, Fraud and Breach of Fiduciary Duty Case, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Tenth Annual Trial Institute (1996)

Gender Issues in the Everyday Practice of Law--Is the Gap Narrowing?, State Bar of Texas Advanced Women and the Law Course (1996)

Sorting Out the Law, Lingo and Loopholes of Marital Property, State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting CLE Superstore (1996)

Non-Jury Appeals Revisited, SMU School of Law Advanced Civil Trial and Appellate Advocacy Seminar (1996)

Ordinary Reimbursement and Creative Theories of Reimbursement--Who Has the Burden of Proof of Offsets, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1996)

Technology and the Courtroom of the Future, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1996)

The Effective Motion for Rehearing, University of Texas School of Law Sixth Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (1996)

Estate Planning Devices in Divorce--Attacking, Defending and Using Trusts, Estates, Family Partnerships and Other Estate Planning Devices, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Texas Marital Property Law (1996)

Managing Documents--The Technology, State Bar of Texas Ninth Annual Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1996)

Predicates and Objections Update, State Bar of Texas Litigation Update Institute (1996)

Nuances of Appellate Review of the Sufficiency of the Evidence, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section's The Appellate Lawyer (Spring 1996)

Predicates and Objections Update, State Bar of Texas Annual Litigation Update Institute (1995)

Non-Jury Appeals, State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice for Lawyers and Legal Assistants (1995)

Gender Issues in the Everyday Practice of Family Law, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1995)

Dialogue on Common Evidence Problems, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1995)

Characterization: 20 Rules - 20 Examples and More, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1995)

Direct and Cross-Examination Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1995)

The New (Proposed) Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure, University of Texas School of Law Fifth Annual Conference on Techniques for Handling Civil Appeals in State and Federal Court (1995)

Non-Jury Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1995)

Offering and Excluding Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1995)

Cases on Enforceability of Pre-Marital Agreements, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Eighth Annual Trial Institute (1994)

An Evidence Dialogue on Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Tenth Annual Litigation Update Institute (1994)

Issues to Remember in Trying and Appealing Cases, Attorney General's Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect Cases (1994)

Peculiarities of Appeals in Family Law Cases, State Bar of Texas Appellate Practice Institute (1994)

Identifying and Dealing With Illegal, Unethical and Harassing Practices, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1994)

Predicates for Documentary & Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1994)

Interlocutory and Accelerated Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Course (1994) (the top-rated speaker at course)

Vignettes, State Bar of Texas Dealing With Hardball Trial Tactics & Difficult Judges Course (1994)

Divorce/Spousal Liability, State Bar of Texas Advanced Consumer Bankruptcy Course (1994)

Common Evidence Problems, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1994)

Predicates for Documentary & Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook: Family Law (1994)

Hidden Financial Issues on Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Seventh Annual Trial Institute (1993)

Discovery, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1993)

Evidentiary Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1993)

Introduction to WordPerfect for DOS, State Bar of Texas Fourth Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1993)

Deposition Use in Trial: Cassette Tapes, Video, Audio, Reading and Editing, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)

Brief Writing: Creatively Crafting for the Reader, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1993)

Business and Public Records, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)

Grab Bag: Evidence & Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)

Discovery, State Bar of Texas Focus on Criminal and Family Law Course (1993)

Common Problems/Common Provisions in Agreements Incident to Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1993)

WordPerfect and Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1993)

WordPerfect and Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1992)

Appeal and Mandamus of Discovery Orders, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Pre-Trial Notebook (1992)

Use of Demonstrative Evidence, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Sixth Annual Trial Institute (1992)

Evidentiary Predicates and Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1992)

Introduction to WordPerfect, State Bar of Texas Third Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1992)

Valuation Overview, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)

Predicates for Documentary and Demonstrative Evidence, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook - Family Law (1992)

In the Supreme Court: Reversing the Court of Appeals, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1992)

Having a Computer on the Lawyer's Desk Can Save Time and Money, State Bar of Texas The Law Office of the '90's--Tools to Build an Efficient and Productive Practice (1991)

Direct and Cross-Examination of a Real Estate Appraiser, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Fifth Annual Trial Institute (1991)

Criminal Aspects of Family Law Cases, SMU School of Law Eleventh Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1991)

Marital Liabilities: Which Estate is Liable for What?, Corpus Christi Bar Association Family Law Seminar - An Update (March, 1991)

Discovery in Custody and Property Cases, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1991)

Discovery Problems in Family Law Cases, Dallas Bar Association Seminar on Family Law (1991)

WordPerfect and Standard Document Assembly, State Bar of Texas Second Annual Practical Computer Seminar (1991)

Objections, State Bar of Texas Ultimate Trial Notebook (1991)

Appealing Non-Jury Cases in State Court, University of Texas School of Law Techniques for Appeals in State and Federal Court (1991)

Rules of Procedure, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1991)

Judgment Enforcement, Turnover and Contempt, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1991)

Successful Challenges to Legal and Factual Sufficiency, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1991)

Appellate Practice (Family Law), State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Institute (1990)

The New Texas Pattern Jury Charges (Vol. 3) (Products, Premises, Professional Malpractice and Damages), South Texas College of Law Advanced Personal Injury Course (1990)

Attorney's Fees in Family Law Cases, State Bar Convention Family Law Section (1990)

UCCJA, PKPA, Child Abduction: What Does It All Mean?, South Texas College of Law Seventh Annual Family Law Institute (1990)

Marital Liabilities, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1990)

Judgment Enforcement, Turnover and Contempt, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Trial Course (1990)

Appeal of Civil Non-Jury Trials, State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Course (1990)

Experts, Opinion Evidence, and Privileges, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Practice Institute (1990)

Judgment Enforcement Turnover, and Contempt, Judicial Section Annual Conference (1990)

Handling the Jury While Perfecting Appeal, State Bar of Texas Institute on Persuading the Jury from Voir Dire Through Closing Argument (1990)

Preservation of Privileges, Exemptions and Objections, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1990)

Overview of Agreements and Contractual Provisions in Decrees, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Drafting Course (1990)

Some Interesting Issues in Family Law, Dallas Bar Association Family Law Section Luncheon (October, 1988) & Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists Dinner (February, 1989)

The Texas Rules of Civil Evidence Applied to Family Law Cases, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Third Annual Trial Institute (1989)

Election of Remedies, South Texas College of Law Domestic Torts Course (1989)

Handling the Appeal from a Bench Trial in a Civil Case, State Bar of Texas Advanced Appellate Practice Law Course (1989)

The Scope and Method of Mandamus Problems, South Texas College of Law Advanced Strategies in Obtaining and Using Evidence (1989)

Marital Agreements: Enforcement and Defense, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1989)

Mandamus, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1989)

Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses and Professional Practices, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Short Course (1989)

Bankruptcy and Family Law: Particular Issues, Professional Education Systems, Inc. (1988)

Interstate Custody Jurisdiction and Practical Problems in Recovering Possession of Children, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists Second Annual Trial Institute (1988)

Conflict of Law: Full Faith and Credit, Comity and Judgments, SMU School of Law Tenth Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1988)

Post-Divorce Division of Property, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)

Valuation of Closely-Held Businesses and Professional Practices, University of Houston Law Center Advanced Family Law Short Course (1988)

Drafting of Decrees and Agreements Incident to Divorce, South Texas College of Law Fifth Annual South Texas Family Law Institute (1988)

Preserving Legal Sufficiency Point of Error in a Motion for New Trial, The Appellate Advocate (1988)

Successful Mandamus Approaches in Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1988)

Legislative Update, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)

Characterization Overview, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)

Discovery Procedures: Use and Abuse, State Bar of Texas Course on Family Law for Legal Assistants and Attorneys (1987)

Professional Partnership Rights on Divorce, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists First Annual Trial Institute (1987)

Family Law and the Family Business: Proprietorships, Partnerships and Corporations, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1987)

Interstate Jurisdictional Problems in Family Law Matters, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Short Course (1987)

Proving Up Separate and Community Property Claims Through Tracing, The University of Texas School of Law Fourth Annual Family Law Seminar (1987)

The Family Law Case in the Appellate Court: Important Points to Consider, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1987)

Dealing with the Family Home on Divorce, SMU School of Law Ninth Biennial Specialists Symposium on Texas Family Law and Community Property (1986)

Child Snatching and Interfering with Possession: Remedies, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1986)

Interstate Jurisdictional Problems in Family Law Matters, South Texas College of Law Advanced Family Law Short Course (1986)

Characterization of Property and Reimbursement, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1986)

Trusts and Family Law, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1986)

Interstate Collection of Child Support, State Bar of Texas Course on Revolution in Child Support: Perspective, Pleading, Practice (1986)

Partnerships and Family Law, The University of Texas School of Law Third Annual Family Law Seminar (1986)

Recent Significant Family Law Decisions, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1986)

Recent Significant Family Law Decisions, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1985)

Relationship Between Criminal Practice and Family Law Matters, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1985)

Supreme Court Jurisdiction in Divorce, Child Custody, Support and Reciprocal Support Cases, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1985)

Methods and Tools of Discovery, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1985)

Jurisdiction, Venue and Transfers in Family Law Cases, St. Mary's University School of Law Seventh Annual Procedural Institute--Procedural Aspects of Family Law (1985)

Trusts in Texas Law: What Are the Community Rights in Separately Created Trusts?, University of Texas School of Law Second Annual Family Law Seminar (1985)

A Practitioner's Guide to Interstate Custody Disputes, Southern Methodist University School of Law Eighth Biennial Specialists' Symposium on Family Law (1984)

Handling the Appeal: Procedures and Pitfalls, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1984)

Intra and Inter Family Transactions, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1983)

Property Problems Created by Crossing State Lines, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1982)

Lectured:

Proving and Collecting Attorney's Fees: San Antonio's Answer to Fagin Tells All, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1981)

Characterization of Property and Debts and Reimbursement, State Bar of Texas Divorce 1984: Practical Aspects of Custody, Property and Enforcement

Moderator, Panel Discussion: How to Win on Appeal: Tips From the Pros, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1987)

Panelist, Interspousal Torts and Remedies, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Seminar on Matrimonial Law, Maui, Hawaii (1988)

Panelist, Appeals Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1988)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Valuation Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1989) [article also]

Panelist, Pre-Marital Agreement Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1990)

Panelist, Discovery in Family Law in Texas, The Rutter Group (1991)

Panelist, Appellate Practice Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1991)

Moderator, Briefwriting: Practical Approaches by the Experts, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (1991)

Moderator, Valuation Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)

Moderator, Tort Liability & Insurance Coverage Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)

Panelist, Procedure and Tactics Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1992)

Panelist, Discovery Workshop, State Bar of Texas Marriage Dissolution Course (1993)

Panelist, Appellate Practice Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)

Moderator, Tort Liability and Insurance Coverage Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1993)

Moderator, Grab Bag on Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1993)

Panelist, Interspousal Tort Claims, Texas College of Advanced Judicial Studies Complex Family Law Litigation (1993) [materials also]

Debate-Goodwill at Divorce: Resolved That Personal Goodwill Will Be Divisible At Divorce, State Bar of Texas Advanced Family Law Course (1994)

Panelist, Common Evidence Problems Workshop, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1994)

Lecture, Offering and Excluding Evidence, State Bar of Texas Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course (1995)

Lecture, Technology and the Courtroom of the Future, the William S. Sessions American Inns of Court meeting of Feb. 12, 1997

Lecture, Standards for Appellate Conduct, the Appellate Section of the Tarrant County Bar Association meeting of April 3, 1997

Lecture, Preservation of Error Update, University of Texas School of Law Seventh Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (1997)

Moderator, New Developments in Summary Judgment Practice, State Bar of Texas 20th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (1997)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Defined Contribution Plan and Non-Qualified Defined Benefit Plans; New Treasury Regs on QDROs; PDGC Booklet on QDROs, State Bar of Texas New Frontiers in Marital Property Law (1997)

Panelist, No Evidence Summary Judgments, American Inns of Courts - Family Law (1997)

Panelist, Summary Judgments, State Bar of Texas Advanced Medical Malpractice Course (1998)

Moderator, Family Law Attorney's Fees, State Bar of Texas Telephone Seminar (June, 1998)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Criteria for Admissibility of Expert Testimony, State Bar of Texas 24th Annual Advanced Family Law Course (1998)

Panelist, Anticipated Pitfalls and Perils of the New Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Houston Bar Association's Evidence & Discovery Institute (1999)

Lecture, Applying the New Texas Rules of Discovery, Texas Center for the Judiciary's College of Advanced Judicial Studies (1999) [presented jointly with Lynne Liberato]

Panelist, Family Law: Recent Developments and Practical Tips, Texas Association of Mediators Conference (1999)

Lecture, Premarital and Marital Property Agreements, State Bar of Texas Advanced Estate Planning Strategies Course (1999)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: The New Legal Reliability Standards Under Daubert, Kuhmo, Robinson, Gammill, Kelly v. State, & Nenno v. State ("Toto...I have a feeling we're not in Kansas anymore"), State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Expert Witnesses Telephone CLE (1999)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Can DSM-IV Diagnoses and Psychological Evaluations Meet Robinson/Gammill Reliability Standards?, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Expert Witnesses Telephone CLE (1999)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Psychological Syndromes: Substance or Smoke Screen? Discussing Battered Woman Syndrome, Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome; Repressed Memory Syndrome; False Memory Syndrome, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Expert Witnesses Telephone CLE (1999)

Moderator, Panel Discussion: Recovered Memory/False Memory: Valid or Voodoo?, State Bar of Texas Family Law Section Expert Witnesses Telephone CLE (2000)

When Close Isn't Good Enough Procedural Issues on the Border, El Paso Family Law Bar Association's Family Law on the Border (2001)

Board Certified in Family Law and Civil Appellate Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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