About

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.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon, Mar. 21, 2018
    Presiding Officer:
    Dorothy Palumbo, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC - Austin, TX
  • 12:30 pm
    Austin Only
    Registration Opens

    Includes light refreshments. 
  • 1:20 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:30 pm
    0.50 hr
    Overview

    Christy Drake-Adams, Texas Municipal League - Austin, TX

    This presentation will explain the fundamentals of city regulation, including a discussion of the different types of cities in Texas.
  • 2:00 pm
    0.75 hr
    Subdivision and Platting

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

    A review from the basics to the complex, addressing the legal basis, exceptions, process, limitations, and plat notes.
  • 2:45 pm
    0.75 hr
    Zoning

    Brenda N. McDonald, Messer, Rockefeller & Fort, PLLC - Frisco, TX

    Review zoning legal requirements and procedures, how to make zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan.
  • 3:30 pm
    Break

  • 3:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    Non-Conformities and Chapter 245

    Dorothy Palumbo, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC - Austin, TX

    Explore Chapter 245 "Issuance of Local Permits" of the Texas Local Government Code issues, including processes for the recognition of rights, "fair notice" and attorney fees awards in recent litigation. Relevant cases and statutes that impact Chapter 245 will also be discussed along with best practices for the municipal and development community.  In addition, there will a discussion of nonconformities as nonconformities relate to Chapter 245.
  • 4:15 pm
    0.50 hr
    Exactions and Subdivisions

    Patty Akers, Akers & Akers, L.L.P. - Austin, TX

    Consider the methods and requirements related to developer participation toward the costs of public improvements.
  • 4:45 pm
    0.50 hr
    Bring it all Together: A Synthesis of Zoning, Platting, Comprehensive Planning, Building Code, and More

    Brenda N. McDonald, Messer, Rockefeller & Fort, PLLC - Frisco, TX

  • 5:15 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Patty Akers

Akers & Akers, L.L.P.
Austin, TX

Christy Drake-Adams

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Brenda N. McDonald

Messer, Rockefeller & Fort, PLLC
Frisco, TX

Dorothy Palumbo

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Reid C. Wilson

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

Planning Committee

Dorothy Palumbo—Chair

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Patty Akers

Akers & Akers, 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

The Knight Law Firm, LLP
Austin, TX

William S. Dahlstrom

Jackson Walker LLP
Dallas, TX

James L. Dougherty Jr.

Attorney at Law
Houston, TX

Christy Drake-Adams

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Joseph J. Gorfida Jr.

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

David Hartman

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

Camm C. Lary III

Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP
Austin, TX

Charlie F. McNabb

City of Georgetown
Georgetown, TX

Mark McPherson

McPherson LawFirm, PC
Dallas, TX

Kimberley Mickelson

City of Houston Legal Department
Houston, TX

E. Scott Polikov

Gateway Planning Group, Inc.
Dallas, TX

Melinda Ramos

City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

April Rogers

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, TX

E. Allen Taylor Jr.

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

Misty M. Ventura

Shupe Ventura, PLLC
Dallas, TX

Ed Walts

The University of Texas System
Austin, TX

Terrence S. Welch

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

Reid C. Wilson

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

Charles E. Zech

Denton, Navarro, Rocha, Bernal, Hyde & Zech, 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.
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.
MCLE Credit
UT Law CLE will report credit to the State Bar of Texas on your behalf. If you are claiming credit in the last week of your birth month, self-report your credit directly to the State Bar of Texas at texasbar.com. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
Self-report your CLE credit directly to the State Bar of California at calbar.ca.gov. Print and keep the Certificate of Completion for your records. A Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you upon claiming credit.
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #169) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and are presumptively approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association for MCLE credit based on a 50-minute credit hour. This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Oklahoma MCLE credit, Oklahoma credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. UT Law CLE will report credit on your behalf to the Oklahoma Bar Association within 30 days after the webcast.
Note on Self-Reporting Your Credits in Another State
f 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 to ensure it will qualify for self-reporting your credits.

To claim Other States MCLE credit, Other States credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion .

MCLE credit is presented based on a 60-minute credit hour.
Other Credit
The University of Texas School of Law (Provider #250) live webcast presentations meet the requirements and 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.

This accreditation requires attendance verification. In compliance with the rules, UT Law CLE monitors and records attendee responses to questions that randomly appear during the live webcast presentation. The response record is detailed on the Certificate of Completion.

To claim Texas Accounting CPE credit, the Texas Accounting CPE credit option must be selected PRIOR to viewing the live webcast. Upon claiming credit, a Certificate of Completion will be emailed to you. Self-report your CPE credit directly to the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy.

Contact Laura Tolin, ltolin@law.utexas.edu, if you have additional questions.

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 once you complete the course.

Key Dates

Austin – Mar 21, 2018 – AT&T Conference Center
Conference Concluded
Live Webcast – Mar 21, 2018
Conference Concluded
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Austin
Last day for Individual early registration: Mar 14, 2018

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Last day for Group (5 registrants minimum) early registration: Mar 14, 2018

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Last day for Group (10 registrants minimum) early registration: Mar 14, 2018

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Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 16, 2018
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 19, 2018

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Live Webcast
Last day for cancellation (full refund): Mar 16, 2018
Last day for cancellation (partial refund): Mar 19, 2018

$50 processing fee applied

Venue

speaker

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

Our room block at the AT&T Hotel has been exhausted. Please see below for a list of nearby hotels. 

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin - University Area

Hampton Inn and Suites at The University/Capitol
DoubleTree Suites by Hilton Hotel Austin 
Inn Pearl 

Parking Information

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

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