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Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 8, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

Primer: 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, and discusses client representation, choice of entity, governing documents, filing with the SOS, post formation issues, termination and more.    Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 9-10, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 24th 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. Hear the latest updates on federal and Texas case law: bills passed in the 2015 Texas Legislature, including changes to the Texas Margin Tax, the latest federal tax developments, and tips from the Secretary of State. Review sample forms and learn tips for drafting key provisions: basic forms and model company agreements for simple LLCs, provisions for limited partnerships and LLCs and what is often overlooked and more. Gain insight on best practices and issues impacting practitioners: liability issues for managers, general partners and other agents in LLCs, the impact of Ritchie on remedies of minority owners, consequences of an LLC member filing for bankruptcy, the use of “tax partnerships” in the oil patch and more. Earn 2.50 hours of legal ethics including an interactive presentation on ethics in spotting and resolving conflict issues with George W. Coleman and Claude E. Ducloux; plus The Complete Professional: Effective Interactions with Courts, Clients, Counsel and Colleagues with Michael P. Maslanka. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Civil Trial Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 23-24, 2015 – Moody Gardens

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice 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. 2015 highlights include: An update on Fifth Circuit consumer bankruptcy cases from the past year, with Hon. Tony Davis, Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, Hon. Craig Gargotta, Hon. DeWayne Hale and Hon. Marvin Isgur A review of recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions affecting consumer bankruptcy A look at developments since passage of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 Trustees from various districts focus on recent decisions and issues from the past year Edgar Borrego and Mark Castillo present How to Marry and Divorce Clients Breakfast breakout sessions with the Judiciary and Chapter 13 Trustees from Texas and Louisiana U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Gregg Costa provides his view from the Fifth Circuit with an opportunity for attendees to ask questions Hon. H. DeWayne Hale, Hon. Craig Gargotta, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman and Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades present Mini-Trial: How Big Is Too Big regarding disposition of luxury goods in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy Fun, interactive sessions that encourage attendee participation on evidence and direct and cross examination Interact and network with judges, trustees and practitioners throughout the conference, including the Night Out at the Aquarium Reception and Dinner–bring your family and enjoy the Aquarium in this ticketed event without the large crowds of summer 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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 1.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Jul 30-31, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms.   2015 program highlights: An update on current legislative issues and outcomes affecting personal injury attorneys An overview of Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, auto-product liability claims, damages, and more Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on questioning the treating doctors, financially affordable ways to try cases, the most effective ways to use technology in the courtroom, and more Explore the role distracted driving plays in a collision Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker’s comp, hospital liens, state and local employees and disability plans Discover practical ways to find happiness as a lawyer in this demanding and stressful profession Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
11.00 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 6-7, 2015 – 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. Hear the latest on the VA’s proposed changes to the Improved Pension laws and hear strategies for capitalizing on opportunities before the rules become final Explore the development and key components of elder law and gain a better understanding of the certifications (and criteria) used by various service and care providers Review the latest case law and legislative developments, including an in-depth look at recent decisions affecting Powers of Attorney Analyze select estate planning and probate topics including exempt property set-asides and family allowances in probate, credit shelter trusts, portability and basis adjustment, and much more Get answers to your questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel Hear from the HHSC on current issues in Medicaid eligibility, as well as the move to Medicaid managed care Review guardianship essentials and hot topics—earn up to 3.50 hours of Guardianship credit Earn up to 2.50 hours of legal ethics credit Network with conference faculty and fellow colleagues at the Thursday Evening Reception 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!   more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 2.50 ethics | 3.50 guardianship   Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 31 - Sep 1, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center

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. 2015 program highlights: A discussion of significant administrative law cases issued during the last year Ann Bright and April Glass Griffin discuss the bills enacted by the 84th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners A look at the new Texas administration, including Governor Greg Abbott and the new Attorney General Director of the Sunset Advisory Commission, Ken Levine, explores major changes in Sunset legislation from the past year John D. Moore of the Texas Ethics Commission provides the dos and don’ts of communicating with Texas branches of government Multiple SOAH Judges discuss legislation from the 84th Texas Legislature Hon. Darlene Byrne highlights opportunities for attorneys to provide pro bono legal services to individuals who cannot afford them Hon. Craig R. Bennett moderates the always popular Judicial Panel round-robin discussion with Q&A for attendees Earn up to 3.25 hours of ethics credit Interact and network with program faculty and attendees during the Monday Evening Networking Reception Registration includes course materials, luncheon presentations on both days, networking reception and free Wi-Fi. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 3.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Administrative Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Essential Employment Law

Dallas – Sep 2, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Austin – Sep 30, 2015 – Norris Conference Center
Houston – Oct 14, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts Connie Cornell and Michael W. Fox, 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. She 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.   Michael W. Fox is a shareholder in the Austin office of Ogletree Deakins, a national labor and employment law firm. He has represented employers in employment law matters for more than 35 years, is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Non-Compete Camp

Dallas – Sep 3, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

Join leading authorities at UT Law's inaugural Non-Compete Camp for a sophisticated and in-depth discussion of Non-Compete and Trade Secret law in Texas including recent legislation, drafting, talent acquisition, litigation, representing the individual vs. employer, and other latest developments in non-compete law. Highlights of this exceptional program developed by founding Co-Chairs, Michael P. Maslanka and Stephen E. Fox, include: Learn keys to drafting an effective non-compete agreement using non-traditional, cutting-edge methods from a panel moderated by Stephen E. Fox, Polsinelli PC, Dallas, TX Take an in-depth look at the new Texas Uniform Trade Secrets Act Arthur V. Lambert, Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete LLP, Dallas, TX, presents Getting a TRO, Dissolving a TRO: Five Traps for the Unwary Expert forensic investigators provide their wisdom and insight on how to prove and challenge data theft allegations Keith A. Clouse, Clouse Dunn Khoshbin LLP, Dallas, TX, leads a panel discussion on Fighting the Temporary Injunction Fight Talk one-on-one with conference faculty about your specific questions or issues during the Bullpen Breaks Shawn Tuma, Scheef & Stone, L.L.P., Frisco, TX, discusses strategies for using the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) in your claim Hear a panel of mediators and lawyers discuss resolution Earn up to 4.75 hours ethics credit  more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 4.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 10-11, 2015 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

The 14th 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. The Institute is presented with The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association. more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.25 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Mortgage Lending Institute

Austin – Sep 17-18, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center
Dallas – Nov 5-6, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

The Mortgage Lending Institute—the definitive real estate finance course of the year—presents current developments, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. David Weatherbie's annual Case Law Update and significant developments from the 84th Texas Legislature A suite of Mortgage Lending Essentials, including key Lender Provisions in Leases, issues around Guaranty Liability and drafting enforceable ESIGN Consent disclosures Commercial lending issues and hot topics including “tips and traps” in letters of credit transactions, dealing with troublesome opinion requests and trends in closing protection letters and liability Residential lending issues and hot topics including reverse mortgages and the challenges that face mortgage lenders and servicers, the impact of the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure rule and key issues often encountered when lenders and property owners’ associations cross paths Analysis of how to Identify and Indemnify against Environmental Risks including a walk-through of sample indemnity agreements and language Luncheon Presentation on Capital Sources and Current Trends in Real Estate Financing; plus a deeper dive into trends around foreign investment (EB-5 investors) and crowdfunding Plus Mortgage Lending Hot Topics, 2.00 hours of ethics and more! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Bankruptcy Law
Consumer and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy

Dallas – Sep 24, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Houston – Oct 22, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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 Dallas and Houston litigators as they share their deposition tips and techniques. Stay on for Friday's Trial Skills Training Camp—an interactive, one-day trial advocacy course.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.00 | 1.00 ethics   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

Also available as: In-House CLE

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Texas Margin Tax Conference

Austin – Sep 25, 2015 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Sep 25, 2015

If you offer financial, legal or tax advice to entities doing business in Texas, don't miss UT Law’s 2015 Texas Margin Tax Conference. This year’s conference covers the latest developments from the 84th Legislature and reviews recent case law. The program is designed to be informative and interactive, and features Ask the Auditors and Ask Tax Policy sessions in which your questions get answered by Comptroller senior personnel who administer the margin tax. You will gain practical insights from the tax experts who are tackling typical and tough real-world issues, including COGS, apportionment, constitutional challenges, franchise tax credits, combined reporting, ethical concerns and more. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 0.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Trial Skills Training Camp

Dallas – Sep 25, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center
Houston – Oct 23, 2015 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

Learn from experienced practitioners, judges and courtroom technology professionals at Trial Skills Training Camp—an interactive, one-day trial advocacy course for new attorneys, seasoned advocates or anyone in between.   Come a day early for Winning at Deposition: Skills and Strategy to learn tips and techniques to use during deposition. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 3.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Family Law
Personal Injury Trial Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 5, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Live Webcast – Oct 5, 2015

UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners—provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, and outlines the basics of immigration law practice. Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage on advanced issues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.50 | 0.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 6-7, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Live Webcast – Oct 6-7, 2015

UT Law’s Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels, and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and to interact with colleagues. Get to know your fellow practitioners from around the state and hear how they are dealing with tough issues. The 2-day program offers tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points and strategies in family-based immigration cases and employment-based immigration cases, and the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal.  Come a day early for Monday's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
16.25 | 4.75 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 15-16, 2015 – The Ritz-Carlton

Join leading deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers and private equity investors at UT Law’s 11th Annual Mergers and Acquisitions Institute. The Institute offers the best opportunity to network with leading M&A lawyers and corporate development officers in Texas and the Southwest.   The combination of an excellent program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s Texas State Fair famous corny dogs, the 5th annual whiskey tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this a celebration you won't want to miss! more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Texas Water Law Institute

Austin – Oct 28*, 29-30, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
*Wednesday Evening Texas Water Law Overview

UT Law’s Texas Water Law Institute is the definitive gathering of regulatory agency members, water law practitioners and experts from around the state. Join us for two days of comprehensive discussion on the latest information and developments in Texas water law and planning, plus the popular Texas Water Law Overview on Wednesday evening—an essential opener for new attorneys and great refresher for seasoned practitioners. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Oct 29-30, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel

Join leading litigators, judges and law professors at the 39th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference at the Four Seasons Hotel in downtown Austin.  The program provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends.  more »

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 5-6, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Nov 5-6, 2015

UT Law's Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated and rich 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 »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 11*, 12-13, 2015 – Four Seasons Hotel
*Wednesday Evening John C. Akard Lecture

UT Law's outstanding Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, now in its 34th year, is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Insurance Law Institute

Dallas – Nov 12-13, 2015 – Cityplace Conference Center

UT Law’s Insurance Law Institute, now in its 20th year, is a unique forum for practitioners of all experience levels to interact with bench, bar, risk managers, adjusters and policyholders to discuss the latest developments in the insurance law industry.  more »

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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

Houston – Nov 19-20, 2015 – Hyatt Regency

Join a nationally recognized faculty and an audience of members of the oil, gas and energy tax community—including senior government officials, IRS staff, corporate energy and tax counsel, and members of the energy tax bar—at the 13th Biennial Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference. This event is a unique collaboration between The University of Texas School of Law and the Chief Counsel’s Office of the IRS and provides an exchange of views and perspectives between private sector and the Service. If your work involves energy taxation law or finance, don’t miss this exceptional educational and networking event. more »

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Taxation Conference

Austin – Dec 2-3, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

The 63rd 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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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Dec 4, 2015 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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 63rd Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Primer

Austin – Jan 13, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 14-15, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Jan 21, 2016 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 4-5, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Renewable Energy Institute

Austin – Feb 9-10, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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VALCON

Las Vegas – Mar 14-16, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Apr 14, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 14, 2016
Video: Dallas – May 12, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Apr 15, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 15, 2016
Video: Dallas – May 13, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center