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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 16-17, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 16-17, 2018

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.   Highlights include:  Updates on significant administrative law cases issued during the last year, Open Government decisions, ultra vires, and developments at SOAH. Discussion of the 2018 Amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules, including what changes are being implemented and how they affect State Bar disciplinary matters. An exploration of hot topics, including Government Accountability, Administrative Law Judge Hiring and Constitutional Challenges, and Regulation Through Guidance.  Disentangling the Standards of Review with a framework for identifying, defining, and effectively applying the correct standard to uphold or challenge agency decisions. Insight into the Regulatory and Ethical Considerations for Handling Sensitive Electronic Information. A review of the procedures for seeking an Attorney General opinion and for providing input on a pending opinion request. Multiple opportunities to network and connect, including a Happy Hour on Thursday evening! At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse containing an additional hour of ethics to ensure attendees can earn their required 15.0/3.0 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Administrative Law
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Texas Sales Tax for the Construction Industry

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 24, 2018

10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (2.00 hrs) Streaming live from our studios, join Danielle Ahlrich, JD to learn how the Texas sales and use tax rules apply to all aspects of residential and commercial construction work, including new construction and remodeling. Understand what’s taxable and how contract pricing dictates when and from whom the tax is due, and hear audit strategies and forum choices for challenging audit assessment. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
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Race, Truthiness and the New Ethics

STUDIO WEBCAST – Aug 24, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Tracy W. McCormack to explore the changing landscape of litigation over the last fifty years. What new responsibilities do lawyers have in the era of fewer trials and more ADR? What does any of that have to do with LBJ? What are the “new ethics”? If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

Austin – Sep 13-14, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 13-14, 2018

UT Law's 52nd 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. From the recent rollback of Dodd-Frank to the rising fears of a new lending crisis on the horizon, the Institute is a must-attend event in 2018. This year’s highlight’s include: The latest developments in the evolution of Dodd-Frank and what it means for lending in Texas and nationwide, including a luncheon keynote by Rod Alba of the American Bankers Association Discussion of the recent Home Equity Amendments to the Texas Constitution from the servicer and originator perspectives A deep dive into Digital Mortgages, with Dawn Lewallen of Stewart Title Guaranty Company, Jobe Danaganan of Credible, Eddie Oddo of First American Title Insurance Company, Niraj Patel of IBM, and Sheila Teimourian of Fannie Mae Practical Advice for Cleaning Up Title Issues including how to identify frequent obstacles and practical ways through them Networking opportunities with industry leaders and fellow attendees, including a Thursday evening reception This year’s Institute also includes focused sessions on: Commercial Lending, with discussion of HVCRE Changes, Effective Risk Management, and Tax Reform: What's Changed for Real Estate? Residential Lending, with discussion of Building Smart Contracts and Promissory Notes, New TREC Forms, and Litigation Against Real Estate Agents and Brokers Loan Servicing, with discussion of Disasters and Insurance, Dead Debtors, and Foreclosure-Related Litigation Loan Origination, with discussion of Internet Fraud in Real Estate Closings, ALTA Forms, and Lending by Individuals 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 Institute the definitive real estate finance course of the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
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Government Enforcement Institute

Dallas – Sep 20-21, 2018 – The Westin Dallas Downtown

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 5th 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. The Institute offers a collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials, including: Opening Keynote Presentation by Stephanie Avakian, Co-Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Kit Addleman, Partner with Haynes and Boone, LLP and former Regional Director of the SEC’s Atlanta Office Erin Neely Cox, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Brian K. Kidd, Assistant Chief of the DOJ’s Securities and Financial Fraud Unit Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office With in-depth, practical and timely discussions, including: Changes to the Enforcement Space: The In-House Counsel’s Perspective Effective Management of Internal Investigations Financial Fraud Enforcement Trends Coping with Data Management: Tips for In-House Counsel False Claims Act Developments Cybersecurity: The Latest Strategies for Responding to Ransomware and Other Incidents Plus invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Luncheon and Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 20-21, 2018 – The Whitehall Hotel

The 17th 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. 2018 Institute highlights: Federal Energy Policy and Regulation Update explores topics identified for FERC action in 2018 and what will likely top the Commission’s agenda for early 2019. Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides an update on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Hear a forecast of hot topics for the upcoming legislative session and what impact there might be on the electric and gas industry. Learn the latest on how gas and power companies compete and comply with a host of cyber-security concerns including blockchain applications, smart contracts, virtual currency, new data privacy standards, and more! Hear updates on M&A deals in the midstream sector and insights on what is “market” in midstream M&A transactions. Learn about Emerging Technologies in the Retail and Wholesale Electric Power Markets. A panel of industry experts provide insight on such topics as the ERCOT reserve margins, price formation and scarcity, the next steps for the PUC, and much more. The Mexico Update, provides insight on how the implementation of energy reform under TPP, NAFTA 2.0, ETI and ICSID will create new challenges and opportunities in 2018 and beyond. Earn up to 2.25 hours of ethics credit. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Sep 21, 2018 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 27th Annual 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. 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 Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX A deep dive into Criminal Prosecution of Pollution Cases featuring perspectives from the U.S. Coast Guard and the Department of Justice The Hon. W. Eugene Davis discussing the Fifth Circuit’s unanimous, landmark en banc decision in In re Larry Dorion, Inc. An exploration of Ethical Issues When Insurers Won’t Fund the Defense, with a focus on how insured and their counsel fill the gap between applicable requirements and permissions The opportunity to stump ethics gurus Bradley J. Jackson and William J. Chriss with your toughest ethical dilemmas in What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VIII Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Maximizing Your Profit with Better Firm Data

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 28, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Peter M. Baldwin as he discusses how to increase your bottom line using better financial information. Do you understand the difference between cash flow and profit? Can you read a financial statement? Would you like to improve the profitability of your firm? This presentation is for those who excel at practicing law, but who would like to improve their financial management skills. Discuss the How’s and Why’s of structuring an effective finance and accounting department and get an introduction to tools and techniques to plan for, measure, and encourage financial success.   If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 4-5, 2018 – 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. This year’s highlights include: Comparison of the Deal Driver Differences Between Private Equity and Strategic Players Exploration of How Representation and Warranty Insurance is Changing the Game Insight into encrusted boilerplate by Rethinking Conventional Wisdom in M&A Agreements Engaging discussion of M&A After Tax Reform: A Practical Survival Guide to New Opportunities and Challenges Facing Deal Lawyers A full 3.00 hours of ethics with additional on-demand programming after the Institute 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 8th 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
10.75 | 0.75 ethics    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 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, 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
Consumer Law
Family Law
Juvenile Law
Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Workers' Compensation Law
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Leasing Institute

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

The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute brings together experts in real estate law, finance, and leasing for a focused one-day program, in downtown Houston, that covers the latest leasing issues at a sophisticated level. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info
Specializations:
Consumer and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law
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Taxation Conference

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

The 66th Annual Taxation Conference features an impressive slate of topics with regionally and nationally renowned speakers covering current trends, updates in tax regulation and policy, and much more. Continue on Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates. more »

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 15-16, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

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, the perennial favorite, Recent Developments 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! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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Estate Planning Workshop

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

The tradition continues—Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice.   Come on Wednesday for the 66th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Literacy Workshop

Austin – Jan 16, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Literacy 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. 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. 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 law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.  more »

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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 conference 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.  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

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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

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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

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

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

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

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Technology Law Conference

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

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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