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eSupplement to the 12th Annual Consumer Bankruptcy Practice (Mar 2018)

Session 1: The Ten Commandments of Ethical Leadership for Lawyers—Based on Lessons Learned From Some of Our Top Presidents of the United States - To fulfill our obligations to clients and society requires acting in accordance with an ethical framework for leadership in satisfying daily tasks. In this presidential election year, what better way to grasp this ethical framework than digging into the lessons from some of our greatest presidents whose timeless wisdom in how they went about their business can help lawyers focus on best practices in fulfilling our professional responsibilities. Session 2: Cyber Ethics: Ensuring Compliance with Evolving Technology - Lawyers today find that keeping client information safe is more challenging when using today’s technology tools. You don’t have to have a degree in computer science to understand how to avoid ethical missteps related to technology. Lawyer-friendly information on cyber ethics is provided. Session 3: Stress Kills Success: Mindfulness and the Small Firm Practitioner - Learn about the science behind stress and wellness, along with how mindfulness can help with peak performance. more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.00 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$95  

Distress in the Energy Industry (Jul 2015)

Anytime there are fundamental market changes there is a winner and a loser.  Find out how the vast supply of U.S. oil and gas discoveries coupled with stricter environmental regulations are causing long term changes.  Who are the winners, who are the losers?  Find out how these shifts have impacted coal, renewables, oil and gas, power generation, and refineries.  The panel will discuss the impact of these changes on the industry as a whole and on the value of the companies that participate in these industries. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$55  

Ethics and Professionalism in a Global Environment (Jul 2015)

Ethics and professionalism are being influenced by many factors in today’s global environment. Consider some of these factors, along with areas of commonality amongst the legal ethics rules from a sampling of jurisdictions. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$60  

International Energy Projects Primer, Part I: Project Lifecycle, Conventional Resources and Hydrocarbons, plus Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources (Jul 2015)

Session 1: Overview of an International Energy Project Lifecycle - An overview of a typical international energy project lifecycle from development through decommissioning.   Session 2: Energy, Geology and Geophysics: Conventional Resources - A lawyer's introduction to the science underlying the agreements we draft and negotiate in the course of developing and operating an international energy project. Petroleum, crude, natural gas and liquids—what are they? Where are they located? How do we find them? When do we think they might run out? Also, a brief introduction to geophysical data acquisition and processing techniques and the leading role geophysical data plays in modern oil and gas exploration and operations.   Session 3: Petroleum Engineering: Conventional Hydrocarbons - How do we physically explore for, develop and produce hydrocarbons? As lawyers, we must have an understanding of the fundamentals of petroleum activities to accurately draft agreements and effectively provide counsel to energy industry clients. An introduction to different types of offshore and onshore drilling and production systems including FPSOs (floating, production, storage and off-loading vessels) and TLPs (tension-leg platforms). Typical liquefied natural gas (LNG) production facilities (liquefaction, regasification and pipelines) are discussed, with coverage of "high-level" drilling and production facilities and operation cost estimates.   Session 4: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources - An overview of the geology and geophysics of unconventional hydrocarbon resources including shale. An introduction to the petroleum engineering techniques required to develop and produce these resources.   more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$125  

International Energy Projects Primer, Part II: Host Country Instruments (HCIs), plus International Energy Project Economics (Jul 2015)

Session 1: Host Country Instruments (HCIs) - A look at the legal regimes used globally for buying, selling, exploring, developing and producing hydrocarbons, including Concession or Royalty/Tax, Production Sharing, Risk Service Agreements and so-called "hybrids;" with a discussion of basic natural resource ownership/title concepts and provisions of various HCIs, including key fiscal and non-fiscal terms.   Session 2: International Energy Project Economics - This session is designed to provide a lawyer the basics of energy project economics "101" so that they can better work with their energy industry clients to develop legal options in various deal scenarios that are also "economic." Hear an examination of how we develop project economic models to calculate investor rates of return and other key economic indicators by using facility and operation cost estimates, revenue estimates and Host Country Instrument provisions. The role of "risk analysis" in developing project models and the concept of leverage and how it can impact project economics also is considered. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$105  

International Energy Projects Primer, Part III: Co-Venture Formation and Agreements, Co-Venture Economics, Co-Venture Operations, plus Summary (Jul 2015)

Session 1: Co-Venture Formation and Agreements - Leverage and risk allocation are two factors that frequently lead most international energy projects to be undertaken by more than one co-venture party. This session covers the most common arrangements by which parties acquire interests in energy projects including farmins, farmouts, participation agreements and swaps, with coverage of the fundamental provisions of typical co-venture Joint/Unit Operating Agreements (JOAs) using the AIPN model form as a basis.   Session 2: Co-Venture Economics: The Power of Leverage - A discussion of the economic inflection points that occur over the life of an upstream project. Participants work through examples of typical commercial arrangements for farmins and co-venture risk-sharing.   Session 3: Co-Venture Operations - Getting into a co-venture can seem easy compared to operating a successful co-venture. This session looks at operational provisions within the industry joint operating agreement framework, including management decision-making and contracting.   Session 4: Summary and Q&A - Your questions are answered by the program faculty in this moderated Q&A session. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$115  

Joint Operating Agreements: Managing JV Relationships and JV Partner Default; plus Agreements for Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays (Jul 2015)

Session 1: An Uncomfortable Balancing Act: Managing JV Relationships and JV Partner Default - A lively and in-depth look at default provisions of the JOA, informed by publicly reported cases, that considers these key issues:  What constitutes a default? Why should one be concerned? What action can one take in response to a party’s default? Inside the JOA? Outside the JOA?   Session 2: Joint Operating Agreements for Unconventional Oil and Gas Plays - Review key issues to consider when negotiating a joint operating agreement for an unconventional oil and gas play, focusing on the recently completed AIPN 2014 Unconventional Resources Operating Agreement. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 7/31/2019

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$85  

Advanced Issues and Case Updates in Oil and Gas Leasing (Jun 2017)

Session 1: The Statute of Frauds and Typical Leasehold Documents - The statute of frauds applies to oil and gas leasehold contracts, and the failure to satisfy its requirements may render an agreement unenforceable. Examine how the statute might be applied to typical leasehold documents—retained acreage clauses, farmouts, and AMIs.   Session 2: Production In Paying Quantities (PPQ) - BP v. Laddex—the Texas Supreme Court revisits the doctrine it created.   Session 3: Fun New Ways for Density and Proration Rules to Bust Your Lease - Review and analyze three recent Texas cases affecting how “governmental authority” language in retained acreage clauses interacts with density and proration rules to determine how much acreage an oil and gas lessee may hold by production. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$85  

Closing the Deal and Keeping the Taxman Waiting: Use of I.R.C. Section 1031 in Oil and Gas Acquisitions and Divestitures (Jun 2017)

Walk through a step-by-step guide to compliance with Section 1031 of the Internal Revenue Code to tie an asset disposition to a later acquisition of a replacement property as a tax-free exchange or to "park" an acquisition as a tax-free replacement property for assets subsequently disposed of. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$45  

Cybersecurity for Oil & Gas Attorneys: Understanding the Ethical and Legal Obligations (Jun 2017)

Explore the ethical and legal obligations of attorneys and law firms to protect client data and communications from the latest cybersecurity threats. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$60  

Gas Exports to Mexico (Jun 2017)

Fueling Mexico's evolving energy and power market from a commercial perspective. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$45  

Interests in Oil and Gas (Jun 2017)

Hear an overview of the general types, characteristics and classifications of oil and gas interests. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$50  

Legal and Regulatory Issues in Light of Current Drilling Technology (Jun 2017)

Hear about allocation wells, production sharing agreements, field rules, and retained acreage clauses in the new horizontal drilling environment. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$50  

Oil and Gas Case Law and Railroad Commission Update (Jun 2017)

Session 1: Case Law Update - Review recent decisions dealing with oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics.   Session 2: Railroad Commission Update -  more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$75  

Oil and Gas Conveyancing (Jun 2017)

Explore the terms used to convey mineral and royalty interests and the issues that arise in drafting and interpreting these conveyances. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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$50  

Oil and Gas: We're Not Out of the Woods Yet: Selected Issues for Consideration in an Economically Stressed Environment (Jun 2017)

Hear a discussion on the issues facing exploration and production companies and pipeline companies in the event of an operator or non-operator bankruptcy. Learn about the tools available under the AAPL Model Form Joint Operating Agreement to help alleviate some of these problems. more »

Total Credit Hours:
0.75 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Quench My Thirst: Water Rights in the Context of Water Treatment Technologies (Jun 2017)

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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So You Want to Drill Your Own Oil Well? (Jun 2017)

Hear an overview of the process of finding oil and gas and bringing it to the surface, as well as some of the needed agreements. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Texas Title Examination Standards: Introduction and Practical Exercises (Jun 2017)

Take a look at the use of Title Examination Standards to address common defects, exceptions and errors found in the chain of title to land. Explore the language of the standards, times when they are applicable, and the commentary of applicable law for each standard. Take part in a few practical examination exercises using actual situations encountered in title examination. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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The Joint Operating Agreement (JOA) (Jun 2017)

Hear an overview of the important components of a JOA, completion of and additions to the Form JOA, and issues that arise in the application of the JOA provisions to exploration and production activities. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 6/30/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

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