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32nd Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Mandamus: A Look Behind the Curtain

June 16-17, 2022



On June 16, 2022, Partner David M. Gunn, along with Hon. Jane N. Bland and Colleen M. Sullivan, presented “Mandamus: A Look Behind the Curtain” at UT Law CLE’s 32nd Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals. The panel discussed the Texas Supreme Court’s decision-making process for mandamus petitions and related motions for emergency temporary relief, including ways practitioners can improve their chances of securing the mandamus relief their clients seek when they need it. David and associate Nicholas Bruno recently co-authored the paper “Mandamus: A Look Behind the Curtain & the Adequate Remedy Prong”.

UT Law CLE’s 32nd Annual Conference on State and Federal Appeals – designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners – has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners.

2022 highlights include:

  • Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Justices, including Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners.
  • Review of recent opinions on the most interesting and important cases from the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Fifth Circuit.
  • Insight and further analysis in What does the SCOTUS Shadow Docket Mean for Appellate Practitioners (and the country)? from Texas Law Professor Stephen Vladeck.
  • Learn how clinics can enhance and serve an appellate practice in Get Schooled! Practice and Professional-Identity Lessons from Law School Clinics.
  • 3.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity, the always popular Ethics Game Show, Emergency Toolkit for Grievances and Sanctions Orders, and What Landry’s Means for Press Statements.
  • Thursday evening’s Networking Reception and Friday afternoon’s traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary.
David M. Gunn 713.951.6290
Nicholas Bruno 713.951.6232