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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2017 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
Live Webcast – Jan 31 - Feb 1, 2017

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.   2017 highlights include: Keith Martin, Chadbourne & Parke LLP returns with a lively update on developments at the federal level affecting the renewable energy market Jeff Civins, Haynes and Boone, LLP presents Wanted: Dead or Alive? An Update on the Status of EPA's Clean Power Plan Michael E. Webber, The University of Texas Mechanical Engineering shares his perspective on the global nexus of energy and water to outline trends while identifying technical and policy options that might mitigate the challenges Dr. Scott Tinker, The University of Texas Bureau of Economic Geology joins us for the Wednesday Luncheon Presentation The Waltz of the Five Es Lisa Chavarria, Stahl, Bernal, Davies, Sewell & Chavarria LLP and Roderick E. Wetsel, Wetsel, Carmichael & Allen, LLP present Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers Meghan Griffiths, Andrews Kurth LLP leads a panel on Regulatory Due Diligence Issues in Energy Financing Case law, regulatory and legislative updates from Texas and beyond that impact renewable energy policy Visit with program faculty and attendees during Tuesday evening’s Networking Reception!   more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 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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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 9-10, 2017 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

The 13th 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: Essentials for special needs trusts decision-making, including a practical “decision tree” analysis for determining the need for and type of SNT from Craig. C. Reaves, plus the fundamental rules for protecting your client’s eligibility for SSI and Medicaid 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 Strategies and best practices for maintaining SSI eligibility once an SNT is created with Patricia F. Sitchler and Nancy Sosa Practical applications and case studies demonstrating the use of ABLE Accounts and special needs trusts from Stephen W. Dale A HIPAA Compliance Survival Guide to protect you and your practice from fines and penalties after the expansion of Texas House Bill 300 Tips and challenges in planning for the crowdfunding beneficiary from Mary Alice Jackson Supported Decision-Making Agreements and understanding key issues and pitfalls in representing parties using these agreements Current issues and trends from the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Discussion on a variety of other SNT essentials, including Decanting and SNTs; SNT Modification and Reformations; and more An interactive presentation on the Ethics of Joint Representation with Rebecca C. Morgan 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:
13.75 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 23-24, 2017 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 23-24, 2017

UT Law’s 32nd 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. 2017 highlights include: Take a deep dive in to T-TESS and T-PESS practicalities with Jefferson K. Brim III, Brim, Robinett, Cantu & Brim, P.C., Austin, TX and Merri Schneider-Vogel, Thompson & Horton LLP, Houston, TX. Hear practical guidance for working with students, staff, school boards, and community members on the multi-faceted issues related to transgender students. Get the latest on Cameras in the Classroom with Nona C. Matthews, Walsh Gallegos Treviño Russo & Kyle, P.C., Irving, TX Explore the line between school employee’s speech as public employees and private citizens. Gain practical tips on reasonable accommodations from a former general counsel turned human resources administrator. Review recent Commissioner of Education decisions and hear the latest developments from the Attorney General’s Office. Learn to navigate the contentious intersection of individual rights relating to student speech, dangerous behavior, and service animals in the school setting. Explore the issues addressed in the EEOC Strategic Enforcement Plan for Fiscal Years 2017-2021 with Joe Bontke, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Houston, TX. Review requirements, best practices, and pitfalls of which every school lawyer should be aware when financing, purchasing, or selling real property interests. Network with fellow school law attorneys while earning up to 12.50 hours of credit, including 2.0 hours of ethics. 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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VALCON

Las Vegas – Mar 1-3, 2017 – 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 2017 is a unique opportunity to hear from and meet some of the leading professionals in the distressed debt, restructuring and valuation business. If you are a dealmaker, fund investor, or financial or legal advisor, you'll want to join us! more »

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 9-10, 2017 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 12th 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:   A discussion on the current patent landscape in the U.S. and overseas, with an emphasis on the state of licensing, enforcing and monetizing patents in the U.S., as well as a look at the impact of practices and policies in the UK, EU and China Section 101 and the impact of recent decisions on software and technology claims, as well as current U.S. and international perspectives on patent eligibility in lifesciences PTAB updates and proceedings: a look at recent decisions from the Federal Circuit, practice tips and tactics based on those decisions, and considerations and strategies in concurrent proceedings before the PTAB and District Courts An examination of ITC and Section 337 Jurisdiction and the impact of recent Federal Circuit decisions affecting IPRs Developments in design patents Willful infringement and the impact of Halo, including discussion on enhanced damages, opinion letters, and attorney’s fees Topics in USPTO practice, including a look at the USPTO’s special programs for Patent Prosecution, changes to the duties of disclosure and the implications of using the Global Dossier, plus enforcement of the USPTO’s ethical standards Presentations from members of the judiciary including a keynote presentation by a Federal Circuit Judge and the popular Judicial Panel Up to 15.00 hours of credit (13.00 hours in Virginia), 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 Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 5-7, 2017 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 5, 2017 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
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, 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 »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Real Estate Law

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 6-7, 2017 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown
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. 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. 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 Laurie 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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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. 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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 10-12, 2017 – Radisson Hotel and Suites, Austin-Downtown

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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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County and District Clerks Legal Education Program

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

Join us at the Embassy Suites San Marcos Hotel, Spa & Conference Center—adjacent to the San Marcos outlet malls—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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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. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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 every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

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

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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.  more »

Also available as: Materials, In-House CLE

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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 »

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Oct 5-6, 2017 – Hotel Derek

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Civil Litigation Conference

Austin – Oct 26-27, 2017 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

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Bankruptcy Conference

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

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Oil and Gas Tax Conference

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