Publications & Presentations
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New Year? New Discovery Rules!

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

State Bar of Texas CLE, Texas Supreme Court: History & Current Practice (April 14, 2021)

Liability for Emergency Medical Care Under the Revised Statute

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

27th Annual Advanced Medical Torts, State Bar of Texas (March 25-26, 2021)

New Year, New Rules: Review of Amended Discovery Rules

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association Zoom CLE (March 18, 2021)

New Texas Discovery Rules-Are You Ready?

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Texas Paralegal Journal, Vol. 26, No. 3 (Winter 2021)

New Year, New Rules: Review of the Amended Discovery Rules

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, January 14, 2021

Panel Discussion - New Discovery Rules

Thad D. Spalding, Partner with Kirsten Castaneda and Andy Jones

Dallas Young Lawyers Association, January 13, 2021

Just the Facts: Ethical and Jurisprudential Considerations

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

Appellate Practice Institute, Albuquerque, 2020

Punitive Damages: A waste of time? Or a means to an end?

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Midyear-Virtual Conference, May 14, 2020

Elections Have Consequences: The New Landscape in the Texas Courts of Appeals

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Kent Rutter

Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Fort Worth, Texas, February 26, 2020

7 Reason We Need Appellate Counsel at Trial: Preservation of Error and Other Good Stuff

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Fort Worth, Texas, November 7, 2019

Recovery of Medical Expenses Under Texas Civil Practice & Remedies Code § 41.0105 - The Paid or Incurred Statute

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

51 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 731 (Summer 2019)

10 Things Your Appellate Lawyer Wants You to Know About Summary Judgment

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, Austin, TX (July 9, 2019); Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks Seminar, Houston, TX (Feb. 21, 2019)

Nonparty Medical Discovery in the Wake of In re North Cypress

Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association, Odessa, TX (June 26, 2019); Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Fort Worth, TX (Jan. 30, 2019)

Workin’ 9 to 5: Strategically Navigating Employment & Control Issues in Personal Injury Cases

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Midyear Conference, Houston, TX (June 6, 2019)

We’ve Seen Worse: 2017-18 Personal Injury Case Law Update

South Plains Trial Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas (Dec. 19, 2018); El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association, El Paso, Texas (Apr. 19, 2018); Texas Trial Lawyers Association: Advocates, Dallas, Texas (Apr. 12, 2018); Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association, Odessa, Texas (Mar. 28, 2018)

Stayin’ Alive: Overcoming Common Challenges to Chapter 74 Initial Expert Reports

TTLA Annual Meeting: Medical Malpractice Breakout Session, Plano, Texas (Dec. 7, 2018)

John Howie Award Presentation: State of Texas v. T.S.N.

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas, Texas (Oct. 18, 2018)

In re North Cypress Mandamus Discovery Opinion: The Aftermath

with Todd Clement, Dan Christensen, Judy Kostura, and Matt Kita

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Webinar (Sept. 26, 2018)

Observations from an Appellate Attorney at Trial: Preservation of Error and Other Good Stuff

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Houston, Texas (August 2018); San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (June 2018); Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Fort Worth, Texas (February 2018)

The Constitution, Juries, and the Common Law

Thurgood Marshall School of Law Federalist Society (April 11, 2018)

Survey of Legal Mechanisms Relating to Groundwater Along the Texas-Mexico Border

Texas A&M University School of Law (April 2018)

Let the Jury Charge be Your Guide

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar 2018

Respondeat Superior and Vicarious Liability: Responsibility for the Acts of Others

Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (February 16, 2018)

Punitive Damages

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2017

Governing Ground Water along the Texas-Mexico Border: Legal Mechanisms & Their Transboundary Implications

World Water Congress, Cancun, Mexico (May 31, 2017)

Prosecuting and Defending Claims Against Premises Owners

Houston Bar Association Civil and Appellate Bench Bar Conference (April 6, 2017)

Submission of Pain and Suffering and Mental Anguish in the Jury Charge

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

The Advocate (State Bar Litigation Section Report-Vol. 77, Winter 2016)

Rule 91a: The Texas Motion To Dismiss

Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (December 6, 2016)

Select Aids to Statutory Interpretation

Advanced Civil Appellate CLE, State Bar of Texas, (September 2016)

The Court's Charge from the Plaintiff's Perspective

The Advocate (State Bar Litigation Section Report-Vol. 76, Fall 2016)

Preservation of Error

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

TTLA Trial Advocacy College of Texas (April 15, 2016)

Water Acquisition and Management for Oil & Gas Development: Legal and Regulatory Requirements

and Professor Gabriel Eckstein, Texas A&M School of Law

Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (CAIL-IEL 2016)

Car Wreck Case Law Update: Seatbelts, Tow Trucks, & Cows in the Road

TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar, Houston, Texas (March 3, 2016)

Let the Jury Charge be Your Guide

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

TTLA Car Wrecks Seminar 2015

Column Ignores Structure of Texas Common Law

Texas Lawyer, June 1, 2015

Post-Trial Motions

Houston Bar Association Civil and Appellate Bench Bar Conference (May 7, 2015)

The Review of New Trial Orders on Appeal

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner, Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Vol. 40, No. 5, Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (May 2015)

Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

State Bar of Texas CLE, 22nd Annual Advanced Medical Torts Course, San Antonio (March 12-13, 2015)

Emerging Appellate Issues

Thad D. Spalding, Partner with Justices Ada Brown, David Evans, and Jim Moseley (Ret.)

Dallas Bar Association's Bench Bar Conference, Horseshoe Bay, Texas (October 23, 2014)

Preparing, Presenting & Preserving Error in the Jury Charge

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

TTLA Car Wrecks CLE (October 9, 2014)

Common Mistakes Even the Best Lawyers Make

Leighton Durham, Partner

Houston Trial Lawyers Association Lunch CLE (September 10, 2014)

Exemplary Damages

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

State Bar of Texas CLE, Advanced Personal Injury Law Course 2014, Dallas, San Antonio, and Houston (July-August, 2014)

Unmoored: A New Harmless Error Era

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

NEW MEXICO LAWYER, May 2014, Vol. 9, No. 2

Minority Report: Appellate Pre-Update

State Bar of Texas, Advanced Medical Torts Course, Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 13-14, 2014)

Court's Charge on Damages Issues

Leighton Durham, Partner

State Bar of Texas CLE, Damages in Civil Litigation 2014 (February 6-7, 2014)

Recovering Medical Expenses in Personal Injury Cases

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Michael Yanof and Cassie Dallas

State Bar of Texas CLE, Damages in Civil Litigation 2014 (February 6-7, 2014)

Default Judgments: Texas Supreme Court Decisions to Consider

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Vol. 39, No. 2 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (February 1, 2014)

Ring in 2014 with a New Subrogation World Order

Thad D. Spalding, Partner and Ben K. DuBose

Vol. 38, No. 11 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (November 1, 2013)

Panel Discussion Regarding the Jury Charge and Charge Conference

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Judge Tonya Parker and Jody Rudman

Dallas Bar Association Trial Academy, Dallas, Texas (July 26, 2013)

Preservation of Error for Appeal

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Judge Mark Greenberg, Steve Gibson and Scott Stolley

Dallas Bar Association Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Dallas, Texas (July 9, 2013)

Taking the Rights Steps – and Avoiding Missteps – Before and After You File a Notice of Appeal

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

New Mexico State Bar Annual Meeting, Santa Fe, June 2013

Tips for Making Deposition Testimony Look as Good as it Sounds

Vol. 38, No. 5 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (May 1, 2013)

Chapter 74 Pleadings and Motions...Not as Simple as You Might Think

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner Jennifer King

State Bar of Texas, 20th Annual Advanced Medical Torts, San Antonio, Texas (March 14, 2013)

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

University of Texas School of Law, Insurance Law Institute, Austin, Texas (October 18, 2012)

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Fort Bend County Bar Association, Sugarland, Texas (August, 30, 2012)

Evidence and Case Law Update

State Bar College Summer School, State Bar of Texas CLE (July 1, 2012)

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Soaking Up Some CLE, State Bar of Texas CLE (May 17-18, 2012)

Trends in Rulings by the Texas Courts of Appeals

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Section (May 17, 2012)

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Case

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Denton County Bench Bar Conference, Pottsboro, Texas (May 01, 2012)

Escabedo Decision: Navigating the Recovery of Medical Damages in a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Advanced Evidence and Discovery, State Bar of Texas CLE (April 26-27, 2012)

The Long, Long Road of Paid or Incurred

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner , Dan Worthington, and Milton C. Colia

Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Inc., 2012 Spring Meeting, Santa Fe, New Mexico (April 25, 2012)

Paid or Incurred after Escabedo

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Permian Basin Trial Lawyers Association, Odessa, Texas (03/15/12)

The Escabedo Decision

Damages in Civil Litigation, State Bar of Texas CLE (February 1, 2012)

Guest commentator, KTSA 550AM, regarding the Texas Supreme Court's opinion in Haygood v. Escabedo concerning recovery of past medical expenses in civil cases

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Justice for All – The Wyatt Wright Show (January 22, 2012)

Paid or Incurred after Escabedo

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (12/15/11)

What Every Young Lawyer Needs to Know About...Mandamus Practice

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers, Dallas, Texas (December 14, 2011)

Paid or Incurred After Escabedo

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Andy Payne

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Houston, Texas (December 1, 2011)

Legal Symposium for the Dallas Judiciary Regarding Paid or Incurred after Escabedo

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Andy Payne, Dan Worthington and Ken Riney

Dallas, Texas (October 13, 2011)

Escabedo/Paid vs Incurred

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Road Rules Dallas: A Crash Course Car Wrecks Seminar, Dallas, Texas (October 6, 2011)

Legislative Update and the Escabedo Case

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Paula Sweeney, Tex Quesada, Brian Lauten, Dick Sayles, Mary Margaret Black and William Toles

Dallas Bar Association, Tort & Insurance Practice Section, Dallas, Texas (October 4, 2011)

Legislative Update

Business Torts Institute, State Bar of Texas CLE (October 1, 2011)

Paid or Incurred after Escabedo

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Longview, Texas (September 21, 2011)

Escabedo Rapid Response

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Webinar (July 1, 2011)

Proving Up Medicals in the Post-Escabedo World

Houston Trial Lawyers Association CLE (July 1, 2011)

Common Mistakes Even the Best Lawyers Make

Leighton Durham, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Dallas Advocates Lunch CLE (06/25/11)

The Economics of Appeals: Fee Arrangements (including Alternative Arrangements) for Appellate Counsel

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner with Jeff Levinger, Oscar Rey Rodriguez, John Torres

State Bar of Texas, Appellate Section, Dallas, Texas (June 17, 2011)

Limitations and Repose: Molinet, Rankin, Walters & Offenbach

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting, Medical Malpractice Seminar, Austin, Texas (June 2, 2011)

Preservation of Error

Advanced Civil Trial Law Seminar, Corpus Christi Bar Association (April 1, 2011)

Liability for Health Care Providers Under the Emergency Medical Care Statute

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

State Bar of Texas, Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 17, 2011)

Ten Things Every Trial Lawyer Should Know About Appeals

Houston Trial Lawyers Association Luncheon (October 1, 2010)

How Appellate Counsel Can Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Mississippi Association for Justice, New Orleans (June 11, 2010)

Paid or Incurred: What's Happened, and What's on the Horizon

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

El Paso Trial Lawyers Association, El Paso, Texas (March 18, 2010)

Liability for Health Care Providers Under the Emergency Medical Care Statute

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

State Bar of Texas, Santa Fe, New Mexico (March 17, 2010)

What Every Young Lawyer Should Know About Legal Writing

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner, Thad D. Spalding, Partner with Justice Mary Murphy and Talmage Boston

Dallas Association of Young Lawyers (March 10, 2010)

The Rogue Ice Cube: What Texas Supreme Court Legal Sufficiency Review Means for Your Practice

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Las Vegas, Nevada (February 26, 2010)

Give Me Your Tired: Why an Appellate Specialist Should Be on Your Trial Team

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Federal Practice and Procedure, Albuquerque, February 2010

Expanding Mandamus Jurisprudence: Navigating an Increasingly Indefinite Standard of Review

Leighton Durham, Partner

State Bar of Texas, 32nd Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course, San Antonio (July 29-31, 2009)

Texas Summary Judgment Practice

Advanced Personal Injury Law Course, State Bar of Texas CLE (Summer 2009)

FAA Airman Enforcement Actions 101

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

RFC Dallas Flying Club, Addison, Texas (April 21, 2009)

The Fallibility of Eyewitness Testimony and the Texas Innocence Project

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner , et. al.

Patrick E. Higginbotham American Inn of Court, Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2009)

Appellate Tips for Trial Attorneys

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 33, No. 4 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (April 1, 2009)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

East Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Jefferson, Texas (March 26, 2009)

Jury Charge - New Developments in the Texas Pattern Jury Charges

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

In-House CLE, Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP (January 14, 2009)

Amicus Practice in Texas

San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Practice Section Luncheon (November 1, 2008)

Jury Selection - Commitment Questions, Rehabilitation and Allocation of Peremptory Strikes

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

In-House CLE, Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP (October 23, 2008)

Amicus Briefs from the Judicial and Practical Perspectives

Advanced Civil Appellate Course, State Bar of Texas CLE (September 1, 2008)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

The University of Texas School of Law, 2008 The Car Crash Seminar, Austin, Texas (August 15, 2008)

How Appellate Counsel Can Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Houston TTLA Advocates (May 28, 2008)

Removal and Remand

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Association of Legal Professional 53rd Annual Board Meeting and Education Conference (May 3, 2008)

Substantial Foreclosure in Antitrust: Can It Ever Be Proved in Texas?

, Co-Author

South Texas College of Law Review, vol. 49, No. 3 (Spring 2008)

Supreme Court Update

Advanced Evidence and Discovery Course, State Bar of Texas CLE (April 1, 2008)

Chapter 74 Expert Reports

Advanced Medical Malpractice Course, State Bar of Texas CLE (March 1, 2008)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Car Wrecks Seminar, 2007 Annual Conference, Austin Texas (November 29, 2007)

Legal and Factual Sufficiency Review After City of Keller

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and O. Rey Rodriguez

Dallas Bar Association, Appellate Law Section (October 18, 2007)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, San Antonio, Texas (October 18, 2007)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association, Ft. Worth, Texas (October 10, 2007)

Removal and Remand

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner & Joshua Bernstein

Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, Dallas, Texas (October 4, 2007)

The Meaning and Application of HB 4's "Paid or Incurred"

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Mike Huddleston

Dallas Bar Association, Torts and Insurance Practice Litigation Section (September 27, 2007)

Airmen Enforcement Actions 101 for Trial Attorneys.

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

American Association for Justice, Section Connection-Aviation Law, Vol. 15, No. 1 (Fall 2007)

Calling Daniel Webster: A Message from the Chair

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

APPELLATE NEWS (Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of New Mexico), Aug. 2007

Paid or Incurred Damages Issues

Personal Injury/Automobile Injury Conference, South Texas College of Law (August 1, 2007)

How Appellate Counsel Can Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

American Association for Justice 2007 Annual Convention (July 18, 2007)

Products Liability in Texas

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

America First Insurance Company (June 30, 2007)

How Can Appellate Counsel Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation?

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

American Association for Justice Annual Convention (June 29, 2007)

How Appellate Counsel Can Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

El Paso County Trial Lawyers Association (June 28, 2007)

Removal and Remand

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Austin, Texas (May 31, 2007)

Preparing the Jury Charge

Advanced Personal Injury Course, Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (May 1, 2007)

How Appellate Counsel Can Add Value to Your Case Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Collin County Bench Bar Conference (April 20, 2007)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Collin County Bench Bar Conference (April 20, 2007)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association (January 25, 2007)

Dead or Alive: The Collateral Source Rule After HB4.

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 37 The Advocate, Texas State Bar litigation Section (Winter 2006)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Car Wrecks Seminar (November 30, 2006)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association (October 25, 2006)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Andrew L. Payne

Mesquite Bar Association (October 18, 2006)

Removal and Remand

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Dallas Area Paralegal Association (October 3, 2006)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Andrew L. Payne

South Plains Trial Lawyers Association (September 20, 2006)

30 Winning Appeals

Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course, State Bar of Texas CLE (September 1, 2006)

Perseverance: Rehearing & Certiorari

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

Appellate Practice Institute, Albuquerque, August 2006

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Andrew L. Payne

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association (July 11, 2006)

Removal and Remand

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner & James E. Girards

Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Personal Injury Seminar, Houston, Texas (May 11-12, 2006)

Preparing the Jury Charge

Advanced Personal Injury Course, Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (May 1, 2006)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

South Plains Trial Lawyers Association (April 19, 2006)

Preserving Error in the Court's Charge

Maximizing Your Case Recovery, Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (April 1, 2006)

Paid or Incurred: Recovery of Medical Expenses

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and Andrew L. Payne

Dallas Trial Lawyers Association (March 16, 2006)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner, Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Denton Trial Lawyers Association (February 16, 2006)

Preliminary Discovery: Plaintiffs' Perspective

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner & Keith Patton

Harris Martin Benzene 101 Litigation Conference, San Antonio, Texas (February 2-3, 2006)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and William Richard Thompson

Dallas Bar Associationâ Trial Skills Section (December 9, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner, Thad D. Spalding, Partner

San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association (November 17, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and William Richard Thompson

Dallas Bar Associationâ Friday Clinic (September 2, 2005)

The Basics of an Appeal: What Every Lawyer Needs to Know

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

New Mexico State Bar Annual Meeting, Ruidoso, September 2005

Etie, OCIPs, and Preserving Third Party Liability

Houston Trial Lawyers Association (July 1, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and William Richard Thompson

Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association (May 10, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and William Richard Thompson

Tarrant County Trial Lawyers Association (April 27, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and William Richard Thompson

Solo & Small Firm Section of the Dallas Bar Association (April 6, 2005)

What Good Is Appellate Counsel?

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner, Leighton Durham, Partner

Vol. 1, Issue 4, Dallas Trial Lawyers Association: The Front Line (March 1, 2005)

The Benefits of Retaining Appellate Counsel Throughout Litigation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner and The Honorable Deborah Hankinson

Texas Trial Lawyers Association Annual Meeting (November 17, 2004)

Citing “Unpublished” Opinions: An Overview of the National Debate

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

APPELLATE NEWS (Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of New Mexico), Oct. 2004

Court of Appeals Appellate Procedure Update

Appellate Advocate, published quarterly by the Appellate Practice Section of the State Bar of Texas (Fall 1999-2004)

The Methodology of Oral Argument

Caren I. Friedman, Partner

Appellate Practice Institute, Albuquerque, August 2004

Lawyer Referral Fees and Advertising: A Final Report From the State Bar

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 28, No. 7 Dallas Bar Association Headnotes (July 1, 2004)

Case Law Update

South Texas College of Law Personal Injury Conference (March 1, 2004)

A View from the Bench-Differences Between State and Federal Court Practice

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 28, No. 2 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (February 1, 2004)

Multidistrict Litigation: Texas Style

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 28, No. 2 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (February 1, 2004)

The End of Meaningful Supersedeas: HB 4 and Postjudgment Practice

Navigating HB 4: A Brave New World, Texas Trial Lawyers Association CLE (December 1, 2003)

2003 Texas Legislative Update

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP (Fall 2003)

Vicarious Liability of Securities Firms for Employee Misconduct in Texas: Millan v. Dean Witter Reynolds

Houston Bar Association Securities Litigation Section (August 1, 2003)

Homeland Security: Plan Ahead Before Heading to Court

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

Vol. 27, No. 7 Dallas Bar Association: Headnotes (July 1, 2003)

Contribution and Responsible Third Party Practice:Before and After July 1, 2003

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

In-House CLE, Hermes Sargent Bates, LLP (June 25, 2003)

Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Appeals

Houston Trial Lawyers Association (May 1, 2003)

Preservation of Error (State) Pre-Trial and Trial

Hidalgo County Bar Association Advanced Civil Trial Seminar (November 1, 2002)

Ten Things Every Lawyer Should Know About Appeals

Hidalgo County Bar Association Monthly Meeting (October 1, 2002)

Enforcement Procedures For the State Board For Education Certification and the Texas Educators' Code of Ethics

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner , Neal W. Adams and Jon McCormick

Vol. 17, No. 9, Texas School Administrators' Legal Digest (October 1, 2001)

Preservation of Error (State) Pre-Trial and Trial

Nuts & Bolts of Appellate Practice, State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (September 1, 2001)

Handling the Jury Charge & Jury Charge Objections

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Appellate Section Luncheon Seminar, San Antonio Bar Association (May 1, 2001)

Post-Trial Motions

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

Appellate Law in the New Millennium Seminar, San Antonio Bar Association Appellate Practice Section and St. Mary's Law Journal (March 1, 1999)

Withstanding Batson Muster: What Constitutes a Neutral Explanation

Kirk L. Pittard, Partner

50 Baylor L. Rev. 985 (Fall 1998)

Annual Survey of Tort and Insurance Law

Thad D. Spalding, Partner

American Bar Association Tort and Insurance Law Journal (1996-1997)