22nd Annual Civil & Criminal Trial Practice Seminar in Las Vegas

February 8, 2018

The El Paso Bar Association presents its 22nd Annual Civil Trial Practice Seminar at the Bellagio Hotel and Resort Casino, Las Vegas, NV. The seminar is on February 8, 9, & 10 2018.

Approved for 14.25 hours of MCLE, including 3.5 hours of Ethics by the State Bar of Texas, pending approval by the State Bar of Nevada and the State Bar of New Mexico.

Hotel Room rates start at $139 per night. Make your reservations online at:

Registration Fee: $375.00 – Member; $475 – Nonmember & $200 paralegal

You can mail in your registration fee to: El Paso Bar Association, 500 E. San Antonio, Room 1204, El Paso, Texas 79901 or you can pay online at https://elpasobar.com/make_a_payment

We would like to thank our sponsors:
Mounce, Green, Myers, Safi, Paxson & Galatzan, P.C.
Ruhmann Law Firm
Law Office of Daniela Labinoti, P.C.
Delgado, Acosta, Spencer, Linebarger & Perez, LLP
Altep, Inc,.
Flores, Tawney & Acosta, P.C.
Antcliff Mediation
James Kennedy, PLLC
Enriquez Law Firm
George Andritsos
Hardie Mediation
Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza
Carlos Cardenas

Schedule for Thursday, February 8, 2018:
6:00 – 8:00 p.m. – Legal Legends, Live Interview of Judge Javier Alvarez by Judge Franciso “Paco” Dominguez and Live Interview of Carl Green by Kurt Paxson

Schedule and Topics for Friday,February 9, 2018 – Civil Track:
Appellate Update, Kirk Cooper, 8th Court of Appeals
Labor Law Update, George Andritsos
Medical Damages, Kurt Paxson and Ruben Robles
The Slip and Fall Case, Connie Flores
Ethics in Communications with the Courts, U.S. Magistrate Leon Schydlower, Judge Maria Salas-Mendoza and U.S. Magistrate Miguel Torres
Removal and Federal Court Practice, Marissa Ybarra
Trucking Litigation and the Federal Motor Carrier Act, Darryl Vereen
Voir Dire Presentation, Jeff Ray and Jerrod Mills
How to Obtain Records from the City, Sylvia B. Firth, City Attorney, City Attorney’s Office

Schedule and Topics for Friday,. February 9, 2018 – Criminal Track:
Latest Developments in Surveillance and Search and Seizure Case Law Update, Cori Harbour-Valdez and Charles “Ted” Asbury
How to Challenge Scientific Evidence (Blood Draws), Joshua Spencer
Contempt and the Judge’s Power to Ensure the Orderly Administration of Justice, Judge Sam Medrano (Ethics)
Post Conviction Writs, Richard Esper
Luncheon Program (see above)
Juvenile Law: Working your way thru JPD, Omar Carmona
Criminal Case Law Update, Daniel Marquez
Jury Selection and How to Preserve Error in Voir Dire, Patrick Bramblett
Intersection of Criminal and Immigration Law, Cynthia Canales

Schedule and Topics for Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Civil Track:
Family Law Update – TBA
Business Litigation, Clyde Pine
Ethics on the Day to Day Handling of an Automobile Case, Keith Myers and James Kennedy

Schedule and Topics for Saturday, February 10, 2018 – Criminal Track:
The Trifecta: Assult, Family Violence, Protective Orders and Divorce, Jaime Ray
Criminal Law and the Military, Sherilyn Bunn
Ethics on the Day to Day Handling of an Automobile Case, Keith Myers and James Kennedy


Please note that due to unforeseen issues we may have to move of the programming around.

If you would like to sponsor the seminar, please contact Nancy at nancy@elpasobar.com or ngallego.epba@sbcglobal.net

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