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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 12-13, 2015 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 10th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics and members of the federal judiciary from a variety of courts and forums area for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law, including:   An in depth look at patentable subject matter: current requirements, interpretations and guidelines from the USPTO and practical guidance for patent practitioners Hot topics in design patent law  Developments in claim construction and the potential impact of Teva Pharmaceuticals PTAB proceedings: Practice tips and strategies and the impact on patent practice and patent owners Key Issues for In-House Counsel Special presentation by the USPTO General Counsel Presentations from members of the judiciary including a Federal Circuit Keynote Presentation and the popular Judicial Panel, moderated by former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Hon. Paul R. Michel, with Hon. Leonard Davis (EDTX), Hon. James F. Holderman (NDIL) and Hon. Liam O’Grady (EDVA) Earn up to 14.75 hours of credit including 2.00 hours of ethics with presentations by David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law and Lisa A. Dolak, Syracuse University College of Law The Institute is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University School of Law. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Land Use Fundamentals

Round Rock – Mar 25, 2015 – Marriott Austin North - Round Rock, TX

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners, Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, sign regulation, Chapter 245 basics, and development incentives available in Texas. Stay on for the Land Use Conference for in-depth coverage of land use development. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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The Land Use Conference

Round Rock – Mar 26-27, 2015 – Marriott Austin North - Round Rock, TX

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators.  2015 highlights include: Thursday and Friday luncheons on current topics in land use law around the nation The effects of drought and population growth on land use with an emphasis on turf grass limitations, irrigation system requirements and xeriscapes   Environmental issues that impact the use of land in Texas and beyond  Updates in significant land use cases, including The State of Texas v. Cooper, Koontz v. St. Johns River Water Management District and Stafford v. Town of Flower Mound An exploration of dark sky cities—the growing trend to protect the natural night sky An update on the limitations of the Fair Housing Act Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics with presentations on avoiding open government pitfalls, the work product privilege, sovereign and governmental immunity, and governmental approvals Come a day early for Land Use Fundamentals—the perfect primer or refresher. Save $25 when you register for both Land Use Conference and Fundamentals! more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 26, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Mar 26, 2015
Video: Dallas – Apr 23, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

UT Law's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues. The program opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. Continue on to the 41st Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 27, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Mar 27, 2015
Video: Dallas – Apr 24, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.   2015 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith’s annual Case Law Update Review the state of the law on downhole trespass from hydraulic fracturing, trespass by drilling horizontally through unleased acreage, and tort actions from alleged groundwater contamination Analyze the evolution of royalty clauses and issues—past, present and future—with Dick Watt, Watt Beckworth Thompson & Henneman LLP, Houston, TX Review recent changes to the Railroad Commission rules, the Klotzman decision, RRC v. Roland Oil, and other important rules to remember Learn about evolving trends in Eminent Domain Law in Texas Friday’s Luncheon Presentation, The Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040, by ExxonMobil Corporation’s Todd W. Onderdonk, discusses significant technology advances and our growing energy needs Examine the benefits and mechanics of hedging, commonly used hedging contracts, and practical considerations impacting hedging transactions Learn how PR and Legal can work together when facing a lawsuit or regulatory challenge Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 0.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – Apr 16-17, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Dallas – May 7-8, 2015 – Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria

The 37th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. 2015 program highlights include: Ryan M. Garcia, Dell, Austin, TX, explores the transition of social media from a brand new technology to an integral part of your everyday lives, including the more mature issues and understandings you are dealing with today Learn best practice tips for in-house counsel responding to government investigations and identify common legal issues and ethical pitfalls that arise throughout the investigation and best strategies to address them Hear from compliance officers and government-experienced attorneys on staying abreast of the government’s actions involving violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Steve Kardell Jr., Clouse Dunn LLP, Dallas, TX, examines the mind of the whistleblower and the factors that encourage whistleblowing Prepare for legal challenges and learn cutting-edge principles and techniques for managing risk beyond borders in The Top Five Cross-Border Legal Issues for In-House Counsel Explore the legal issues that arise from employees using their own devices to work on company business and access customer information with Gary D. Eisenstat, Figari & Davenport, L.L.P., Dallas, TX Gain advice for best practices for hiring and firing of executives and high-level consultants, legal spend and budget strategy, insurance and risk management, cyber privacy, issues in office leasing, and more Hear effective communication strategies for in-house counsel in times of corporate crisis Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and attendees including the Thursday Evening Reception   more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 29*, Apr 30 - May 1, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel
*Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions

UT Law’s 27th Annual Health Law Conference brings together leading in-house attorneys from major hospitals and medical institutions, government officials, as well as legal and financial advisors representing hospitals, healthcare providers and physicians. The conference provides practical and detailed coverage of the updates, key issues, strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community including: Wednesday evening pre-conference concurrent sessions—Health Law Fundamentals provides an introduction to health law; and In-House Counsel Issues (limited to in-house counsel only) facilitates active discussion and sharing among panelists and participants Healthcare Year-in-Review addresses important healthcare developments in the last year, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives Discussions on key agreements and deals in the healthcare industry: Clinical Integration agreements; Physician Acquisition deals; Managed Care Contracting; and more An update on the Affordable Care Act—current policy issues, constitutional challenges and its impact on insurers and providers Enforcement and compliance—current issues and recent actions Getting to Yes—explore ethical considerations and tactics in negotiating transactions Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon and the Thursday evening reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Health Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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County and District Clerks Legal Education Program

San Marcos – Apr 29 - May 1, 2015 – Embassy Suites San Marcos

Join us at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center—adjacent to the San Marcos outlet malls—for CDCAT and The University of Texas School of Law's Legal Education Program, the preeminent conference for Texas County and District Clerks and their staff. 2015 program highlights include: Blake A. Hawthorne, the Clerk of the Supreme Court of Texas, will address frequently asked questions about Rule 21(c)  Appellate Court Clerks share insight on navigating the appellate court system  Dr. Beverly Chiodo returns as the luncheon motivational speaker Best practices in employment procedures  Rules and helpful hints on filing and processing Art. 11.07 habeas corpus applications from Michael F. Stauffacher, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals The State Bar of Texas Jury Service Committee shares best practices and resources Insight from Jim Lehman, Office of Court Administration, on eFiling and criminal case collections Multiple opportunities to interact, network and discuss best practices with colleagues and exhibitors more »

Total Credit Hours:
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Also available as: Materials

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 12-13, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center

The 22nd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference offers two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the employment law bench and bar along with HR and personnel experts. Highlights include: Martha Kinard, NLRB Regional Director, discussing Social Media and Protected Concerted Activities A summary of key employee benefits issues under the Affordable Care Act and practical guidance for managing their impact An analysis of the Uniform Trade Secrets Act and its impact on drafting non-compete agreements, clawback of benefits and risk allocation. Discussions on workplace discrimination, including religion the workplace and emerging LGBT issues Presentations on dealing with workplace violence An exploration of how “big data” is being captured, used and analyzed by employers and its increasing use and legal implications in employment decision-making Insights from a panel of in-house counsel Ethics and professionalism update for employment lawyers, plus ethical settlement negotiation and case valuation Focused series of presentations on litigation strategies and workforce strategies The latest on federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA, and more more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Labor and Employment Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Government Enforcement Institute

Dallas – May 13-14, 2015 – Belo Mansion

Join a national faculty of government officials, private practitioners and general counsel for The University of Texas School of Law 2015 Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI). The Institute provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FTC and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice on key stages and considerations during a government investigation.    UTGEI program highlights include: Andrew Ceresney, Director of Enforcement for the SEC, opens with the Keynote Presentation The Company in Crisis: Talking to Investors, Regulators and the Media provides best practices for crisis communication, including strategies for dealing with the media, investors and the public; with discussion of both the legal requirements and strategic considerations pertaining to required disclosures in company filings Examination of the role of the corporate board in a government investigation A look at the SEC’s recent focus on attorney disciplinary actions with former U.S. Attorney, Jim Letten and SEC Associate Director for Enforcement, Scott Friestad “The Lightning Round” updates on current priorities and actions from the SEC, FTC, CFTC, DOJ and CFPB Discussion of the role of the external auditor and key considerations during an investigation Cybersecurity: Proactive Steps to Minimize Liability An overview of key recent cases and legislative developments Invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Wednesday Networking Luncheon and Evening Reception   more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 21-22, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – May 21-22, 2015

Join a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in copyright, trademark, open source, and data privacy and security at UT Law’s Technology Law Conference for the latest issues affecting the technology industry. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 2.75 ethics   Credit Info
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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 27-29, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

UT Law's biennial Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. more »

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State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 4-5, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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 the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 25th year, this conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 7-9, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center

The Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) provides a unique forum for college and university tax professionals from around the country to examine and discuss federal tax issues and compliance, legislative, judicial, regulatory and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Don't miss valuable expertise, timely insight into federal tax law developments, as well as numerous networking opportunities. more »

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The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects

Houston – Jun 10, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

This unique multidisciplinary primer, The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects, offers a high-level introduction to legal structures and agreements and the science and finance that underlie and drive international upstream energy projects. The primer is interactive, with opportunities to work examples, and provides substantive take-away materials. Stay on for International Upstream Energy Transactions, where leading members in the international energy sector—corporate counsel, NOCs, IOCs and related industry experts—offer practical analysis and advanced discussions on both current and recurring issues involving international upstream energy transactions. more »

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International Upstream Energy

Houston – Jun 11, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Join leading members of the international energy sector—attorneys, corporate counsel, NOCs, IOCs and related industry experts—at International Upstream Energy Transactions for a practical analysis and advanced discussion on current and recurring issues involving international upstream energy transactions.  The 2015 program takes place at the Royal Sonesta Hotel in Houston and provides multiple opportunities for networking and interaction with speakers, clients and colleagues. Come a day early for the Wednesday Primer, The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners.  International Upstream Energy Transactions is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas (OGERL), and The Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN). more »

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Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 8, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

Primer: 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, and covers the timeline of entity formation from meeting the client to entity operation.  Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 9-10, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 24th 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. more »

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 23-24, 2015 – Moody Gardens

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on Bankruptcy Code, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.   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. more »

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Jul 30-31, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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.  Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.   Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program. more »

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 6-7, 2015 – 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. 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! more »

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary, regulatory and academic communities to engage with practitioners for discussion of the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes and other timely topics. Registration includes course materials, luncheon presentations on both days, and free Wi-Fi. Special Registration rate for Government Attorneys. more »

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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Dallas – Sep 2, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Austin – Sep 30, 2015 – Norris Conference Center
Houston – Oct 14, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 10-11, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

The 14th 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, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. The Institute is presented with The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association. more »

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Mortgage Lending Institute

Austin – Sep 17-18, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center
Dallas – Nov 5-6, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

The Mortgage Lending Institute—the definitive real estate finance course of the year—presents current developments, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Dallas – Sep 24, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Houston – Oct 22, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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Trial Skills Training Camp

Dallas – Sep 25, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Houston – Oct 23, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 5, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners—provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, and outlines the basics of immigration law practice. Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage on advanced issues. more »

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 6-7, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

UT Law’s Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels, and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and to interact with colleagues. Get to know your fellow practitioners from around the state and hear how they are dealing with tough issues. The 2-day program offers tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points and strategies in family-based immigration cases and employment-based immigration cases, and the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal.  Come a day early for Monday's 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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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 15-16, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton

Join leading deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers and private equity investors at UT Law’s 11th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute. The Institute offers the best opportunity to network with leading M&A lawyers and corporate development officers in Texas and the Southwest.   The combination of an excellent program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s Texas State Fair famous corny dogs, the 5th annual whiskey tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this a celebration you won't want to miss! more »

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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Oct 29-30, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 5-6, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 12-13, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Insurance Law Institute

Dallas – Nov 12-13, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Houston – Nov 19-20, 2015 – Hyatt Regency

Join a nationally recognized faculty and an audience of 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 13th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS: it provides an exchange of views and perspectives between private sector and the Service. If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event. more »

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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 2-3, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 4, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown