Overview

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.

2014 topics include:

  • Overview of basic zoning concepts and procedures
  • Practical pointers for Zoning Boards of Adjustment & Appeals
  • Fundamentals of Platting
  • Options for Nuisance Abatement


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

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Event Schedule

Program is subject to change.
All times are Central Time Zone.

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Mar. 26, 2014
    Presiding Officer:
    Alan J. Bojorquez, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC - Austin, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    Registration Opens
    Includes light refreshments.

  • 1:20 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:30 pm
    1.00 hr
    Fundamentals of Zoning
    An overview of basic zoning concepts and procedures including a review of how zoning interacts with comprehensive planning.

    William S. Dahlstrom, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
    Myron D. Dornic, Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas, TX

  • 2:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Zoning Boards of Adjustment: Traps and Pitfalls for the Unwary
    Zoning boards of adjustment exist to ensure that zoning regulations are applied to particular situations in a fair and equitable manner. It is important to understand the potential pitfalls and traps to avoid instantaneous litigation for the city as a result of the zoning board's decisions.

    Steven A. Wood, Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla, & Elam, L.L.P. - Fort Worth, TX

  • 3:00 pm
    Break

  • 3:15 pm
    0.75 hr
    Board of Adjustment Appeals in the Courthouse
    When litigation can't be avoided, how can you prepare? Case management concerns are highlighted, including common administrative quagmires, due process and conflicts of interest.

    Arthur J. Anderson, Winstead PC - Dallas, TX

  • 4:00 pm
    0.50 hr
    Clean Up That Plat!
    A refresher on the purpose for platting and why to "de-clutter" plats. Plat notes, dedications, private easements, restrictions and format are addressed.

    Anthony L. Marré, Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C. - Houston, TX

  • 4:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Nuisance Law: Here Comes Trouble
    Local governmental authority to address nuisances is broad, but has its limits. Hear practical tips, potential pitfalls and the effective use of municipal regulatory authority to define and abate public nuisances.

    Bradford E. Bullock, McKamie Krueger & Knight, LLP - Austin, TX

  • 5:00 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Arthur J. Anderson

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Bradford E. Bullock

McKamie Krueger & Knight, LLP
Austin, TX

William S. Dahlstrom

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

Myron D. Dornic

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

Anthony L. Marré

Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Steven A. Wood

Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla, & Elam, L.L.P.
Fort Worth, TX

Planning Committee

Deborah F. McAbee—Co-Chair

City of Houston Legal Department
Houston, TX

Misty M. Ventura—Co-Chair

Shupe Ventura Lindelow & Olson, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Reid C. Wilson—Co-Chair

Wilson, Cribbs & Goren, P.C.
Houston, TX

Patty Akers

Akers Law Firm, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Arthur J. Anderson

Winstead PC
Dallas, TX

Alan J. Bojorquez

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Barbara A. Boulware-Wells

McKamie Krueger & Knight, LLP
Austin, TX

Robert F. Brown

Brown & Hofmeister, L.L.P.
Richardson, TX

David Zuehl Conoly

David Z. Conoly, P.C.
Corpus Christi, TX

William S. Dahlstrom

Jackson Walker L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

James L. Dougherty Jr.

Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Christy Drake-Adams

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Julie Y. Fort

Messer, Rockefeller & Fort, PLLC
Frisco, TX

David Hartman

Smith, Robertson, Elliott, Glen, Klein & Douglas, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Rob Killen

Kaufman & Killen, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Julianne B. Kugle

SKLaw
Houston, TX

Hollis L. Levy

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

Kimberley Mickelson

Of Counsel, Olson & Olson LLP
Houston, TX

Dorothy Palumbo

City of Galveston
Galveston, TX

E. Scott Polikov

Gateway Planning Group, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Peter G. Smith

Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith L.L.P.
Dallas, TX

E. Allen Taylor Jr.

Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, L.L.P.
Fort Worth, TX

Rick Triplett

Graves Dougherty Hearon & Moody
Austin, TX

Ed Walts

The University of Texas System
Austin, TX

Charles E. Zech

Denton, Navarro, Rocha & Bernal, P.C.
San Antonio, TX

Credit Info

MCLE Credit
A Texas MCLE Reporting Form will be included in your course materials. Please complete and return to the registration desk and UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the State Bar of Texas, or you can self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Attendance will be provided at the conference to keep for your records.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  
At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Certificate of Attendance at the conference to keep for your records. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the conference.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
If you wish to satisfy MCLE or other professional education requirements in another state for a program offered by the University of Texas School of Law, please check with the state bar or other licensing authority in that state before taking the program to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live conferences are presumptively approved by The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy for Texas Accounting CPE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. Approved for general CPE credit only.

At the conference, you will need to sign in on the Accounting CPE Record of Attendance form at the registration desk. You will receive a Texas Accounting Certificate of Completion at the conference for your records. Self-report your CPE credit directly to TSBPA. UT Law CLE will maintain Attendance Records for four years.  

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.
UT Law CLE will report your ACE credits to TALCB within 10 days of the conference, using the activity code listed. For more information, visit: https://www.talcb.texas.gov/
This course will qualify for self-reporting credits with PELS (TX Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors) - please see the education form log below to keep track of your credits in the case of an audit. When you select this credit type in the webcast, you will receive a downloadable Certificate of Attendance with date and course information for your records.

https://pels.texas.gov/downloads/TBPE_CEP_Log.pdf
https://www.trec.texas.gov/sites/default/files/pdf-forms/CE_CLE-0.pdf

Use this link to obtain the TREC MCE form for self-reporting your TREC credit.  UT Law CLE will provide a Certificate of Attendance at the conference.

Key Dates

Austin – Mar 26, 2014 – AT&T Conference Center
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Last day for Individual early registration: Mar 19, 2014

Add $25 for registrations received after this time

Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 21, 2014

$50 processing fee applied after this date

Last day for cancellation: Mar 24, 2014

Venue

speaker

The University of Texas at Austin
1900 University Avenue
Austin, TX
877.744.8822 (reservations)
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Accommodations

The AT&T Conference Center hotel is sold out.

Additional hotels in the area with vacancies as of February 24, 2014:
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel University of Texas Austin (I-35 location)
Sheraton Hotel at the Capitol Austin

Parking Information

Free daily self-parking at UT garages. Separate fees apply for valet and overnight parking.

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