State Bar of Texas Live Webcast


How has Chapter 90 changed medical reporting regulations? Is the multidistrict litigation proceedings a savior, or a sinkhole? Do fewer cases always mean lower revenue? These questions and more will be discussed by a lineup of legal experts on Wednesday, Sept. 13 in a Webcast produced by the State Bar of Texas: “Toxic Tort Litigation and the Effects of Tort Reform.”

James L. Ware of Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C. will be one of four lead faculty members in the Webcast, joining other attorneys from Houston and Dallas. Participants can obtain two hours of Miminum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) credit.

“The growth of the Internet has given the legal profession incredible opportunities for sharing knowledge and reaching out to the legal community,” Ware said. “This Webcast is very timely. Tort litigation and reform is currently one of the most significant factors affecting the legal system in Texas.”

JAMES L. “JIM” WARE is a shareholder in the Houston and Galveston, TX. law firm of Sheehy, Ware & Pappas, P.C., a general litigation firm, and in which Mr. Ware focuses his practice in personal injury, environmental, products and general commercial litigation. He serves as Notice Counsel and as a member of the Defense Steering Committee for the Texas Silica MDL, National Coordinating Counsel for a company involved in products litigation in several states, and has tried numerous cases involving asbestos, welding fumes, silica, breast implants, FELA actions, contract, oil and gas, real estate and other types of litigation. He frequently speaks at continuing legal education, professional, and in house seminars.

The Webcast will be available through the Texas Bar at . Other faculty members include: John Milton Black of Heard, Robins, Cloud & Lubel in Houston; Vanessa Vance of Connelly, Baker, Wotring & Jackson in Houston; and Bruce Steckler of Baron & Budd, P.C. in Dallas.

“I look forward to the opportunity to share my thoughts on tort reform and gain new insights into the process, ” Ware said.