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County and District Clerks Legal Education Program

San Marcos – Apr 23-25, 2014 – Embassy Suites San Marcos

Join us at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center—adjacent to the San Marcos outlet malls—for CDCAT and The University of Texas School of Law's Legal Education Program, the preeminent conference for Texas County and District Clerks and their staff. The 2014 program covers relevant code sections and updates on eFiling, transitions from Probate to Estates Code, expunctions, civil litigation, CPS cases, open records requests, and more. The conference offers numerous opportunities to network and discuss best practices with your colleagues, and to visit with exhibitors. more »

Total Credit Hours:
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Also available as: Materials

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Corporate Counsel Institute

Dallas – Apr 10-11, 2014 – Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
Houston – May 1-2, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

If you are in-house counsel or represent a company on legal matters, don't miss the Corporate Counsel Institute. The Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues affecting companies of all sizes, including: Government Investigations: What to Do When the Government Comes Knocking The False Claims Act: What Every In-House Lawyer Needs to Know Cybersecurity, Data Breaches and Privacy Issues Risk: Social Media and Cloud Services Employment: FLSA Compliance and Termination Ethics: Privilege, Pro Bono, and Ethical Responsibilities of In-House Counsel The CCI 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:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Trial Skills Training Camp

Dallas – May 2, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

Whether you are a new attorney, a seasoned advocate or somewhere in between, don't miss Trial Skills Training Camp—an interactive, one-day trial advocacy course. Learn from experienced practitioners, judges and courtroom technology professionals Hear the latest on preserving error at every stage of trial and avoiding waiver Identify the interplay between discovery and trial, including pre-trial orders and disclosures Master conducting effective jury selection Gain insight into the impact of the Golden Rule argument on opening statements, closing arguments and charges Explore tactics for preparing a witness and avoiding disaster on direct examination Maximize use of technology and visual aids Examine the rules regarding depositions and learn how to use depositions at trial Hear judges' perspectives on what does and doesn't work well in the courtroom Analyze how to win and lose ethically Devise a post-trial strategy, win or lose Discover techniques for getting or fighting attorney fees Interact one-on-one with the speakers in the "bullpen" more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 2.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Family Law
Personal Injury Trial Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 27, 2014 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Video: Dallas – May 8, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

The 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. The program features sessions on production and marketing; oil and gas leases including classification and administration, perpetuation and termination, and implied covenants; risk allocation; division orders; drafting for subsequent operations in the JOA; perfection of oil and gas interests; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Railroad Commission of Texas; and more. Continue on to the 40th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25   Credit Info
Specialization:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 28, 2014 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Video: Dallas – May 9, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

Celebrating 40 years, 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. 2014 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith’s annual Case Law Update Panel discussion of the Klotzman decision Exploring the New AAPL-610 Horizontal Model JOA Form Additional Insured Provisions in Oil and Gas Contracts: Lessons Learned from Deepwater Horizon Ethics: Multi-Jurisdictional Practices and the Unauthorized Practice of Law Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 15-16, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center

Leading members of the employment law bench and bar along with HR and personnel experts provide timely updates and identify emerging trends in employment law, including: Richard F. Griffin, General Counsel of the NLRB, on Recent Developments under the National Labor Relations Act Keynote Presentations by Libby Sartain, former head of HR for Yahoo! Inc. and Southwest Airlines, and Hon. Xavier Rodriguez, U.S. District Judge Examination of Affordable Care Act implementation and upcoming requirements DOMA and emerging rights for LGBT employees Dealing with workplace violence Identifying and protecting IP Ethics and professionalism update for employment lawyers Focused series of presentations on litigation strategies and workforce strategies Analysis of significant federal and state employment case law and legislative developments Updates from the DOL and EEOC; emerging disability issues under the ADA; intricacies of FLSA; whistleblowing and retaliation claims; and more more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Labor and Employment Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Government Enforcement Institute

Dallas – May 21-22, 2014 – Belo Mansion

Join a national faculty of government officials, private practitioners and general counsel for the inaugural Government Enforcement Institute (GEI). The Institute provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FINRA and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice as experts walk through each stage of a government investigation and discuss many more topics of note. The program features: James Cole, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice, with the opening Keynote Presentation Keynote Presentation by former U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Louisiana, Jim Letten Step-by-step, walk through the key stages of a government investigation—with in-depth analysis and discussion from in-house counsel, outside counsel and government officials Breakout sessions providing focused coverage of specific enforcement trends or agency priorities—allowing participants the ability to attend sessions most relevant to their practice Opportunities to network with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Evening Reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 2.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Consumer and Commercial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 22-23, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

Join a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in copyright, trademark, open source, and data privacy and security at UT Law’s Technology Law Conference for the latest issues affecting the technology industry. This year’s program features: Robert Scoble, Rackspace US, Inc. Startup Liaison Officer, presents Age of Context: Views of Privacy from the Future of Sensors, Wearable Computers and Big Data Explore social media’s expanding role and its related issues around technology in the workplace during Best Practices for Social Media in the Workplace with Brian Wassom of wassom.com Learn advanced licensing negotiation and practical drafting tips Hear the latest updates on risks, compliance and enforcement—FCPA, Open Source and Antitrust Essentials, as well as the new SEC rules on crowdfunding Listen to discussions on the globalization of e-Commerce, digital money and emerging electronic payment networks, and cybersecurity and liability insurance Take away the top ten things you need to know when selling a technology-focused business or patent portfolio Earn up to 3.50 hours of legal ethics credit Network with fellow colleagues at the Thursday Evening Reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 3.50 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 5-6, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

UT Law's 24th Annual 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. Enjoy networking opportunities with fellow colleagues during the conference and with appellate judges at Friday's traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary—now included with registration. This conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. 2014 highlights include: Interview with Former Chief Justice Wallace B. Jefferson Lyle Cayce provides an Update for Appellate Attorneys from the Fifth Circuit Clerk of Court Texas Supreme Court Update presented by Justice Jeff Brown, and the annual Texas Supreme Court Panel with Justices Nathan L. Hecht, Jeffrey S. Boyd and Phil W. Johnson Two Luncheon Presentations included with registration—Can You Make Your Audience Smarter? with Jim M. Perdue Jr. on Thursday, and Luncheon with the Judiciary on Friday Earn 2.75 hours ethics including What Judges Know about What Other Judges Know about Ethics with First Court of Appeals Justices Jane Bland and Harvey G. Brown Jr., and Fourteenth Court of Appeals Justices Tracy Christopher and Kenneth P. Wise   more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Innovations—Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation

Dallas – Jun 11*, 12-13, 2014 – Dallas/Addison Marriott Quorum by the Galleria
*Wednesday Evening Welcome Reception

The University of Texas School of Law and the Texas Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers present Innovations—Breaking Boundaries in Custody Litigation. Hear from prominent national family law attorneys, psychologists and mental health professionals during interactive, in-depth panel discussions devoted entirely to custody and child-related issues, including: Alienation, estrangement and reunification Substance abuse and other addictions Dealing with difficult clients Possession, access, support and other considerations for the special needs child Cross-examining experts Roundtable exchange with judges about what you should know about custody litigation Comments from conference attendees: This was a wonderful seminar in every way. It was timely, informative, attention provoking, and thought provoking. Format was great and speakers were sincere and interested in topics. I loved it. The best CLE on child litigation I’ve ever been to. Congratulations for putting on one of the best seminars I have ever attended. Most beneficial! I loved all the psychologists and the attorneys were very helpful. This CLE was great! The fact that the faculty had so many Ph.D.s as speakers got my attention – I think we, as attorneys, don’t get to hear from the mental health community enough! more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 3.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Family Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 9, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

Primer: 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. Discover how to navigating applicable provisions of the Texas Business Organizations Code (BOC), learn special terminology and fundamental concepts related to unincorporated entities, and hear tips from the Texas Secretary of State (SOS) regarding filing and commonly encountered issues. Stay on for the LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 10-11, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 23rd 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 Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 24-25, 2014 – Moody Gardens

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on Bankruptcy Code, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Interact and network with judges, trustees and practitioners in breakout sessions, panels and social events, including the Night Out at the Aquarium Reception and Dinner–family and kids are welcome! This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress casually and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Jul 31 - Aug 1, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE car wreck program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms. Enhance your Car Crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 7-8, 2014 – Moody Gardens

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress casually and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 21-22, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar—exceptional speakers, timely topics and robust materials highlight this year's program. Members of the judiciary, regulatory and academic communities engage with practitioners for discussion of the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and more. Registration includes course materials, lunch on both days, and free Wi-Fi. Special $195 registration rate for Government Attorneys. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 4-5, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Mortgage Lending Institute

Austin – Sep 18-19, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center
Dallas – Oct 2-3, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

The Mortgage Lending Institute—the definitive real estate finance course of the year—presents current developments, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Dallas – Oct 1, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 15, 2014 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 16-17, 2014 – Ritz-Carlton

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 16-17, 2014 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Oct 17, 2014 – South Texas College of Law

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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Oct 23-24, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 6-7, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Insurance Law Institute

– Nov 13-14, 2014 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Texas Water Law Institute

Austin – Nov 19-21, 2014 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 20-21, 2014 – Four Seasons Hotel

UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, in its 33rd year, is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. more »

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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 3-4, 2014 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 5, 2014 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Nonprofit Organizations Primer

Austin – Jan 14, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 15-16, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

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VALCON

Las Vegas – Feb 25-27, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel