Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals


Wednesday, May 8, 2013 - Friday, May 10, 2013


Josh Barrett Schaffer, The Schaffer Firm; Wayne Schiess, The University of Texas School of Law; Hon. Cathy Cochran, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals


Sheraton Austin Hotel at the Capitol
701 E 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
United States

RSVP: or (512) 475-6700




Weds 4-7:15 pm, Thurs 9 am-5:15 pm, Fri 8 am-11:15 pm

CLE Credits:

12 hrs including 2 ethics hrs

Event Type:



This conference features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. Program highlights include the following: Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, and United States Supreme Court Update plus Court of Appeals and CCA Judicial Panels;  Appellate Tips from the Experts including a follow-on moderated question and answer session;  Daubert: The Scientific Method and Expert Testimony in Criminal Cases, and Innocence as a Gateway to Post-Conviction Writs; and more.


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