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ELAINE A. CARLSON

ARTICLES
Recent Texas Appellate Decisions: Avoiding New Traps, College Bull., Spring 2010 at 4.

The New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice—the Newest Steps in the Tort Reform Dance, 44 Advocate 104 (2008).

Tort Reform: Redefining the Role of the Court and the Jury, 47 S. Tex. L. Rev. 245 (2005).

Reshuffling the Deck: Enforcing and Superseding Civil Judgments on Appeal after House Bill 4, 46 S. Tex. L. Rev. 1035 (2005).

The New Texas Offer-of-settlement PracticeBthe Newest Steps in the Tort Reform Dance, 46 S. Tex. L. Rev. 733 (2005).

Fee Shifting in Texas: Understanding the New Offer of Settlement Practice, 7 J. Tex. Consumer L., Fall 2003, at 36.

Offer of Settlement, 24 Advoc., Fall 2003, at 6.

Navigating Procedural Minefields: Nuances in Determining Finality of Judgments, Plenary Power, and Appealability, 41 S. Tex. L. Rev. 953 (2000). (with Karlene S. Dunn)

Procedure Update, Advoc. (1988-1998).

Evidence, Fifth Circuit Survey, June 1992-May 1993, 25 Tex. Tech L. Rev. 677 (1994). (with Susan Waite Crump)

Batson, J.E.B., and Beyond: the Paradoxical Quest for Reasoned Peremptory Strikes in the Jury Selection Process, 46 Baylor L. Rev. 947 (1994).

Rule 166 Pretrial Conferences, Masters and Private Agreements: Revitalizing Old Tools to Meet Today's Needs, 33 S. Tex. L. Rev. 153 (1992).

1991 Annual Procedural Topical Summaries, 10 Advoc. 213 (1991).

Procedure Update: 1990 Amendments to Texas Rules of Civil Procedure and Appellate Practice, 9 Advoc. 223 (1990).

Civil Appellate Rule Making Practice and Procedure, 1 App. Advoc., Summer 1988, at 14.

Procedural Changes Mandated by the 1988 Rule Changes, 6 Advoc., Oct. 1987, at 22.

Mandatory Supersedeas Bond Requirements-A Denial of Due Process Rights? 39 Baylor L. Rev. 29 (1987).

The New Discretionary Review Powers of the Texas Supreme Court, 50 Tex. B.J. 1201 (1987). (with Roland Garcia Jr.)

General Jurisdiction and the Exercise of In Personam Jurisdiction under the Texas Long-Arm Statute, 28 S. Tex. L. Rev. 307 (1986).

Texas and Federal Local RulesBTheir Promulgation, Administration, Future, and Demise, 17 St. Mary's L.J. 775 (1986). (with Byron P. Davis)

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure 592, 598a, 599, 608: the Constitutionality of the Amended Attachment Rules in Light of Recent Supreme Court Decisions, 19 S. Tex. L.J. 342 (1978).

BOOKS
6 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed.(rev.) (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2014).

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2013-2014 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2013). (with William V. Dorsaneo, Elizabeth G. Thornburg & David Crump)

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice. 2013-2014 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2013). (with William V. Dorsaneo, Elizabeth G. Thornburg & David Crump)

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2012-2013 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2012). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice. 2012-2013 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2012). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2011-2012 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2011). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice. 2011-2012 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2011). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2009-2010 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2009). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice. 2009-2010 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2009). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2008-2009 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2008). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial and Appellate Practice. 2008-2009 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2008). (with William V. Dorsaneo, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 2007-2008 ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis Matthew Bender, 2007). (with William V. Dorsaneo & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

1 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2004).

2 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2002).

4 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2001).

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice. 4th ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2001). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

3 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000).

Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 4th ed. (New York: Matthew Bender, 1999). (with William V. Dorsaneo III, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

5 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999).

6 Texas Civil Practice. 2d ed. (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1998).

Guide to the New Texas Rules of Appellate Procedure as Promulgated by Orders of the Supreme Court of Texas & the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals March 20, 1997. (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1997).

Summary Judgments in Texas: Texas Civil Practice Guide. (Rutter Group, 1997).

Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice. 3d ed. (New York: Matthew Bender, 1997). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

Texas Bill of Rights: in the Mainstream of the Movement to Protect Individual Rights: a Commentary and Litigation Manual. (Rutter Group, 1994)(James C. Harrington).

BOOK REVIEWS
Texas Rules of Evidence. Civil and Criminal, 52 Tex. B.J. 1088 (1989).

CHAPTERS
Supplement to Texas Civil Practice (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 2000-2013).

Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation. 4th ed. (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2001-2005). (with William V. Dorsaneo III, David Crump & Elizabeth G. Thornburg)

2006 Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice 4th ed (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2006). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

2005 Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice 4th ed (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2005). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

2003 Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice 4th ed (Newark, NJ: LexisNexis, 2003). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

1999 Supplement to Texas Civil Practice (St. Paul, MN: West Group, 1999).

Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation 3d ed. (New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1996-1999). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

Finality of Judgment and Appealable Interlocutory Orders, in Texas Court Briefing Attorneys Practice Guide (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1997).

Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice 2d ed. (New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1993-1996). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Pretrial Litigation (New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1993-1995). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

Supplement to Texas Civil Procedure: Trial & Appellate Practice (New York: Matthew Bender & Co., 1993-1994). (with William V. Dorsaneo III & David Crump)

Enforcement of Judgment, in Texas Civil Practice. (San Francisco, CA: Bancroft Whitney Law Pub., 1992).

Supersedeas, in Texas Civil Practice (San Francisco, CA: Bancroft Whitney Law Pub., 1992).

PRESENTATIONS & PROCEEDINGS
Texas Civil Procedure Update: A Look at Recent Decisions and New Rules of Procedure, 38th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (Austin: University of Texas, 2013). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson)

Procedure Update, 24th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (Austin: University of Texas, 2014). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson)

Texas Civil Procedure Update: A Look at Recent Decisions and New Rules of Procedure, 37th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference (Austin: University of Texas, 2013). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson)

Procedure Update:, 23rd Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (Austin: University of Texas, 2013). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson)

Reshuffling The Deck: Enforcing And Superseding Civil Judgments On Appeal After HB4, Advanced Civil Appellate Law Course 2012 (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2012). (Chap. 8)

Reshuffling The Deck: Enforcing And Superseding Civil Judgments On Appeal After HB4, Handling your first civil appeal, 2012 (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2012). (Chap. 4)

Procedure Update: An Analysis Of Recent Cases – Identifying Trends And Traps Affecting Trial And Appellate Practice, 5th Annual Spring Training: Litigation Strategies Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2011). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson) (Chap. 12)

No Evidence Summary Judgment practice in Texas, 5th Annual Spring Training: Litigation Strategies Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2011). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson) (Chap. 13)

Procedure Update: An Analysis of Recent Cases – Identifying Trends and Traps, 27th Annual Litigation Update Institute Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2011). (Chap. 16)

Summary Judgments & Civil Procedure: Procedure Update: An Analysis of Recent Cases – Identifying Trends and Traps Affecting Trial and Appellate Practice, 26th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2010). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson) (Chap. 5)

Summary Judgments & Civil Procedure: No Evidence Summary Judgment Practice in Texas, 26th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2010). (with Courtney Taylor Carlson) (Chap. 5)

Procedure Update: An Analysis of Recent Cases – Identifying Trends and Traps Affecting Trial Practice, 26th Annual Litigation Update Institute Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2010). (Chap. 22)

Enforcing and Superseding Civil Judgments on Appeal After HB4: Reshuffling the Deck, 23rd Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2009). (Chap. 5)

Procedure Update: an Analysis of Recent Cases – Identifying Trends and Traps Affecting Trial Practice, 25th Annual Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2009). (with Courtney T. Carlson) (Chap. 7)

Procedure Update, 25th Annual Advanced Litigation Update Institute (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2009). (Chap. 21)

Procedure Update, 16th Annual Civil Trial Conference (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 2008). (Tab B)

Procedure Update, Dallas Bench Bar Conference, September 2006.

Panel Discussion II, 47 S. Tex. L. Rev. 389 (2005)

Advanced Supersedeas, 19th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2005). (Chap. 14)

Procedure Update, 15th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 2005).

Enforcing and Superseding the Judgment While on Appeal, Civil Appeals for Trial Lawyers (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 2005). (Tab H)

The New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice, 4th Annual Advanced Expert Witness Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2004). (with Joseph M. Cox and Frank Gilstrap) (Chap. 43)

The New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice, 11th Annual Advanced Medical Malpractice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2004). (Chap. 7)

Offers of Settlement and Supersedeas, 14th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals: June 3 & 4, 2004, Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 2004). (with Kimberly R. Phillips) (Chap 6)

Impact of House Bill 4. (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2004) (Planning Chair)

Lunch Panel: the New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice, 4th Annual Advanced Expert Witness Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2004).

The New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice, Greater Houston Society for Healthcare Risk Management Seminar, Houston, Feb. 2004.

Reshuffling the Deck: Supersedeas Practice in Texas, 2004 Appellate Law Seminar, Jefferson County Bar Association, Feb., 2004.

House Bill 4: Important Changes to Texas Practice, Katy Bar Association, Feb. 2004.

Lunch Presentation: the New Texas Offer of Settlement Practice, Impact of House Bill 4. (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2004). (with Doug K. Butler & G. Alan Waldrop) (Tab 4)

House Bill 4: What it Means to Appellate Practitioners, Houston Bar Association Appellate Practice Section, Nov. 2003.

Offer of Settlement, Texas Tort Reform 2003: Legislative Changes (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2003).

Reshuffling the Deck: Supersedeas Practice in Texas, Civil Appellate Law for Trial and Appellate Practitioners, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Oct. 2003.

Settlement Offers, 27th Annual Page Keeton Products Liability and Personal Injury Law Conference (Austin: University of Texas Continuing Legal Education, 2003).

Enforcing and Superseding the Judgment while on Appeal, 17th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2003). (Tab 7).

Enforcing and Superseding the Judgment while on Appeal, Appellate Boot Camp (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2003).(Tab 9)

(Personal Injury Law, Tort Reform and HB4) Offers of Settlement: Understanding the New Rules, Legislative Update Institute 2003 (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2003). (Tab 9.1)

Offer of Judgment, 19th Advanced Personal Injury Law Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2003). (Tab 1.3)

Offers of Settlement I: Understanding the New Rules, Law Practice After HB4: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know (Austin: University of Texas Continuing Legal Education, 2003).

Short Update Topics on State Issues - Enforcing and Superseding the Judgment While on Appeal, 13th Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals: June 5 & 6, 2003, Four Seasons Hotel, Austin, Texas (Austin: University of Texas School of Law, 2003). (Chap 5)

Procedure Update, 24th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2001). (Chap. 29)

Enforcing the Judgment on Appeal, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 2000).

Enforcing the Judgment on Appeal, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1999).

Applying the New Rules of Civil Discovery Practical Solutions from the Experts, State Bar of Texas satellite course, 1999.

Summary Judgment Practice under the New Rules, Northwest Houston Bar Association.

Post-Judgment Motions and Judgment Supersedeas, Appellate Practice: a Practical Skills Course for New & Transitional Attorneys (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1998). (Tab H)

Seeking and Opposing Enforcement of Judgment During Appeal, 12th Annual Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1998). (Tab S)

Overview of the Summary Judgment Rule Change: What You Need to Know, 7th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1998). (Tab M).

Summary Judgments Under the New Rules, 7th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law Conference, Feb. 1998.

Supersedeas, Practicing under the New Texas Appellate Rules (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1997). (Tab F)

Perfecting the Civil Appeal to the Courts of Appeals in Jury and Nonjury Cases, Texas Practice and Procedure Seminar: Practicing Law under the New Rules of Trial and Appellant Procedure (San Antonio, TX: Southern Methodist University & Matthew Bender, 1997).

Litigation Update: an Analysis of the 75th Legislative Session, Appellate Bench Bar Conference (Houston, TX: Houston Bar Association, 1997).

Litigation Update: an Analysis of the 75th Legislative Session, presented to the Houston Bar Association appellate Bench Bar Conference, at Del Lago Conference Center, Conroe, Oct. 1997.

The New Texas Summary Judgment Practice, Rutter Group Seminar, May-June 1997 in Houston, Dallas, Austin & San Antonio.

Court’s Charge, 5th Annual Advanced Civil Trial Law (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1996). (Tab E)

Streamlining Evidence with Procedural Techniques, Advanced Personal Injury Law course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1995).

Developments in Appellate Practice, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1995).

The Jury Charge, presented to the Houston Bar Association, Appellate Section, Aug. 1995.

Proposed Appellate Rule Changes, presented to Houston Bar Association at the Appellate Bench Bar Conference, 1995.

Stays and Enforcement, Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1994). (Tab W)

Jury Selection: Challenges for Cause, Peremptory Challenges, and the Batson Case, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1994).

The Rulemaking Process, presented to the Houston Association of Legal Secretaries, 1994.

Evidence Rulemaking, presented to the Texas Judicial Conference, 1994.

Objections, Motions in Limine, Offers of Proof, and Bills of Exceptions, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1993).

Appellate Review of Civil Evidentiary Hearings, Advanced Evidence & Discovery Seminar (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1993).

Referred Appellate Practice, Appellate Advocacy: Handling The Referred Appeal (Dallas: Southern Methodist University, 1993).

Preservation of Error, presented to the Texas Judicial Conference, 1993.

Review of Discovery Orders, 6th Advanced Civil Appellate Practice Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1992). (with Elizabeth G. Thornburg, R. Brent Cooper & Richard N. Countiss) (Tab N)

Handling the Referred Appeal. Suspending Execution of Judgment: Supersedeas Pending Appeal, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1992).

Preservation of Evidence Objections, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1992).

Preserving the Right to Complain and Prosecuting the Appeal in Non jury Cases, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1992).

Scheduling Orders, Special Masters and Rule 166, Advanced Evidence & Discovery (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1992). (with Ann Tyrrell Cochran)

Preparing and Objecting to the Charge in State Court, Conference on Techniques for Handling Civil Appeals in State & Federal Court (Austin: University of Texas, 1992). (with William V. Dorsaneo, Ann Tyrrell Cochran, David Peeples, & Luther H. Soules)

Challenging the Legal Assumptions of Experts, Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1991). (Tab L)

Objections to Written Discovery, Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1991)(Workshop with Jo Ben Whittenburg, Dan R. Price, Paul N. Gold, David T. Marks). (Tab R)

Motions in Limine, Objections, Offers of Proof, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1991). (Tab J)

Drafting, Urging and Preserving Error as to Motions in Limine, Discovery & Civil Trial Institute (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1991). (Tab F)

How to Protect Privileged Documents, Motion Advocacy Tactics & Techniques Seminar (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1991).

Rulemaking Authority of the Courts, presented to the Houston Area Law Librarians, Jan. 1991.

Scheduling Orders, Special Masters and Rule 166, Advanced Evidence & Discovery Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1990-91). (Tab A)

Civil Procedure in the Nineties under the New Rules, Advanced Strategies in Obtaining & Using Evidence Course (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1990).

Motions in Limine, Objections, Offers of Proof, and Bills of Exceptions, Advanced Civil Trial Short Course (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1990).

New Rules of Civil Procedure, Advanced Strategies in Obtaining & Using Evidence (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1990). (Tab H)

A Current Look at Procedural Development, presented to the Joint Conference of the First and Fourteenth Court of Appeals, 1986-1990.

Immediate Pre-Trial Motions, Winning at Trial Seminar (Dallas, TX: Southern Methodist University, 1989).

Judgment Enforcement and Supersedeas, Advanced Civil Trial Course (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1989). (Tab Z)

Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, Selected Issues in Law: 1989 Analyses 1990 Forecast (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1989). (with Luther H. Soules III, William V. Dorsaneo III, Mike A. Hatchell, Nathan L. Hecht, John F. Sutton Jr., James P. Wallace) (Tab C)

Enforcing and Superseding Texas Civil Judgments, Civil Trial Practice Institute (Houston: South Texas College of Law, 1988). (Tab G)

Ramifications of 1988 Modification to the Texas Rules of Civil Evidence. (Austin: State Bar of Texas, 1988) (video program).

Procedural Changes Mandated by the 1988 Rule Changes, Relearning Tort Trial Law (Fort Worth: Texas Association of Defense Counsel, 1987).

Supersedeas Practice in Texas, presented to the Joint Legislative Committee for Security of Judgments, Texas Legislature, 1987

 

 


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