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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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Bankruptcy Conference

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

UT Law's 38th 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: This year, the perennial favorite Recent Developments will have two sessions: Professor Jay L. Westbrook will lead the opening session to discuss the year’s most important cases, and then Friday afternoon, Debbie Langehennig leads a panel for an in-depth look at the best and worst of the cases. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on recidivist debtors; modifying labor and retirement obligations in bankruptcy; utilizing and interpreting make whole provisions; rights offerings; and the drivers of the recent turmoil in the retail industry. Consumer Track includes discussions on the ABI Consumer Commission Report; litigation in consumer cases; discharging IRS debt; and practical considerations for consumer attorneys, including creating a debtor’s saving plan, increasing the disbursement from the trustee for attorney fees and ethical considerations. Have a question for the judges? Friday morning, Judges Davis, Isgur, Jernigan and Parker will be ready to answer them! Submit questions in advance to conferenceQA@utcle.org. Explore contemporary discovery techniques that lawyers utilize to keep pace with constantly changing communications in modern society. Gain insight on the use of arbitration in bankruptcy; health care bankruptcies; unique aspects of chapter 11 cases triggered by sexual abuse tort claims; the contours of ethical negotiations, illegal extortion, and bankruptcy bribery; and much more. Also, enjoy interacting and networking with judges, trustees, and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
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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. The 2019 program features a sophisticated array of presentations, panels, and discussions on current energy taxation issues, including: Keynote Presentation by IRS Chief Counsel, Michael J. Desmond. An Opening Presentation on The International Outlook for Upstream Activities. In depth discussion on Capital Cost Recovery. An analysis of choosing business entities after the TCJA 2017. Select domestic tax issues: The Evolving Partnership Audit Rules; 1031 Issues; plus the Section 45Q Tax Credit. International tax issues: Continuation of FTC Issues; plus GILTI, FIDII and the BEAT: Planning in a Post-Tax Reform World A look at significant trends in oil and gas transactions and financing in the oil and gas industry Changes and Developments in IRS Examinations and Appeals 1 hour Ethics on select ethical issues for tax professionals Multiple networking opportunities, including the Thursday Evening Attendee Reception If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Tax Law
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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

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

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in business and a tort cases Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Obtain the essential steps of a successful deposition when representing your plaintiff Attendees of the live conference receive a complimentary copy of Winning at Deposition, the award-winning book by D. Shane Read. Join us on Friday for the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Bankruptcy Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Consumer Law
Family Law
Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Workers' Compensation Law
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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Nov 22, 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 offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   In remembrance of Professor David W. Robertson, whose extensive career included the development and co-chairmanship of this program, UT Law CLE is pleased to announce the naming of this conference in his honor.    This year’s highlights include: The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professor Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX. Hear observations and guidance from Hon. Gregg Costa, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, Houston, TX. A celebration of David W. Robertson, his lessons, and his impact on the practice. A primer on vessel and cargo seizures from the perspective of a federal judge, a U.S. Marshal, and a maritime lawyer. 2.25 hours of Ethics, including presentations on Mediation and Ethics, Greed is[n't] Good, and the newly added opportunity to stump ethics gurus Bradley J. Jackson and Kevin Dubose with your toughest ethical dilemmas in What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part IX. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts. more »

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Civil Litigation Conference

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

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors, Friday, November 22nd at the 43rd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference. This year's one day conference in Austin has 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. Highlights include: Update on the 2019 Legislative changes to the Texas Anti-SLAAP law The Judicial Panel shares what judges think works best with juries and what judges know works best with judges Explore the rapidly evolving gig economy including the competing federal, state, and local efforts to find the right balance between entrepreneurial enablement and service provider protection Picking a Jury: A Quick Survey of the Law and a Demonstration Opening Statements: How to Use A Proven Marketing Formula to Clarify Your Story to the Jury Hear updates and insights on expedited trails, attorney’s fees, confidentiality, E-discovery and more Also, registrants  of  the  Page  Keeton  Civil  Litigation  Conference  will receive an eSupplement  with additional on-demand programming  that  will  allow  you  to  complete  the  15/3  TX  MCLE requirement. Come a day early for Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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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
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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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 »

Total Credit Hours:
6.75    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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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—the Forms 990, financial statements, fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest, and ex-regulators’ perspectives on charitable oversight. Plus, this year's Lobbying and Political Campaign Workshops, as well as the IRS Audit Workshops, provide multiple small-group opportunities to walk through practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.  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 »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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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, including:  A View of the Sector with an overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments A panel of state Attorneys General on the current state of enforcement, top priorities and other oversight considerations. Election year issues for public charities Private foundation compliance and taxable expenditures Disqualified persons and qualifying distributions Donor advised funds and UBIT Effective grantmaking processes and corporate foundations Impact investing and issues in charitability Ethical Issues for the Nonprofit Organizations Advisor with 1.00 hour of Ethics. Five small-group “Master Classes” for a deeper dive on key topics: Dissecting the Grant Agreement; Charitable Giving and Endowments; Entrepreneurship and Commerciality; Understanding Your Web Presence; and Investment Policies and Portfolios. Plus, hear 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 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 practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Renewable Energy Law

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

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 15th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2020 highlights include: Renewable Energy Essentials, first thing Monday morning, offers a great introduction or refresher on Off Take, Financing, and Development for renewable energy professionals. Keith Martin returns with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Joseph Kelliher, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, Jonathan Weisgall and Gregory Wetstone, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy that impacts renewable energy. Review and update of important state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT and PUC. Explore some of the considerations and strategies regarding developing utility-scale solar projects in areas with current coal activity. Valuable information on compliance and reporting requirements for Chapter 313, PSAs, PPAs, ITC and PTC qualifying, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s networking reception. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 1.00 hour of MCLE (including 1.00 hour of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 13-14, 2020 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 16th 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 essentials, including SNT Basics, Pooled SNTs: Guidelines for Best Practices, Maximizing Public Benefits (Basics), and Emerging Trends in SNTs. Learn about the New POMs Clarification on the Fee Approval Requirements. The SSA’s Regional Trust Leads discuss the regional centralization of the SSI trust review business process, including 2019 POMS update. Learn tools and specific recommendations of large and small distributions for evaluating requests in part through quality of life considerations. An overview of support issues in divorce cases involving children and spouses with disabilities and the use of SNTs to protect benefits. Interplay of Guardians and Trustees In and Out of Court + Administering SNTs Established in Other States and Other SSA Regions. A variety of other SNT topics, including Protecting and Maximizing Public Benefits (Advanced), Public Benefits for Children, IRA and SNTs, social security fee petitions, and more. Network with program faculty, colleagues, and exhibitors at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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School Law Conference

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

The School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 12-13, 2020 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 26, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 26, 2020

UT Law CLE'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 features sessions on production and marketing; royalty disputes; co-tenancy; division orders; JOA; maintaining the secondary term of the lease; general surface usage; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. Continue on to the 46th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. This program is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 27, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 27, 2020

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. 2020 program highlights include: Two-part Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Discuss Working Interest Disputes under AAPL 2015 Form 610 JOA. The Limits to Certainty in Title Examination: Bright Lines and Sharp Corners vs. Holistic and Harmonizing, and Those Pesky Fact Questions. Plus valuable information on split estate issues, oil and gas bankruptcies, flaring issues, and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 16-17, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

UT Law CLE's 32nd 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 22, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 23-24, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
WEBCAST – Apr 23-24, 2020

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 6-8, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE's 2020 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 balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. more »

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 7-8, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

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