University of Texas School of Law

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Criminal Appeals 2018: Ethics and Practice Tips for Post-Conviction Lawyers (May 2018)

Session 1: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation. Session 2: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Criminal Appeals 2018: Habeas Corpus, Standards of Review, PDRs, and more! (May 2018)

Session 1: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Examine procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs. Session 2: Preservation of Error and Standards of Review - Understanding how the Court evaluates the preservation of error on appeal is essential for any practitioner. Explore how the Court approaches different rights, and how this approach impacts your appeal. Session 3: Emerging Issues in PDRs - Listen to a discussion about significant and emerging issues pending in the Court of Criminal Appeals. Session 4: Avoiding the Dreaded Non-Compliant “White Card” - A step-by-step walk through of TRAP Rule 73 and 11.07 habeas application compliance. Plus insight into other reasons for habeas dismissals, including â€‹discharged sentences, non-final convictions, misdemeanors, juvenile matters, and subsequent applications. Session 5: Actual Innocence Claims and 11.073 Writs - Analyze legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$155  

Criminal Appeals 2018: Jury Charges, Motions for New Trial, Morton and Brady Case Law Updates, and more (May 2018)

Session 1: Jury Charges - Explore sua sponte instructions and appellate hot topics, and gain practical tips for crafting jury instructions. Session 2: Prosecuting and Defending Motions for New Trial - Review the various uses for a motion for new trial including the procedures for filing a motion after trial and on appeal with perspectives from both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. Session 3: Morton Case Law Update - Analyze significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act was enacted and discuss what they mean for the prosecution and defense. Session 4: “Brady” Case Law Update - Explore the practical application of Brady v. Maryland, Article 39.14, and Disciplinary Rule 3.09(d), recent case law, and emerging issues under those ethical provisions. Session 5: Procedures for Bail—Appeals and Writs of Habeas Corpus - Listen to a discussion about the procedures for seeking an appellate or writ bond during post-conviction litigation, with insight from the defense and prosecutorial perspectives. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$155  

Federal Writs and SCOTUS Certs (May 2018)

Review the deadlines and requirements for federal writs and SCOTUS certs, and discuss strategy decisions for each of these filings. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Recent Legislative and Rule Changes for Criminal Appellate Practitioners (May 2018)

The Legislature focused on wrongful convictions last session and passed significant legislation impacting criminal appellate practitioners. Examine some of the most important legislative changes and notable rule changes. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals (May 2018)

Session 1: Significant Decisions of the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - Analyze significant decisions in the last year and what they mean for criminal law practitioners. Session 2: Supreme Court Update - Hear an update on criminal law and criminal procedure cases relevant to Texas criminal appellate practice that were heard and decided by the United States Supreme Court in the 2017 term, and get a preview of hot cases in the pipeline for the 2018 term. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$85  

Tips and Techniques for Legal Writing (May 2018)

Session 1: How to Improve Your Brief Writing - Explore techniques for sharpening your persuasive focus while complying with your ethical obligations when writing briefs. Session 2: Six (or More) Techniques for Readable, Persuasive Sentences - Master sentence-level techniques that can help legal writers create readable, persuasive sentences. Learn to recognize, describe, and appropriately use or avoid techniques including length, subordination, dangling elements, nominalizations, correlative conjunctions, compound prepositions, and more. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

A Primer on Marketing Oil and Gas (May 2018)

Discussion of the basic concepts associated with a producer’s marketing of its oil and gas production, including overviews of (a) the applicable provisions of UCC Article 2, (b) the basic provisions of the Conoco general terms and conditions applicable to sales of crude oil as well as the standardized LEAP “master” form agreement for crude oil and refined petroleum products, (c) the provisions commonly found in contracts for the purchase of natural gas by gatherers and processors, as well as by gas marketers utilizing the standardized NAESB “master” form agreement for natural gas, and (d) applicable regulatory principles.” more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$50  

Athletes and Controversy: Making a Stand or Taking a Knee (May 2018)

Explore the legal and civil rights implications of protesting as a professional athlete. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Authentication of Electronic Evidence (May 2018)

Learn how to authenticate electronic evidence without having to rely on an expert. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Slides

$55  

Bankruptcy Primer for the Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law Practitioner (May 2018)

Review the rudiments of the powers of the Bankruptcy Court under Section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code and the need for perfection of title and liens under Texas law; the asset sales process under Section 363 of the Bankruptcy Code with a focus on survival of pre-bankruptcy liens and obligations; and a preference action and an action asserting that a transaction was a constructive and actionable transfer in fraud of creditors. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Basic Joint Operating Agreements in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (May 2018)

Listen to a discussion about the purposes for a Joint Operating Agreement, its basic structure, and issues that arise in its interpretation. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$45  

Case Law Update in Oil, Gas, and Mineral Law (May 2018)

Review recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Clarifying the Duty of Executive Right Holders (May 2018)

A review of the law after Texas Outfitters Limited v. Nicholson defining the nature of severed executive rights and the duties owed by the executive to non-participating royalty and non-executive mineral interest owners. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.50 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$45  

Clinical Integration and Physician Acquisitions  (May 2015)

Session 1: Practical Legal Guidance: The Myths and Facts about Clinical Integration and Other Forms of Provider Collaborations - With healthcare reform, providers increasingly have the view that they need to build larger multi-provider networks to have the resources and infrastructure to provide higher quality, more efficient, value-based clinical care. To do this, the concept of clinical integration often arises as a possible framework to align providers to work interdependently. At the same time, the Federal Trade Commission has been vocal in raising antitrust concerns in that healthcare reform does not provide a free pass for providers to collaborate unlawfully or to amass too much market power. Hear an overview of clinical integration and other forms of provider collaboration and practical guidance on how to navigate the antitrust landscape.   Session 2: Physician Practice Acquisitions: Perspectives from Physicians, Hospitals, Investors and Strategic Buyers - In the changing healthcare landscape, physicians are looking for partners to help ensure stability. Understand the perspectives of the physicians, perspectives of potential partners with physicians (including hospitals, investors, and strategic buyers) and some key legal issues in these transactions. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$75  

Conspiracy Theory? The Ethical Paradox of “Big is Bad” (Jul 2017)

There was a time when “big business,” and the “big professions” that support it, were revered for their contributions to society. Those contributions continue today, yet “big” is often vilified in the public eye. Explore some recurring themes in this area, from the dark clouds of conspiracy theories to media and political portrayals, and highlight ways in which ethics and professionalism might lead everyone “big” out of the storm. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$55  

Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight (May 2018)

Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Slides

$50  

Development Agreements (May 2016)

Session 1: Negotiation of Development Agreements from the Developer and Municipal Perspectives - Assess key issues and options for negotiating development agreements, including a brief examination of the Shavano case. Session 2: Economic Development Agreements - The use of economic incentives by cities and developers has become an integral part of major development projects in Texas. It is imperative for attorneys representing both cities and developers to understand the tools in the economic development tool box as well as common issues that surface during incentive negotiations. Discover the statutory basis, procedure, and negotiation issues regarding economic development agreements for development projects located in Texas. Session 3: The Role of EB-5 Financing in Development - Review the basics of EB-5 lending in the development context, including the statutory basis for the program, the job creation requirement, the expected timeline from beginning to funding, the need for local government support, and a look at common compliance issues. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$105  

Developments in Zoning and Special Districts: Short-Term Rentals, Historic Preservation, Public Improvement Districts and Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones, and Federal Disability Law (May 2016)

Session 1: PID/TIRZ in the City - Using real-life examples, explore the advantages and disadvantages of cities funding public improvements and development using Public Improvement Districts (PIDs)/Tax Increment Reinvestment Zones (TIRZs). Session 2: The Intersection of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Municipal Zoning - Persons suffering from drug, alcohol, and other addictive behaviors are often members of a protected class under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Rehabilitation Act. Hear recent developments among the courts regarding the application of federal disability law, and learn how municipal zoning is being affected. Session 3: Sharing Economy: Short-Term Rentals - Short-term rentals have challenged traditional zoning codes and pitted neighbors against visitors. Analyze the issues and hear practical pointers when passing new land use regulations to address short-term rentals in your community. Session 4: Regulation of Historic Preservation - Explore the legal challenges and constitutional principles related to historic preservation regulation, including discussions of regulatory takings, RLUIPA, federal standards, and drafting tips for local ordinances. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.25    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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$145  

Distress and Bankruptcy in the Oil & Gas Market (May 2016)

Session 1: Distress and Bankruptcy in the Oil & Gas Market - Discuss the risks and opportunities that result from the decline in commodity prices, including counterparty risk and the acquisition of distressed oil & gas assets both inside and outside of bankruptcy.  Session 2: Basics: Redetermination, Perfection and Bankruptcy in the Oilfield - Discuss the rules governing bankers’ decisions about asset valuation, perfection of security interests under joint operating agreements, and the effect of bankruptcy on your client’s rights and obligations.  more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.50    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

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