University of Texas School of Law

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2017 Estate Planning and Elder Law Legislative Update and Important Recent Cases

Session 1: Legislative Update - Hear an update on Texas estate and trust legislation, including probate, guardianships, trusts, powers of attorney, and other related matters.   Session 2: Morals From the Courthouse: A Study of Recent Texas Cases Impacting the Wills, Probate, and Trust Practice - Hear a discussion about recent judicial developments relating to the Texas law of intestacy, wills, estate administration, trusts, and other estate planning matters. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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$65  

2017 Guardianship Bundle for Attorneys Ad Litem

PLEASE NOTE: To claim Texas Guardianship Ad Litem credit, you must complete the entire course. At the end of the course, download the guardianship accreditation documentation (found here) as you claim your general MCLE credit and submit the affidavit to the State Bar of Texas. Session 1: The Role of the Guardian - Examine the duties and responsibilities of a guardian under Texas law and guardianship administration, from initiation to closing, including the code requirements of selling and leasing property, ethical issues, and more.   Session 2: Bonds, Inventories, and Accountings - Hear a thorough review of the Texas Estate Code requirements for qualification of personal representatives, the inventory and accounting process (including accountings required of independent executors and agents under powers of attorney,) and numerous practical tips not found in the statutes. Comprehensive forms will also be provided.   Session 3: The Fourth Hour—Supports and Services: Underpinning the Less Restrictive Alternatives - An examination identifying the need for a guardianship and the consideration of appropriate less restrictive alternatives, as often supplemented by supports and services applicable and available to the proposed ward. Session 4: The Role of the Ad Litem - An overview of the responsibilities of the attorney ad litem and guardian ad litem in guardianship proceedings with an emphasis on practical application of the statutes, conduct in uncontested and contested proceedings, and pointers on applications for fees. The materials include numerous checklists, comprehensive references, and forms. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.50 ethics | 4.00 guardianship    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$175  

2017 Hot Topics in Estate Planning and Elder Law

Congress is a sizzling moving target in 2017, and the federal Department of Health and Human Services has a new Secretary, Dr. Tom Price. Listen to a discussion about the winds of change, including a fundamental shift in the Medicaid funding process, potential cuts in state services, and Medicaid eligibility criteria changes. Also, hear an update on ABLE, the Special Needs Trusts Fairness Act, and the ACA Reform and its impact on Elder Law—don’t miss it! more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$45  

2017 Medicaid Update and View from the HHSC

Session 1: Medicaid Update - Learn the latest developments in Medicaid law, including how "block grants" and other proposed changes may affect their practices. Estate planners who are not Medicaid specialists will acquire essential Medicaid-related forms including Qualified Income Trusts, Lady Bird Deeds, Transfer on Death Deeds, LBD/TOD Grantee Trusts and Third-Party Supplemental Needs Trusts.   Session 2: Medicaid: The View from the HHSC - Hear the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) address current issues in long-term care Medicaid eligibility. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Dealing with Mineral Rights: A Practitioners Guide to Oil and Gas

Learn the basics of oil and gas, including mineral rights, royalties, and executive rights, while dealing with Texas issues and problems in probate, trust, elder care, and other areas. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$50  

Drafting Wills and Trusts

Session 1: Drafting Wills and Trusts for Efficient Administration - Hear a panel of corporate trustee's discuss how they administer the wills and trusts we draft and what they would like to see in our documents. Learn what to do if a beneficiary is pushing too much.   Session 2: She Updated Her Forms, and You Won’t BELIEVE What Happens Next - The legislature meets, a judge writes an opinion, and — OMG! We have new laws to deal with! Find out the SEVEN things you NEED to add to your forms RIGHT NOW! more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Ethical Considerations for Fee Applications in Probate Court

A review of the ethical considerations governing lawyers when seeking fees in Probate Court and practical aspects of fee applications. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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$55  

Individual Fiduciaries Gone Wild

Executors, trustees, and other fiduciaries own the highest duties known to law and are held to strict standards of conduct. Explore the inherent risks of serving as an executor or trustee and hear suggestions for fiduciary risk management, defending breach of fiduciary duty claims, and related causes of action. Hear tips for advising clients on the appointment fiduciaries in an attempt to avoid future fiduciary litigation. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Probate Issues and Procedures

Session 1: 10 Pesky Probate Problems - Hear 10 tips for new (and not so new) practitioners addressing various problems which arise during the probate process, such as dealing with collection agencies, taking control of estate property from those without authority, properly allocating rights and liabilities associated with jointly owned property, dealing with the IRS, and other “pesky” problems.   Session 2: Probate Procedures & Alternatives - A discussion of whom you represent, fee considerations, options and alternatives to probating a will, what to consider when there is no will, what to look for when reviewing a will, the mechanics of getting to the probate hearing, default and lost will issues, and issues in administering a simple estate. Comprehensive forms are also provided.   Session 3: Deed Drafting in Estate Planning and Probate Contexts - Using the correct deed for a client is essential to prevent future problems. Distinguish the various deeds and which deed is correct in the estate planning or probate context. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$95  

Trust Modifications: Balancing Competing Interests

Get practical advice for trustees and beneficiaries on common issues that arise in the context of trust modifications. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$50  

"Hello" and "Goodbye" - Inadvertent Partnerships and Buy-Outs or Exits

Session 1: "Hello"—Inadvertent Partnerships - Partnerships can arise through the conduct of parties. Explore what makes a relationship a partnership and what to do to avoid partnership characterization.   Session 2: "Good Bye"—Buy-Outs or Exits - All good (and not so good) things must come to an end.  When owners of an LLC or partnership are ready to part ways, what does one want in the Company Agreement/Partnership Agreement in order to facilitate an orderly exit by the departing owners? more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

2017 Chapter 7 Consumer Bankruptcy Jeopardy

Hear a panel of experienced Chapter 7 Trustees, with participation from the audience, work through some hard issues. The session takes the form of a game, but gives real tips on how to keep your clients from real jeopardy. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Slides

$55  

2017 Consumer Bankruptcy Case Law Update

Session 1: Case Law Review (Part I) - Get an update on Fifth Circuit consumer bankruptcy cases from the past year.   Session 2: Case Law Review (Part II) - Listen to a continued discussion of relevant Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit, and bankruptcy cases affecting consumer practice. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$105  

2017 LLCs, LPs, and Partnerships Update: Texas Case Law, Legislative Update, and Secretary of State Update

Session 1: Case Law Update - A survey of Texas and federal cases involving LLCs and partnerships, including LLPs and limited partnerships, and current developments with respect to fiduciary duties and piercing the veil of limited liability entities.   Session 2: Texas Legislative Update - Hear a summary of legislation adopted in the 2017 Texas Legislature that affects partnerships and LLCs and selected other entity-related bills.   Session 3: Secretary of State Update - Discover filing tips, including administrative issues, from the Office of the Secretary of State. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$115  

Anatomy of a Will

An ideal refresher on key practice points and drafting strategies as well as discussion of ethical issues faced by estate planners. This presentation includes an updated version of the classic paper, Anatomy of a Will. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper

$55  

Appellate Strategy: Rehearings, Certified Appeals, Briefing Tactics, and More

Session 1: Rehearing Strategy - Visuals often persuade more effectively than words, so learn the dos and don’ts of using photos, charts and other visuals in appellate briefs. Session 2: Can You Lead a Horse to Water? Strategies for Certified Appeals in State Court - A look at the ways to certify a legal question in the trial court and seek or defend against interlocutory review of that question in the appellate court. Session 3: Briefing Visually - Visuals often persuade more effectively than words, so learn the dos and don’ts of using photos, charts and other visuals in appellate briefs. Session 4: What Should (and Should Not) Be in Your Appellate Representation Agreement - Explore techniques for drafting thoughtful, well-written appellate representation agreements that protect both the attorney and the client. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.75 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides Slideshow

$85  

Car Wrecks Cases: Trial Tips and Strategies

Session 1: Preparing for and Trying the $5K-$50K Car Crash Case - Learn financially affordable ways to try cases, preparation tips before trying cases and how to maximize the value of cases.   Session 2: Smart Tools for Smart Presentations - How you can use technology for effective courtroom presentations.   more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides Slideshow

$65  

Changing the Probate “Ship” Midstream: Possibilities and Limitations

Discuss the procedure for when it becomes necessary to change course during the administration of an estate. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides Slideshow

$50  

Chapter 13 Trustee Perspectives, Student Loans, and Cash Collateral

Session 1: Chapter 13 Trustee Panel - Hear the latest! Learn what is on Chapter 13 Trustees' minds.   Session 2: Judicial and Non-Judicial Options for Student Loans - Even with the high bar for showing undue hardship, there may be some options for your client. Review important student loan cases, and gain helpful and practical information regarding the various programs available for student loan borrowers.   Session 3: Cash Collateral Issues in Chapter 13 Cases and Small Chapter 11 Cases - Learn how to handle and use rent and related proceeds from property in the possession of the debtor. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$105  

Cross Examination: A Question of Control

Nuts-and-bolts of cross examinations and deposition techniques. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

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