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UT Law CLE leverages the latest technology to bring you the best in online learning– attending in-person gives you the opportunity to connect with top experts in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Strategies in Handling and Challenging Texas Tax Audits

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 19, 2018

Total Credit Hours:
1.75    Credit Info
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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 24, 2018

UT Law'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 42nd 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 25-26, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 25-26, 2018

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 42nd Annual 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 interact with your fellow practitioners. The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice. Review the latest Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and Board of Immigration Appeals cases and decisions. Gain practical insight into new immigration policies and current key issues in Top Changes in Immigration Law Realities. Examine business-based immigration topics including an overview of work visas, PERM processing, and the rise of worksite audits and enforcement investigations. Explore the legal framework and unique jurisprudence that has developed at ports-of-entry, as well as individual remedies that may exist. Discuss changes for those seeking asylum, VAWA adjustment, and SIJ status, plus tips for a positive adjudication from USCIS. Learn how to identify fraud in an immigration case, and explore the potential pitfalls for lawyers and their clients. Interact with faculty, fellow practitioners and pro bono organization representatives during Thursday’s Networking Reception and Pro Bono Mixer. 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 1-2, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Nov 1-2, 2018

UT Law's 23rd 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. This year’s program features: A review of the year’s key Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases by Mark A. Lemley. A discussion on the Global Patent Landscape, moderated by Robert Greene Sterne and including former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Paul R. Michel, including practical guidance on how to navigate and adapt to a new “reality” in global patent enforcement and monetization. Prosecution strategies and analysis, including approaches to gain insight into patent examiners and art units. Recent Developments in Claims Construction with Kenneth R. Adamo. Advanced IPR tactics and “survival” strategies. A look at changes to venue rules and the rise of multi-district litigation. Section 101 and a look at how the courts and USPTO continue to apply Alice. An examination of evolving damages case law and strategies for apportionment and lost-profit determinations. The popular U.S. District Court Judicial Panel, moderated by Hon. Alan D Albright. 3.00 hours of ethics, including presentations on Tricky Ethics Issues for IP Lawyers with Michael E. McCabe, and Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud with David Hricik. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Networking Reception.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Civil Litigation Conference

Houston – Nov 8-9, 2018 – The Whitehall Hotel

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 42nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference in Houston for updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips and advocacy strategies. 2018 highlights include: Procedural Updates: Writing an order that sticks, early dismissal trends, legislative preview, and Prof. Carlson's annual Texas Civil Procedure update. Litigation Opportunities: Car crashes as product liability cases, hidden fiduciary duty claims, business tort opportunities, new insurance law litigation, and autonomous vehicles and drones. Practice and Trial Skills: Winning at pretrial, eDiscovery for every case, the limit on experts' expertise, early case selection, and economically appropriate litigation planning. Attendees will also receive additional on-demand programming to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.0/3.0 hours of required Texas MCLE, so register today! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Leasing Institute

Houston – Nov 9, 2018 – South Texas College of Law Houston

The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute – Texas’ preeminent leasing conference – brings together experts in real estate law and finance for a focused day of programming on the latest leasing issues.   2018 highlights include:  In-depth sessions on the essential aspects and peculiarities of Ground Leases, Retail Leases, and Medical Leases Analysis of the Commercial Landlord’s Remedies for a Tenant’s Breach, including possessory and monetary remedies Examination of both insurance and litigation sides of indemnification in light of recent natural disasters Expert guidance on negotiating and drafting ROFRs, ROFOs, and Expansion/Contraction Options   All this, plus 1.00 hours of ethics on-demand (provided after the Institute) and multiple networking opportunities make this a must-attend event! more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info
Specializations:
Consumer and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law
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When Personal Injury Settlements Meet Special Needs Planning

STUDIO WEBCAST – Nov 13, 2018

Personal injury settlements may be complicated when your client, and the recipient of those payments, is or could be on public benefits. It is critical to understand the possible loss of SSI and/or Medicaid program benefit eligibility that would stretch the personal injury recovery funds over the beneficiary’s lifetime. Thus, due diligence requires a discussion of the options available to your client through special needs planning. This series walks through the key stages and key players that should be involved when advising a client after a personal injury settlement. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 14*, 15-16, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
*Wednesday Evening John C. Akard Lecture

UT Law's 37th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: Led by Professor Jay L. Westbrook Recent Developments, the perennial favorite, is back with a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases. Learn what makes the judges tick as the old guard, Judges Isgur, Parker and Gargotta interview the new guard in the Judicial Spotlight. Hear valuable guidance and explore the ethical issues that lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies and social media use. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the use of in-house counsel as witnesses; the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate; what tactics or strategies should be considered if Chapter 11 is not the preferred alternative; and recent Chapter 11 plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, and third-party releases. Consumer Track includes discussions on Jevic in the consumer context; turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943; the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas; and how to deal and not deal with exemption issues  pre-bankruptcy. Gain insight on the use of technology in the courtroom; circuit splits; ethical considerations in section 363 sales; how to maximize the potential for a positive mediation outcome; and much more. Also, enjoy interacting and networking with judges, trustees, and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception! The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday evening will be delivered by Melissa B. Jacoby the Graham Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jacoby teaches bankruptcy law, contract law, and commercial law, including and especially secured transactions. Jacoby is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, the American College of Bankruptcy, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and has served as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar for the American Bankruptcy Institute.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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Taxation Conference

Austin – Nov 14-15, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE’s 2018 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. Analyze the full impact of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including how it effects choice of entity, Section 199A, basis management, and exempt organizations.  Examine new developments in state and local taxes, including franchise tax COGS calculation and the impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair on businesses that sell across state lines. Explore how tax law is evolving alongside other economic trends, including discussion of cryptocurrency and the gig economy. Following the conference, attendees will receive supplemental on-demand programming to ensure they are able to satisfy their full 15.0/3.0 MCLE requirement. All this makes the conference the definitive Texas tax course of the year.   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:
14.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Nov 16, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. Examine Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and the most current updates and “hot” estate planning topics with Professor Johanson. Review Ten Tools Every Estate Planner Should Know, including a discussion of when and how to use them, what to watch out for, and how to explain them to your client. Explore topics ranging from “tangential relationships” to elder financial abuse, and learn what they can mean for your practice. Come on Wednesday for the 66th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics Workshop

Austin – Jan 16, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics 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—exemption fundamentals, grantmaking and grantseeking, revenue generating activities, and impact investing. Plus, this year's Form 990-PF and Form 990 Workshops provide multiple small-group opportunities to walk through tips for filling out key sections, policies, financials, compensation, etc., and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of leading 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 17-18, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 36th 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, including:  An overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments, including Revisiting Tax Reform and Its Aftermath. Issues in Fundraising, Restricted Gifts, and Endowments. Managing Investment Portfolio. Social Impact Bonds, as well as Entrepreneurial Activities Risk Management for both Private Foundations and Public Charities. Data Protection and Privacy Compliance for Nonprofits. Joint Ventures and Complex Organizational Structures. Top Compliance Issues for Private Foundations and Public Charities. Dealing with Investigations in Today's "Woke" Workplace, with 1.00 hour of Ethics on identifying and mitigating employment risks. Four small-group “Master Classes” for a deeper dive on key topics: Violation of Chapter 42; Developing a Prudent Investment Portfolio; Anatomy of a Grant Agreement; and UBI.  Plus, hear the outlook for the upcoming Texas legislative session, as well as the Year in Review with Bruce R. Hopkins on current developments in federal legislation, IRS rulings, and court opinions. Network with program faculty and attendees at the Wednesday and Thursday Evening Receptions; and earn CLE credit, CPE credit (NASBA), and CFP credit. Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics 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 Forms 990-PF and 990, and ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 28-29, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jan 28-29, 2019

Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide. The Renewable Energy Law Conference blends together law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. This conference is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisers as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2019 highlights include: Keith Martin is back again with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Richard Glick, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan and more, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. Review the agenda for the 86th Texas Legislative session and other state legislative sessions that could impact the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT, PUC, and SPP. Discuss the opportunities and challenges in developing and financing stand-alone and “hybrid” battery storage projects. Hear about Tax Credits and Beyond: Financing Renewable Energy Projects—Where Do We Go From Here? Valuable information on Endangered Species and Wildlife—Mitigation and Risk Management, Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s Networking Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 7-8, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 15th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a great set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language and resources. This year’s program includes: An overview of special needs trusts, including an examination of different types of SNTs—third-party, self-settled, and sole benefit SNTs—and their potential uses and benefits. Case law and legislative updates. A special presentation from the SSA’s Regional Trust Leads with must-have insight on the review process; plus tips on submitting your trust review for approval and avoiding the appeal. Considerations and best practices in working with ABLE programs across the country. Discussion on the increasing importance of preparing Medicaid assessments and appeals, and advice for navigating that process. An examination of trustee obligations and best practices, including an opportunity to ask your questions during an “Ask the Experts” portion of the panel. A variety of other SNT essentials, including trust reformation do’s and don’ts, divorce actions and SNTs, understanding SSI work incentive programs and CLASS, and more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of Texas MCLE credit, with 3.25 hours of ethics. Plus, interact with program faculty, colleagues, and exhibitors at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Mar 27-29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

UT Law’s 31st 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 updates, current issues, and key strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community. more »

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

WEBCAST – Mar 28, 2018
Houston – Mar 28, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 29, 2019

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. more »

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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 24, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 25-26, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Apr 25-26, 2019

The 23rd Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It 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. more »

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 1-3, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law's 2019 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 justice system. more »

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 9-10, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – May 9-10, 2019

After 26 years, UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is more relevant than ever. With two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the bar and personnel experts, the conference has earned the reputation as the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. more »

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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – May 16-17, 2019 – The Whitehall Hotel
Live Webcast – May 16-17, 2019

The 41st 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.   more »

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 23-24, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

UT Law’s 2019 Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in open source, data privacy and security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry.    more »

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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 2, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-4, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

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

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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