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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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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

The 15th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the United States 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. This year’s highlights include: An Update from the USPTO from Andrei Iancu, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Current Global Enforcement Trends including the influence of countries like Germany, China and others on the U.S. patent system and patent enforcement. An in-depth discussion on Section 101, comparing/contrasting its application across different technologies and life sciences. Hot design patent issues and practical implications of recent decisions. Recent developments and practices before the PTAB, including an update from Deputy Chief Judge Jacqueline Bonilla. Coverage of current issues and best practices for patent practitioners: Section 102 “nuts and bolts”, double patenting issues, after final rejection practice, and more. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Insight from members of the federal judiciary as part of the popular Judicial Panel. more »

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, including: Current Health Industry Issues, including a look at how digital transformation will impact the industry. Recent healthcare developments, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review, as well as the Federal and State Healthcare Legislative Update. Operational hot topics, including a look at the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. Timely discussions on a variety of topics, including insight into Corporate Practice of Medicine Issues in Private Equity Investments, practical approaches to Digital Health, and nuts and bolts on out-of-network business models and recent issues with surprise billing. Opportunities for ethics credit, including A Hospital Lawyer’s Perspective of a Mass Shooting Incident Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon, and the Thursday evening reception. 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

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. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners. Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers 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 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. 2020 highlights include: Get case law and legislative updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Hear specific updates and insights on the impacts of HB2439. Overview of incentive zoning and how this tool can be used to encourage affordable housing and other areas of public good. The pros and cons of using PIDs and MUDs to finance public infrastructure required for new development. Address what authority is left for annexation after the adoption of HB 347. Get answers to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions at the Ask the Experts panel. Earn up to 14.50 hours of CLE credit, including 2.75 hours of ethics credit, and enjoy networking with your fellow land use professionals. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing up to an additional 0.50 hour of MCLE (including 0.25 hour of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. 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 42nd 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. This year’s Institute features focus on the areas that matter most to corporate counsel, including: Contract Tips and Tricks (from a Litigator) Internal Investigation Triggers, plus Handling and Responding to an Investigation Privacy: GDRP and CCPA—Where are We Now and Where are We Headed? Artificial Intelligence: Emerging Technology in Legal Departments; plus Substantive Legal Issues Created by Use of AI Practical Tips for Protecting Trade Secrets in Texas Lawyers as Leaders Ethical Hazards for Corporate Counsel Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours 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.   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. 2020 highlights include: In-depth reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year. Explore real world tips, suggestions and insights for litigating writ claims at every step in the process, from preliminary investigation, to trial court, to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, with Practical Tips from Litigators. Insight into the digital revolution with Appellate Practice in the Digital Age. Legal writing tips and tricks with How to Write Plainly, with Professor Wayne Schiess and Improve Your Legal Writing, with Professor Kamela Bridges. A deep dive into the ethical dimensions of ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct claims, as well as best practices on how to handle these claims. Earn up to 13.25 hours of MCLE credit (including 2.25 hours of ethics) while networking with your fellow practitioners and members of the judiciary. ** NEW THIS YEAR! Join your colleagues and conference faculty at the Wednesday Evening Opening Reception, hosted by the State Bar of Texas Appellate Section. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 1.75 hours of MCLE (including 0.75 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 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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Labor and Employment Law Conference

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

UT Law CLE's Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers the timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need. 2020 highlights include: Updates on the latest federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, changes under the NLRA, wage and hour enforcement, religion in the workplace, and more. Workplace issues facing employees and employers on whistleblower cases, navigating the TWC/EEOC process, diversity initiatives, sick leave ordinances, mental health, pay equity, and political activism. Focused presentation series on workforce solutions (featuring discussion of the best hiring practices and internal investigations) and litigation strategies (featuring discussion of effective arbitrations and preparing witnesses). 3.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on The Ethics of Civility, Ethics in Age of Digital Transactions, and Ethics for Employment Lawyers. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Reception. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 0.75 hour of MCLE to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. more »

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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. This year’s program features: Beyond SaaS: Licensing Strategies for Today’s Tech, including recent developments in licensing such as aggregation of rights under the FTC’s and DOJ’s updated Antitrust Guidelines for Licensing of Intellectual Property. Explanation of the broad array of nation-state threats against tech companies, the tools being used and developed by the U.S. government to counter these threats, and measures that tech companies should consider taking to navigate through this fast-changing landscape. Discussion on key issues in private company merger and acquisition transaction from the perspective of both internal counsel and external M&A counsel. Hear practical compliance and operational considerations presented by the current (and forthcoming) wave of privacy and data protection laws and regulations. Combatting Creepiness in Big Data, offers recommendations to better set and manage data use expectations and realities. Counterfeits, Knockoffs and Knockdowns: Controlling Your Company and Product Image on E-Commerce Platforms. 3.25 hours of Ethics, including presentations on The Personhood Construct: From Dred Scott to Citizens United. Multiple opportunities for networking, including the Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing up to an additional 0.50 hour of MCLE to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. more »

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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – May 31, 2020 – 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; payments and fringe benefits, 501(c)(3) status, and tax reform basics. Stay on for the 8th 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 1-2, 2020 – 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Tax Law
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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 4-5, 2020 – 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 a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.50 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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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

San Antonio – Jun 4-5, 2020 – Drury Plaza Hotel San Antonio North Stone Oak
Live Webcast – Jun 4-5, 2020

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2020 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Dallas – Jul 15, 2020 – Cityplace Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jul 15, 2020

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. more »

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

The 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. 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 23-24, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
WEBCAST – Jul 23-24, 2020

The LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 29th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law
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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 27-28, 2020 – 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:
13.25 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer Law
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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Jul 30-31, 2020 – Moody Gardens

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