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UT Law CLE brings you in-person opportunities to connect with top experts and colleagues in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop

Austin – Jan 22, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—the Forms 990, financial statements, fiduciary duties and conflicts of interest, and ex-regulators’ perspectives on charitable oversight. Plus, this year's Lobbying and Political Campaign Workshops, as well as the IRS Audit Workshops, provide multiple small-group opportunities to walk through practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. more »

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

Austin – Jan 23-24, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 37th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.  The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics, including:  A View of the Sector with an overview of the latest legislative and regulatory developments A panel of state Attorneys General on the current state of enforcement, top priorities and other oversight considerations. Election year issues for public charities Private foundation compliance and taxable expenditures Disqualified persons and qualifying distributions Donor advised funds and UBIT Effective grantmaking processes and corporate foundations Impact investing and issues in charitability Ethical Issues for the Nonprofit Organizations Advisor with 1.00 hour of Ethics. Five small-group “Master Classes” for a deeper dive on key topics: Dissecting the Grant Agreement; Charitable Giving and Endowments; Entrepreneurship and Commerciality; Understanding Your Web Presence; and Investment Policies and Portfolios. Plus, hear the Year in Review with Bruce R. Hopkins on current developments in federal legislation, IRS rulings, and court opinions. Network with program faculty and attendees at the Wednesday and Thursday Evening Receptions; and earn CLE credit, CPE credit (NASBA), and CFP credit. Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The Workshop provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, as well as multiple small-group opportunities to walk through practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 27-28, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
WEBCAST – Jan 27-28, 2020

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 15th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. 2020 highlights include: Renewable Energy Essentials, first thing Monday morning, offers a great introduction or refresher on Off Take, Financing, and Development for renewable energy professionals. Keith Martin returns with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts, including Joseph Kelliher, Abigail Ross Hopper, Tom Kiernan, Jonathan Weisgall and Gregory Wetstone, for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy that impacts renewable energy. Review and update of important state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the renewable energy markets. Get the latest updates and developments from ERCOT and PUC. Explore some of the considerations and strategies regarding developing utility-scale solar projects in areas with current coal activity. Valuable information on compliance and reporting requirements for Chapter 313, PSAs, PPAs, ITC and PTC qualifying, and much more. 2.00 hours of ethics credit. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Monday evening’s networking reception. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 1.00 hour of MCLE (including 1.00 hour of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law
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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 13-14, 2020 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 16th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a great set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language, and resources. This year’s program includes: An overview of special needs trusts essentials, including SNT Basics, Pooled SNTs: Guidelines for Best Practices, Maximizing Public Benefits (Basics), and Emerging Trends in SNTs. Learn about the New POMs Clarification on the Fee Approval Requirements. The SSA’s Regional Trust Leads discuss the regional centralization of the SSI trust review business process, including 2019 POMS update. Learn tools and specific recommendations of large and small distributions for evaluating requests in part through quality of life considerations. An overview of support issues in divorce cases involving children and spouses with disabilities and the use of SNTs to protect benefits. Interplay of Guardians and Trustees In and Out of Court + Administering SNTs Established in Other States and Other SSA Regions. A variety of other SNT topics, including Protecting and Maximizing Public Benefits (Advanced), Public Benefits for Children, IRA and SNTs, social security fee petitions, and more. Network with program faculty, colleagues, and exhibitors at the Thursday Evening Reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 20-21, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 20-21, 2020

UT Law’s 35th Annual School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals, and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts, and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. This year’s conference offers attendees the opportunity to: Hear updates on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year, recent developments from the Office of the Attorney General, and Fifth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court decisions on special education. Examine the competing demands facing school districts on school safety issues, individual rights relating to political speech, and school dress codes. Explore school personnel issues regarding secure records compliance, the newly created “Do Not Hire” registry, rules for accepting gifts or benefits, and the risks social media poses for teachers and other educators. Learn how to navigate the grievance/disciplinary process, best practices when served with a lawsuit, and how to present a case referred to the Texas State Office of Administrative Hearings. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow school law practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Reception. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours of MCLE (including 0.75 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 12-13, 2020 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 26, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 26, 2020

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues. The program features sessions on production and marketing; royalty disputes; co-tenancy; division orders; JOA; maintaining the secondary term of the lease; general surface usage; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. Continue on to the 46th Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. This program is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 27, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
WEBCAST – Mar 27, 2020

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. 2020 program highlights include: Two-part Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Mock negotiation of a master service agreement with particular attention paid to the insurance and indemnity provisions to ensure an effective risk allocation program. Discuss Working Interest Disputes under AAPL 2015 Form 610 JOA. The Limits to Certainty in Title Examination: Bright Lines and Sharp Corners vs. Holistic and Harmonizing, and Those Pesky Fact Questions. Plus valuable information on split estate issues, oil and gas bankruptcies, flaring issues, and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners and experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Health Law Pre-Conference

Houston – Apr 15, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

The 2020 Health Law Pre-Conference offers our traditional Wednesday Evening sessions, and is the perfect overview and conference primer—for both new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field—with concurrent tracks on health law fundamentals, advanced issues in health law, and in-house counsel issues (limited to in-house counsel only). Continue on and also register for the 32nd Annual Health Law Conference for one and half days of presentations from 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 16-17, 2020 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

UT Law CLE's 32nd 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.  Come a day early and also register for the 2020 Health Law Pre-Conference, which offers our traditional Wednesday Evening sessions, and is the perfect overview and conference primer—for both new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field—with concurrent tracks on health law fundamentals, advanced issues in health law, and in-house counsel issues (limited to in-house counsel only). more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 22, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 23-24, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
WEBCAST – Apr 23-24, 2020

The 24th Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators. Come a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – Apr 30 - May 1, 2020 – The Whitehall Hotel
Live Webcast – Apr 30 - May 1, 2020

The 41st Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law.   more »

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 6-8, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE's 2020 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.25 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 7-8, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
Webcast – May 7-8, 2020

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 21-22, 2020 – Four Seasons Hotel
Webcast – May 21-22, 2020

UT Law CLE’s 33rd Annual Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners; in-house counsel from leading tech companies; and experts in open source, data privacy/security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry.  more »

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – May 31 - Jun 2, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 4-5, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Austin – Aug 21, 2020 – Thompson Conference Center

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Aug 27-28, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center

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