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2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law eConference

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The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary and regulatory and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics.
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Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 1.75 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2020

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$445  

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1. Case Law Update: Part I (Sep 2019)

Laurie Ratliff

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Video (mp4) 31 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Paper (pdf) 16 pgs
Paper (pdf) 48 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 1 — 31 mins, credit 0.50

Session 1:

Case Law Update: Part I (Sep 2019)

Examine significant administrative law cases issued during the last year.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Laurie Ratliff, Laurie Ratliff LLC - Austin, TX

2. Legislative Update (Sep 2019)

Sara J. Ferris

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Video (mp4) 20 mins
Audio (mp3) 20 mins
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs

SESSION 2 — 20 mins, credit 0.25

Session 2:

Legislative Update (Sep 2019)

A focus on the bills enacted by the 86th Texas Legislature that impact administrative law practitioners.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Sara J. Ferris, Austin, TX

3. Ultra Vires Update (Sep 2019)

Scott K. Field, Mark L. Walters

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Paper (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 3 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 3:

Ultra Vires Update (Sep 2019)

Survey recent decisions addressing ultra vires claims.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Scott K. Field, Butler Snow LLP - Austin, TX
Mark L. Walters, U.S. Department of Justice, Environment and Natural Resources Division - Washington, DC

4. Pleas to the Jurisdiction (Sep 2019)

Shelby L. O'Brien, Esteban San Miguel Soto, Hon. Stephen Yelenosky

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Video (mp4) 64 mins
Audio (mp3) 64 mins
Slides (pdf) 12 pgs

SESSION 4 — 64 mins, credit 1.00

Session 4:

Pleas to the Jurisdiction (Sep 2019)

Examine the procedure and standards for determining pleas to the jurisdiction from multiple perspectives, and explore related procedural issues.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Shelby L. O'Brien, Enoch Kever PLLC - Austin, TX
Esteban San Miguel Soto, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Hon. Stephen Yelenosky, Senior District Judge - Austin, TX

5. Death, Taxes, and Alcohol: Or Just Another Day at Sunset (Sep 2019)

Steven M. Ogle

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Video (mp4) 45 mins
Audio (mp3) 45 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 5 — 45 mins, credit 0.75

Session 5:

Death, Taxes, and Alcohol: Or Just Another Day at Sunset (Sep 2019)

Hear an overview of the Sunset process, recently passed legislation, and a preview of upcoming reviews.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Steven M. Ogle, Sunset Advisory Commission - Austin, TX

6. Agency Spotlight: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Sep 2019)

Molly Fudell, Della M. Lindquist

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 31 mins
Slides (pdf) 9 pgs

SESSION 6 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 6:

Agency Spotlight: Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation (Sep 2019)

Explore next and best practices for occupational licensing and regulation.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Molly Fudell, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Austin, TX
Della M. Lindquist, Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation - Austin, TX

7. Back to Basics: The Rules of Rulemaking (Sep 2019)

Carrie Collier-Brown, John A. Riley

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Video (mp4) 41 mins
Audio (mp3) 40 mins
Paper (pdf) 18 pgs
Slides (pdf) 15 pgs
Slides (pdf) 5 pgs

SESSION 7 — 41 mins, credit 0.75

Session 7:

Back to Basics: The Rules of Rulemaking (Sep 2019)

Rulemaking lies at the heart of the administrative process, but in a rapidly changing landscape it is easy to lose sight of the fundamentals. Make sure your foundations are strong, and review the basics from procedural requirements to opportunities for substantive challenge.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Carrie Collier-Brown, Locke Lord LLP - Austin, TX
John A. Riley, Holland & Knight LLP - Austin, TX

8. ALJ Practice Tips (Sep 2019)

Hon. Meaghan M. Bailey, Hon. Kerrie J. Qualtrough

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 26 mins

SESSION 8 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 8:

ALJ Practice Tips (Sep 2019)

Hear a brief overview of the best practices and practical tips to use at the State Office of Administrative Hearings from the perspectives of two Administrative Law Judges.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Hon. Meaghan M. Bailey, State Office of Administrative Hearings - Austin, TX
Hon. Kerrie J. Qualtrough, State Office of Administrative Hearings - Austin, TX

9. Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Surviving Grievances (Sep 2019)

Scott Rothenberg

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Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 48 mins
Paper (pdf) 27 pgs
Slides (pdf) 51 pgs

SESSION 9 — 49 mins, credit 0.75 | 0.75 ethics

Session 9:

Tips for Avoiding Legal Malpractice and Surviving Grievances (Sep 2019)

You spent a lot of time, money, and effort earning your law license and building your professional reputation. Now spend 30 minutes learning how to keep both.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Scott Rothenberg, Law Offices of Scott Rothenberg - Houston, TX

10. Admission of Internet Evidence (Sep 2019)

Jason Boulette

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 63 pgs
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 10 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 10:

Admission of Internet Evidence (Sep 2019)

Explore the use of social media by companies, employees, and attorneys in employment disputes, including the legal and ethical boundaries being recognized by some and ignored by others, as well as the nuts and bolts of admitting social media data into evidence.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Jason Boulette, Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. - Austin, TX

11. Judicial Panel (Sep 2019)

Hon. Holly Vandrovec, Hon. Jeff Boyd, Hon. Jeff Rose, Hon. Amy Clark-Meachum

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins

SESSION 11 — 56 mins, credit 1.00

Session 11:

Judicial Panel (Sep 2019)

Engage in an unscripted round-robin discussion, with time for questions from the audience. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org or on-site at the conference registration desk.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Hon. Holly Vandrovec, State Office of Administrative Hearings - Austin, TX
Hon. Jeff Boyd, The Supreme Court of Texas - Austin, TX
Hon. Jeff Rose, Third Court of Appeals - Austin, TX
Hon. Amy Clark-Meachum, 201st Judicial District Civil Court - Austin, TX

12. Case Law Update: Part II (Sep 2019)

Laurie Ratliff

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Video (mp4) 27 mins
Audio (mp3) 27 mins

SESSION 12 — 27 mins, credit 0.50

Session 12:

Case Law Update: Part II (Sep 2019)

Examine significant administrative law cases issued during the last year.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Laurie Ratliff, Laurie Ratliff LLC - Austin, TX

13. Conviction Letters and Related Issues (Sep 2019)

Joseph T. Marcee, Matthew L. Rienstra, Timothy E. Weitz

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Video (mp4) 49 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 24 pgs

SESSION 13 — 49 mins, credit 0.75

Session 13:

Conviction Letters and Related Issues (Sep 2019)

Observe a roundtable discussion on navigating professional licensing complications related to criminal law matters.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Joseph T. Marcee, Law Office of Joseph T. Marcee - Georgetown, TX
Matthew L. Rienstra, Dalrymple, Shellhorse, Ellis & Diamond, LLP - Austin, TX
Timothy E. Weitz, McDonald, Mackay, Porter & Weitz, LLP - Austin, TX

14. Texas Citizens Participation Act Update: Implications in Administrative Law Cases (Sep 2019)

Hon. Bob Pemberton, Amanda G. Taylor

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Video (mp4) 46 mins
Audio (mp3) 46 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 21 pgs

SESSION 14 — 46 mins, credit 0.75

Session 14:

Texas Citizens Participation Act Update: Implications in Administrative Law Cases (Sep 2019)

Review the TCPA’s application to administrative law cases and ramifications of the 2019 TCPA amendments.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Hon. Bob Pemberton, Third Court of Appeals (Ret.) - Austin, TX
Amanda G. Taylor, Butler Snow LLP - Austin, TX

15. Improve Your Legal Writing (Sep 2019)

Kamela Bridges

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Video (mp4) 29 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Paper (pdf) 19 pgs
Slides (pdf) 26 pgs

SESSION 15 — 29 mins, credit 0.50

Session 15:

Improve Your Legal Writing (Sep 2019)

Learn techniques for improving your legal writing in the short, medium, and long run.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Kamela Bridges, The University of Texas School of Law - Austin, TX

16. Administrative Challenges and Appeals (Sep 2019)

Linda B. Secord, Adam Sencenbaugh, Colleen M. Sullivan

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Video (mp4) 32 mins
Audio (mp3) 32 mins
Slides (pdf) 14 pgs

SESSION 16 — 32 mins, credit 0.50

Session 16:

Administrative Challenges and Appeals (Sep 2019)

A look at common issues raised in challenging administrative orders (Texas and federal), focusing on finality, sovereign immunity, standards of review, deference, and appealing your appeal.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Linda B. Secord, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Adam Sencenbaugh, Haynes and Boone, LLP - Austin, TX
Colleen M. Sullivan, Third Court of Appeals - Austin, TX

17. Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace (Sep 2019)

DeDe Church

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Slides (pdf) 16 pgs

SESSION 17 — 28 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 17:

Investigations in Today's Woke Workplace (Sep 2019)

A veteran workplace investigator shares critical tips for ensuring that every complaint investigation is thorough, in good faith, and reliable in the midst of the #MeToo movement, instant social media postings, and polarizing employee relations issues.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

DeDe Church, DeDe Church & Associates, LLC - Austin, TX

18. Trends in Open Government (Sep 2019)

Justin D. Gordon, Kimberly G. Kelley

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Video (mp4) 56 mins
Audio (mp3) 56 mins
Paper (pdf) 321 pgs
Slides (pdf) 18 pgs

SESSION 18 — 56 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 18:

Trends in Open Government (Sep 2019)

Address the latest developments in open government, including changes from the 2019 legislative session, opportunities and challenges that arise from recent technological advances, along with best practices every open government practitioner should know.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Justin D. Gordon, Office of the Attorney General - Austin, TX
Kimberly G. Kelley, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP - Austin, TX

19. Changing Perspectives on Judicial Deference (Sep 2019)

Craig R. Bennett

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Video (mp4) 30 mins
Audio (mp3) 29 mins
Slides (pdf) 11 pgs

SESSION 19 — 30 mins, credit 0.50

Session 19:

Changing Perspectives on Judicial Deference (Sep 2019)

Judicial deference to administrative agency interpretations has recently been the subject to much discussion and debate – including at the highest levels. Explore the changing perspective on judicial deference, and where those changes may take us. 

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Craig R. Bennett, Enoch Kever PLLC - Austin, TX

20. The Role of the Legislative Lawyer (Sep 2019)

Royce Poinsett

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Video (mp4) 25 mins
Audio (mp3) 24 mins
Slides (pdf) 22 pgs

SESSION 20 — 25 mins, credit 0.50 | 0.25 ethics

Session 20:

The Role of the Legislative Lawyer (Sep 2019)

Explore the unique role (and ethical responsibilities) of the “legislative lawyer” in guiding businesses in solving their high-stakes problems at the State Capitol and state agencies.

Originally presented at: Aug 2019 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar

Royce Poinsett, Poinsett PLLC - Austin, TX