University of Texas School of Law

eCourses are individual online courses from renowned presenters at our live conferences. Learn via audio or video, receive the supporting materials, and fulfill MCLE requirements at your convenience with the best content available!

These courses are CLE accredited in Texas and California, with some accredited in Oklahoma.

Other States
If you need credit for an eCourse in other states please read through the disclaimer before purchasing an eCourse to make sure you will be able to self-report your MCLE credit after completion of the eCourse

Search eCourses
Results for All eCourses

Answer Bar: Considering a Special Needs Trust

Session 1: Special Needs Trusts: Decision Tree Analysis - Learn how to utilize a decision tree approach to ask and answer key questions concerning a client's need for a special needs trust, and if one is needed, which type of special needs trust is the best choice. Session 2: SNT Basics and Beyond – Top Trends and Pitfalls - Special needs trusts have been part of our lives for many years and have been adapting to law changes and agency interpretations since the beginning. Review this evolution up to the current status of what works, and what doesn’t, when designing and drafting these trusts. Session 3: Maximizing Public Benefits - Clients and trust beneficiaries come to us to solve their current care needs and plan for the future. Often where a client or trust beneficiary lives determines what public benefits programs are available now and could be available later. Hear an overview of the continuum of care settings and what public benefit programs can help pay for care in each setting, as well as an update of recent changes to public benefits. Session 4: Seven Timeless Principles of SNT Planning - While laws, regulations, and rules impacting public benefits and trusts change frequently, certain planning principles do not change. Discuss steps in the SNT design process to address individual circumstances, including basic program types, budgets, grantor and beneficiary expectations, and distribution planning. Session 5: Making Sense of Structured Settlements - Structured settlements are often used to fund court-created SNTs in the personal injury context. Drafting attorneys and trustees need an understanding of the fundamental concepts of a structured settlement annuity and the effects one will have on the funding and administration of a trust. Session 6: SSA Regional Trust Leads Presentation Regarding SSI Trusts - A discussion with the Regional Trust Leads on the regional centralization of the SSI trust review business process, including key players and their roles. Plus, hear SNT drafting errors "Top 10 List" and the latest policy and procedures regarding SNT reviews, including a Q&A session. Session 7: Working with SSA Part II: Updates to the SSA POMS regarding trusts, Practice Tips, Reporting and More - Hear an overview of the new trust POMS, strategies for presenting trusts for review, and for responding to adverse agency decisions regarding trusts. Session 8: View from CMS - A discussion with a representative of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services of current issues related to the Medicare Secondary Payer provisions. What's new, what's not. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.25 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$325  

Answer Bar: Elder Law and Medicaid Essentials

Session 1: Understanding Public Benefits Affecting the Elderly - Paying for care, medications, and deductibles is a challenge for many older adults. Find out how Long-Term Care Medicaid (nursing home and home care), Medicare, Medicare Savings Programs (QMB, SLMB, QI-1) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) can increase the quality of life for your clients. Learn about these benefits and their eligibility requirements, and gain useful practice tips. Session 2: 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 3: In Quest of the Perfect Medicaid Application - Although it may not be possible to guarantee that every Medicaid application will be accepted upon the first filing, learn time-tested tips to improve the odds. Session 4: Powers of Attorney: Best Practices and Provisions - A discussion of suggested solutions to potential issues when drafting powers of attorney, including avoiding potential exploitation, dealing with financial institutions and title companies, attorney-client privilege when representing the agent named in a power of attorney and other timely issues. Session 5: Defensive Case Management for Elder Law Attorneys - Learn a systematic approach to capturing data and using the system to defend against attempts by your clients' family members who want to involve you in disputes they have with other family members. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$155  

Answer Bar: Navigating a Renewable Energy Project

Session 1: What's New in the Renewable Energy Market? - Hear a lively update on developments affecting the renewable energy market. Session 2: What’s new with ERCOT and the PUC - Hear what ERCOT and the PUC are up to and how it may impact the renewable energy market in Texas. Session 3: Regulatory Due Diligence Issues in Energy Financing - Survey the electric and environmental regulatory issues in generation project finance, including an examination of permitting, and electric and environmental regulatory issues from the perspective of developers, lenders and tax equity investors. Discuss how parties approach these issues and how developers can organize and prepare their information to allow for an efficient due diligence process. Session 4: Improving the Marketability of Your Project: Tips and Pitfalls - Beyond the economics of a project, there are key contractual and development issues that will be analyzed during the due diligence process. Gain insight into how lawyers review and evaluate project documents, tips on how to best showcase your renewable energy project, and examples of potential pitfalls that an investor or buyer is trying to avoid. Session 5: Utility Scale Solar Leases and Related Documents - Legal Considerations for Landowners and Developers - Focus on issues encountered when drafting and negotiating utility scale solar leases and related land control documents. Hear both developer and landowner viewpoints on common clauses and issues such as lease financeability, mineral development, and compensation arrangements; and explore ancillary documents such as options, surface waivers, and transmission line easements. Session 6: “Boilerplate” Clauses in Wind Lease Agreements - What lawyers should know about common “boilerplate” clauses in wind lease agreements including insurance provisions, indemnity provisions, lender protections, estoppel clauses, and assignment clauses. Session 7: Public Lands - Hear from University Lands and the GLO with respect to renewable energy leases, agreements, surface waivers, and more, including a discussion of the application process and contract expectations. Session 8: Distributed C&I PPAs: Overview and Trends - On-site rooftop, carport, and groundmount solar generation continues to expand. Hear key provisions of behind-the-meter commercial and industrial power purchase agreements, an overview of the typical project financing and contract structure, and highlights of some of the recent trends and developments shaping negotiations. Session 9: Title and Survey Essentials: State Variances / Wind and Solar Distinguished - Listen to a discussion about the variances across state lines in title insurance practice and surveys for renewable energy projects, from available risk mitigation endorsements to pricing. Learn the differences in title risks and concerns in utility scale wind projects versus solar projects. Session 10: Water and Mineral Issues in Solar Development - Listen to a discussion about the California law perspective upon water and development interactions, focusing on the issues of securing water rights for solar development, as well as the impacts of severance of rights. Issues related to the potential conflicts and resolutions between solar development and mineral rights and activity in Texas will also be discussed. Session 11: Innovative Insurance and Risk Management Products and Emerging Trends in the Renewables Sector - Whether you’re looking to finance projects utilizing prototypical equipment and emerging technologies, create synthetic PPAs, or de-risk M&A transactions or tax positions, a host of commercially available products are available to facilitate your strategic goals in an ever changing insurance marketplace. Discuss examples of how various insurance and risk management products have transferred risk and reduced uncertainties that can stand in the way of developing, financing, acquiring or divesting projects utilizing a variety of renewable energy technologies. Session 12: Ethics in Negotiation—Civility and Lying - As attorneys, we are faced with difficult attorneys, “spin” in relation to deals, and confusing rules that are supposed to guide our conduct. Lawyers need their own renewable energy to survive the maze. more »

Total Credit Hours:
9.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$405  

Answer Bar: New Boardmember Basics

Session 1: Governance Literacy - Governance at nonprofit organizations is often not a priority until something goes wrong. Gain practical tips to help board and staff members avoid problems, and review governance topics including fiduciary duties, governing documents, policies, procedures, and the roles of the board, officers, committees, and staff members. Session 2: Accounting and Finance Basics - This session covers revenue and expense recognition, financial statement analysis, financial ratios, and the calculation and forecasting of firm free cash flow. Session 3: Advising the Organization: Advanced Issues in Corporate Governance - Balancing the roles and responsibilities of the board of directors, individual board members, and staff can be an interesting exercise in corporate governance. In some cases, the individuals step out of their roles and into governance problems. Session 4: Joint Venture Governance and Business Opportunity Issues - Joint ventures are an increasingly common vehicle for combining businesses. The continuing nature of a joint venture raises unique issues regarding the governance of the joint venture and its relationship to the other businesses of the joint venture partners. Examine alternatives for joint venture governance and the extent to which the joint ventures are obligated (by law or contract) to offer "business opportunities" to the joint venture or each other. These issues are typically addressed when the joint venture documents are negotiated, but operations under even the best documents can present unforeseen issues, including some that arise as a result of subsequent case law. Session 5: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities - Explore current issues regarding the fiduciary duties of directors and other governing persons of entities organized in Texas and Delaware. Session 6: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued -  Session 7: Taking Cybersecurity Seriously - Nonprofit organizations of all sizes have sensitive information that needs to be protected—and increasingly, organizations need to be ready to respond when (not if) a data breach occurs. In this session, learn about the most recent cyber threats they face, the costs associated with those threats, and what you can do to help protect your organizations in an increasingly insecure landscape. Session 8: Keeping an Eye on Privacy and Data Protection Risks - Gain practical tips for reducing the data privacy and protection risks faced by nonprofits. more »

Total Credit Hours:
8.00 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$335  

Dealing with Teachers Complaints and Rogue School Board Members

Session 1: The Complaints You Won’t Hear - Teachers call their organizations and attorneys about many issues that don’t ever result in grievances. Hear from a teacher attorney about the complaints that the school board/school district won’t typically hear, but which are the basis for the majority of calls from unhappy teachers. Session 2: Dealing with Rogue Board Members - When a board member is pursuing interests that are different from the rest of the board it can create inefficiencies and disharmony. Learn how a school district’s legal counsel can assist the district and the rest of the board in dealing with board members who are not all on the same page. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Hot Topics in School Law: Cyberbullying, Special Education Issues, and Copyright

Session 1: Cyberbullying and the Impact of David's Law - Explore new developments to state law on bullying brought about S.B.179, David’s Law, and take a look at how cyberbullying and other aspects of bullying cases have been treated by the courts. Session 2: Top 10 Hits of Legal Issues in Special Education in 2017 - Service animals, transgender students, and Endrew F. are just a few of the most enlightening developments in special education law for 2017. Hear a Casey Kasem-style countdown covering the most recent and important court cases, due process hearing opinions, and legal developments that every school lawyer needs to know. Explore the latest changes in special education law and provide lessons learned as well as best practice tips you can use to steer your schools in the right direction away from the court room. Session 3: Copyright - Copyright doesn’t come up daily in school practice, but when it does it can be befuddling. Take a short primer on copyright educational fair use, plus a discussion of some current school copyright law defensive actions. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Medical Privacy in the Workplace

Employees may be required to share private health information with their employers. Explore the various laws that impact the collection and handling of such information, including the ADA, FMLA, workers’ compensation, and HIPAA, and the best practices for complying. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Title IX and Section 504/ADA Civil Rights Litigation Update

Get updated on recent developments in Title IX and Section 504/ADA litigation involving schools, and hear about retaliation claims, recent appellate decisions, and liability issues currently on review before appellate courts. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Advice and Tools for Schools when Preparing and Dealing with Disaster or Catastrophic Events

Session 1: In Case of Emergency: A Legal Toolkit for Disaster Preparedness - Disaster is brewing … What do you do to prepare (if you have time)? And how do you quickly get operations back to normal after it hits? Explore the legal and practical issues of disaster preparedness and recovery from an operations and employment standpoint. Using recent disasters as a guide (wildfires, man-made fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, flooding, etc), examine lessons learned and get helpful tips. Session 2: Advice From the Inside: Preparing for and Dealing with Student Issues that Follow Catastrophic Events - When disaster strikes, school districts serve as a port in the storm for students and the wider-community in crisis. Hear practical advice regarding legal issues to raise and steps to take before, during, and after a catastrophic event to support students, the mission of the school district, and stay #StudentStrong. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$95  

An Overview of Unemployment Claims and Appeals

Survey unemployment compensation law in Texas and review who can file unemployment claims, the times during which claims can be filed, what the qualification and eligibility criteria are for receiving unemployment benefits, methods for appealing adverse rulings, best strategies for handling claim responses and appeals, and how an employer can qualify for chargeback protection. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Cybersecurity Planning for Schools: Minimizing the Risk and Mitigating the Impact

Session 1: Cybersecurity Planning - When (not if) a data breach occurs, will you be ready to respond? Learn the most important steps to take, key considerations, and essential tools to use in developing your incident response plan. Session 2: Under Attack! Minimizing the Risk and Mitigating the Impact of Cybercrime - According to the FBI, schools and colleges are the hot new target for sophisticated cybercriminals. These crooks use a combination of new technology and old-fashioned con-artist techniques to steal millions of dollars and put sensitive data at risk. There are legal and practical steps a school can take to prevent and mitigate cybercrime. Learn about the most commonly employed cybercrime techniques and the steps your institution can take to minimize the risk and mitigate the impact of cyber-attacks. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Immigration Issues Affecting Public School Districts

Survey established case law on the service of undocumented students in public schools, and explore several key issues related to the service of undocumented students, including student privacy laws, student documentation requests, and federal immigration enforcement efforts in schools. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Navigating School Employee and Student Noncriminal Conduct

What happens when school employees or students engage in immoral or unseemly (noncriminal) conduct off campus? Examine legal issues that may come into play, including board policies, educator codes of ethics, and student codes of conduct. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Navigating the World of SBEC Disciplinary Hearings: Lessons Learned and Practice Tips

With allegations of educator misconduct on the rise, litigating educator disciplinary cases will likely become more common. Review current enforcement trends and sanctions issued by the agency, and get practical tips for litigating disciplinary matters. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$45  

Texas Commissioner of Education Decisions and Recent Opinions from the Attorney General

Session 1: Commissioner Decisions Update - Hear an update on Commissioner of Education decisions from the past year. Session 2: Recent Opinions Issued by the Attorney General - Review recent opinions issued by the Texas Attorney General that may affect public schools and school law. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Accounting and Finance Basics for Attorneys

This session covers revenue and expense recognition, financial statement analysis, financial ratios, and the calculation and forecasting of firm free cash flow. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Slides

$55  

Bankruptcy Issues in Renewable Energy

An overview of bankruptcy and restructuring processes and requirements, how a restructuring could potentially impact a variety of renewable businesses, as well as lessons learned from the perspective of corporate governance. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Slides

$50  

Brave New World: Technology Advances Create Ethical Risks For Patent Practitioners

Technological developments have fundamentally changed how IP legal services are delivered. From virtual offices to outsourced services, patent and other IP services can be provided faster and cheaper, and lawyers can have greater flexibility in where and how they work. Applying old ethics rules to new technologies can create risks for the unwary practitioner. Address how regulatory agencies, including the USPTO’s Office of Enrollment and Discipline, apply the Rules of Professional Conduct to modern technologies and evolving practice environments. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$60  

Building Transmission for Texas Renewable Energy in a Post-CREZ World

Hear an update on the status of several pending transmission projects in Texas: Southern Cross, Far West Texas Project, Lubbock Power & Light Grid Switch, and Sharyland’s South Plains Transmission Project. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Slides

$65  

Case Study: Valuing and Restructuring Distressed Companies in the Face of Operational Headwinds

This panel uses a case study approach and mock negotiations to work through restructuring alternatives for a company experiencing significant operational headwinds and a complex capital structure. The case focuses on issues related to valuation, the rights and remedies of disparate lender groups, and plans for a sale or reorganization through a bankruptcy proceeding. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

Preview
Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Back to top