University of Texas School of Law

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Data Breaches, Big Data, and FTC Oversight (May 2018)

Learn how and why the FTC polices data breaches and the collection and exploitation of big data. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

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Includes: Video Slides

$50  

Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities (Feb 2016)

Session 1: 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 2: Fiduciary Duties of Governing Persons of Business Entities, continued - more »

Total Credit Hours:
2.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper

$115  

Hooked on CLE: April 2018 (Mar 2018)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 3/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

Hooked on CLE: March 2018 (Oct 2017)

In the midst of a quickly changing legal environment, it can be a challenge to keep track of what's happening and what CLE can mean for your practice. Hear the latest in this special 4-hour bundle of our best programming. more »

Total Credit Hours:
4.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$99  

The 501(c) Family: Faith Based Organizations and Other 501(c) Entities (Feb 2018)

Session 1: Faith Based Philanthropy: Churches and Other Religious Organizations - Learn about the qualification requirements for churches, associations of churches, mission societies, integral agencies, and integrated auxiliaries and the special federal tax law provisions that apply to them, including church audit protections and unique rules for religious group exemptions. Listen to a discussion about faith-based advocacy, from the fate of the “Johnson Amendment,” to ways that religious organizations can participate in affecting policy and legislative change. Session 2: Avoiding Drama in the 501(c) Family: Managing Relationships Between Charities, Social Welfare Organizations, Labor Unions, and Business Leagues - Understand the exemption requirements of other major types of 501(c) entities, specifically 501(c)(4) social welfare organizations, 501(c)(5) labor unions, and 501(c)(6) business leagues. Listen to a discussion about how to manage interactions between different types of tax-exempt entities, including grant management, expense allocation, and political and lobbying activities. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 2/28/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$75  

Answer Bar: LLCs and Partnerships Formation (Jul 2017)

Session 1: 2017 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: 2017 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: 2017 Secretary of State Update - Discover filing tips, including administrative issues, from the Office of the Secretary of State. Session 4: "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 5: Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools - Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims. Session 6: Model Company Agreements - Walk through refinements to the model agreements for simple limited liability companies, including modifications related to the recent legislative changes to the Texas Business Organizations Code. Session 7: New Partnership Audit Rules—Update and Drafting Considerations - Hear the essentials for drafting new audit rules after the proposed regulations and other developments. Understand how the rules work and what to look for, how the IRS will apply the rules, and how to draft partnership and company agreements with the flexibility to avoid renegotiating and redrafting. Session 8: "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? Session 9: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Engage in a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. more »

Total Credit Hours:
7.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$265  

Answer Bar: Young Attorney Challenges (Ethics) (Sep 2017)

Session 1: Life and the Law: Ethical Issues Facing the Young Lawyer - Explore the potholes and sharp curves that await the beginning trial lawyer on the road to a successful litigation practice, through the characters and plot of a recently published novel about a young personal injury lawyer practicing in Houston. Session 2: Attorneys in the Hot Seat: Problems and Solutions - Explore selected recurring problem areas for lawyers, consider how the ethics rules may apply, and hear suggestions for real estate lawyers. Session 3: Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer - Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. Session 4: Technology and Ethics - Hear an overview of lawyers’ ethical obligations—and tips on avoiding potential ethical pitfalls—with respect to the technology we all use. Session 5: Taking Care of Ourselves: Lessons in Work–Life Balance and Self-Care - In a high-stress profession, everyone is vulnerable to destructive habits harmful to ourselves and our clients. Hear a candid discussion about the reality of risk to the profession and anecdotal tips for changing the statistics. more »

Total Credit Hours:
3.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$85  

S Corporation Opportunities and Pitfalls (Jan 2016)

S Corporation elections are popular, especially among small business owners. However, many business owners who have made the election are unaware of potential risks related to assignment of income, reasonable compensation requirements, and other lurking issues. Uncover common audit issues related to S Corporations, how businesses may avoid them, and considerations to discuss with taxpayers related to their choice of entity and whether it continues to make sense as time progresses. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.00 | 0.25 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 1/31/2019

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Includes: Audio Paper Slides

$55  

Updates and Opportunities in Civil Litigation (Dec 2017)

Session 1: Texas Civil Procedure Update - Examine recent judicial decisions affecting Texas litigation practice, including proposed modifications to the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure. Review highlights from the accompanying comprehensive review of recent case law—designed to be a handy reference tool for practitioners. Session 2: Texas Legislative Update - Get an update on what happened in the 85th Legislative Session, including bills that passed and those that didn’t, and how that may impact your practice. Session 3: From Parties to Presidents: Dealing With Decision-Maker Commentary - Explore the use of off-the-job social media statements by decision-makers to demonstrate unlawful animus. Hear an in-depth examination of the legal standards for direct evidence and the stray remark doctrine along with potential strategies for rehabilitating compromised decision-makers. Session 4: Texas Anti-SLAPP Law and Early Dismissals Updated - Hear the latest updates on the statute that is changing Texas defamation law and turning motion practice into a contest of artful pleading and legal bullying. Session 5: Business Torts and Damages - Get beyond tortious interference and consider the range of claims available to a business litigant—along with the range of remedies—by examining the latest court opinions covering the role and scope of tort claims in commercial litigation. Session 6: Recent Condemnation Issues - Compensation in power line and pipeline cases-new thoughts on an old subject, and U.S./Mexico border wall, the past, the present and what may come. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 12/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$145  

"Hello" and "Goodbye" - Inadvertent Partnerships and Buy-Outs or Exits (Jul 2017)

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

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  

Drafting Partnership and Company Agreements in Light of the IRS' new Partnership Audit Rules (Jul 2017)

Hear the essentials for drafting new audit rules after the proposed regulations and other developments. Understand how the rules work and what to look for, how the IRS will apply the rules, and how to draft partnership and company agreements with the flexibility to avoid renegotiating and redrafting. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Effective Engagement Letters and Other Simple Risk-Management Tools (Aug 2017)

Keeping the client reasonably informed is required under the Texas disciplinary rules of professional conduct, and doing so is good risk management. Examine how effective engagement letters, disengagement letters, and other communications keep the client reasonably informed and engaged, while helping to control the client’s expectations, promoting effective risk management, and reducing the likelihood of legal malpractice claims. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$60  

Essential Securities Compliance Issues for LLCs and LPs (Jul 2017)

Hear a practical discussion of state and federal securities law requirements and common issues that arise in private offerings, including how to know when an interest in an LLC or LP is a security, available exemptions, and the application of these requirements to common offering situations. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Slides

$55  

Ethics and Issue Spotting (Jul 2015)

Test your issue spotting skills in developing solutions to conflict issues, confidential information disclosure issues, loyalty issues, lateral hire issues and other matters. How do you avoid the questions, “Are you kidding? How did you let that happen?" more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Audio Slides

$60  

Liability and Risk Management Topics in LLCs, LPs and Partnerships (Jul 2015)

Session 1: Partnership by Ambush: Lessons from ETP v. Enterprise Products - Can companies effectively disclaim the existence of a joint venture or partnership and the fiduciary duties they entail under current Texas law? What is the likelihood that the $319 million jury verdict against Enterprise Products will be overturned on appeal? If not, what steps should companies take in their preliminary agreements and subsequent conduct to minimize the risk of liability for alleged breach of fiduciary duties?   Session 2: Liability Issues for Managers, General Partners, and other Agents - Analyze liability issues for managers of LLCs, partners in LLCs and agents acting on behalf of principals for damages resulting from actions. Hear a discussion of the efficacy of statutory language, the liability of managers, partners, or agents for damages resulting from actions taken in their official capacities; and the economic loss rule which prevents recovery for negligence when the duty breached is a contractual duty (and harm incurred is a result of failure of purpose of contract).   Session 3: Remedies of Minority Owners Post Ritchie - After the Texas Supreme Court radically altered 25 years of Texas law on shareholder rights in close corporations, minority owners must be creative and vigilant at protecting their investments. Hear practical tips for minimizing risk and litigation options that remain available. 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  

LLCs and Nonprofit Organizations (Jul 2017)

Session 1: LLCs as Nonprofit Organizations - When would it be appropriate for a nonprofit organization or mission-driven business to be formed as a limited liability company; and what special issues and considerations should be addressed when a limited liability company is used to establish and operate these types of organizations?   Session 2: Beyond the Starfish: Pro-Bono Opportunities for the Business Lawyer - Business lawyers are not presented with ready pro-bono opportunities to volunteer their expertise in the ways that specialists in other areas of the law commonly are. Learn about opportunities to match the time and talents of transactional lawyers with the legal service needs of community groups and small businesses. more »

Total Credit Hours:
1.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info
TX, CA, OK

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$65  

Model Company Agreements: Refinements and Modifications (Jul 2017)

Walk through refinements to the model agreements for simple limited liability companies, including modifications related to the recent legislative changes to the Texas Business Organizations Code. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

Preview
Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$50  

Nuts and Bolts Ethics for the Business and Transactional Lawyer (Jul 2017)

Listen to a practical discussion of current ethics topics related to business and transactional law, including conflicts issues, and attorney migration between firms. more »

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

TX MCLE credit expires: 8/31/2018

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Includes: Video Audio Slides

$60  

Specialized Due Diligence in LLC and Partnership Transactions (Jul 2017)

When a merger and acquisition transaction or a financing transaction involves a limited liability company or partnership, the parties and their counsel may need to focus on issues unique to unincorporated entities. Explore some of these unique issues and how they may impact the due diligence process and closing the transaction, including closing legal opinions. 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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