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UT Law CLE leverages the latest technology to bring you the best in online learning– attending in-person gives you the opportunity to connect with top experts in your practice area. Browse our collection of live conferences and register early for the best rates.

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Website Accessibility Lawsuits

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 28, 2018

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. (1.00 hr) The ADA requires that websites be accessible to those with disabilities. Streaming live from our studios, join Richard M. Hunt to hear what “accessibility” means for websites and the legal theories behind such suits, and take away effective strategies for dealing with a claim against your client. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
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Maximizing Your Profit with Better Firm Data

STUDIO WEBCAST – Sep 28, 2018

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (1.00 hr) Streaming live from our studios, join Peter M. Baldwin as he discusses how to increase your bottom line using better financial information. Do you understand the difference between cash flow and profit? Can you read a financial statement? Would you like to improve the profitability of your firm? This presentation is for those who excel at practicing law, but who would like to improve their financial management skills. Discuss the How’s and Why’s of structuring an effective finance and accounting department and get an introduction to tools and techniques to plan for, measure, and encourage financial success.   If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast.  Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time! more »

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1.00    Credit Info
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Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – Oct 4-5, 2018 – The Ritz-Carlton

UT Law’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is 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. This year’s highlights include: Comparison of the Deal Driver Differences Between Private Equity and Strategic Players Exploration of How Representation and Warranty Insurance is Changing the Game Insight into encrusted boilerplate by Rethinking Conventional Wisdom in M&A Agreements Engaging discussion of M&A After Tax Reform: A Practical Survival Guide to New Opportunities and Challenges Facing Deal Lawyers A full 3.00 hours of ethics with additional on-demand programming after the Institute The combination of a cutting-edge program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, Fletcher’s famous Texas State Fair corny dogs, the 8th Annual Byron Egan Whiskey Tasting, invaluable networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an event you won't want to miss!   The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship The Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is proud to announce the establishment of The University of Texas School of Law - Mergers and Acquisitions Institute Endowment for Excellence in Law Scholarship – a permanent endowment for the benefit of The University of Texas School of Law. Funds distributed from the endowment will be used to support students of high academic achievement who exhibit strong interest and potential in the field of mergers and acquisitions. Gifts of all sizes are now being accepted through the registration process or at the Institute in October, and will be applied to the principal of the endowment. Please note that gifts to The University of Texas are tax deductible as allowed by law, and The University of Texas is defined by the IRS as a 170(c) organization, a government-supported non-profit. All donors will receive a receipt from the University Development Office for their contribution. As with any decision involving your assets, we encourage you to seek the advice of professional counsel when considering a gift. more »

Total Credit Hours:
10.75 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
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Handling State Tax Audits

STUDIO WEBCAST – Oct 19, 2018

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Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law

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

UT Law's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.   Stay on for the 2-day 42nd Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate.    more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law

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

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 42nd Annual 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 interact with your fellow practitioners. The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice. Review the latest Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and Board of Immigration Appeals cases and decisions. Gain practical insight into new immigration policies and current key issues in Top Changes in Immigration Law Realities. Examine business-based immigration topics including an overview of work visas, PERM processing, and the rise of worksite audits and enforcement investigations. Explore the legal framework and unique jurisprudence that has developed at ports-of-entry, as well as individual remedies that may exist. Discuss changes for those seeking asylum, VAWA adjustment, and SIJ status, plus tips for a positive adjudication from USCIS. Learn how to identify fraud in an immigration case, and explore the potential pitfalls for lawyers and their clients. Interact with faculty, fellow practitioners and pro bono organization representatives during Thursday’s Networking Reception and Pro Bono Mixer. Come a day early for the Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Immigration and Nationality Law
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Advanced Patent Law Institute

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

UT Law's 23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute in Austin covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated 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. This year’s program features: A review of the year’s key Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases by Mark A. Lemley. A discussion on the Global Patent Landscape, moderated by Robert Greene Sterne and including former Chief Judge of the Federal Circuit, Paul R. Michel, including practical guidance on how to navigate and adapt to a new “reality” in global patent enforcement and monetization. Prosecution strategies and analysis, including approaches to gain insight into patent examiners and art units. Recent Developments in Claims Construction with Kenneth R. Adamo. Advanced IPR tactics and “survival” strategies. A look at changes to venue rules and the rise of multi-district litigation. Section 101 and a look at how the courts and USPTO continue to apply Alice. An examination of evolving damages case law and strategies for apportionment and lost-profit determinations. The popular U.S. District Court Judicial Panel, moderated by Alan D. Albright. 3.00 hours of ethics, including presentations on Tricky Ethics Issues for IP Lawyers with Michael E. McCabe, and Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud with David Hricik. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Networking Reception.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
15.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
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Civil Litigation Conference

Houston – Nov 8-9, 2018 – The Whitehall Hotel

Join leading litigators, judges, and law professors at the 42nd Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference in Houston for updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, insight into developing areas of civil litigation, and substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies. 2018 highlights include: Procedural Updates: Writing an order that sticks, early dismissal trends, legislative preview, and Prof. Carlson's annual Texas Civil Procedure update. Litigation Opportunities: Car crashes as product liability cases, hidden fiduciary duty claims, business tort opportunities, new insurance law litigation, and autonomous vehicles and drones. Practice and Trial Skills: Winning at pretrial, eDiscovery for every case, the limit on experts' expertise, early case selection, and economically appropriate litigation planning. Attendees will also receive additional on-demand programming to ensure they have the opportunity to meet their full 15.0/3.0 hours of required Texas MCLE, so register today! more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Civil Appellate Law
Civil Trial Law
Personal Injury Trial Law
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Leasing Institute

Houston – Nov 9, 2018 – South Texas College of Law Houston

The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute – Texas’s preeminent leasing conference – brings together experts in real estate law and finance for a focused day of programming on the latest leasing issues.   2018 highlights include:  In-depth sessions on the essential aspects and peculiarities of Ground Leases, Retail Leases, and Medical Leases Analysis of the Commercial Landlord’s Remedies for a Tenant’s Breach, including possessory and monetary remedies Examination of both insurance and litigation sides of Casualty Provisions After Harvey and Other Recent Natural Disasters Expert guidance on negotiating and drafting ROFRs, ROFOs, and Expansion/Contraction Options   All this, plus 1.00 hours of ethics on-demand (provided after the Institute) and multiple networking opportunities make this a must-attend event! more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info
Specializations:
Consumer and Commercial Law
Real Estate Law
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Bankruptcy Conference

Austin – Nov 14*, 15-16, 2018 – Four Seasons Hotel
*Wednesday Evening John C. Akard Lecture

UT Law's 37th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights: Led by Professor Jay L. Westbrook Recent Developments, the perennial favorite, is back with a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases. Learn what makes the judges tick as the old guard, Judges Isgur, Parker and Gargotta interview the new guard in the Judicial Spotlight. Hear valuable guidance and explore the ethical issues that lawyers need to be aware of regarding cryptocurrencies and social media use. Select from Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks: Business Track includes discussions on the use of in-house counsel as witnesses; the trends of adequate protection in the use, sale or lease of property of the estate; what tactics or strategies should be considered if Chapter 11 is not the preferred alternative; and recent Chapter 11 plan-related developments including substantive consolidation, “per plan” versus “per debtor” considerations, and third-party releases. Consumer Track includes discussions on Jevic in the consumer context; turnover after In Re Cowan, 849 F. 3rd 943; the latest on the loan modification program proposed for Texas; and how to deal and not deal with exemption issues  pre-bankruptcy. Gain insight on the use of technology in the courtroom; circuit splits; ethical considerations in section 363 sales; how to maximize the potential for a positive mediation outcome; and much more. Also, enjoy interacting and networking with judges, trustees, and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception! The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday evening will be delivered by Melissa B. Jacoby the Graham Kenan Professor of Law at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jacoby teaches bankruptcy law, contract law, and commercial law, including and especially secured transactions. Jacoby is an elected member of the American Law Institute, the National Bankruptcy Conference, the American College of Bankruptcy, and the American College of Commercial Finance Lawyers, and has served as the Robert M. Zinman Scholar for the American Bankruptcy Institute.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
Specialization:
Bankruptcy Law
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Taxation Conference

Austin – Nov 14-15, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law CLE’s 2018 Taxation Conference presents the expertise and in-depth analysis essential to understanding where tax law is, where it came from, and where it is going. With a renowned slate of regional and national speakers, the conference is a must attend event for those looking to keep current amidst a dramatically changing tax landscape. Analyze the full impact of the recent Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, including how it effects choice of entity, Section 199A, basis management, and exempt organizations.  Examine new developments in state and local taxes, including franchise tax COGS calculation and the impact of South Dakota v. Wayfair on businesses that sell across state lines. Explore how tax law is evolving alongside other economic trends, including discussion of cryptocurrency and the gig economy. Following the conference, attendees will receive supplemental on-demand programming to ensure they are able to satisfy their full 15.0/3.0 MCLE requirement. All this makes the conference the definitive Texas tax course of the year.   Continue on Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates. more »

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Estate Planning Workshop

Austin – Nov 16, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. Examine Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and the most current updates and “hot” estate planning topics with Professor Johanson. Review Ten Tools Every Estate Planner Should Know, including a discussion of when and how to use them, what to watch out for, and how to explain them to your client. Explore topics ranging from “tangential relationships” to elder financial abuse, and learn what they can mean for your practice. Come on Wednesday for the 66th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
6.50    Credit Info
Specializations:
Estate Planning and Probate Law
Tax Law
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Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics Workshop

Austin – Jan 16, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

The 2019 Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—exemption fundamentals, grantmaking and grantseeking, revenue generating activities, and impact investing. Plus, this year's Form 990-PF and Form 990 Workshops provide multiple small-group opportunities to walk through tips for filling out key sections, policies, financials, compensation, etc., and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of leading nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. more »

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Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Austin – Jan 17-18, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

Don’t miss the 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations. The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics.  Come a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Back to Basics Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The Workshop provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, as well as multiple small-group opportunities to walk through Forms 990-PF and 990, and ask questions of experts and colleagues. more »

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Renewable Energy Law

Austin – Jan 28-29, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Jan 28-29, 2019

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.  more »

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Special Needs Trusts

Austin – Feb 7-8, 2019 – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin

The 15th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts conference brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a comprehensive set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language and resources. more »

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School Law Conference

Austin – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – Feb 28 - Mar 1, 2019

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Health Law Conference

Houston – Mar 27-29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

UT Law’s 31st 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. more »

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Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

Houston – Mar 28, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Mar 29, 2019 – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston

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Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – Apr 24, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Land Use Conference

Austin – Apr 25-26, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

The 23rd 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. more »

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Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – May 1-3, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

UT Law's 2019 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 justice system. more »

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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – May 9-10, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center
Live Webcast – May 9-10, 2019

After 26 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. more »

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Technology Law Conference

Austin – May 23-24, 2019 – Four Seasons Hotel

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Higher Education Taxation Essentials

Austin – Jun 2, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – Jun 3-4, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – Jun 20-21, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 17, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center

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LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – Jul 18-19, 2019 – AT&T Conference Center