Jim Richardson is elected President-Elect of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, the largest organization for national attorney board certification in the United States.

Jul 2017 | Announcements

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

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Karen Burgess Presents at TexasBarCLE’s 40th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Course

Jul 2017 | Announcements

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.

Karen Burgess named to Lawdragon’s The 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2016

Jan 2017 | Announcements

Lawdragon has named Karen Burgess as one of The 500 Leading Lawyers in America for 2016.

Jim Richardson moderates the 12th Annual Ultimate Trial Notebook, presented by the Civil Litigation Section of the Austin Bar Association

Nov 2016 | Announcements

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.”

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.

Photo of the 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.”

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.”

 

Photo of 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. 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.”

Photo of Hon. J. Allan Garrett, 33rd Judicial District Court, 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.”

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.”

The Honorable Elisabeth A. Earle and Karen Burgess led a workshop at the 9th Annual We Are Girls Conference

Nov 2016 | Announcements
On November 5, The Honorable Elisabeth A. Earle and Karen Burgess led a workshop based on the real-life facts from the Barbie v. Bratz trade secrets case to a group of enthusiastic 6th–8th Graders at the 9th Annual We Are Girls Conference in Austin. The participants conducted voir dire, formulated and presented arguments and deliberated—all in one hour. 

 

Karen Burgess speaks on Extraordinary Remedies

Nov 2016 | Announcements

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.