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What I Wished I Learned in Law School: Running the Ethical Office in the 21st Century

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 22, 2019

8:00 to 9:00 a.m. (1.00 hr ethics) Streaming live from our studios, join Claude Ducloux for a fast-paced survey that introduces important interpersonal skills, ethics, and law office budgeting, billing and management skills which need to be mastered to run a successful law office.   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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The Psychology of Settlement

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 22, 2019

9:15 to 10:15 a.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Claude Ducloux as he discusses the biology of decision-making, and why are some lawyers much more skilled at managing clients and settling cases. Pick up tools you can learn to employ.   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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Commercial Litigation Financing and Structuring: Funding, Underwriting, Deal Terms, Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Issues

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 22, 2019

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Eric Chenoweth as he discusses the mechanics of structuring litigation finance transactions and examines the options available to claimants and their lawyers to finance litigation.  Also learn about relevant case law and other ethical issues associated with third-party funding and how the courts have addressed these issues.   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 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
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Accounting for Attorneys: Basics and Key Concepts

STUDIO WEBCAST – Feb 22, 2019

2:30 to 3:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Antony Ng, as he covers key accounting concepts that form the foundation of most financial reporting needs. Get an introduction to accounting basics such as commonly used financial and accounting terms, single-entry and double-entry bookkeeping methods, and cash and accrual accounting methods.   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 »

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1.00    Credit Info
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School Law Conference

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

UT Law’s 34th Annual 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. This year’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to: Explore what Districts of Innovation mean for schools and teachers, and the impact local innovation plans can have on a district. Examine the practical implications of the DOE’s recent determination that Texas violated the IDEA and the impact of the resulting corrective action plan. Hear practical tips for Managing Student Protest Logistics and Dealing with Vexing Stakeholders. Explore approaches in Behavioral Threat Assessment, and how those approaches seek to balance safety concerns with student rights Learn what mandatory provisions may be missing from your contracts, including language concerning accessibility and data privacy. Live attendees also earn a full 15.00 hours (including 3.00 hours of ethics) with supplemental on-demand programming. And new this year, network with fellow school law practitioners at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.00 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 21-22, 2019 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 14th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the United States Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law. This year’s highlights include: An Update from the USPTO from Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. An in-depth discussion of the Global Patent Landscape including the influence of countries like China and others on the U.S. patent system and patent enforcement. An update on Section 101 and recent decisions impacting the drafting of patents in the life-sciences and software/technology sectors. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Recent developments and changes in PTAB practices, including an update from Acting Chief Judge Scott Boalick. Discussion of how SEP/FRAND issues are evolving at home and abroad with the growth of the internet of things. Practical guidance on topics ranging from patent insurance to practicing in the cloud. Insight from members of the federal judiciary as part of the popular Judicial Panel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Health Law Conference

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

UT Law CLE'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. This year’s program includes: Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare and the 2019 State and Federal Healthcare Legislative Landscape. Examination of recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review and insight into the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. Practical guidance on payment challenges, and strategies for avoiding payment disputes. Exploration of Healthcare Transactions, including the role of private equity in the short and long term. Discussion of hot topics including Blockchain, Medical Records, and The Opioid Crisis. Multiple networking opportunities including Wednesday’s pre-conference sessions, Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon, and the Thursday evening reception. Attendees will also receive a bonus eSupplement following the conference so they can meet their full Texas MCLE requirement with one registration. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

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

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 opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, Texas Title Examination Standards, oil and gas interests and conveyancing, the Joint Operating Agreement, voluntary pooling and unitization, and the Railroad Commission. Also learn all you need to know about an oil and gas lease with a four-session series, including classification, royalty and other clauses and implied covenants. Continue on to the 45th 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:
8.00 | 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 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. 2019 program highlights include: Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Practical guidance for negotiating agreements and navigation disputes over shared use, including an update on recent cases affecting surface disputes. Explore the reach of TOAIA. Discuss operational and economic considerations in drilling horizontal wells and how selected lease provisions impact development decisions. Plus valuable information on practical considerations in arbitration, key differences in representing E&P clients in TX and NM, negation of warranties in mineral transactions, and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or 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 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Fundamentals

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

Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners. Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers 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
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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. 2019 highlights include: Get case law and legislative updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Discuss demographics, social and economic characteristics, and trends in major urban areas in Texas and the implications for land value and use. Explore the areas of land use law where the federal government or the state has prohibited or significantly limited municipal regulation. Hear the latest trends in the municipal P3 industry in Texas including a few of the unique constitution, statutory, and practical challenges that local governments face. Examine the changing technology and its effect on land use and transportation planning law. Look at land use issues including right of way creation, state and federal rules regarding cell sites, county authority, short-term rentals, affordable housing, and much more. Earn up to 15.00 hours of CLE credit, including 2.50 hours of ethics credit, and enjoy networking with your fellow land use professionals. Come a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Conference on Criminal Appeals

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

UT Law CLE'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 balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. 2019 highlights include: In-depth reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year. Guidance on working with conviction integrity units, filing and responding to ineffective assistance of counsel claims, and preparing for oral argument. Practical advice on Effective and Persuasive Briefing from both sides of the bar, along with tips from UT Law’s Professor Wayne Schiess for achieving concision in all your drafting. A deep dive into the Michael Morton Act, including the nuts and bolts of changing discovery obligations and their intersection with obligations under Brady and the Disciplinary Rules. The opportunity to earn 12.75 hours of MCLE credit (including 1.50 hours of ethics) while networking with your fellow practitioners and members of the judiciary. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours of MCLE (including 1.50 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
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Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers the timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need. 2019 highlights include: Perspective on Navigating the EEOC from both sides of the bar – and the EEOC Analysis of the standards for determining Contingent Workers and Joint Employment Discussion of Emerging Local Regulations and the Multistate Employer Focused presentation series on litigation strategies and workforce solutions Updates on federal and state law, including developments at the NRLB New this year – networking reception on Thursday evening Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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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. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel: Crafting and Drafting The Win-Win Deal New Litigation Landmines GDPR & Cybersecurity Impacts on Texas Business  Alternative Working Arrangements for All  Attorney Marketing in the 21st Century  Employment Issues for Corporate Counsel Topical Updates and Surprises In the Coming Year Registrants also have the opportunity to obtain an eSupplement to complete their full 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours requirement – free for members of the Corporate Counsel Section! The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
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Technology Law Conference

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

UT Law CLE’s 32nd Annual 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/security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. This year’s program features: Smart Cities: Privacy in the Public Sector, and the applicable legal and regulatory issues associated with “Smart Cities” initiatives especially with regard to privacy and cybersecurity. A look at Copyright, Interfaces, and Implications of Oracle v. Google. Advanced licensing strategies and updates; plus discussion on the latest developments in software licensing and monetization of open source software development. A review of California and Other Privacy Law Developments in the Wake of GDPR. The growing role of data analytics in traditional employment decision-making and the legal risk associated. The latest updates in trade secret law including increased protection concerns in light of Epic v. Tata. 3.50 hours of Ethics, including presentations on Evolving Ethics in the Application of AI and Ethics on the Edge: Disruptive Technology and Compliance. Multiple opportunities for networking, including the Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 3.50 ethics    Credit Info
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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

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

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field and the perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners, Higher Education Taxation Essentials provides an overview in key areas such as UBIT; payment of scholarships, fellowships, stipends and honoraria; charitable contributions; and tax-exempt bonds. Stay on for the 7th Annual Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI), for in-depth coverage of federal tax issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and practical guidance in higher education taxation. more »

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-4, 2019 – 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, as well as legislative, judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Examine recent tax law developments that affect institutions of higher education, including updates on Congressional activity, IRS rulings, and judicial decisions. Learn about the various aspects of international tax compliance and how to apply the principles to conducting business in another country. Explore the recent changes to athletic seating rights, gift acceptance policies and agreements, and other issues related to complex gifts. Discuss the legal and practical implications of qualified transportation fringe benefits. Understand the impact of siloing in reporting UBIT, including how direct activities may be allocated, how investment activities may be handled, and different methods and considerations for both. Visit with program faculty and attendees at the Monday Evening Welcome to Texas BBQ Reception. Come early on Sunday and attend the Higher Education Taxation Essentials program starting at noon – a great starter for those new to the higher education tax field and a perfect refresher for those who aren’t. more »

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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

San Antonio – Jun 6-7, 2019 – Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak
Live Webcast – Jun 6-7, 2019

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2019 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Interact with top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice. This course walks through: Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Asylum Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief, and Appeals and Motions to Reopen And for a deeper-dive, be sure to add the optional Friday Afternoon Workshop! Work directly with program faculty and colleagues in this small-group, interactive forum to apply these techniques and strategies to a hypothetical case study. Walk through a demonstration of a bond hearing, the first Master Calendar Hearing, the appeals process, and filing a motion to reopen. more »

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

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

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals – designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners – has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 29th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. Attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement after the conference, affording them the opportunity to earn their full 15.0/3.0 Texas MCLE credit hours for the year! more »

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

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

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 28th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities, including impacts of recent tax reform legislation and the use of pass-through entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

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

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners. more »

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Essential Cybersecurity Law

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

Cyber intrusions—data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and other threats—continue to make headlines and affect companies and organizations of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases and legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. more »

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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Jul 31, 2019 – Moody Gardens

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The Car Crash Seminar

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

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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Austin – Aug 2, 2019 – Thompson Conference Center

Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts Connie Cornell and Katrina Grider, and is designed to provide overviews and updates on issues related to Texas employment law. Content is extensive and exhaustive with topics ranging from employment-at-will to discrimination issues, wage and hour violations, retaliation, FMLA, changes in employment law impacting compliance efforts, and more.  This practical course provides detailed written materials and is ideal for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers. more »

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

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

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary and regulatory and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics.   At the conclusion of the seminar, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing additional on-demand programming to ensure attendees can earn their required 15.0/3.0 MCLE hours for the year. more »

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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

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

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston - (pending final contract) – Sep 20, 2019 – South Texas College of Law Houston

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

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Gas and Power Institute

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

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

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

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Bankruptcy Conference

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