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The Future of Residential Mortgage Lending

Austin – Sep 27, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 27, 2017

The Future of Residential Mortgage Lending is a deep dive into the residential mortgage industry with a cutting-edge agenda featuring topics ranging from Disruptive Technologies for the Mortgage Industry to Current Trends in Servicing Enforcement and Litigation. Hear the latest in developments in the industry and gain insight into what is coming next straight from expert faculty from Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, Wells Fargo, Deutsch Bank, Citi, First American Title Insurance Company, and more, and network with faculty and fellow attendees throughout the afternoon, including a reception at the close of the program.   Stay on for the Mortgage Lending Institute for current developments and industry trends, practical information on real estate lending, financing, and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
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Mortgage Lending Institute

Austin – Sep 28-29, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 28-29, 2017

The 51st Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute—the definitive real estate finance course of the year—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. This year's institute offers the opportunity to: Examine the latest developments in Texas Case Law and from the Texas Legislature and how they may impact your practice Evaluate the multifaceted issues that can arise when retail goes awry with insight into environmental challenges and complex property rights Assess how technology can improve your practice and how it may present unique ethical pitfalls Explore how bankruptcy, land use, and estates law can impact mortgage lending Review the foreclosure process and the practical concerns it raises, including discussion of recent statutory and case law developments affecting the process Earn up to 13.50 hours of MCLE credit, including 1.75 hours of ethics, and choose between concurrent sessions on Commercial and Residential Lending Come a day early for The Future of Residential Mortgage Lending: a deep dive into the residential mortgage industry, featuring a half-day of programming designed to foster meaningful learning and networking opportunities with interaction among the participants and speakers,   more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 1.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
Real Estate Law
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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Sep 29, 2017 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 26th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The conference opens with the always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   2017 highlights include: Insight into how specific coverage and dispute resolution provisions can become serious obstacles to the insured’s ability to collect, with James W. Ferguson of Halliburton Discussion of the O.W. Bunker Litigation from the perspective of vessel owners, physical suppliers of necessaries, and secured lenders Hon. Lynn H. Hughes, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, offers his views on the state of legal practice and the profession State Law in Maritime Cases: The Devil’s Own Mess, with Hon. John W. deGravelles, U.S. District Court, Middle District of Louisiana Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VII Don't miss this opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Oct 5-6, 2017 – Hotel Derek

The 16th 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. With essential information on the latest industry and market climate, the Institute also provides a must-have set of materials and resources. 2017 Institute highlights: Texas Legislative and Regulatory Update provides highlights from the 85th Texas Legislative Session and updates on recent judicial and administrative decisions affecting the Texas gas and electric industries. Todd Filsinger, Filsinger Energy Partners, provides an Overview of the U.S. Power Markets and the Impacts of Market Structures. Lisa Tonery and Adam Wenner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, provide insight on how the new FERC chairman and commissioners will redirect the future of electric power and natural gas regulation. Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone, LLP, delivers Dodd-Frank: President Trump’s Agenda Changes Everything, Or Does It? Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP, explores the challenges in preparing contracts for the purchase and sale of electric capacity. Meghan Griffiths, Jackson Walker, LLP, leads a panel on Meeting the Electricity Needs of Industrial and Large Commercial Customers. Rebecca Bollenbach, Essentia Advisory Partners, reviews Mexico’s power registration for retail power marketing and wholesale power trading, including the challenges that many have faced in navigating the process.  A panel of experts lead by Norma Rosner Iacovo, Tenaska Power Services Co., presents How to Build an Energy Project in the Face of Activist Opposition. Earn two hours of ethics credit. Attendees enjoy networking with program faculty and attendees during Thursday evening’s reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 1 and 2)

Live Webcast – Oct 6, 2017

There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.   Join us online for this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program.   Part 1: Compliance Framework Part 2: Risk Assessments Don't miss these upcoming live webcasts - register for the entire series today!   Also on October 6, 2017 LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 3 and 4) Part 3: Training and Awareness Part 4: Policies and Procedures November 10, 2017 LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 5 and 6) Part 5: Monitoring and Audit Part 6: Internal Investigations INSTRUCTORS: Part 1 and 2 Ryan D. McConnell is a founding partner of R. McConnell Group PLLC, a Houston-based firm focused on compliance practice and creating effective compliance programs. Mr. McConnell is a former federal prosecutor who focused on corporate compliance issues, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Outside of his law practice, Mr. McConnell teaches international corporate compliance at the University of Houston Law Center. Lori Fink is Senior Vice President—Assistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for AT&T Services, Inc. where she has responsibility for legal matters relating to privacy, data protection, corporate compliance. Prior to that, Lori was with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company handling labor, general litigation and state regulatory and legislative matters. She has held a variety of other legal positions supporting External Affairs and Compliance, Small Business Sales, Global Customer Service, Access Management, Global Operations and Process Engineering, the Global Marketing Organization, Corporate Strategy and the Big Data Center of Excellence.   Daniel Trujillo is Senior Vice President and Chief Ethics and Compliance Officer for Walmart International. Before joining Walmart International, he served as Deputy General Counsel and Director of Compliance at Schlumberger Ltd. where he worked in numerous legal roles providing advice on international operations and mergers and acquisitions. Daniel has co-authored several articles on risk-based compliance programs and speaks frequently on building international compliance programs.    more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00    Credit Info
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LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 3 and 4)

Live Webcast – Oct 6, 2017

There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter.   Join us online for Part 3 and 4 of this this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles, and key components of a successful compliance program.   Part 3: Training and Awareness Part 4: Policies and Procedures Don't miss these upcoming live webcasts - register for the entire series today!   Also on October 6, 2017 LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 1 and 2) Part 1: Compliance Framework Part 2: Risk Assessments November 10, 2017 LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 5 and 6) Part 5: Monitoring and Audit Part 6: Internal Investigations INSTRUCTORS: Part 3 and 4 Ryan D. McConnell is a founding partner of R. McConnell Group PLLC, a Houston-based firm focused on compliance practice and creating effective compliance programs. Mr. McConnell is a former federal prosecutor who focused on corporate compliance issues, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Outside of his law practice, Mr. McConnell teaches international corporate compliance at the University of Houston Law Center. Lori Fink is Senior Vice President—Assistant General Counsel and Chief Privacy Officer for AT&T Services, Inc. where she has responsibility for legal matters relating to privacy, data protection, corporate compliance. Prior to that, Lori was with Southwestern Bell Telephone Company handling labor, general litigation and state regulatory and legislative matters. She has held a variety of other legal positions supporting External Affairs and Compliance, Small Business Sales, Global Customer Service, Access Management, Global Operations and Process Engineering, the Global Marketing Organization, Corporate Strategy and the Big Data Center of Excellence. Jay G. Martin is Vice President, Chief Compliance Officer and Senior General Counsel at Baker Hughes International. Prior to joining BHI, Mr. Martin was a Shareholder at Winstead Sechrest & Minick P.C., a Partner at Phelps Dunbar and Andrews & Kurth, and the Assistant General Counsel of Mobil Oil Corporation’s Worldwide Exploration and Production Division in Fairfax, Virginia.  Amanda Packel is with the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford Law School where she coordinates and executes the center’s programs and projects and serves as co-director of Stanford Directors’ College, the leading executive education program for board members and senior executives of publicly traded firms. Packel previously practiced white collar criminal defense and conducted corporate investigations as an associate at Covington & Burling and a senior associate at Orrick.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 12-13, 2017 – The Ritz-Carlton

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, and other legal and financial practitioners as 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. The combination of an excellent program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s Texas State Fair famous corny dogs, the 7th annual whiskey tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won't want to miss! And join us on Wednesday afternoon at the Dallas Bar Association for the Women Deal Lawyers Forum - a half-day program focusing on the unique opportunities and challenges facing women lawyers practicing M&A and corporate law. more »

Total Credit Hours:
10.50 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 25, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 25, 2017

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 practice, offers an introduction to removal proceedings, and details issues new practitioners face in managing an immigration practice.    Stay on for the 2-day 41st 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 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 26-27, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 26-27, 2017

In a changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law is more important than ever. UT Law’s 41st Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels, and provides an opportunity to hear the latest developments and to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts. Interact with your fellow practitioners to hear how they are dealing with the tough issues of the day.   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 and strategies in family-based and employment-based immigration, 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.  Gain practical insight into new immigration policies and the current political landscape. Review the latest Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and Board of Immigration Appeals cases and decisions. Know your rights at the border, and hear practical advice on how to protect you and your clients. Examine business-based immigration topics including an overview of work visas, a deeper dive into H1-B visas and common problems for employers, PERM processing, and worksite enforcement. Learn how to prepare for audits and raids and what to do once they occur. Review procedures, options, and defenses for removal. Discuss how to avoid and address your client’s fraud or misrepresentation findings when dealing with the USCIS, DOS, and Immigration court. 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:
14.50 | 6.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Government Enforcement Institute

Houston – Oct 26-27, 2017 – Hotel Derek

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 4th Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—one of the premier enforcement programs in the country. The Institute brings together a nationally recognized faculty to discuss key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. It provides a unique collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. This year’s program features: Presentations by top current and former officials, as well as General Counsel from major companies including: Keynote Presentation by Benjamin D. Singer, Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Audrey T. Andrews, SVP and GC for Tenet Healthcare Corporation Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, Partner with Debevoise & Plimpton, and former Chief of the SEC Enforcement Division’s FCPA Unit Patrick K. Craine, Deputy GC and Chief Risk and Compliance Officer for Chesapeake Energy Corporation Charles E. Duross, Partner with Morrison & Foerster LLP, and former Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Jason S. Flemmons, Sr. Managing Director with Ankura Consulting Group, and former Deputy Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and longest consecutively-serving U.S. Attorney Michael F. Maloney, Chief Accountant for the SEC’s Division of Enforcement Paul E. Pelletier, Partner with Pepper Hamilton LLP, and former Principal Deputy Chief of the DOJ’s Fraud Section Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Regional Director of the SEC's Fort Worth Office In depth, practical and timely discussions, including: The Administration’s Shifting Priorities: What’s Hot, What’s Not and What You Need to Know Financial Fraud Enforcement: Public Companies, the SEC and the DOJ Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel’s Perspective Healthcare Enforcement Issues: Civil and Criminal Developments FCPA: Perspectives from the Top The General Counsel and the Compliance Function: A Marriage Made In… Plus invaluable networking opportunities to interact with speakers and attendees, including the Thursday Networking Luncheon and Evening Reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 2-3, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Nov 2-3, 2017

UT Law's 22nd 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, Stanford Law School A discussion on the Evolving Patent Valuation Landscape and the interplay between innovation and the rising costs of enforcement Section 101 and a look at how the courts and USPTO continue to apply Alice  Strategies for strengthening your PTAB trial record for appeal Changes to the on-sale bar rule under the AIA Approaches for acquiring, managing, and asserting patent portfolios Emerging technologies and how they are impacting the legal landscape ITC trends and hot topics Patent litigation around the world and the growing popularity of jurisdictions like Canada, China and Germany Insight from sitting U.S. District Court Judges, including Judge Cathy Ann Bencivengo (SDCA), Judge Mitchell S. Goldberg (EDPA) and Judge Robert W. Schroeder III (EDTX) and their experiences hearing patent cases A Friday Breakfast Presentation, hosted by Women in IP, on the Ethical Considerations of Career Transitions 3.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on Patent Prosecution and Malpractice, and Recent Developments in Attorney-Client Privilege in Patent Litigation Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Networking Reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Nov 2-3, 2017 – Renaissance Hotel

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 41st Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Renaissance Hotel in Austin.  Updates and Opportunities: civil procedure, 85th Texas Legislature, unlawful animus, Anti-SLAPP and business torts and damages Litigations Skills: opening and closing arguments, demonstrative evidence, difficult witnesses, and voir dire Litigation in the Real World: advocacy in a post-truth world, bad facts, arbitration, monitored conversations Litigation in a Digital World: e-discovery, social media, and data security Earn up to 12.00 hours including 3.00 hours of ethics with this and much more And join us, during lunch on Friday, for the inaugural presentation of Page Keeton Award for Excellence in Continuing Legal Education to Justice Jeffrey S. Boyd, The Supreme Court of Texas.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 3.00 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 10, 2017 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Back by popular demand, the Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute brings together experts in real estate law, finance, and leasing for a focused one-day program that covers the latest leasing issues at a sophisticated level.   2017 highlights include:  Insight into leasing essentials with sessions on key terms in retail, commercial, and ground and parcel leases Tips to effectively negotiate sublease provisions and address concerns about the lack of privity of contract and the sublandlord’s inability to perform certain obligations An exploration of the insurance policies and endorsements recommended for commercial leases in plain English A survey of the common issues affecting leases in bankruptcy proceedings, featuring Hon. Marvin Isgur, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Houston, TX A review of monetary and possessory remedies for tenant defaults and the interplay between common law, statutory, and contractual remedies All this plus the opportunity to earn 7.25 hours of MCLE and network with fellow practitioners! more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info
Specializations:
Consumer and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law
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LIVE VIDEO WEBCAST: Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 5 and 6)

Live Webcast – Nov 10, 2017

There is no “one-size fits all” compliance program. Each compliance program begins with a deep understanding of the business and risk environment. Program design considers the end business user and creates a structure that is mapped to different risks and regulations through a compliance framework that shares common themes irrespective of the type of business or subject matter. Join us online for Part 5 and 6 of this this six-part series that walks through the legal and regulatory framework, core principles and key components of a successful compliance program.   Part 5: Monitoring and Audit Part 6: Internal Investigations Missed Parts 1-4?  Catch up and earn CLE credits on your time!  (Available November 1st) Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 1 and 2) - eCourse Part 1: Compliance Framework Part 2: Risk Assessments (Available November 1st) Corporate Compliance Essentials (Part 3 and 4) - eCourse Part 3: Training and Awareness Part 4: Policies and Procedures INSTRUCTORS: Part 5 and 6 Ryan D. McConnell is a founding partner of R. McConnell Group PLLC, a Houston-based firm focused on compliance practice and creating effective compliance programs. Mr. McConnell is a former federal prosecutor who focused on corporate compliance issues, internal investigations and white-collar criminal defense. Outside of his law practice, Mr. McConnell teaches international corporate compliance at the University of Houston Law Center. Kristen Savalle is an Associate Director of Empirical Research at Stanford Law School and with the Rock Center for Corporate Governance. Cara Viglucci at Millicom in Miami, FL more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00    Credit Info
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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 16-17, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel

UT Law's 36th 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 and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: Listen as Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments A Peek Under the Robes: Judicial Panel, moderated by Judge H. Christopher Mott offers a unique showdown between Bankruptcy Judges and their trusty Law Clerks Hear the latest on bankruptcies in the real estate, healthcare, and retail industries Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the rise of equity committees; the briefing, arguments, and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court’s consideration (and perhaps decision) of the scope of the Section 546(e) safe harbor in Merit Management Group v. FTI Consulting; what steps a company should and should not take prior to a bankruptcy filing; implications of Jevic on business bankruptcy cases; and practice tips to avoid pitfalls in post-confirmation subject matter jurisdiction Consumer Track includes discussions on dischargeability of taxes in Chapter 7 and 13 cases; Community Property, Divorce and Bankruptcy—What Could Possibly go Wrong; How to Make the Trustee Happy and Keep Your Client out of Trouble; Espinosa Update and Other Post-Confirmation Chapter 13 Matters Gain insight on Jevic; student loans; SCOTUS judicial decision making; formulating, confirming and implementing complex plans; trail advocacy for bankruptcy practitioners; 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 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Houston – Nov 16-17, 2017 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

Join leading members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 14th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This nationally recognized event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS, and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between the private sector and the Service. The 2017 program features a sophisticated array of presentations, panels, and discussions on current energy taxation issues, including: An Opening Presentation on The Global Energy Challenge and How the U.S. Fits Keynote Presentation by IRS LB&I Commissioner, Doug O’Donnell In depth discussion on Capital Cost Recovery An analysis of Oil and Gas Investment Vehicles, including price and profitability issues and tax reform issues Select domestic tax issues: Partnership Allocation Issues, plus Tax Issues for Distressed Companies International tax issues: Current Issues in International Tax for the General Practitioner; in-depth discussion of International Tax Planning Issues; and International Compliance Hot Topics in Oil and Gas Tax A discussion on the latest developments and impacts of LB&I’s campaign audit strategy on the energy sector 1 hour Ethics on recent developments in the area of the regulation of tax practice and tax ethics Multiple networking opportunities, including the Thursday Evening Attendee Reception If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Tax Law
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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've run into an acquaintance who starts the conversation off with "I have this friend ..."  The 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 and Larry Sannicandro of Agostino & Associates, P.C. 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 »

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

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

Don’t miss the 2018 Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government to discuss the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Literacy Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. more »

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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. more »

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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, 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.  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 »

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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. more »

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Land Use Fundamentals

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

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Land Use Conference

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

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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

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

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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Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 24-25, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-5, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

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

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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