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UT Law CLE brings you in-person opportunities to connect with top experts and colleagues in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 20-21, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law's 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. 2019 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. A View from the Court of Appeals, featuring Hon. Richard F. Hightower, First Court of Appeals (Houston, TX), Hon. Amanda L. Reichek, Fifth Court of Appeals (Dallas, TX), and Hon. Gisela D. Triana, Third Court of Appeals (Austin, TX). Deep dives into Governmental Immunity Under State Law and The Evolving Law of Federal Official Immunity, along with engaging discussion of Compensatory Damages on Appeal and the looming threat of The Dicta Plague Insight into Indeliberate Practice: How the Business of Law Will Make You Mediocre (If You Let It) with Kendall M. Gray, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP Examination of the effective (and ineffective) use of appellate lawyers during and immediately after trial with Hon. Barbara M. G. Lynn, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas (Dallas, TX) and Hon Daryl L. Moore, 333rd District Court (Houston, TX) Friday afternoon’s traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary, to connect with members of the state and federal judiciary, and Thursday evening’s Networking Reception to connect with familiar and new colleagues Attendees also receive a bonus eSupplement after the conference, affording them the opportunity to earn their full 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE credit hours for the year!   more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 17, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships is a perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners and a great introduction for those new to the area of unincorporated entities. This workshop covers choice of entity and jurisdiction, governing documents and securities, filing with the Secretary of State, terminations, drafting the LLC agreement, and includes an open Q&A with the panel. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law
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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 18-19, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jul 18-19, 2019

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 28th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. 2019 highlights include: Hear the latest updates in Texas case law, as well as filing tips and administrative guidance from the Secretary of State. Legislative Update summarizes the non-tax legislation, that has been or is expected to be adopted, in the 2019 Texas Legislature that affects partnerships and LLCs. Federal Tax Update reviews legislative, judicial, and IRS guidance over the past year as it impacts partnerships and LLCs.  Texas State Tax Update explores recent developments regarding the Texas franchise tax and the Texas sales and use tax. Fundraising for LLCs and LPs: Securities Law Basics provides practical discussion of securities law compliance issues. Gain practical tips for drafting to protecting the minority partner, updates on Series LLC including when to use, charging orders updates and much more. Earn 2.00 hours of legal ethics including a presentation on Ethical Issues Presented by Changing Technology. New this year, be sure to join your colleagues, faculty members, and planning members for our Thursday Evening Networking Reception. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law
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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Houston – Jul 25-26, 2019 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners. This year’s highlights include: A review of the recent rule changes, including some older cases you should know. Insight on Accounting for Lawyers, including balance sheets, income statements, and amortization schedules. A closer look at burden of proof in Beast of Burden and Prosecuting and Defending Exceptions to Discharge. Advice on Some Practical Ideas for Fixing, or at Least Mitigating, Common Bankruptcy Practitioner Errors. Analysis of the uses and abuses of Data Mining when building your bankruptcy case. Discuss your frequently, and sometimes infrequently, asked questions with our seasoned judges in this year’s Open Forum Judicial Panel. Breakfast Breakout Sessions for each district, featuring casual discussion with district bankruptcy judges and Chapter 13 trustees. Networking reception where attendees can connect with old colleagues and meet new ones. Attendees also receive additional on-demand programming after the conference to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.00/3.00 hours of required Texas MCLE.   Pro Bono Clinic – Back Again This Year! Join UT Law CLE, Lone Star Legal Aid, and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for a pro bono clinic following the conference on Friday, July 26 from 3:45 – 5:15 p.m. Attendees will learn about the services LSLA offers, and how attendees can use their training to make a difference in the community, and are encouraged to sign up to help a client in need of legal services. Sign-up for the clinic when you register for the conference and receive a free one-year subscription to UT Law CLE's eLibrary (a $295 value) and for more information about the clinic, contact Lone Star Legal Aid at (800) 733-8394 x1217 or visit them online at lonestarlegal.blog more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Austin – Jul 25, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jul 25, 2019

Cyber intrusions—data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and other threats—continue to make headlines and affect companies and organizations of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases and legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from top government officials, get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include:  Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update Taking Internal Controls and Compliance to the Next Level Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Regulation and Enforcement Breach Disclosures Ephemeral Data and Other Emerging Technology Cybersecurity Insurance The In-House Perspective on Managing Current Threats and Challenges If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Law
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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Jul 31, 2019 – Moody Gardens

The Texas Chapter of NAELA will have its annual meeting and conference in conjunction with the UT Law’s Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference at Moody Gardens in Galveston on Wednesday, July 31. In addition to the annual meeting and award presentations, the conference presents topics and issues regarding various aspects in the area of Elder Law.  New This Year! Are you a Texas NAELA member? Are you just beginning your practice in Medicaid planning? Are you overwhelmed or just not quite sure how to get started? Are you without help in putting the pieces together to work a case? There may be help for you this year at the Texas NAELA Summer Conference. Texas NAELA is offering a Workshop track at the Summer Conference for the first 24 registrants who RSVP  to participate in the Workshop when registering for the Conference. It will be a very hands-on, interactive case study from the initial client call to the possible appeal. Come casual and ready to work!   more »

Total Credit Hours:
5.25 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
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Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Aug 1-2, 2019 – Norris Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 1-2, 2019

The Car Crash Seminar is the ultimate program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement, and come away with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.   2019 program highlights: Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including negotiating with the insurance adjuster, depositions and cross-examining witnesses, and guidance on the use of medical records The latest on hot topics such as Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, rideshare litigation, low property damage cases, and new advertising rules for attorneys Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans Judicial perspective on what does and doesn’t work well at trial and a mediator’s perspective on what happens in the parties’ rooms when the other isn’t looking Advice on how to better manage wellness as an attorney in this demanding and stressful profession Attendees also receive a bonus eSupplement after the conference, affording them the opportunity to earn their full 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE credit hours for the year! more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 1-2, 2019 – Moody Gardens

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. ​Review what matters now when drafting a durable power of attorney in Financial Powers of Attorney: Do You Want Fries With That Will?. Hear the latest legislative and agency updates, including a presentation by the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). A closer look at investigating allegations of abuse and exploitation; including a bank’s process of reporting fraud, the APS investigation process, and ultimate resolution of and ramifications resulting from exploitation allegations. Explore guardianship essentials, key issues, and alternatives—for up to 4.00 hours of Guardianship credit. Discuss the Medicaid Estate Recovery Program (MERP), its rules, requirements, and exemptions, and hear practical guidance for practitioners facing MERP claims. Get answers to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel. Earn up to 3.00 hours of legal ethics credit. New this year, join conference faculty and fellow colleagues at the Moody Gardens Aquarium for Thursday Evening's Networking Buffet and Reception sponsored by Frost Wealth Advisors. This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress “beach casual” and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! Are you a TX NAELA Member?  Come a day early and attend the 2019 TX NAELA Summer Conference on July 31st!  The Summer Conference is open ONLY to TX NAELA Members.  TX NAELA Members can register for BOTH programs and attend their Summer Conference for free! Click here to get the special Member Rate when you jointly register for both conferences. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics | 4.00 guardianship    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Austin – Aug 2, 2019 – Thompson Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 2, 2019

Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts Connie Cornell and Katrina Grider, and is designed to provide overviews and updates on issues related to Texas employment law. Content is extensive and exhaustive with topics ranging from employment-at-will to discrimination issues, wage and hour violations, retaliation, FMLA, changes in employment law impacting compliance efforts, and more.  This practical course provides detailed written materials and is ideal for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers. INSTRUCTORS Connie L. Cornell, PHR is a founding partner of Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP, an Austin labor and employment law firm. Ms. Cornell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the national Society for Human Resource Management. Katrina Grider is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins with over thirty years of extensive experience from both management and enforcement perspectives. Ms. Grider represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. In addition, Ms. Grider conducts training for managers, supervisors, and employees. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 15-16, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 15-16, 2019

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary and regulatory and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics. This year's highlights include: Updates on significant administrative law cases and legislative activity in the past year Tips on improving your writing, learning from the #metoo movement, practicing before ALJs, and avoiding grievances Discussion of internet judicial deference, internet evidence, rulemaking, and more Insight into the latest round of Sunset, including a preview of upcoming reviews. Multiple opportunities to network and connect, including a Happy Hour on Thursday evening! At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an programming ensure attendees can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Administrative Law
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Government Enforcement Institute

Houston – Sep 12-13, 2019 – The Westin Galleria Houston

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 6th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—one of the premier enforcement programs in the country. Hear from some of the nation’s most prominent authorities on key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations, with: Opening Keynote Presentation by Matt Miner, Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the DOJ’s Criminal Division In-depth, practical and timely discussions, including: Tailoring Internal Investigations to be More Efficient and Cost Effective Financial Fraud Enforcement: A Look Around the Corner FCPA Issues and Developments The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media Criminal Developments Whistleblower Issues and Best Practices Representation of Multiple Parties: Ethical and Practical Considerations Plus insight from top-level practitioners, in-house counsel and government officials, and invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Luncheon and Evening Reception. more »

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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

Austin – Sep 12-13, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Sep 12-13, 2019

UT Law's 53rd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.  This year’s highlights include: Updates from the legislature and the courts, along with focused tracks on Advanced Commercial Lending and Residential Lending Insight into hot topics like qualified opportunity zones, POA solvency, Fintech, and water planning Tips for handling the coming storm in Workouts: Winter is Coming (Lessons from 2008) Guidance on Resilience: How to Survive and Thrive in a High Stress Practice Networking opportunities with industry leaders and fellow attendees Following the conference, attendees will receive supplemental on-demand programming to ensure they are able to satisfy their full 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE requirement. All this makes the Institute the definitive real estate finance course of the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Sep 20, 2019 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 28th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference opens with the always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure more »

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 26-27, 2019 – The Whitehall Hotel

The 18th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. The Institute also provides essential information and resources on the latest industry and market climate. 2019 Institute highlights: Commissioner Richard Glick, of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, will deliver the Thursday Luncheon Keynote Presentation. Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides highlights from the 86th Texas Legislative Session and updates on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Dodd Frank Update-Why Are We Still Talking About This? Review strategies and best practices for effectively managing the diverse array of responsibilities thrust upon in-house counsel in the wake of a major incident. The Electric Industry: What’s Next? Hear about the newly created NAEMA and IECA Power and Gas Master Agreement and how it removes hurdles that have historically impeded energy transactions.  U.S. LNG Production, Logistics, Congestion, Infrastructure, Exports, and Pricing Texas Natural Gas Pipeline Development and Regulation Mike Moran, the COO and Chief Commercial Officer of Midcoast Energy, LLC, will deliver the Friday Morning Keynote Presentation. Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics credit. Attendees also receive additional on-demand programming after the conference to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.00/3.00 hours of required Texas MCLE. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 10-11, 2019 – The Ritz-Carlton

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The combination of a cutting-edge program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s famous Texas State Fair corny dogs, the 9th Annual Byron Egan Whiskey Tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won't want to miss!   The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship The Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is proud to announce the establishment of The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship – a permanent endowment for the benefit of The University of Texas School of Law. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to support students of high academic achievement who exhibit strong interest and potential in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Gifts of all sizes are now being accepted through the registration process or at the Institute in October, and will be applied to the principal of the endowment. Please note that gifts to The University of Texas are tax deductible as allowed by law, and The University of Texas is defined by the IRS as a 170(c) organization, a government-supported non-profit. All donors will receive a receipt from the University Development Office for their contribution. As with any decision involving your assets, we encourage you to seek the advice of professional counsel when considering a gift. more »

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 23, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 23, 2019

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.   Stay on for the 2-day 43nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate.   more »

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24-25, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Oct 24-25, 2019

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law CLE's 43nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels. It provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts, and to interact and discuss current issues with your fellow practitioners.  The 2-day program offers critical information on key matters at the forefront of today's immigration practice, as well as tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice. Come a day early for the Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 7-8, 2019 – Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown
Live Webcast – Nov 7-8, 2019

UT Law's 24th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated array of prosecution and litigation topics. Hear from nationally recognized faculty including senior IP counsel of major corporations, patent prosecution and litigation experts from around the nation, U.S. District Court Judges, and leading academics.  more »

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 14-15, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Houston – Nov 21-22, 2019 – JW Marriott Houston by The Galleria

Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 15th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service.  more »

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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Nov 21-22, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 4-5, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE’s 2019 Taxation Conference presents the expertise and in-depth analysis essential to understanding where tax law is, where it came from, and where it is going. With a renowned slate of regional and national speakers, the conference is a must attend event for those looking to keep current amidst a dramatically changing tax landscape. Continue on Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 6, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. And come on Wednesday for the 67th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop

Austin – Jan 22, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 23-24, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 37th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics. Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The Workshop provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, as well as multiple small-group opportunities to walk through key forms and ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 27-28, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 20-21, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center