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Special Needs Trusts

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

The 12th 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: A special presentation from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Trust Review Team with must-have insight on the review process and opinions on amending trusts; plus Neal Winston with advice and tips for practitioners in handling the trust review process Updates on recent Texas legislation, including the possible impacts of new Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act, and exploration of the Texas ABLE Act with Stephen W. Dale A review of special needs trusts basics, including essential drafting tips and clauses from Craig C. Reaves; and the fundamental rules for protecting you client’s eligibility for SSI and Medicaid Current issues and trends from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Discussion on SNTs and tax planning, as well as a specific guidance on IRAs and SNTs An exploration of veteran’s benefits and their impact on SNT planning An in-depth look at the value of consulting with an SNT attorney in winding up PI litigation to preserve benefits and avoid unintended consequences with Patricia F. Sitchler Earn up to 2.50 hours of ethics, plus network with program faculty and attendees at the Thursday Evening Reception If you work with special needs trusts—or want to learn how to use, draft, fund and administer them—don't miss this program! more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Renewable Energy Law

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

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 Renewable Energy Law Conference blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax and regulatory policy, and is aimed at industry participants, legal and financial advisors, and key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff.   2016 highlights include: Keith Martin, returns with a lively update on developments at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market. A discussion on the controversial aspects of the EPA’s Clean Power Plan including its legal context, the compliance options it affords, its potential costs and benefits, its effect on the nation’s energy mix, and some of the practical and legal issues it raises. Andy Bowman of Pioneer Green Energy, LLC explores the major shifts in the energy markets and how they are affecting Texas, during the Wednesday Luncheon Presentation. Dan Woodfin, Director of System Operations for ERCOT, will discuss the proposed Future Ancillary Services framework, the driving factors for the change, the current state of the proposal, and its interaction with the future development of renewables in ERCOT Case law and legislative updates from Texas and beyond that impact renewable energy policy Networking opportunities with program faculty and attendees during Tuesday evening’s Networking Reception more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 1.50 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs

Dallas – Feb 10, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs provides an opportunity to explore the common challenges and pitfalls when preparing to organize in Texas as a Limited Liability Company. How can you build your LLC to accommodate a variety of operational structures? How should you form an LLC you plan to use as financing vehicle? How do you realize promoted interests in the organization? Get hands-on practice in addressing these sorts of real-world scenarios in guided group work, and bring your best LLC questions to have them explored and answered. Stay for the 38th Annual Conference on Securities and Business Law for an in-depth review of fiduciary duty in all its forms and guises, from changing liabilities for securities practitioners to handling the fall-out when “it all goes wrong.” more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Criminal Appellate Law
Criminal Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Securities and Business Law

Dallas – Feb 11-12, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

The 38th Annual Conference on Securities and Business Law features comprehensive discussions of fiduciary duties and liabilities and best practices for preparing and responding to inquiries for those representing clients in business, financial and governance matters.  2016 highlights include: Focused series of presentations on Gatekeeper Duties and Liabilities, When It All Goes Wrong: Preparing for and Managing the Fallout, and Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities Learn the latest about cybersecurity policies and protections and best practices for your office and your clients to be prepared for what’s next with Erin Nealy Cox, Stroz Friedberg, Dallas, TX, Associate Regional Director for Examinations Marshall M. Gandy, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Fort Worth, TX, and Richard J. Johnson, Jones Day, Dallas, TX John A. Terrill II, Heckscher, Teillon, Terrill & Sager P.C., West Conshohocken, PA, presents The Financial Action Task Force and the Role of Lawyers in Combating Money Laundering and Terrorist Financing A deep dive into the fiduciary duties of governing persons panel discussion led by Byron F. Egan, Jackson Walker, LLP, Dallas, TX, with Hon. Sam Glasscock III, Delaware Court of Chancery, Georgetown, DE, James R. Griffin, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Redwood City, CA, Mark A. Morton, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE, and former Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court, Myron T. Steele, Potter Anderson & Corroon LLP, Wilmington, DE Invaluable networking opportunities with program faculty and attendees throughout, including the Thursday Evening Reception in the 42nd Floor Club, which provides a breathtaking view of the Dallas skyline  Come a day early for the 2016 Securities and Business Law Primer: Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs to explore the common challenges and pitfalls when preparing to organize in Texas as a Limited Liability Company.   The conference is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the Texas State Securities Board, the Fort Worth District Office of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and the Business Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 2.25 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 25-26, 2016 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law’s 31st 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. Join the Director of NSBA’s Council of School Attorneys, Sonja Trainor, for an update on the current state of federal law and guidance on student data privacy. Explore the challenging state and federal regulations related to firearms on school district property, prohibited weapons and other changes to student discipline. Learn what is expected of the school district by OCR and the current legal standards imposed by the courts in cases where students are bullied. Analyze the conflict between student free speech rights and a school’s obligation to maintain a safe and secure environment Review new federal procurement regulations (EDGAR), the new state conflict of interest disclosure requirements and their respective impacts on school district procurement and purchasing practices, including a comparison of the federal and state law requirements. Review the various types of protected activity and prohibited retaliation and explore how these claims proceed through the various administrative systems, like the EEOC. Learn best employment practices that every school should use that will help establish a defense to these claims before you need one. Learn responses to difficult questions regarding the intersection of family law and school law more »

Total Credit Hours:
12.50 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 10-11, 2016 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 11th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute at the U.S. 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, including:   Section 101: Current requirements, interpretations and guidelines from the USPTO and practical guidance for patent practitioners A review of Nautilus and Packard and discussion of indefiniteness at the USPTO PTAB proceedings: Practice tips and strategies and the impact on patent practice and patent owners An overview of ITC proceedings and examination of enforcement of exclusion and cease/desist orders Practical due diligence considerations in competitor-to-competitor licensing An in-depth discussion on the current patent landscape and key issues impacting enforceability and licensing, including pending legislative efforts, trends in injunctive relief and more Keynote presentation by Hon. Michelle K. Lee, Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Presentations from members of the judiciary including a keynote presentation by Federal Circuit Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Hon. Sharon Prost and the popular Judicial Panel, moderated by former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Hon. Paul R. Michel Earn up to 14.25 hours of credit including 2.00 hours of ethics. The Institute is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University School of Law. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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VALCON

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

Co-presented by the American Bankruptcy Institute, The University of Texas School of Law, and The Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Advisors, VALCON 2016 is a unique opportunity to hear from and meet some of the leading professionals in the distressed debt, restructuring and valuation business. 2016 program highlights include: Keynote Presentation by Hon. Steven W. Rhodes on Detroit Then and Puerto Rico Now: Similarities and Differences—his unique experience with the Detroit bankruptcy case and lessons that can be gleaned by the stakeholders in the Puerto Rico debt crisis Discussion of the ABI Commission Report and its impact on valuation Hear national leading practitioners and experts' analysis of Valuation in Municipal Restructurings; Current Issues in Valuing Intellectual Property; Valuation of Middle Market Companies; Valuation and Distressed Investment Strategies and more. Valuable insights from key bankruptcy judges as part of the popular Judicial Panel An in-depth track on Technical Valuation Issues, including Proper Structuring on the Front End; Estimating Cost of Capital; and Use of Derivatives and Probabilistic Methods in Bankruptcy, Workouts and Insolvency Matters An interactive Valuation Fundamentals Workshop, including Accounting and Finance Basics for Analyzing Distress Companies, Fundamentals of Valuation Methodologies, and a Case Study on an Interactive Negotiation of a Distressed Company Multiple opportunities to network with industry leaders at Breakfast, Lunch and Cocktail Receptions If you are a dealmaker, fund investor, or financial or legal advisor, you'll want to join us! View Interactive Program Brochure   more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 1.00 ethics   Credit Info
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Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – Apr 7-8, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Dallas – May 5-6, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

The Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. If you are in-house or represent a company on legal matters, you don't want to miss this year's program! more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Apr 14, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 14, 2016
Webcast Replay – May 12, 2016

The 2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher—assembles a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, and opportunities facing attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The program features sessions on production and marketing; oil and gas leases, including classification and administration, perpetuation and termination, and implied covenants; risk allocation; division orders; drafting for subsequent operations in the JOA; redetermination, perfection and bankruptcy in the oil field; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. Continue on to the 42nd 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   Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Apr 15, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 15, 2016
Webcast Replay – May 13, 2016

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. 2016 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith's annual Case Law Update Review the state of the law on downhole trespass from hydraulic fracturing, trespass by drilling horizontally through unleased acreage, and tort actions from alleged groundwater contamination An update on royalty clause construction in Texas—with David Drez, Wick Phillips, Fort Worth, TX Kathleen Magruder, BP Energy Company, Houston, TX, reviews Regulatory and Legislative Developments Affecting Product Disposition Update from the Texas Railroad Commission, including statewide rules for UFT Fields, upgrades in special field rules for unconventional development and concerns about induced seismicity and earthquakes Discuss the New 2015 JOA, with Jeff Weems, Porter Hedges LLP, Houston TX Lisa Vaughn Lumley, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP, Fort Worth, TX, moderates Recent Developments Involving the Conflicting Rights of Mineral Owners and Surface Owners, with William Bredthauer, Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C., Fort Worth, TX, and Dick Watt, Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP, Houston, TX 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 | 1.00 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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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 20*, 21-22, 2016 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
*Pre-Conference Concurrent Sessions

UT Law’s 28th 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, key issues, strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community including: 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. 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. Recent developments affecting managed care, healthcare delivery and innovation waivers in Texas, and hospital operations. Practical advice on physician compensation—achieving compliance and assuring fair market value. A discussion on current enforcement issues and recent actions, including a Stark Update and an update from CMS on the use of Systems Improvement Agreements (SIAs) and tips for hospitals struggling with compliance. Key Labor and Employment Issues in the Healthcare Sector. Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon and the Thursday evening reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics   Credit Info
Specialization:
Health Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 27, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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, sign regulation, Chapter 245 basics, and development incentives available in Texas. Stay on for the Land Use Conference for in-depth coverage of land use development. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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County and District Clerks Legal Education Program

Round Rock – Apr 27-29, 2016 – Marriott Austin North - Round Rock, TX

Join us at the Marriott Austin North in Round Rock 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. more »

Also available as: Materials

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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 28-29, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference 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.  more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 3-4, 2016 – AT&T Conference Center

The 23rd 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: An exploration of the technology-fueled sharing economy on the relationship between companies, consumers and service providers with Jason Boulette of Boutlette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Judicial insights into trends in employment litigation from sitting state and federal judges. Practical tips and techniques on accommodating pregnancy, religion and disability. Discussion of The Impaired Employee or Client with advice on how to identify and address suicidal tendencies and mental health crises in the course of your practice. Ethics and professionalism update for employment lawyers. Focused presentation series on litigation and workforce strategies. The latest on federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA and more. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Advanced Legal Writing and Drafting

Dallas – May 13, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 26-27, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – May 26-27, 2016

UT Law’s 29th 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.     more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 5-7, 2016 – 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, legislative, judicial, regulatory and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Don't miss valuable expertise, timely insight into federal tax law developments, as well as numerous networking opportunities.   more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 9-10, 2016 – 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 26th year, this conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more »

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Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 13, 2016 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Galveston – Jul 14-15, 2016 – 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. more »

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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

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The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – Jul 28-29, 2016 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 11-12, 2016 – Moody Gardens

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Sep 1-2, 2016 – 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. more »

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Government Enforcement Institute

Houston – Sep 29-30, 2016 – Hotel Derek

Join a national faculty of government officials, private practitioners and general counsel for The University of Texas School of Law 2016 Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI). The Institute provides a unique collegial forum for practitioners and in-house counsel to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, CFPB, FTC and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice on key stages and considerations during a government investigation.   more »

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Mortgage Lending Institute

Austin – Sep 29-30, 2016 – AT&T Conference Center
Dallas – Oct 20-21, 2016 – Cityplace Conference Center

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 20-21, 2016 – The Ritz-Carlton

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute has gained a reputation among deal lawyers, corporate development officers, investment bankers, private equity investors, hedge fund managers and other legal and financial practitioners as the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States for the latest deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A. The 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 an event you won't want to miss! more »