Error Preservation

Anticipating and Preventing Error Preservation Ambushes, presented to the State Bar of Texas 42nd Annual Civil Trial Course 2019, and the State Bar of Texas 21st Annual Texas Bar College Summer School 2019. (UPDATED November 14th, 2020)

Selling Your Case at Trial, Selecting Appellate Issues to Pursue, and Other Implications of Error Preservation Rulings, presented to the State Bar of Texas Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course 2017.

What Have You Got to Lose?: Perhaps Your Appeal, If You Don’t Use Error Preservation to Sell Your Case at Trial, presented to State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting, Fort Worth, Texas, June 16-17, 2016.

Error Preservation Concerning Attorney’s Fees Claims: Treat These Claims as the Significant Causes of Action They Are, by Steven K. Hayes, Dallas Bar Association Headnotes, Vol. 41, No. 10, p. 21, October 2016

Error Preservation: Using the Most Common Problems to Sell Your Case, by Steven K. Hayes, presented to the Parker County Bar Association (June 26, 2015), facilitated judicial panel discussion at State Bar of Texas 38th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Seminar (2015).

Error Preservation in Texas Civil Cases, a newsletter by Steven K. Hayes, Copyright 2013 to present.

Conversations with the Court:  A Theme for Preserving Error Under Tex. R. App. P.33.1, By Steven K. Hayes. Copyright 2013. Presented to the Annual Judicial Education Conference, Texas Center for the Judiciary, September 5, 2013, Joint Meeting of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and Tarrant County Bar Association, May 29, 2013, to the State Bar of Texas 30th Annual Litigation Update Institute and 37th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course. Previous version printed at Steven K. Hayes, Could You Be a Little More Specific? Tex. R. App. P. 33.1 and the need for "sufficient specificity to make the trial court aware" of your complaint, 66 The Advocate, State Bar Litigation Section Report, 270 (Spring 2014).

Preservation of Error Post-Trial:  How to Avoid That Sinking Feeling. By Steven K. Hayes, updated by Dabney Bassel and Connie Hall. Copyright 2018. Presented to the 2018 and 2010 State Bar of Texas Appellate Law 101 Seminar; earlier version presented to the State Bar of Texas Appellate Boot Camp 2008.


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