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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Alexandria – Mar 1-2, 2018 – United States Patent and Trademark Office

The 13th 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:  An in-depth discussion on the global patent landscape, with an emphasis on the current state of licensing, enforcing and monetizing patents in the U.S. and overseas. A review of the year’s key patent decisions in the Federal Circuit and Supreme Court, and their impact on patent practice. Section 101 and recent decisions impacting software and high tech, as well as current U.S. and international perspectives on patent eligibility in life sciences. PTAB practice tips, as well as a look at proposed legislation and reforms. Practical tips for prosecuting high quality patents, including claim drafting, claim construction and the use of declarations. Developments in prosecuting design patents, including the impact of Samsung v. Apple in determining the “total” profit for design patent infringement. Changes to the patent venue rules and the impact on enforcement. A look at conflicts of interest and other forms of liability and risk that can arise during patent prosecution. Presentations from members of the judiciary including a keynote presentation by Chief Judge of Federal Circuit, Hon. Sharon Prost, as well as the popular Judicial Panel. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Mar 21, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Mar 21, 2018

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. Stay on for the Land Use Conference for in-depth coverage of land use development. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Land Use Conference

Austin – Mar 22-23, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Mar 22-23, 2018

The 22nd 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. 2018 highlights include: Case law and legislative updates, including key updates on topics such as public rights of way, annexation, state preemption, permits, flooding and floodplains. Analyze the impacts of Reed v. Town of Gilbert on regulations including signs, charitable bins, and solicitation. Explore the use and development of emergency management plans before, during, and after a disaster. Examine the implications that the current social political climate has on land use and development. Review how zoning and economic development efforts can encourage the emergence of creative and other special districts. Hear how a backyard home brewing operation turned distribution brewery is supporting the revitalization efforts of downtown Taylor, Texas. Look at land use issues including projects outside corporate limits, county authority and ETJ, infill development, and much more. Earn up to 14.50 hours of CLE credit, including 2.00 hours of ethics credit, and the opportunity to network with your fellow land use professionals. Come a day early for Land Use Fundamentals—the perfect introduction or refresher. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Health Law Conference

Houston – Apr 4*, 5-6, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
*Wednesday Pre-Conference Sessions

UT Law’s 30th 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.   This year’s program includes: Discussion of Emerging Trends in Healthcare in the Trump era. Important healthcare developments from the last year, including regulatory changes and policy initiatives in the Healthcare Year-in-Review; and insight on the Operational Impact of Significant Cases. An evaluation of health plans, providers, and payment challenges. Practical tips in navigating healthcare transactions, including regulatory and tax considerations. Recent trends in FCA and government enforcement. An exploration of telehealth and technology innovations. A look at the realities of sexual harassment in the workplace and the differences between corporate policy and on-the-ground practice. Ethics in Contracting Issues using a series of hypotheticals to identify issues that can arise. Wednesday evening pre-conference concurrent sessions, including Health Law Fundamentals; “Deeper Dives”: Health Law and Compliance Essentials; and In-House Counsel Issues (limited to in-house counsel only). Multiple networking opportunities including Thursday’s Table Topics luncheon and the Thursday evening reception. more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Health Law
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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Apr 19, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 19, 2018

The 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or seasoned 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, and perpetuation and termination; 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 44th 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 – Apr 20, 2018 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston
Live Webcast – Apr 20, 2018

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. 2018 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith shares his thoughts and perspectives from his many years of work with the oil and gas industry. The Case Law Update reviews recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. Discuss the history and development of the proration unit as a regulatory tool, and the consequences of importing the term into oil and gas leases and contracts. Review the evolution of the regulatory and land-title process for PSA and Allocation Wells. Hear the latest on Why and How to Recycle Oil and Gas Wastewater. Outline of the law of implied covenants, including duties imposed, standards applied, and remedies available. Plus information on surface use, decommissioning, P&A, executive rights and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Administrative Law
Oil, Gas and Mineral Law
Real Estate Law
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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 2-4, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law's 2018 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.   Highlights include: Tips on Avoiding the Dreaded Non-Compliant “White Card” with a step-by-step walk through of TRAP Rule 73 and 11.07 habeas application compliance. Analysis of legislative and rule changes affecting appellate practitioners, including HB34. Legal writing tips and tricks with Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences and How to Improve Your Brief Writing. Guidance on how to prosecute and defend motions for a new trial from both sides of the aisle. Insight into Maintaining Your Credibility in Court, with discussion of creativity versus credibility and how to zealously advocate for your client without falling on your face. Reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. Updates on Brady case law and its associated ethical provisions, and an examination of significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act. The opportunity to earn 13.25 hours of MCLE (including 2.25 hours of ethics) while networking with your fellow practitioners and members of the judiciary. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse containing an additional 1.75 hours of MCLE (including 0.75 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners earn their required 15.0/3.0 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 10-11, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – May 10-11, 2018

After 25 years, UT Law's Labor and Employment Law Conference is more relevant than ever. With two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the bar and personnel experts, the conference has earned the reputation as the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. This year’s highlights include: Exploration of the The Boundaries of Employee Free Speech with discussion of the rights of employees to express their views and the competing rights of public and private employers to respond. Insight into unconscious bias in the workplace, including how it may influence workplace decisions and interactions, and the latest approaches and legal implications for addressing it. Examination of current activity involving Leaves of Absence Under the FMLA and ADA, including tactics for pushing back on suspected leave abuse. What Is It Worth? An analysis of how lawyers on each side of the docket value the settlement of cases and how to compare in terms of valuation for standard employment law situations. Focused presentation series on litigation strategies (featuring discussion of expert witnesses and anti-SLAPP concerns) and workforce solutions (featuring discussion of the onboarding process and preventing workplace violence). The latest federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA, and more. At the conclusion of the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse containing an additional hour of ethics to ensure attendees can earn their required 15.0/3.0 MCLE hours for the year. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Labor and Employment Law
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Corporate Counsel Institute

Dallas – May 17-18, 2018 – DoubleTree by Hilton Dallas Near the Galleria
Live Webcast – May 17-18, 2018

The 40th 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. Highlights include: Discussion of Shareholder Activism and Hostile Activity, including tactics for activist defense, raid preparedness, board/corporate governance, and shareholder engagement. Cybersecurity insight From the Mind of a Hacker, including a look into how to avoid being bait and what happens on the dark web. Tips for preparing your corporate representative for their time in the witness chair, and tips for keeping your in-house counsel out of that same chair. Analysis of Employee Ideology v. Company Values, with discussion of headline-making events that have put this collision of rights on the front page. Updates on labor and employment law, including insight into the latest on Class Action Waivers and Arbitration Agreements with discussion of the fallout from the NRLB’s decision in D.R. Horton, Inc. Best practices for board service, and analysis of Ethical Hazards That Confront In-House Counsel Exploration of how diversity in the work place and effectively working with local counsel can improve your legal department and help you get better results in the boardroom and the courtroom. Attendees will also receive a bonus eCourse after the Institute so they can meet their full 15.0/3.0 Texas MCLE requirement with one registration. more »

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 24-25, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – May 24-25, 2018

UT Law’s 31st 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 and security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. This year’s program features: A luncheon presentation by Texas Law Professor Robert M. Chesney on National Cybersecurity Policy and Security Issues. GDPR is Effective Today!, with updates and discussion on compliance considerations. Advanced licensing strategies and updates; plus discussion on the enforcement of open source and community licenses through copyright infringement. A look at Core Aspects of Federal Procurement Law in Technology Transactions including the new cyber-security requirements for government contractors. Practical tips for navigating ethical issues that arise in negotiating commercial and technical contracts abroad. An in-house counsel discussion on current cybersecurity challenges and trends. An easy-to-understand overview of cryptocurrencies, tokens, blockchain and other applications. The latest law and policies surrounding self-driving cars and drones. “Make or break” legal issues for startups, from entity formation to financing to regulatory compliance. Key Considerations in the Acquisition of Private Technology Companies. An essential ethics presentation on Law Firm Data Security and the Ethical Duty for Technology Competence. 3.00 hours of Ethics, including a presentation on Technology and Access to Justice. Multiple opportunities for networking, including the Thursday Evening Reception for all attendees. more »

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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 3, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field and the perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners, Higher Education Taxation Essentials provides an overview in key areas such as UBIT; payment of scholarships, fellowships, stipends and honoraria; charitable contributions; and tax-exempt bonds. Stay on for the 6th 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 »

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 4-5, 2018 – 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. Examine recent tax law developments that affect institutions of higher education, including updates on Congressional activity, IRS rulings, and judicial decisions. Hear the current Legislative and Policy Outlook for Colleges and Universities. Learn how to prepare for an IRS Exempt Organizations examination in light of the new data-driven approach. Explore best practices in managing the tax compliance process related to alternative investments. Review the impact of tax reform on UBIT, including UBIT silo-ing, laws regarding fringe benefits and more. Discuss international transactions including operations in foreign countries, permanent establishment and what’s happening with OECD. Attendees are invited to network with program faculty and attendees at the Monday Evening Reception. Come early on Sunday and attend the Higher Education Taxation Essentials program starting at noon – a great starter for those new to the higher education tax field and a perfect refresher for those who aren’t. more »

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A Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings

Houston – Jun 7-8, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Jun 7-8, 2018

Join us for the 2018 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings and Workshop! This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, and family 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. This course walks through: Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings Challenging NTAs and Motions to Dismiss Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Adjustments Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief Appeals and Motions to Reopen And for a deeper-dive, be sure to add the optional Friday Afternoon Workshop! Work directly with program faculty and colleagues in this small-group, interactive forum to apply these techniques and strategies to a hypothetical case study. Walk through a demonstration of a bond hearing, the first Master Calendar Hearing, the appeals process, and filing a motion to reopen.    more »

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 14-15, 2018 – 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 the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 28th year, this conference is a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. more »

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 11, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel

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. This workshop covers choice of entity and jurisdiction, governing documents and securities, filing with the Secretary of State, and terminations, and includes a discussion using a hypothetical business formation scenario. Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive. more »

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 12-13, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Jul 12-13, 2018

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 27th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities, including impacts of recent tax reform legislation and the use of pass-through entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. Come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

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Essential Cybersecurity Law

Houston – Jul 25, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Jul 25, 2018

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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Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Houston – Jul 26-27, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre

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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Texas NAELA Summer Conference

Galveston – Aug 8, 2018 – Moody Gardens

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The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

Houston – Aug 9, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Aug 9, 2018

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Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

Galveston – Aug 9-10, 2018 – 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.  more »

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The Car Crash Seminar

Houston – Aug 9-10, 2018 – Norris Conference Center - CityCentre
Live Webcast – Aug 9-10, 2018

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. Come early on Thursday for our new program The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case for an introduction to the issues explored in-depth in the Seminar. more »

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Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Austin – Aug 16-17, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Aug 16-17, 2018

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

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Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute

Austin – Sep 13-14, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

The 52nd Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute – the definitive real estate finance course of the year – presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Gas and Power Institute

Houston – Sep 20-21, 2018 – The Whitehall Hotel

The 17th 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. With essential information on the latest industry and market climate, the Institute also provides a must-have set of materials and resources. more »

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Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference

Houston – Sep 21, 2018 – South Texas College of Law Houston

Join UT Law Continuing Legal Education for the 27th Annual Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference – the leading annual Texas CLE event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized area of admiralty and maritime law. The conference opens with the always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits and offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure. more »

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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 4-5, 2018 – 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, 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. more »

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 24, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

Austin – Oct 25-26, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

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Advanced Patent Law Institute

Austin – Nov 1-2, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
Live Webcast – Nov 1-2, 2018

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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 15-16, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel