University of Texas School of Law

Bring the conference in-house. Audio presentations and written materials for learning with your colleagues– for TX MCLE credit. We manage the accreditation process from approval to reporting. Please allow 3-5 weeks for delivery. Custom packages available.

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Stanley M. Johanson
2016 Estate Planning

The tradition continues—Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice.  more

Total Credit Hours:
6.50 | 0.75 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Taxation

The 64th Annual Taxation Conference features an impressive slate of topics with regionally and nationally renowned speakers covering current trends, updates in tax regulation and policy, and much more. more

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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Jay L. Westbrook
2016 Bankruptcy

UT Law's outstanding 35th Annual Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference is one of the premier bankruptcy programs in the nation. The conference attracts a stellar national faculty of prominent judges, academics, and practitioners and provides an in-depth focus on current issues and topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. Program highlights include: Professor Jay L. Westbrook leads a panel of distinguished practitioners to discuss this year’s cases in the perennial favorite, Recent Developments Thursday afternoon concurrent tracks Business Track includes a discussion on the Sabine Bankruptcy decision, with Professor Owen Anderson and Judge David R. Jones, a look at the “impossibility” of third party releases in the Fifth Circuit, recent developments in Chapter 9, with Judge Christopher Klein and Sonia Colón, and Judge Craig Gargotta and Ashley Gargour present on Bankruptcy Remoteness; Consumer Track includes discussions on The Early Innings: Vesting and Surrendering Real Property, with Judge Eugene Wedoff and Tara Twomey, Ethical Issues for Debtor’s Counsel, Chapter 13 Pitfalls and Traps—Things to Watch Out For, with Ch. 13 Trustee, Pamela Bassel and Ravi Ratnala, and Judge Eduardo V. Rodriguez and Michael Baumer speak about Losing Your Exemption. Judge Keith Lundin, delivers the Friday luncheon presentation, Trustee Duties and Liability Learn about bankruptcy in the Oil and Gas field, with presentations on Wildcatter 101—Oil and Gas Basics for Bankruptcy Professionals, Oil and Gas Environmental Concerns and Issues and Six Numbers to Remember—7, 11, 18, 22, 29, and 363: Oil and Gas Bankruptcy Exit Strategies and Realities Judge Jeff Bohm, Judge Tony M. Davis and Patricia Baron Tomasco, explore the re-characterization and subordination of equity jurisprudence and its limits present in Where Have all The Equities Gone? Interact and network with judges, trustees and practitioners at Thursday Evening’s Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Reception The John C. Akard Distinguished Lectureship on Wednesday evening will be delivered by Dr. Janis Sarra, Presidential Distinguished Professor, University of British Columbia and Professor of Law, Peter Allard School of Law. Dr. Sarra is a globally recognized expert in insolvency and bankruptcy law, corporate finance, corporate governance, and securities law. Dr. Sarra speaks on The Horatio Alger Narrative and the Bankruptcy of Entrepreneurs. more

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Insurance Law

UT Law’s 21st Annual Insurance Law Institute is a unique forum for practitioners of all experience levels to interact with bench, bar, risk managers, adjusters and policyholders to discuss the latest developments in the insurance law industry.  more

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Patent Law - Austin

UT Law's 21st Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated and rich array of prosecution and litigation topics. Hear from nationally recognized faculty including senior IP counsel of major corporations, patent prosecution and litigation experts from around the nation, U.S. District Court Judges, and leading academics. This year’s program features: A review of recent Section 101 decisions their impact on shaping the Alice analysis; plus practical prosecution tips and strategies under the new USPTO guidelines Tips and strategies for practicing before the PTAB, including new rules, best practices and current trends; plus insight and tips from the perspective of former Administrative Patent Judges; An in-depth exploration of current “tensions” in concurrent proceedings before the PTAB and the District Courts; what litigators and patent owners should know and understand Recent developments in claims construction, with a focus on the latest post-Teva Federal Circuit cases and the PTAB’s claims construction rules. A continued look at the impact of Octane Fitness, including developing trends and common pitfalls A discussion on the impact of the Defend Trade Secrets Act and the America Invents Act on the protection of technology. A panel of In-House Counsel discuss the key issues around patent prosecution, litigation and licensing, the prospect of patent reform, and more. Key patent licensing strategies, with emphasis on drafting and negotiation The impact of Lexmark, Halo and Life Tech on overseas sales and recent developments in the law of patent exhaustion and foreign sales of products patented in the U.S A special luncheon presentation with Hope C. Shimabuki, Regional Director of the U.S. Patent Trademark Office’s Texas Regional Office Presentations by nationally-recognized academics—Mark A. Lemley, Stanford Law School; John M. Golden, The University of Texas School of Law; and David Hricik, Mercer University School of Law Insight from sitting U.S. District Court Judges, including Judge Robert W. Schroeder III (EDTX) and Judge Roy Payne (EDTX) and from former Judge Faith S. Hochberg on the current landscape for damages and remedies and their experiences hearing patent cases more

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14.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Water Law

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Water Law Fundamentals

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners, as well as non-lawyers, governmental officials, and engineers, Water Law Fundamentals provides an overview of Texas water law statutes, regulations, and cases, including vocabulary and acronyms necessary to understanding Texas water law. INSTRUCTORS: Doug Caroom is a partner with Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP and is certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specializations for Administrative Law.  With more than 40 years of experience in Texas, Doug practices in the areas of water and environmental law, administrative law, and public law. He assists municipalities, river authorities, and water districts in all phases of regulation. Lyn Clancy is a Senior Water Policy Advisor and the Managing Associate General Counsel with the Lower Colorado River Authority and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Texas Environmental Law Journal. With 15 years of experience in water rights and water policy in Texas, Lyn also serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas Water Conservation Association. Jim Mathews is a founding partner of Mathews & Freeland, LLP, and has been practicing law in Texas since 1973.  Jim has extensive experience with water rights and water quality matters, and served as an Assistant Attorney General and the Chief of the Environmental Protection Division of the Texas Attorney General’s Office prior to entering private practice. more

Total Credit Hours:
3.00    Credit Info

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Page Keeton
2016 Civil Litigation

The 40th Annual Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference provides updates and analysis of important developments in civil litigation practice, with substantive coverage of practice tips, advocacy strategies and important trends from leading litigators, judges, and law professors. 2016 Conference highlights: Get the latest updates on Texas civil procedure, changes in FRCP, and insurance law developments Hear premier Texas litigators discuss challenges and opportunities in the arenas of damages, contorts, and alternative dispute resolution in 21st century litigation Get a Texas Supreme Court Justice's point of view on significant decisions from the past term Learn tips for handling common issues that arise in litigation in the bankruptcy court and in civil litigation affected by bankruptcy Learn what lawyers and law firms need to know about data security to avoid losing clients and getting sued Look at important hearsay issues, with an emphasis on hearsay appearing in social and other electronic media Hear about the practicalities lawyers and courts face as jurors increasingly live online and have new expectations for access to the facts, and lawyers have new access into jurors’ lives.  Explore new opportunities in employment law for civil litigators Earn up to 3.50 hours of ethics credit   more

Total Credit Hours:
12.75 | 3.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Immigration Law

UT Law’s 40th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels, and provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from nationally recognized experts and to interact with colleagues. Get to know your fellow practitioners from around the state and hear how they are dealing with tough issues. The 2-day program offers tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points and strategies in family-based immigration cases and employment-based immigration cases, and the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal.  Hear an opening presentation by Benjamin E. Johnson on Navigating Uncharted Waters: The Impact of the Current Political Debate on Immigration Politics and Policy.   Gain practical insight into key family immigration issues—naturalization, adoptions, preventing marriage fraud filings, documenting and proving family relationships, and current children’s immigration issues. Examine business-based immigration topics including PERM, alternatives to H1-B visas, and immigration consequences of downsizing.  Discuss how to address “crimes of moral turpitude” in the Fifth Circuit, the process of removal proceedings and options for relief from removal, including asylum, withholding of removal and relief under the Convention against Torture.  Hear a special 40th Anniversary Luncheon Presentation on The Past Forty Years: Reflections on the Evolution of Immigration Law Practice with Charles C. Foster, Harry Gee, Jr., Harry J. Joe, Robert A. Shivers and Peter D. Williamson more

Total Credit Hours:
14.75 | 2.25 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Immigration Fundamentals

UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners—provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and key terms. This year’s program also features a panel utilizing a common fact pattern to illustrate fundamental concepts in immigration law, including employment, family, inadmissibility/criminality and removals.  more

Total Credit Hours:
4.25 | 0.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Mergers and Acquisitions

Total Credit Hours:
10.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info

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William W. Gibson, Jr.
2016 Mortgage Lending

The 50th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending Institute—the definitive real estate finance course of the year—presents current developments and industry trends, offers practical information on real estate lending, financing and title issues, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.   This year’s program features: David Weatherbie's annual Case Law Update; plus significant Federal Regulatory developments, including new rules and regulations for CMBS loans and HVCRE loans A Title Insurance Update: Implications and Interpretations of Key Cases Commercial Lending Track addressing issues and hot topics including the impact of the ESIGN Act; using auctions to sell and market real estate; and the assumption of CMBS loans Residential Lending Track addressing issues and hot topics including TRID and residential disclosures; the current CFPB loss mitigation rules; residential bankruptcy issues and forms; and eviction issues.   A look at trends in bankruptcies and restructurings in the real estate sector. Essential technology tips for keeping and enhancing your practice—including Thirty Tech Tips for Your CREF Practice and Managing Cyber Liability Luncheon Presentation on The Future of the Legal Profession with Hon. Lora J. Livingston Plus a special 50th Anniversary Recognition and Retrospective, 2.25 hours of ethics and more! more

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Government Enforcement

Don’t miss The University of Texas School of Law’s 3rd Annual Government Enforcement Institute (UTGEI)—quickly becoming one of the premier enforcement programs in the country.   The Institute brings together a nationally recognized faculty to discuss key issues and strategies for protecting companies and executives in government investigations. It provides a unique collegial forum for in-house counsel and practitioners to engage with high-level current and former government officials from the SEC, DOJ, EPA, and other authorities with an enforcement mandate. Hear the latest enforcement trends, risk areas and judicial and legislative developments, as well as indispensable insight and practical advice in handling a government investigation.  Just a few of this year's UTGEI highlights include: In-House Counsel’s Effective Management of Investigations, provides key considerations for conducting and managing internal investigations and collaborating with external counsel and includes representatives from NIKE, Inc., Chesapeake Energy Corporation, and (formerly) BP. SEC Priorities: The Year Past, The Year Ahead featuring Scott Friestad, Associate Director of the SEC’s Division of Enforcement, and Shamoil T. Shipchandler, Director of the SEC’s Fort Worth Regional Office. Punishing Corporations Isn’t Enough: The Government’s Push to Prosecute Individuals, moderated by Jim Letten, Senior Counsel with Butler Snow LLP, and former U.S. Attorney, looks at the implications of the Yates Memo and increased efforts to prosecute individuals in corporate fraud cases. Surviving Internal Investigation and Prosecution with former GC of a major technology firm, Kent Roberts, discusses the dynamics of an internal investigation including Roberts’ own experience being indicted by the SEC during the options backdating scandal. Cybersecurity for Business Infrastructure with information security and cyber risk leads from Chevron and Calpine Corporation. When Bad Things Happen to Good Companies: Managing Catastrophic Environmental Risks, features EPA Regional Counsel, James O’Rourke Payne, and LyondellBasell Lead Counsel, Steve Cook, and discusses essential preparations and post-incident strategies for managing an environmental crisis. Whistleblowers: The Challenges for In-House Counsel provides key strategies and considerations for successfully navigating the challenges posed to companies by whistleblowers. Corporate Families, Board Committees and the Ethical Issues They Present with Randall M. Ebner, Assistant General Counsel with Exxon Mobil Corporations, and John K. Villa of Williams & Connolly LLP uses a hypothetical scenario to highlight the ethical problems and professional conflicts for corporate lawyers who advise companies and boards.   more

Total Credit Hours:
10.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Noncompete Camp

Total Credit Hours:
6.50    Credit Info

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2016 Gas and Power

The 15th Annual Gas and Power Institute features timely topics relevant to the gas and power industry in light of the changing landscape of rules, regulation, legislation, and environmental requirements. It, offers essential information on the latest industry and market climate and provides a must-have set of materials and resources.   2016 Institute highlights: Chris Reeder, Husch Blackwell LLP, Austin, TX, provides Texas Case Law and Regulatory Updates that significantly affect the Texas gas and power industries. Hear a Federal Energy Policy update with James Hoecker, Hausch Blackwell LLP. Nicolas Borda, Haynes and Boone, LLP, Mexico City, provides a primer on the Mexican Energy Market and leads a panel of Mexican energy experts on Opportunities and Challenges of Implementing Gas and Power Projects in Mexico. Learn how new market dynamics are creating opportunities and challenges for both buyers and sellers as Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) continues toward commoditization. An overview of the state of global cybersecurity, power industry cybersecurity, and what your company and legal teams can do to help. Craig R. Enochs, Reed Smith LLP, explores issues attorneys should be aware of when negotiating contracts with governmental entities and the ethical issues that can arise when doing so. Rebecca Rentz, Winstead PC, provides an update on methane regulations and air quality developments, including how 2016 ozone levels to date may impact EPA’s final ozone nonattainment designations. Hear a brief CFTC regulatory update, and peek into the future as we contemplate the potential impacts of this year’s presidential election, with Phil Lookadoo, Haynes and Boone, LLP. Gain insight into how bankruptcy is impacting the gas and power industry with A Bankruptcy Primer for Creditors and Contract Counterparties in the Gas and Power Industry and a panel presentation Bankruptcy In the Gas and Power Industry Enjoy earning two hours of ethics credit with our two unique and entertaining ethics presentations. The Institute is presented with the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas and The Energy Bar Association. more

Total Credit Hours:
12.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Essential Employment Law

Total Credit Hours:
7.50    Credit Info

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2016 Advanced Administrative Law

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar brings together members of the judiciary, as well as regulatory and academic communities, to engage with practitioners to discuss the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes and other timely topics.   2016 program highlights include:  Discussion of significant administrative law cases issued during the last year, plus updates on open government legislation, motions for rehearing, governmental immunity, and developments at the State Office of Administrative Hearings Exploration of hot topics, including the Use or Abuse of Social Media by Texas Administrative Agencies, Data Breaches, and Contracting after the 2015 Legislative Session  Agency Spotlight: Employees Retirement System of Texas with Porter Wilson, Executive Director Top Ten Tips for Drafting Legislation with Erin Smith of the Texas Legislative Counsel A deep dive into the rules and rulemaking, including a panel discussion on Rules and Rulemaking: The Need and Prospects for Clarification of Procedural Requirements and the Opportunities for Substantive Challenges Hon. Suzanne Formby Marshall moderates the annual unscripted round-robin discussion among members of the judiciary, featuring Hon. Jeffrey S. Boyd, Hon. Jeffrey L. Rose and Hon. Amy Clark-Meachum more

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Admiralty Law

Professors David Robertson and Michael Sturley open the program with their seminal overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits.    Program highlights include: David Gerger and Gregory Linsin present the government and defense perspectives on the Deepwater Horizon litigation and what to do when maritime and criminal law collide. Fifth Circuit Justice Edith H. Jones along with U.S. District Court judges Nancy K. Johnson and Gray H. Miller share their Judicial Insights into the Admiralty Practice A celebration of the judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition and its impact on the practice An exploration of cutting edge maintenance and cure issues, such as the implications of infectious disease and agricultural quarantines A review of the Jones Act’s impact on offshore oil and gas operations, including the application of specific CBP opinions to offshore operations and the practical implications the cabotage regulations. Bradley J. Jackson and the return of William J. Chriss to the interactive ethics favorite What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part VI – Return of the Gurus This conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to get the latest on global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure, and to connect with members of the judiciary who hear their cases. more

Total Credit Hours:
8.25 | 1.25 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Winning at Deposition

A successful deposition is the most important weapon you have to win your case. But much of the conventional wisdom about depositions is completely wrong. How can you be sure to get it right every time? This one-day conference features top Texas litigators sharing their deposition tips and techniques. Gain failsafe tricks for a winning strategy at depositions Discover the secrets to successful witness preparation Acquire the skills to effectively cross-examine an adverse witness and deal with evasive and combative witnesses Learn how to beat the other side's expert witness and defend your own Understand the unique strategies for taking a deposition in a contract case Master the art of taking the deposition of a corporate representative Learn techniques to put combative lawyers in their place more

Total Credit Hours:
7.00    Credit Info

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2016 Cybersecurity

Data breaches are increasingly inevitable—and potentially devastating—to companies of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key phases of breach preparedness and response. It provides detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls, developing an incident response plan, and responding to a data breach, as well as update on regulatory actions and class action litigation. Topics include: Top 10 Myths About Cybersecurity Internal Controls and Compliance HIPAA Breach Reporting Developing and Testing an Incident Response Plan Responding to a Data Breach Cybersecurity Insurance Policies Regulatory Actions and Civil Litigation Update The In-House Perspective: Latest Challenges and Solutions in Managing Cybersecurity If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you. more

Total Credit Hours:
7.00 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Elder Law

The Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference presents current developments and practical tips for estate planners and elder law attorneys, offers essential information for guardians ad litem, and provides a must-have set of materials and resources. Review key considerations and sample language in drafting wills and trusts, including The Anatomy of a Will and Best Practices in Drafting Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts. Discuss key probate issues, including working with creditors and claims, as well as procedures for “changing course” during the administration of an estate. Understand the scope of public benefits as it affects the elderly; and get tips on filing the perfect Medicaid application Explore key guardianship issues and alternatives—for up to 4.75 hours of Guardianship credit—including Resolving Guardianship Disputes, Alternatives to Guardianship, and a discussion of the recently enacted Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act.  Hear the latest case law and agency updates, including presentations by the HHSC and Disability Rights Texas. Review tips and traps in managing your estate planning and elder law cases, including engagement letters, avoiding conflicts and information management; plus hear a discussion on standards and best practices for determining a client’s level of capacity. Earn up to 2.75 hours of legal ethics credit. more

2017 Live Conference coming up Aug 3 in Galveston. Info and registration »
2017 In-House expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 2.75 ethics | 4.75 guardianship    Credit Info

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2016 Car Crash Seminar

The Car Crash Seminar is the ULTIMATE program for practitioners of all experience levels. In-depth fundamentals take you from initial client contact through trial or settlement. Come away with the definitive set of resource materials including sample forms. Hear an overview of Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, auto-product liability claims, damages, and more Gain practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel including working up the case, managing client expectations, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, guidance on the use of medical records, financially affordable ways to try cases, cross-examining witnesses, and persuading the jury Review the admissibility of collision reports and how to most effectively use police officer testimony Analyze how social media is being mined and the ethical considerations of getting it submitted into evidence Examine the role distracted driving plays in a collision and its impact on verdict value Learn the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare, Medicaid, ERISA, worker’s comp, hospital liens, state and local employees and disability plans Discover practical ways to find life balance and happiness as a lawyer in this demanding and stressful profession Enhance your car crash knowledge. Regardless of your experience level, you don’t want to miss this program. more

2017 Live Conference coming up Aug 17 in Austin. Info and registration »
2017 In-House expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Total Credit Hours:
10.75 | 2.75 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Consumer Bankruptcy

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice presents current developments and practical tips for bankruptcy attorneys and trustees, offers essential information on the Bankruptcy Code, and provides must-have written materials and resources for practitioners.   2016 highlights include:   Updates on consumer bankruptcy cases from the Fifth Circuit with Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. Brenda T. Rhoades, Hon. Craig A. Gargotta, and Hon. Eduardo V. Rodriguez, and deeper insights into key Fifth Circuit and Supreme Court cases with Sally Henry, Texas Tech University School of Law Practical tips on the bankruptcy process from start to finish, including Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about the Automatic Stay (But Were Afraid to Ask) and Top 5 Ways to Lose Your Discharge An exploration of domestic support obligations in Chapter 13 Bankruptcy with Ashley Carroll, Office of the Attorney General and Tracie M. Shelby, The Shelby Law Firm Updates on the Homestead Exemption, RESPA's Impact on Chapter 13 and Monthly Escrow Payments and New Forms and Rule 3002.1 Notices Audience Q&A with Hon. Tony M. Davis, Hon. Douglas D. Dodd, Hon. H. DeWayne “Cooter” Hale, and Hon. Jeffrey P. Norman Hello from the Other Side: Law Clerk Panel on Ethics and Court Procedures, featuring discussion of court procedures and preferences among clerks from each of Texas’ judicial districts The Return of the Smackdown with Michael V. Baumer and Hon. Marvin Isgur more

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 25th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. Hear the latest updates in federal and Texas case law, as well as filing tips and administrative guidance from the Secretary of State. Prepare for important changes in partnership tax liability collection and audit procedures. Explore key differences in LLC and partnerships laws in Texas and Delaware, and reasons for choosing each jurisdiction. Review sample forms and learn tips for drafting key provisions: basic forms and model company agreements for simple LLCs, provisions for Subchapter S elections, and more. Gain insight on how Series LLCs are being used, as well as pros and cons in their application. Understand state and federal exemptions for securities offerings, and practical guidance to avoid common pitfalls. Earn 2.00 hours of legal ethics including a practical discussion of the legal and ethical dilemmas facing law firms on the brink of collapse; plus a study of recent ethics cases and opinions affecting lawyers. more

Total Credit Hours:
11.75 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Primer: Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships is a perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners and a great introduction for those new to the area of unincorporated entities. The Primer covers choice of entity and jurisdiction, governing documents and securities, filing with the Secretary of State, terminations, and more.     more

Total Credit Hours:
2.25    Credit Info

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2016 State and Federal Appeals

UT Law's Conference on State and Federal Appeals—designed for advanced-level civil appellate practitioners—has earned a reputation as the premier program on appellate practice and procedure in Texas and is the annual gathering of state and federal appellate judges. Now in its 26th year, this conference is a must-attend event for every Texas civil appellate practitioner. more

Total Credit Hours:
13.00 | 3.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Higher Education Tax Institute

The Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI) provides a unique forum for college and university tax professionals from around the country to examine and discuss federal tax issues and compliance, legislative, judicial, regulatory and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. This year's program features: Hear the latest developments in College and University Tax Law, including updates on Congressional activity, IRS initiatives and judicial decisions Understand UBIT issues and best practices for reporting, including a practical CFO UBIT Checklist and Toolkit to help you and your CFO be better prepared for filing Discuss key Tax Issues in Athletic Departments, from both a private and public institution perspective Discuss commonly missed or misinterpreted fringe benefits provided by colleges and universities Review worker classifications and current IRS factors, tax and non-tax related consequences of misclassification, and best practices for ensuring compliance A look at public charity classifications and models for charitable giving at colleges and universities Explore Tax and Regulatory Considerations for International Activities Hear case studies on Non-Resident Alien Tax Issues Earn 1.50 hours of ethics, including a presentation on Regulating Tax Practitioners more

Total Credit Hours:
16.25 | 1.50 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Technology Law

UT Law’s 29th Annual Technology Law Conference brings together a nationally-recognized faculty of technology and licensing practitioners, in-house counsel from leading tech companies, and experts in copyright, trademark, open source, and data privacy and security for the latest issues affecting the technology industry. This year's program features: Advanced licensing—learn practical negotiation and drafting strategies, including key clauses in light of recent developments Open source software licensing and developments in compliance initiatives The Evolving U.S. and EU Privacy Framework, with insight from Dell and BP International Ethical issues involved in the use and regulation of big data, as well as the intersection of data mining and political activities Cybersecurity—recent legal and regulatory developments, tips for developing and testing incident response plans, and best practices for cyber risk management Protecting Trademarks and Copyrights Online A look at how technology is changing the employee-employer relationship—agreements for protecting yourself from the “moonlighting employee,” as well as the evolving difference between employees and “end-users” when Working for the App Key Issues in Corporate Transactions, plus legal and business considerations for taking a company public A panel of U.S. District Court Judges discuss current issues in technology law and best practices as they occur in federal litigation more

Total Credit Hours:
14.50 | 3.25 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Legal Writing

Whether you're a new attorney or a seasoned professional, effective legal writing is essential for a successful professional practice.  Join experienced UT instructors for a step-by-step approach to great legal writing: learn what causes poor writing, explore the principles of clear and persuasive prose, and leave with practical tips and materials to help you bring excellence to your writing. more

Total Credit Hours:
6.50 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info

$550 In-House for 2

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2016 Labor and Employment Law

The 23rd Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference offers two days of timely updates and emerging trends in employment law from leading members of the employment law bench and bar along with HR and personnel experts. Highlights include: An exploration of the technology-fueled sharing economy on the relationship between companies, consumers and service providers with Jason Boulette of Boulette Golden & Marin L.L.P. Judicial insights into trends in employment litigation from sitting state and federal judges. Practical tips and techniques on accommodating pregnancy, religion and disability. Discussion of The Impaired Employee or Client with advice on how to identify and address suicidal tendencies and mental health crises in the course of your practice. Ethics and professionalism update for employment lawyers. Focused presentation series on litigation and workforce strategies. The latest on federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, guidance under the NLRA and more. more

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

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2016 Land Use

The Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. The conference focuses on real-world problems with practical solutions presented by an outstanding faculty, including developers' attorneys, land use planners, local government attorneys, engineers, and state and local regulators.   2016 highlights include: The recent cases and state legislation affecting land use regulation in Texas Enforcement issues, remedies, defenses to enforcement, and sovereign immunity. Thursday Luncheon Presentation with George Staples on Municipal Codes of Ethics No Man’s Land: Municipal Authority and Extraterritorial Jurisdictions TWDB Program Update from TWDB Chairman Bech K. Bruun Explore the impact of Harris County Flood Control Dist. v. Kerr on local governments, developers, flooded property owners, and engineers. Friday Luncheon Presentation Sharing Economy: Short Term Rentals TOMA and TORA: What to Do Tomorrow? Land Use Practice under the Texas Open Meetings Act and the Texas Open Records Act Revolving Door and State Bar Rules: Additional Reporting Requirements with Ross Fischer more

Total Credit Hours:
14.00 | 2.50 ethics    Credit Info

$850 In-House for 2

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2016 Land Use Fundamentals

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners, Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, sign regulation, Chapter 245 basics, and development incentives available in Texas. Stay on for the Land Use Conference for in-depth coverage of land use development. more

Total Credit Hours:
3.75    Credit Info

$310 In-House for 2

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2016 Health Law

UT Law’s 28th Annual Health Law Conference brings together leading in-house attorneys from major hospitals and medical institutions, government officials, as well as legal and financial advisors representing hospitals, healthcare providers and physicians. The conference provides practical and detailed coverage of the updates, key issues, strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community. more

Total Credit Hours:
13.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

$850 In-House for 2

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Ernest E. Smith
2016 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The Institute brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments. 2016 program highlights include: Professor Ernest E. Smith's annual Case Law Update Review the state of the law on downhole trespass from hydraulic fracturing, trespass by drilling horizontally through unleased acreage, and tort actions from alleged groundwater contamination An update on royalty clause construction in Texas—with David Drez, Wick Phillips, Fort Worth, TX Kathleen Magruder, BP Energy Company, Houston, TX, reviews Regulatory and Legislative Developments Affecting Product Disposition Update from the Texas Railroad Commission, including statewide rules for UFT Fields, upgrades in special field rules for unconventional development and concerns about induced seismicity and earthquakes Discuss the New 2015 JOA, with Jeff Weems, Porter Hedges LLP, Houston TX Lisa Vaughn Lumley, Shannon, Gracey, Ratliff & Miller, LLP, Fort Worth, TX, moderates Recent Developments Involving the Conflicting Rights of Mineral Owners and Surface Owners, with William Bredthauer, Harris Finley & Bogle, P.C., Fort Worth, TX, and Dick Watt, Watt Thompson & Henneman LLP, Houston, TX You might also be interested in Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher. The Institute is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas.   more

Total Credit Hours:
7.75 | 1.00 ethics    Credit Info

$625 In-House for 2

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2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The 2016 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or experienced practitioners seeking a refresher—assembles a distinguished faculty of experienced practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide practical and detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, and opportunities facing attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators and landmen. The program features sessions on production and marketing; oil and gas leases, including classification and administration, perpetuation and termination, and implied covenants; risk allocation; division orders; drafting for subsequent operations in the JOA; redetermination, perfection and bankruptcy in the oil field; title opinions for all stages of production; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. You might also be interested in the 42nd Annual Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute for a full day addressing the latest in oil and gas developments. This program is jointly presented by The University of Texas School of Law and The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. more

Total Credit Hours:
7.25    Credit Info

$625 In-House for 2

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2016 Corporate Counsel

The 38th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on legal issues for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute is presented by the Corporate Counsel Section of the State Bar of Texas and The University of Texas School of Law. 2016 program highlights include: Analysis of Ethics and Risk Allocation Between In-House and Outside Counsel with John M. “Jack” Tanner, Fairfield and Woods, P.C., Denver, CO. Effective strategies for balancing the risks and benefits of software as a service (SAAS) and cloud computing, including tips for contract negotiation. Insight into Internal Investigations and the Compliance Function, including practice tips, steps for effective compliance, and possible outcomes of ineffective policies. Lessons Learned from Trial, featuring highly acclaimed lawyers and judges sharing what works, what doesn’t, and what to do when your company is involved in litigation. Practical tips on building an effective code of conduct, protecting trade secrets, and complying with preservation obligations. more

Total Credit Hours:
15.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

$850 In-House for 2

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2016 Patent Law - USPTO

The Institute offers a unique opportunity to join USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics and members of the federal judiciary from a variety of courts and forums area for two days of presentations on the latest developments in patent law.  The Institute is presented by The University of Texas School of Law, The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and George Mason University School of Law. more

Total Credit Hours:
14.25 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

$850 In-House for 2

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2016 School Law

UT Law’s 31st Annual School Law Conference is the definitive program for school administrators, school board members, education professionals and the legal counsel who represent them. Presentations offer in-depth, practical discussion of the legal and regulatory issues affecting schools and school districts and provide a must-have set of materials and resources. more

Total Credit Hours:
12.50 | 2.00 ethics    Credit Info

$850 In-House for 2

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