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First Friday Ethics (May 2021)

Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Avoiding Malpractice (REPLAY) To reduce your sleepless nights and help you keep your law license, this session will discuss case scenarios illustrating key strategies for dealing with ethical challenges in the ever-changing landscape of immigration practice. Charles Herring Jr., Herring & Panzer, L.L.P. - Austin, TX 11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Conflicts of Interest in Renewable Energy (REPLAY) Using hypotheticals, this interactive presentation will address conflicts of interest that can arise when renewable energy deal participants arrange for a joint representation, enter into a common interest agreement, create a joint venture, or otherwise work together. Tom Spahn, McGuireWoods LLP, Tysons, VA 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML Join Heather and Amit as they explore the basics of AI and ML, the challenges in avoiding bias in these technologies, the current landscape of legal claims, and best practices for avoiding liability and harm. Join us to learn about this growing area, even if you are new to the world of AI and ML. Heather Meeker, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Menlo Park, CA Amit Itai, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, Menlo Park, CA

Includes: Video Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 3.00 hrs | 3.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
  • First Friday Ethics (May 2021)
    4.13 out of 5 stars
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    So nice to be able to do this at home. Immigration was especially interesting!

    Very good!

$140   Add to Cart
Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML

Join Heather and Amit as they explore the basics of AI and ML, the challenges in avoiding bias in these technologies, the current landscape of legal claims, and best practices for avoiding liability and harm. Join us to learn about this growing area, even if you are new to the world of AI and ML.

Includes: Video Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
  • Is Your Bot Bigoted? The Looming Risks of Bias in AI and ML
    4.67 out of 5 stars
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    Good course. Somewhat difficult to figure out how to download to ipad.

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Title and Environmental Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Acquisitions

Explore drafting issues and corresponding title and environmental examination measures to consider in connection with acquisitions and divestitures of oil and gas assets.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr | 0.25 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
  • Title and Environmental Due Diligence in Oil and Gas Acquisitions
    4 out of 5 stars
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Environmental Lending and Foreclosure Risks in 2020

Identify the often hidden environmental risks in loan collateral and foreclosures, including the new 2020 WOTUS rule, assessed but unrecorded penalties for environmental violations, and projects that allow for participation by third party stakeholders.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
  • Environmental Lending and Foreclosure Risks in 2020
    4.19 out of 5 stars
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    The hat was a bit overwhelming.

$45   Add to Cart
  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2022
  • Federal Natural Resource Law and Development of Linear Infrastructure
    4.56 out of 5 stars
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    Actually, this was a good survey of federal environmental law, generally. Some slides, particularly, the one on the TxDoT case (Fath) could use some careful proof-reading. I have done this sort of work for decades, and I found this a good presentation.

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Domestic Tax Issues for Oil and Gas: Partnership Audit Rules, 1031 Updates, and the Section 45Q Credit

Session 1: The Evolving Partnership Audit Rules - The new centralized partnership audit rules are now in effect and the initial returns subject to those rules have been or will soon be filed. Many of the rules governing the new regime have been finalized but others are still forthcoming. Taxpayers, practitioners and the IRS will learn more about the new regime once audits of those returns commence with regularity. Listen to a discussion about the most recent developments in the evolution of these audit rules.   Session 2: 1031 Update for Oil & Gas - Significant changes have occurred in the 1031 world over the prior two years. Learn about the meaning of “real property” as applicable to oil & gas exchanges, the use of Bartell structures for reverse exchanges, issues specific to royalty trusts and tax partnerships, and a comparison to opportunity zone investments as an alternative.   Session 3: The New Section 45Q Carbon Capture and Sequestration Credit - Listen to a discussion about the section 45Q carbon capture and sequestration credit and the significant changes made to that credit in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 to expand the scope and the amount of the credit. Hear about some of the important considerations in credit qualification related to enhanced oil recovery, secure geological storage, other commercial uses of carbon, transfers of credits, and what guidance is needed for taxpayers in the oil and gas industry to utilize or transact with this credit.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2022
  • Domestic Tax Issues for Oil and Gas: Partnership Audit Rules, 1031 Updates, and the Section 45Q Credit
    3.58 out of 5 stars
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    Not enough focus on oil and gas issues. Some good points and information but not tailored sufficiently.

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Endangered Species Act: Overview of the Act, Regulations, and Policies

Listen to an overview of the Endangered Species Act, its current implementing regulations, and important policies and guidance documents, all of which have real effects on project proponents across all industries.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2022
  • Endangered Species Act: Overview of the Act, Regulations, and Policies
    4.52 out of 5 stars
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    more actual examples

    Maybe some better graphics? The speakers were fine, but some photos/images would have been nice to break up the "talking heads" dynamic.

    very informative! I appreciate that they kept it Austin and Texas-centric.

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Hot Topics in Renewable Energy Development: Environmental Concerns and Mineral Estate Issues

Session 1: Endangered Species and Wildlife – Mitigation as Risk Management - Endangered species and protected habitat areas can present risks to renewable projects, including potential impacts to project timing and costs. Purchasing mitigation land is one tool that can be used to manage risk in both the solar and wind energy context.   Session 2: Best Practices for Solar Development in Resolving Mineral Estate Issues - A general overview of relevant law in selected states concerning minerals, such as limitations acts, dormant mineral interest acts, surface damage laws, and statutory notice requirements. Review the doctrine of accommodation or due regard and consider title insurance and requirements, such as surface waivers or drill site agreements for available endorsements.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.25 hrs
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2022
  • Hot Topics in Renewable Energy Development: Environmental Concerns and Mineral Estate Issues
    4.17 out of 5 stars
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    VERY INFORMATIVE

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 10/31/2022
  • Continuity of Operations Following Disasters: Confronting Legal Challenges in Energy, Law Enforcement, Environment, Commerce, and Beyond
    3.67 out of 5 stars
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Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned for Corporate Counsel

Gain tips for dealing with the legal and other challenges associated with disasters like Hurricane Harvey, including employee issues, force majeure, business continuity planning, recovery efforts, and maintaining good customer and public relations.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2022
  • Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned for Corporate Counsel
    4.42 out of 5 stars
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    Many new issues and questions

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Why and How to Recycle Oil and Gas Wastewater

In recent years, the Railroad Commission and Texas Legislature have taken steps to facilitate recycling wastewater. Faced with water supply shortages and seismic activity, should Texas do more?

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 0.50 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2022
  • Why and How to Recycle Oil and Gas Wastewater
    4.17 out of 5 stars
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    Excellent, considering that things are clearly in flux and that no one knows how the Texas Legislature will jump the next time we're actually faced with a state-wide drought.

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Land Use Issues when Preparing for and Dealing with Natural Disasters

Session 1: Bracing for Impacts: A Practical Guide to Preparing for Disasters - Law firms are not immune to disasters – severe weather, work place violence, medical emergencies. What is a lawyer’s ethical duty to prepare for disasters, and how can they go about it efficiently? Session 2: Post-Disaster Regulation - Consider forward-looking planning and regulatory approaches to recovery and new building after a disaster—from the legal, planning, and engineering perspectives—with a particular emphasis on minimizing private and public sector legal challenges. Session 3: Ethics and Natural Disaster - A review of ethical issues arising from a natural disaster from an attorney whose been there, done that, and declined the T-shirt.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 2.50 hrs | 1.00 Ethics
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 4/30/2022
  • Land Use Issues when Preparing for and Dealing with Natural Disasters
    4 out of 5 stars
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    Both presentations were useful, particularly appreciated hearing how cities encounter issues in disaster conditions.

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Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel's Perspective

Environmental laws and regulations range from the deeply technical to more prosaic record-keeping requirements. Many companies have substantial teams of environmental compliance specialists that combine deep legal and technical understanding without being lawyers. Hear where the General Counsel and outside counsel fit into this compliance and enforcement world.

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  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
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  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2021
  • Handling Environmental Actions: The General Counsel's Perspective
    3.61 out of 5 stars
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How to Build an Energy Project in the Face of Activist Opposition

Energy projects involve a myriad of complex issues, ranging from state vs. federal regulatory control, to landowner impacts, to broad policy issues (climate change, “leave it in the ground,” etc). The scale of active opposition has been magnified by increased funding from multiple sources, coupled with an unprecedented number of major projects. Consider how to build energy projects in the face of widening political divisions at the federal, state and local levels.

Includes: Video Audio Slides

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 1.00 hr
  • Credit Info
  • TX, CA
  • TX MCLE credit expires: 11/30/2021
  • How to Build an Energy Project in the Face of Activist Opposition
    4.44 out of 5 stars
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$55   Add to Cart

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