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Friday, February 13, 2009

8:00 a.m.         Breakfast

8:25 a.m.         Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dean Frederic White, Texas A&M University School of Law

8:30 a.m.         [.5 hours]          
Kay Elliott, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
Presenting: Cognitive Science’s Effect on Settlement and the Future of ADR

9:00 a.m.         [.5 hours]
Sherrie Abney, Attorney, Dallas Texas
Presenting: The Rebirth of Common Sense: Collaborative Law

9:30 a.m.         [.75 hours]
Harriet Miers, Attorney, Dallas Texas
Presenting: The Importance of Teaching Problem Solving in Law School

10:15 a.m.       [.5 hours]
Jeff Poster, Attorney, Fort Worth Texas
Presenting: Arbitration Advocacy: What Arbitrators Wish They Knew

10:45 a.m.       [.5 hours]
Mike Amis, Attorney, Dallas Texas
Presenting: The Art of Mediating Civil Lawsuits

11:15 a.m.       [.75 hours]      
Judge Debra Lehrmann, 360th District Court, Tarrant County Texas           
Presenting: Problem Solving Courts: Therapeutic Justice

12:00 p.m.       Lunch Served

12:30 p.m.       [ 1 hour]           
Sharon Press, Director of the Florida Dispute Resolution Center
Presenting: Reflections on Two Decades of ADR in Florida Courts: Lessons Learned for the Future

1:30 p.m.         [.5 hours]     
Don Philbin, Attorney, San Antonio Texas
Presenting: New Strategies for Minimizing Litigation Burdens With the Expected and Unexpected Cases

2:00 p.m.         [.5 hours]
Donna Bloom, Attorney, Arlington Texas
Presenting: Effective Mediation Advocacy in Domestic Violence Situations

2:30 p.m.         [.75 hours]
Michael Green, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
Presenting: Why Advocates Should Not Expect Strict Adherence to the Rules of Evidence in Labor and Employment Arbitration

3:15 p.m.         [.5 hours of Ethics]               
Larry Maxwell, Attorney, Dallas Texas        
Presenting: Summary of Ethics Rules Governing Collaborative Practice

3:45 p.m.    Ethics Panel    [1.5 hours of Ethics]

Panel Moderator
Frank Elliott, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law

Panelists
Jeff Poster, Attorney
J. Mark Sudderth, Attorney
Don Philbin, Attorney
Michael Green, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law
Larry Maxwell, Attorney
Frank Finn, Attorney
Suzanne Duvall, Attorney

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