The Texas Supreme Court and Arkansas Supreme Court held oral arguments back -to-back in Texarkana  on January 30th and 31st.  Three sections of the State Bar and the Texas Young Lawyers Association teamed up to bring you a special CLE formed around the timing of the oral arguments. 

Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019 – Supreme Court Style

Date: Wednesday, January 30 & Thursday, January 31, 2019

Time: January 30: 11:50 am - 4:00 pm | January 31: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Texarkana Convention Center (Texas Side) Link found here: 4610 Cowhorn Creek Road Texarkana, TX 75503





Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019 – Supreme Court Style

A very special update to the second day of the CLE program to be held when the Arkansas and Texas Supreme Courts come to Texarkana during the Texarkana Main Event CLE 2019 – Supreme Court style.


The judicial panel / lunch presentation on Thursday, January 31, will gather together not three, not four, but five members of the Federal and State Judiciary from both states:


U.S. District Judge Trey Schroeder

Texarkana Court of Appeals Justice Ralph Burgess

District Judge Bill Miller


U.S. District Judge Susan Hickey

Circuit Judge Carlton Jones


We greatly appreciate our the members of the judiciary who took time out of their schedules to help improve our CLE.

To access the Oral Arguments: Submission Schedule Page click the link found here.


Weems was indicted for shooting Bradshaw. While in jail, Weems brought suit against the defendants asserting his indictment was caused by a nurse falsely reporting in Bradshaw’s medical records he had a gunshot wound to the head. The Waco Court of Appeals held claims involving alteration and fabrication of medical records are not healthcare liability claims and, therefore, do not trigger the expert report requirements. The question posed is whether a claim for misdiagnosis, whether based on fraud, negligence, or a mere mistake on the part of a healthcare provider, is a healthcare liability claim under Chapter 74 and is not separate from the rendering of healthcare services.

The Petition for Review found here.

Handwritten Response to Petition for Review found here.

Case information page found here.

18-0099 | PHI, INC. v. TEXAS JUVENILE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT F/K/A TEXAS YOUTH COMMISSION | 01/31/2019, | 02-17-00013-CV & 02-17-00014-CV |

This is a Texas Tort Claims Act case where a bus driven by the Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD) was not in park, rolled forward, and collided with a helicopter owned by PHI. The appellate court held had turned the Van’s engine off and exited the vehicle before it rolled into the Helicopter, the Van was not in operation or use at the time of the accident, and as a result governmental immunity was not waived under Tex. Civ. Prac. &  Rem. Code §101.021.

Petition for Review found here.

Response to Petition for Review found here.

Case information page found here.