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Conference on Criminal Appeals

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

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 justice system.   Highlights include: Tips on Avoiding the Dreaded Non-Compliant “White Card” with a step-by-step walk through of TRAP Rule 73 and 11.07 habeas application compliance. Analysis of legislative and rule changes affecting appellate practitioners, including HB34. Legal writing tips and tricks with Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences and How to Improve Your Brief Writing. Guidance on how to prosecute and defend motions for a new trial from both sides of the aisle. Insight into Maintaining Your Credibility in Court, with discussion of creativity versus credibility and how to zealously advocate for your client without falling on your face. Reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Updates on Brady case law and its associated ethical provisions, and an examination of significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act. The opportunity to earn 13.25 hours of MCLE (including 2.25 hours of ethics) while networking with your fellow practitioners and members of the judiciary. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse containing an additional 1.75 hours of MCLE (including 0.75 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.0/3.0 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
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Athletes and Controversy: Making a Stand or Taking a Knee

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 4, 2018

10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Jason Boulette, Toysha “TJ” Martin, and Pete Reid and explore the legal and civil rights implications of protesting as a professional athlete.   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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The Fundamentals of Non-Competes and Trade Secrets

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 4, 2018

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join A. Robert Fischer and review the ever-changing law regarding the enforcement of non-competition agreements, and the protection of trade secrets.   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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Authentication of Electronic Evidence

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 4, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Pierre Grosdidier and learn how to authenticate electronic evidence without having to rely on an expert.     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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Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight

STUDIO WEBCAST – May 4, 2018

2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Pierre Grosdidier and learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data.     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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Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

After 25 years, UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is more relevant than ever. With two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the bar and personnel experts, the conference has earned the reputation as the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. This year’s highlights include: Exploration of The Boundaries of Employee Free Speech with discussion of the rights of employees to express their views and the competing rights of public and private employers to respond. Insight into unconscious bias in the workplace, including how it may influence workplace decisions and interactions, and the latest approaches and legal implications for addressing it. Examination of current activity involving Leaves of Absence Under the FMLA and ADA, including tactics for pushing back on suspected leave abuse. What Is It Worth? An analysis of how lawyers on each side of the docket value the settlement of cases and how to compare in terms of valuation for standard employment law situations. Focused presentation series on litigation strategies (featuring discussion of expert witnesses and anti-SLAPP concerns) and workforce solutions (featuring discussion of the onboarding process and preventing workplace violence). The latest federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA, and more. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse containing an additional hour of ethics to ensure attendees can earn their required 15.0/3.0 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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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. Highlights include: Discussion of Shareholder Activism and Hostile Activity, including tactics for activist defense, raid preparedness, board/corporate governance, and shareholder engagement. Cybersecurity insight From the Mind of a Hacker, including a look into how to avoid being bait and what happens on the dark web. Tips for preparing your corporate representative for their time in the witness chair, and tips for keeping your in-house counsel out of that same chair. Analysis of Employee Ideology v. Company Values, with discussion of headline-making events that have put this collision of rights on the front page. Updates on labor and employment law, including insight into the latest on Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Agreements with discussion of the fallout from the NRLB’s decision in D.R. Horton, Inc. Best practices for board service, and analysis of Ethical Hazards That Confront In-House Counsel Exploration of how diversity in the work place and effectively working with local counsel can improve your legal department and help you get better results in the boardroom and the courtroom. Attendees will also receive a bonus eCourse after the Institute so they can meet their full 15.0/3.0 Texas MCLE requirement with one registration. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
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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. This year’s program features: A luncheon presentation by Texas Law Professor Robert M. Chesney on National Cybersecurity Policy and Security Issues. GDPR is Effective Today!, with updates and discussion on compliance considerations. Advanced licensing strategies and updates; plus discussion on the enforcement of open source and community licenses through copyright infringement. A look at Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions including the new cyber-security requirements for government contractors. Practical tips for navigating ethical issues that arise in negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad. An in-house counsel discussion on current cybersecurity challenges and trends. An easy-to-understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications. The latest law and policies surrounding self-driving cars and drones. “Make or break” legal issues for startups, from entity formation to financing to regulatory compliance. Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies. An essential ethics presentation on Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty of Technology Competence. 3.00 hours of Ethics, including a presentation on Technology and Access to Justice. Multiple opportunities for networking, including the Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 3, 2018 – 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 6th 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
5.00    Credit Info
Specialization:
Tax Law
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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 4-5, 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 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 how to prepare for an IRS Exempt Organizations examination in light of the new data-driven approach. Explore best practices in managing the tax compliance process related to alternative investments. Review the impact of tax reform on UBIT, including UBIT silo-ing, laws regarding fringe benefits and more. Discuss international transactions including operations in foreign countries, permanent establishment and what’s happening with OECD. Attendees are invited to network with program faculty and attendees at the Monday Evening 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25    Credit Info
Specialization:
Tax Law
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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 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 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: Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings Challenging NTAs and Motions to Dismiss Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Adjustments Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief 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.  INSTRUCTORS AVA BENACH is a founding partner of Benach Collopy. For nearly twenty years, she has navigated clients through the maze of immigration law. Ava has concentrated her practice on representing clients in removal proceedings and in litigation matters before the federal courts. She also has extensive experience advising clients on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions and complex citizenship and residence questions. In June 2017, Ava was awarded the Edith B. Lowenstein Award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law by the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).   IMRAN BEG MIRZA has been Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. He has over 28 years of experience litigating cases in the immigration, federal district and federal appellate courts of the United States. Mr. Mirza is also currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Crime and Immigration at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian-American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.   MICHELLE L. SAENZ-RODRIGUEZ is the co-founder of Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Now in her 26th year of practice, Michelle is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of Texas. Michelle is former Chair for the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers. She is currently a member of the ABA Commission on Immigration. Michelle has recently been named “Top Lawyer in the Field of Immigration for 2018” by Best Lawyers in America. She recently became a Director for the AILA Board of Governors. She is on the AILA ICE National Liaison Committee and also serves as the EOIR Liaison in Dallas, Texas.   JACQUELINE L. WATSON is an El Paso native and undergraduate alum of the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jacqueline has practiced immigration law in Austin since 1999 and proudly joined Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC in 2016. She served the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter as its Chair from 2015 to 2016. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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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. Highlights include: A Networking Reception on Thursday evening to connect with colleagues and members of the judiciary – new this year! Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Justice Paul, W. Green, Justice Eva Guzman, and Justice James “Jimmy” Blacklock about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners. Insight into How the Supreme Court of Texas Operates Today, including what practitioners and their clients need to know about changes to the Court’s internal procedures. A survey of the precedent on Rule 91(a) Dismissals and Appeals, and tips for trial-court and appellate practice. Guidance on effective Oral Argument from Both Sides, with perspective from Hon. William J. Boyce, Fourteenth Court of Appeals, Houston, TX, and Robert M. "Randy" Roach Jr., Roach & Newton, L.L.P., Houston, TX. Friday afternoon’s traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary, where attendees can engage in relaxed conversation with members of the state and federal judiciary. Also new this year, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse after the conference, affording them the opportunity to earn their full 15.0/3.0 Texas MCLE credit hours for the year! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Houston – Jun 28, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? Attend this one-day conference to learn from top Texas litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Gain fail-safe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in business and a tort cases Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Obtain the essential steps of a successful deposition when representing your plaintiff Attendees of the live conference receive a complimentary copy of Winning at Deposition, the award-winning book by D. Shane Read. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.75    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Bankruptcy Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Consumer and Commercial Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Family Law
Juvenile Law
Labor and Employment Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
Workers' Compensation Law
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Essential Employment Law

Houston – Jun 29, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Jun 29, 2018

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. INSTRUCTORS Connie L. Cornell, PHR is a founding partner of Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocao, LLP, an Austin labor and employment law firm. Ms. Cornell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the national Society for Human Resource Management. Katrina Grider is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins with over thirty years of extensive experience from both management and enforcement perspectives. Ms. Grider represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. In addition, Ms. Grider conducts training for managers, supervisors, and employees. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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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 and a model LLC agreement. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.75    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law
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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 27th 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. Hear the latest updates in Texas case law, as well as filing tips and administrative guidance from the Secretary of State. Hear a Federal Tax Update as well as a discussion on Choice of Entity after Tax Reform, exploring the factors that may influence your selection including when and why to use pass-through entities.  Review the recent Dallas Court of Appeals decision in Enterprise Products Partners v. Energy Transfer Partners, L.P. and get an update on inadvertent partnerships in light of that decision. Gain practical tips to drafting indemnity provisions, amendment provisions, and ownership exit agreements. Explore essential securities considerations, filing requirements and more.  Understand the IRS’s new approach to partnership audits in Drafting Partnership and LLC Agreements for the New Partnership Audit Rules. Learn the basics of Blockchain technology and smart contracts. Earn 2.00 hours of legal ethics including a presentation on Modern Ethics and the Moveable Lawyer. 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
11.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law
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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Houston – Jul 25, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Jul 25, 2018

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 directly from top government officials, get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include:  Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update Cybersecurity Regulation and Enforcement Incidence Response and Breach Disclosure Cybersecurity Insurance Legal Implications of Ephemeral Data Blockchain Technology, Smart Contracts, and Data Protection Third Party Vendor Management The In-House Perspective on Managing Current Threats and Challenges If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Criminal Law
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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Houston – Jul 26-27, 2018 – 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. This year’s highlights include: A review of the recent rule changes, including tips you should know and traps you should avoid. Insight from the Acting U.S. Trustee for Region 7 on topics such as the means test and debtor audits. Audience voting on the “Sweet Sixteen” cases to include in your briefcase to take to hearings. Advice on How to Claim, Attack, and Defend Exemptions, including the reasons behind exemptions and how to ensure creditors receive some payment Analysis of The Intersection of Bankruptcy and Criminal Law: From Bankruptcy Crimes to the Fifth Amendment Breakfast Breakout Sessions for each district, featuring casual discussion with district bankruptcy judges and Chapter 13 trustees. Networking reception where attendees can connect with old colleagues and meet new ones. Attendees will also receive additional on-demand programming to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.0/3.0 hours of required Texas MCLE. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer and Commercial Law
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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Aug 8, 2018 – Moody Gardens

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The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Houston – Aug 9, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Aug 9, 2018

The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case is the ultimate primer for practitioners of all experience levels interested in getting more involved in the practice area. Designed as an overview of the subject of car crash litigation, the program introduces issues, concepts, and terms that are explored deeply in The Car Crash Seminar, which starts later the same day. more »

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 9-10, 2018 – 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.  more »

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The Car Crash Seminar

Houston – Aug 9-10, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Aug 9-10, 2018

The Car Crash Seminar is the ultimate program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement, and leave with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.   2018 program highlights: Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including working up the case, guidance on the use of medical records, and presenting and crossing doctors The latest on hot topics such as auto product liability cases, ridesharing claims, autonomous vehicles, and low property damage cases Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, ERISA, workers’ comp, hospital liens, state and local employees, and disability plans Insight into innovative technology and accident reconstruction resources to support your electronic trial presentation Judicial perspective on what does and doesn't work well at trial and a mediator’s perspective on what happens in the parties’ rooms when the other isn’t looking Earn up to 11.25 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics credit, while networking with your fellow professionals Come early on Thursday for our new program The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case for an introduction to the issues explored in-depth in the Seminar. more »

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

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

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary and regulatory and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics. more »

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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

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

UT Law's 52nd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Attendees also have the chance to spend time focused exclusively on residential or commercial lending, and – new this year – the opportunity to focus on either loan servicing or loan origination as well. Following the conference, attendees receive supplemental on-demand programming to ensure they are able to satisfy their full 15.0/3.0 MCLE requirement. All this makes the Institute the definitive real estate finance course of the year. more »

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Government Enforcement Institute

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

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Gas and Power Institute

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

The 17th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. With essential information on the latest industry and market climate, the Institute also provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 27th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized 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. more »

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 4-5, 2018 – 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 Institute offers a cutting-edge program, nationally-recognized speakers, and a great opportunity to network with leading U.S. and foreign M&A professionals. And new this year, attendees will also receive additional on-demand programming to ensure that they have the opportunity to earn their full three hours of ethics for the year. The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship: The Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is proud to announce the establishment of The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship – a permanent endowment for the benefit of The University of Texas School of Law. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to support students of high academic achievement who exhibit strong interest and potential in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Gifts of all sizes are now being accepted through the registration process or at the Institute in October, and will be applied to the principal of the endowment. Please note that Gifts to The University of Texas are tax deductible as allowed by law, and The University of Texas is defined by the IRS as a 170C organization, a government-supported non-profit. All donors will receive a receipt from the University Development Office for their contribution. As with any decision involving your assets, we encourage you to seek the advice of professional counsel when considering a gift. more »

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 24, 2018

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 25-26, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Oct 25-26, 2018

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

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Civil Litigation Conference

Houston – Nov 8-9, 2018 – The Whitehall Hotel

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Leasing Institute

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

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

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Taxation Conference

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

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

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Bankruptcy Conference

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

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Estate Planning Workshop

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

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