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Cocktail Party Law: Answering Questions in Social Situations

Austin – Nov 28, 2017 – Max's Wine Dive

We've all been there. Whether it's at a party, in an elevator, or among the produce at the supermarket, we run into acquaintances who start the conversation with "I have this friend ...."  Next thing you know, you are presented with what amounts to a law school hypothetical on a subject you haven't considered since, well ... law school. How can you answer these questions without inadvertently becoming your acquaintance's lawyer?  And how can you answer these seemingly simple questions without sounding like a fool?  And where can you learn those sorts of things while meeting some other attorneys in your area? Cocktail Party Law: Answering Questions in Social Situations is designed to help attorneys answer commonly asked questions about employment issues, bankruptcy, wills, real estate, immigration, and criminal law. Hosted in a casual setting, attendees hear from experienced practitioners about how to best answer these questions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 13-14, 2017 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 65th 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. Examine key concepts and considerations related to civil and criminal tax collection with DOJ Tax Division representatives. Gain insight into Penalties Above 20%, including what they are, when they are applied, and how to defend against them. Learn about the latest changes to Texas State and Local tax law, including recent legislative and judicial developments. Explore Dealing With a Decedent’s Fraud: Cleaning Up Our Dead Client’s Bad Behavior with Frank Agostino of Agostino & Associates, P.C. and Larry Sannicandro of McCarter & English. Discuss the basics of structuring captive insurance companies, as well as the pitfalls to avoid and the current trends in IRS challenges to these arrangements. Analyze recent developments in federal income taxation with Professor Bruce A. McGovern. Earn up to 2.00 hours of ethics credit, including an hour on Ethical Issues Involving the Deceased, Incompetent, and Unavailable, and Social Media and Tax Ethics. 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:
15.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 15, 2017 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The tradition continues—Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop 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 Stanley M. Johanson. Learn the best practices to make distributions from trusts and estates while making sure the fiduciary is protected and the files are complete. Explore Non-Probate Transfers of All Kinds with Steven D. Baker, Giordani, Swanger, Ripp & Jetel Analyze practical and ethical concerns faced by practitioners, and discuss the hot-button issues stemming from recent cases, rulings, and regulation in the Estate Planning Workshop featuring all Workshop faculty Come on Wednesday for the 65th 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 Literacy Workshop

Austin – Jan 17, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2018 Nonprofit Organizations Literacy Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The main program provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—governance, UBIT, investment, and financial statements.   Plus, this year's "Audit Workshops" provide multiple small-group opportunities to walk through an IRS audit and 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 18-19, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 2018 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 presentations and targeted tracks including: A View of the Sector, with key trends and the latest legislative and regulatory developments A General Counsel/CFO Roundtable discussion on the top risk areas facing nonprofits Fundraising and Planned Giving Structuring Private Philanthropy and Issues in Family Office Philanthropy Funding Concerns for Private Foundations Donor Advised Funds and Impact Investing Internal Controls and Insurance IP, Privacy Issues, and Social Media Taking Cybersecurity Seriously and strategies for preparedness and response Form 990: The “Naughty” and The “Nice” My Employee Did What?, with 1.00 hour of Ethics on identifying and mitigating employment risks Plus, hear the View from the Attorney General from Susan K. Staricka, 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 Literacy 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 an IRS audit and ask questions of experts and colleagues.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 29-30, 2018 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin
Live Webcast – Jan 29-30, 2018

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.   2018 highlights include: A stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Dan Simmons, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan and more join Keith Martin in a roundtable discussion on current federal energy policy impacting renewable energy. What’s New at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market. The latest updates on FERC, PUC and ERCOT. Insight on M&A Trends in Renewable Energy, and Due Diligence and M&A for Clean Energy Projects. Updates on front-of-the-meter and behind-the-meter storage. Valuable information on Community Solar, Distributed C&I PPAs, Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products, 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:
13.25 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
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Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level

Dallas – Feb 9, 2018 – Cityplace Conference Center

Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level is designed to connect solo and small firm practitioners with the latest tips and tricks for making the most of their practice, including the latest developments in marketing and business development, financial management, human resources, office space, and avoiding malpractice. Attendees will learn to: Ensure compliance with disciplinary rules when using today’s technology tools. Effectively brand and market a legal practice, including generating leads. Assess the financial health of your law firm and make sure your practice is efficient for both you and your clients. Expand your firm by hiring contract or associate attorneys. Maintain mindfulness amidst the stress of being a small firm practitioner. Select, keep, and even fire clients as needed . Attendees will also receive an additional 1.5 hours of on-demand ethics hours after the conference to help them complete their MCLE ethics requirement. more »

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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 15-16, 2018 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 14th 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: Special needs trusts basics including current trends and pitfalls with Craig C. Reaves, plus an overview and understanding of available public benefits programs. A special presentation from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Trust Review Team with must-have insight on the review process; plus updates, advice, and practice tips for practitioners from Mary E. O’Byrne and Kenneth Brown. Case law and legislative updates from Mary Alice Jackson. The latest developments in the use of ABLE accounts; plus practical discussion on using (or not using) ABLE with Stephen W. Dale, Haley D. Greer, and Nancy Sosa. Practical applications in the intersection of real estate and special needs trusts. Current issues and trends from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). Discussion on a variety of other SNT essentials, including decanting and SNTs, understanding structured settlements, and more. Up to 2.50 hours of ethics, plus opportunities to network with program faculty and attendees at the Thursday Evening Reception. If you work with special needs trusts—or want to learn how to use, draft, fund, and administer them—don't miss this program! more »

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 22-23, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 22-23, 2018

UT Law’s 33rd 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.50 | 1.75 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 1-2, 2018 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 13th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics and members of the federal judiciary for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law, including:  An in-depth discussion on the global patent landscape, with an emphasis on the current state of licensing, enforcing and monetizing patents in the U.S. and overseas. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Section 101 and recent decisions impacting software and high tech, as well as current U.S. and international perspectives on patent eligibility in life sciences. PTAB practice tips, as well as a look at proposed legislation and reforms. Practical tips for prosecuting high quality patents, including claim drafting, claim construction and the use of declarations. Developments in prosecuting design patents, including the impact of Samsung v. Apple in determining the “total” profit for design patent infringement. Changes to the patent venue rules and the impact on enforcement. A look at conflicts of interest and other forms of liability and risk that can arise during patent prosecution. Presentations from members of the judiciary including a keynote presentation by Chief Judge of Federal Circuit, Hon. Sharon Prost, as well as the popular Judicial Panel. Up to 14.25 hours of credit (12.25 hours in Virginia), including 2.00 hours of ethics The Institute is presented by The University of Texas School of Law and the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. more »

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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Mar 21, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Mar 21, 2018

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

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Land Use Conference

Austin – Mar 22-23, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Mar 22-23, 2018

The 22nd 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.   Come a day early for Land Use Fundamentals—the perfect primer or refresher. more »

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Conference on Sports and the Law

Austin – Mar 23, 2018 – Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium at Joe Jamail Field

Are you a lawyer who loves sports? Are you curious about how the law intersects with the lives of athletes? Join UT Law CLE at the DKR Royal Memorial Stadium on the UT Austin campus – the home of one of the most storied athletic programs in the country – as we explore the law through the career of a professional athlete. From recruiting out of high school into the draft, a professional career, branding and post-play opportunities, and the controversial complications that can happen along the way, the law affects every aspect of an athlete’s career. Have fun stretching your legal knowledge while getting to know some of your fellow fans, and conclude your day with a stadium tour! more »

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 4*, 5-6, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
*Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions

UT Law’s 30th 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

Houston – Apr 19, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 19, 2018

The 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher—assembles a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, and opportunities facing attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen.   Continue on to the 44th 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 »

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Apr 20, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 20, 2018

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. 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 »

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 2-4, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

Returning to an annual schedule, UT Law's 2018 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. more »

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 10-11, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – May 10-11, 2018

The 25th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference offers two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the employment law bench and bar along with HR and personnel experts.  more »

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Corporate Counsel Institute

Dallas – May 17-18, 2018 – DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria
Live Webcast – May 17-18, 2018

The 40th 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 24-25, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – May 24-25, 2018

UT Law’s 31st 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 and security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. more »

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-5, 2018 – 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, including compliance and legislation and judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. more »

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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Houston – Jun 7-8, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Jun 7-8, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings and Workshop! This 2-day course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, and family lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and strategies 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. more »

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 14-15, 2018 – 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 28th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. more »

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 11, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

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, and terminations, and includes a discussion using a hypothetical business formation scenario. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 12-13, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 27th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. 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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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

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

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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