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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.

Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers in-depth coverage of land use development.

Event Schedule

  • Time
    Credit
    Subject
    Speaker
  • Wednesday Afternoon
  • 12:50 pm
    Welcoming Remarks

  • 1:00 pm
    0.50 hr
    Comprehensive Plans

    Cathy Cunningham, Thomson Reuters - Grand Prairie, TX

    A review of the requirements for and various types of comprehensive plans.
  • 1:30 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 1:35 pm
    0.75 hr
    Zoning 101

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

    Including a review of zoning legal requirements and procedures; how to make a zoning decision, and how zoning interacts with the comprehensive plan.
  • 2:20 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 2:25 pm
    0.75 hr
    Subdivision and Platting: A Land Use Foundation

    Omar Izfar, Wilson, Cribbs + Goren, P.C. - Houston, TX

    Regulation of subdivision platting often greatly impacts the use of land and plays an important role in the land development process. Hear a description of key concepts, mechanics, and regulation of platting.
  • 3:10 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:15 pm
    0.50 hr
    The Basics of Right-of-Way

    Donna M. Fairweather, City of Galveston - Galveston, TX

    Right-of-Way planning considerations. “There’s more to that right-of-way than that right of way”. Understanding the basics of right-of-way to help local governments in their planning, constructing, maintaining and use of their rights-of-way.    
  • 3:45 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 3:50 pm
    0.75 hr
    Board of Adjustments

    Tad Holland Cleaves, City of Liberty Hill - Liberty Hill, TX

    An overview of the role of the ZBA in adjudicating variances, special exceptions, and appeals from administrative decisions.  Emphasis placed on the importance of procedural rules, development of the record, and the standards imposed by statute and the courts.
  • 4:35 pm
    5-Minute Break

  • 4:40 pm
    0.75 hr
    Basics of Annexation & Development Agreements

    Joseph J. Gorfida Jr., Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith L.L.P. - Dallas, TX
    Materials By:
    Scott N. Houston, Texas Municipal League - Austin, TX

    An overview of the basics of annexation and the issues facing Texas municipalities’ abilities to annex in light of the change in law by the 2019 Texas legislature. 
  • 5:25 pm
    Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Tad Holland Cleaves

City of Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill, TX

Cathy Cunningham

Thomson Reuters
Grand Prairie, TX

Donna M. Fairweather

City of Galveston
Galveston, TX

Joseph J. Gorfida Jr.

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

Scott N. Houston

Texas Municipal League
Austin, TX

Omar Izfar

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

Brenda N. McDonald

Messer, Fort & McDonald
Frisco, TX

Planning Committee

Dorothy Palumbo—Chair

Bojorquez Law Firm, PC
Austin, TX

Patricia A. Adams

Messer, Fort & McDonald
Frisco, TX

Patty Akers

Messer, Fort & McDonald
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

Prabha Cinclair

Miklos Cinclair Law, PLLC
Farmers Branch, TX

Tad Holland Cleaves

City of Liberty Hill
Liberty Hill, 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

Omar Izfar

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

Rob Killen

Kaufman & Killen, Inc.
San Antonio, TX

Tommy Ludwig

City of Waxahachie
Waxahachie, TX

Charlie F. McNabb

City of Georgetown
Georgetown, TX

John Mark McPherson

McPherson LawFirm, PC
Dallas, TX

Melinda Ramos

City of Fort Worth
Fort Worth, TX

Hon. Penny Redington

Austin, TX

April Rogers

The University of Texas School of Law
Austin, 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

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

Credit Info

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

Live Webcast – Apr 22, 2020
Conference Concluded
Austin - CANCELED – Apr 22, 2020 – AT&T Conference Center
Conference Concluded
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