Speeches

  • Coming soon… Digital Dirt – Social Media Impact on Your Case, Innovations: Breaking Boundaries in Child Custody Litigation Course, State Bar of Texas, February 2017.
  • Coming soon… Trial Institute, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, January 2017.
  • Advice from Judges on How to Present Your Case in Any Texas Court, Handling Your First (or Next) Divorce Case course, State Bar of Texas, January 2017.
  • Online Impersonation, Revenge Porn, and Other New Causes of Action, Family Law Technology Course, State Bar of Texas, December 2016.
  • Reunification Therapy, Symposium on Child Custody Evaluations, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, November 2016.
  • The Trial Lawyers Toolbox – Technology Tools for Litigation, Technology for Litigators Course, State Bar of Texas, October 2016.
  • Wiretapping and Data Interception, New Frontiers in Marital Property Law, State Bar of Texas, October 2016.
  • Prepare and Present a Case for Final Trial, Family Law 101 Course, State Bar of Texas, July 2016.
  • Cloudy with a Chance of Data, Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas, July 2016.
  • From Private Practice to the Bench: Practice Management Tips, Law Practice Management Section, Collin County Bar Association, May 2016.
  • Presentation of Electronic Evidence, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, April 2016.
  • Everything You Always Wanted to Ask a Judge but Were Afraid They Would Know It Was Me, Family Law Section, Collin County Bar Association, March 2016.
  • SAPCR Overview – Presumptions, Burdens, Statutes, and Case Law, Family Law Section, Collin County Bar Association, February 2016.
  • A New Judge’s Lessons from the Bench: What I Wish I Knew While Practicing, Civil Litigation/Appellate Section, Collin County Bar Association, January 2016.
  • Wiretapping, Collin County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, October 2015.
  • Inside the Justice System, Harvard Club of Dallas, October 2015.
  • Admissibility of Electronic Evidence:  Present and Future Considerations, 2015 Annual Judicial Education Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary, September 2015.
  • Safeguarding Electronically-Stored Information, DFW Chapter of the American Society of Appraisers, September 2015.
  • Electronically Stored Information A-Z: Acquire, Evaluate, Admit, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2015 (with Ken Raggio).
  • Illegal Evidence, Plano Bar Association, June 2015.
  • Electronic Eavesdropping and Interception, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, May 2015.
  • Admissibility of Digital Evidence in a Family Case, Family Justice Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary, January 2015.
  • Don’t Hack Me Bro: Social Media, Wiretapping, and Intercepted Evidence in Family Law Situations (Federal & State), Family Law Technology 360 Course, State Bar of Texas, December 2014.
  • SAPCR Overview – Presumptions, Burdens, Statutes, and Case Law, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2014.
  • The Trial of a Family Law Jury Case, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas, August 2014 (with John Nichols).
  • Social Media, Wiretapping, and Intercepted Evidence, Advanced Criminal Law Course, State Bar of Texas, July 2014.
  • Pro Bono Divorce Clinic, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, June 2014.
  • Real-World Evidence Traps, Texas A&M Law Clinic, April 2014.
  • Authenticating Social Media – Admissibility, 2014 Spring Judicial Education Session, Texas Assoc. of Counties, March 2014.  PowerPoint
  • Handling Special Property Division Issues, Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level, HalfMoon Education, February 2014.
  • Financial Issues and Same-Sex Marriage after U.S. v. Windsor, Advanced Family Law Practice for Paralegals: Handling Financial Issues at a Higher Level, HalfMoon Education, February 2014.
  • Illegal Evidence: Wiretapping, Hacking & Data Interception Laws, Sex Drugs & Surveillance Course, State Bar of Texas, January 2014.
  • Authenticating Social Media – Admissibility, 2013 Fall Judicial Education Session, Texas Judicial Academy, November 2013.
  • Property Issues in Divorce, How to do a Pro Bono Divorce, Texas Young Lawyers Association, July 2013.
  • Social Media Evidentiary Issues, 2013 Winter Regional Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary, January and February 2013.
  • Non-Parent Custody, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program, Dallas Bar Association, October 2012.
  • Preparing Marital Settlement Agreements, Texas Family Law Practice for Paralegals, September 2012.
  • Evidence Traps – Recordings, Intercepted Communications, and Other Illegal Evidence, Arlington Bar Association (2012).
  • Inventories and Internet Resources, Advanced Family Law Course, State Bar of Texas (2012) (with Rick Robertson and Reggie Hirsch).
  • Electronic Evidence, State Bar College Summer School, State Bar of Texas (2012).
  • Family Law Legislative and Case Update, Collin County Bench Bar Conference, March 2012.
  • Managing Difficult Personalities in the Legal Workplace, Dallas Bar Association, November 2011.
  • How to do a Texas Pro Bono Divorce, Dallas Bar Association, October 2011.
  • Simple Divorces, Dallas Volunteer Attorney Program / Bassett Law Firm, April 2011.