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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 5*, 6-7, 2017 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
*Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions

UT Law’s 29th 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, including: Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare in the new Trump-era landscape. Important healthcare developments from the last year, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review; and gain insight on the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. An evaluation of the current state of health plans and providers. Practical tips in drafting and negotiating healthcare transactions. Recent trends in FCA and government enforcement. An exploration of telehealth, emerging technologies, and related legal and ethical issues. A look at Realities and Future of Payment and Delivery Reform Discussion on the Legal Ethics Challenges in the World of Cyberthreats: Technology and Professional Responsibility for Healthcare Lawyers. Wednesday evening pre-conference concurrent sessions—Health Law Fundamentals provides an introduction to health law; and In-House Counsel Issues (limited to in-house counsel only) facilitates active discussion and sharing among in-house panelists and participants. Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon and the Thursday evening reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 5, 2017 – Austin Marriott South
Live Webcast – Apr 5, 2017

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

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 6-7, 2017 – Austin Marriott South
Live Webcast – Apr 6-7, 2017

The 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. 2017 highlights include: Case law and legislative updates, including in-depth discussion of topics like Sovereign Immunity and Prior Non-Conformities How to overcome the limitations state law places on the ability of cities to sell real property An exploration of Financial and Regulatory Constraints on Commercial Development with Ron Lawrie of Orix Controversies, hot topics, and recent developments in fair housing litigation, regulation, and initiatives An analysis of the recent Texas Supreme Court decision in Crosstex North Texas Pipeline v. Gardiner and its effect on prosecuting future nuisance cases Public and private sector perspectives on the uses, costs, and special requirements of innovative districts and creative spaces A review of developing online security considerations for attorneys, emphasizing ethical obligations, unsettled questions, and practical tips Up to 14.00 of CLE credit, including 2.00 hours of ethics credit, with multiple opportunities to network with your fellow land use professionals  Come a day early for Land Use Fundamentals—the perfect primer or refresher. more »

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

Houston – Apr 13, 2017 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 13, 2017
Webcast Replay – Jun 8, 2017

UT Law'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 opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. Continue on to the 43rd Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Apr 14, 2017 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 14, 2017
Webcast Replay – Jun 9, 2017

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. 2017 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith presents his annual Case Law Update. Bart W. Huffman, Reed Smith LLP, and Will R. Daugherty, Baker & Hostetler, explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect against cybersecurity threats including threats to client data and communications. Brian Sullivan, McElroy, Sullivan, Miller, Weber & Olmstead, delivers the Railroad Commission Update. Matt Ray, Energy Transfer Partners, presents on Gas Exports to Mexico during the luncheon presentation. J. Robert Goldsmith Jr., Goldsmith, Bogisch & Chaires, moderates a panel discussion of Legal and Regulatory Issues in Light of Current Drilling Technology with panelists Gregory S. Mathews, Chevron USA INC., and John B. McFarland, Graves, Dougherty, Hearon & Moody. Hear Fun New Ways for Density and Proration Rules to Bust Your Lease with Brandon Durrett, Dykema Cox Smith. 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 »

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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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 10-12, 2017 – Austin Marriott South

UT Law's biennial Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for discussions on current issues facing the criminal system. 2017 program highlights include: Significant decisions and updates from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court in the last year Emerging Issues in PDRs with Stacey Soule, Office of the State Prosecuting Attorney, and Gary Hart, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals An exploration of legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony Techniques on writing effective briefs in Legal Writing: Clearly Using Intensifiers is Literally a Crime Investigating, developing, and prosecuting ineffective assistance of counsel claims in post-conviction litigation How to raise and defend disclosure issues in a post-Michael Morton Act world with Patricia Cummings, The Law Offices of Patricia Cummings, and Bill Wirskye, Collin County District Attorney's Office An examination of the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation with Hon. Michael Keasler, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law
Juvenile Law
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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – May 11-12, 2017 – Hotel Derek
Live Webcast – May 11-12, 2017

The 39th 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. 2017 program highlights include: In-house perspective into pressures to improve disclosure, increase board diversity, enhance corporate governance and stave off cyber-attacks in What Keeps Boards Up at Night? Updates on employment law, trends in mergers and acquisitions, trade secret best practices, and trends in compensation A discussion of Effective Partnering, including best practices for effective communication between in-house and outside counsel on all facets of litigation practice, with focus on recent changes to the role of in-house counsel The Opportunity to Trump Obama's Environmental & Energy Agenda: a review of the first 100 days of the Trump Administration and what it means for the energy industry Judicial Views on the Role of In-House Counsel and the C-Suite featuring Hon Caroline Elizabeth Baker, 295th Civil District Court, Hon. Alfred Bennett, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Hon. Randall W. Wilson, 157th District Court. Cybersecurity updates, including insights into the risks when data breaches occur and how to manage a data breach crisis, and practical tips for how to respond to network intrusions, data loss, data breach, and cyber disruption Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and attendees and the opportunity to earn up to 15.00 hours of CLE credit, including 3.00 hours of ethics more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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County and District Clerks Legal Education Program

San Marcos – May 17-19, 2017 – Embassy Suites San Marcos

Join us for CDCAT and The University of Texas School of Law's Legal Education Program, the preeminent conference for Texas County and District Clerks and their staff. This year, the conference returns to the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center—adjacent to the San Marcos outlet malls. 2017 highlights include: Multiple opportunities to interact, network, and discuss best practices with colleagues and exhibitors Guidance on providing permissible helpful information without rendering prohibited legal advice or ex parte communication, with Scott Gibson, from the State Office of Court Administration Updates from Steven L. Mierl, Cornell Smith Mierl & Brutocoa, LLP, on employment law and the changes on the federal level that will help you discover what you need to know as public employers Requirements for developing and evaluating RFPs, by Beth Fleming, Denton County Purchasing  The County and District Clerks Legislative committee with  the latest updates from the 85th Texas Legislature A chance to review and provide feedback for changes to the County and District Clerk handbooks and make the handbook work for you and your office Carl Flowers, of Fred Pryor Seminars, leads a workshop on How to Manage Conflict and Confrontation and Managing Generation Differences Entertaining and inspiring luncheon presentation Making the Ordinary Extraordinary: The Comic Path to Happiness in Life, by Martha Cobb, Southwest Airlines more »

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 25-26, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – May 25-26, 2017

UT Law’s 30th 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 copyright, trademark, open source, and data privacy and security for the latest issues affecting the technology industry. This year's program features: A discussion of current technology policy and possible impacts under a Trump administration Advanced licensing and service agreements—understanding key terms, practical negotiation and drafting strategies, and perspectives from the federal bench Negotiating open source warranties and indemnities GDPR Readiness in 2017 A look at the current cyber threat landscape and emerging issues for executive officers and board members Innovative Approaches to Protecting IP in the Technology Sector Programmable Money and the Future of Contracts Key issues in technology M&A: the influence of activist shareholders, and navigating due diligence in technology transactions Immigration Update: Trump-Era Policies and Impacts on the Technology Sector A panel of U.S. District Court Judges discussing current issues in technology law and best practices as they occur in federal litigation 3.00 hours of Ethics, including a presentation on Technology’s Disruption of the Legal Profession Multiple opportunities for networking, including Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 1-2, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel

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 27th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners.   2017 highlights include: The Ethics of Social Media, with David Lat, Above the Law, Justice Don R. Willett, Supreme Court of Texas, and John G. Browning, Passman & Jones Experienced perspective on what makes for great  Appellate Advocacy, with David M. Gunn, Beck Redden LLP, and Justice Stephen A. Higginson, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Practical tips on appellate court practices from current staff attorneys in Pulling Back the Curtain (a Bit) Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, Justice Eva Guzman, and Justice Jeff Brown about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners The Ethics Apprentice, hosted by Judge Daryl L. Moore, 333rd District Court, during which ambitious appellate practitioners compete against one another as they struggle to answer ethics questions that savvy practitioners ought to know Updates on essential topics such as interlocutory appeals, harmful error, attorney fees, and rehearing en banc strategies Attendees also enjoy networking opportunities with judges and fellow colleagues during the conference, including Friday’s traditional Luncheon with the Judiciary. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 3.00 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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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 4, 2017 – 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 5th Annual Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) beginning at 3:45 p.m. for in-depth coverage of federal tax issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and practical guidance in higher education taxation. more »

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

Austin – Jun 4-6, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center

The Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) provides a unique forum for college and university tax professionals from around the country to examine and discuss federal tax issues, including compliance and legislation and judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Objectives: Examine recent tax law developments that affect institutions of higher education, including updates on Congressional activity, IRS rulings, and judicial decisions. Hear the current Legislative and Policy Outlook for Colleges and Universities and how Congress is examining exempt organizations. Understand the recently released safe harbors regarding management contracts and tax-exempt bonds. Analyze the complex tax considerations for faculty inventor payments that arise when a university shares revenue from licensing technology. Explore emerging issues around the property tax exemption and recent experiences from private and public institutions Discuss commonly missed or misinterpreted fringe benefits provided by colleges and universities. Examine various types of non-qualified deferred compensation arrangements and the tax rules that apply to them. Get tips and strategies from seasoned campus leaders for operating a university tax department, including a variety of models and structures. Attendees are invited to network with program faculty and attendees at the Sunday Evening Opening Reception. NEW THIS YEAR – 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:
14.25    Credit Info
Specialization:
Tax Law
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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – Jun 12-13, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jun 12-13, 2017

The 24th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference offers two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the employment law bench and bar along with HR and personnel experts. Highlights include:   Welcome Folks, to the Trump Administration: What the First 100 Days Mean for Employers and Employees, with Laura M. Merritt, Boulette Golden & Marin, L.L.P. A deep dive into the principle of pay equity, how it is reflected in statute, and the legal and practical concerns in complying with those statutes. William T. (Tommy) Simmons of the Texas Workforce Commission examining important hidden hazards in handling wage payment, unemployment claim, and unemployment tax issues at TWC. General counsel perspectives on how to efficiently and effectively interact with in-house counsel, including interactions regarding litigation, company policies, and labor law requirements. Focused presentation series on litigation strategies (featuring updates on discovery and social media) and workforce strategies (featuring updates on LGBTQ issues and background checks). The latest federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA, and more. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 12, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 13-14, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Jul 13-14, 2017

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 20-21, 2017 – Moody Gardens

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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Dallas – Jul 28, 2017 – Cityplace Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jul 28, 2017

Data breaches are increasingly inevitable—and potentially devastating—to companies of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases and issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from top officials at HHSC and the SEC, 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. 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 »

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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Aug 2, 2017 – Moody Gardens

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 3-4, 2017 – Moody Gardens

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress “beach casual” and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! Are you a member of Texas NAELA? Come a day early and attend the 2017 Texas NAELA Summer Conference on August 2nd. (Open to TX NAELA Members ONLY.) more »

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Aug 17-18, 2017 – Norris Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 17-18, 2017

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 24-25, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 24-25, 2017

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

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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Austin – Aug 24, 2017 – Thompson Conference Center

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. more »

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Trial Skills Training Camp

Austin – Aug 25, 2017 – Thompson Conference Center

Learn from experienced practitioners and judges at Trial Skills Training Camp—a one-day trial advocacy course for new attorneys, seasoned advocates, or anyone in between. more »

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Essential Employment Law: A Practical Course in the Basics

Austin – Sep 8, 2017 – Thompson Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 8, 2017

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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. more »

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

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

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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, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

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

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

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

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

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. more »

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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

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

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Bankruptcy Conference

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