Jim Richardson has been elected President-Elect of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA), a non-profit organization accredited by the American Bar Association to provide board certification for attorneys in civil trial advocacy, civil pretrial practice, criminal trial advocacy, family trial advocacy, and social security disability. He was elected last week during the organization’s national Board of Directors meeting in Boston, Massachusetts.
The forty-three members of NBTA’s Board of Directors are nationally renowned trial lawyers, professors, and judges dedicated to bettering the quality of trial advocacy in our nation’s courtrooms and helping the public find experienced and highly qualified trial lawyers.
For further information about becoming a nationally board certified attorney or to find a board certified attorney in your area, please visit the NBTA website at http://www.nbtalawyers.org/ or contact the NBTA office at (866) 384-6565.
Photo: Jim Richardson and NBTA Immediate Past-President, David Rapoport
On July 19 Karen Burgess presented on Extraordinary Remedies to lawyers from across the state at TexasBarCLE’s 40th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Course at the Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort in San Antonio.
Presented on November 4, the Ultimate Trial Notebook is annually presented by the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association. Hosted by Vinson & Elkins, this year’s conference was sponsored by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the Honorable Patrick Keel, Rainmaker Document Technologies, and TERIS. Topics included jury selection, opening statements, direct and cross-examination, expert witnesses, motion practice, and closing arguments in complex litigation.
Jim Richardson moderates a panel presentation on “Opening Statements: Advocacy without Argument.” Also pictured are Dicky Grigg, Spivey & Grigg, and Hon. Karin Crump, 250th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Texas.
NBTA Panel – Professor James E. Wren, Baylor Law School, Hon. Andrew Austin, Magistrate, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, Professor Tracy McCormack, University of Texas School of Law, and Jack McGehee, President, National Board of Trial Advocacy, presented on “Winning Trial Advocacy.”
Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, 345th Judicial District Court, Travis County, Thomas H. Watkins, Husch Blackwell, Hon. Gisela Triana, 200th Judicial District Court, Travis County, and Hon. Robert Pitman, U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, presented on “Goals of Direct and Cross-Examination.”
Hon. J. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, Burnet County, Hon. Todd Wong, Travis County Court at Law One, Robby Alden, Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, and R. Mark Dietz, Dietz & Jarrard, presented on “Trial Preparation Tips.”
On October 28, Karen Burgess served as a presiding officer and presented on extraordinary remedies at The University of Texas School of Law’s 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference. The seminar provides litigators with advanced updates in the law as well as advocacy strategies.