University of Texas School of Law

About UT Law CLE

OUR VISION
PRACTICE EXCELLENCE
 
That's our vision. We aspire to a higher purpose—to help lawyers become the very best they can be at the practice of law. We promote career-long learning. We seek to engage lawyers and get them excited about their own professional development. We strive to practice excellence in the work that we do, so that lawyers can achieve practice excellence in the work that they do.

As we embark upon the future, we will continue to promote the high standards and prestige of the School of Law and The University of Texas. Our plans include refining our mission to keep pace with the changing legal market, building the UT Law CLE community through social media and outreach to UT Law alumni and other Texas lawyers, and enhancing the quality and scope of our programs with new content and alternative delivery formats.
OUR STORY
UT Law CLE is one of the oldest and most distinguished providers of professional education in the country, offering more than 40 live conferences annually that provide continuing legal education credit to legal professionals nationwide.

Signature programs include the Jay L. Westbrook Bankruptcy Conference, the Parker C. Fielder Oil and Gas Tax Conference (presented with the IRS), the Stanley M. Johanson Estate Planning Workshop, the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Conference, and the Page Keeton Civil Litigation Conference, Other highly regarded programs in our portfolio include Mergers and Acquisitions Institute (the leading private equity M&A conference in the country), the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law (offered for over 40 consecutive years), and the Advanced Patent Law Institute (presented at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office).

To accommodate lawyers' busy schedules, we also offer accredited on-demand and studio webcast programs. For research and self-study purposes, we also maintain an extensive eLibrary comprised of thousands of papers, slide presentations, audio, and video generated by live programming.
OUR TEAM
Gregory J. Smith
Assistant Dean for CLE
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Greg joined UT Law CLE in December 2012. He oversees all aspects of the educational and business operations of the department, including program development, event management, marketing, finance, and technology. Pursuing a career as a CLE professional, he has worked in management roles for several CLE providers, including Colorado Bar Association CLE and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy. He is also a Past President of the Association for Continuing Legal Education (ACLEA). He practiced law for several years in the areas of banking, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation and served for two years as Administrative Counsel to the Chief Judge of the Colorado Court of Appeals. He holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver College of Law and is a graduate of Colorado State University.
 
Genevieve Elise Blair
Program Development Coordinator
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Genevieve joined UT Law CLE in October 2016. She serves as a program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was the curriculum administrator for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute in TEXAS Extended Campus at The University of Texas. She is a graduate of St. Edward’s University in Austin.
 
Winlock Brown
Director of Operations, CLE Chief Business Manager
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Windy joined UT Law CLE in November 2015. She manages all aspects of business operations for the department. Prior to joining, Windy worked as a senior administrator in AMLAW 250 law firms and later, as an electronic discovery expert. She is a Cum Laude graduate of Tulane University and holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Houston Law Center. She is licensed in Texas.
   




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Elizabeth Flett
Program Development Coordinator
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Elizabeth joined UT Law CLE in August 2013. She serves as a program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was a Program Manager for Custom Programs at the Texas Executive Education department of The McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas, and managed a varied portfolio including domestic and international programs. She is a graduate of the University of Washington.
 
Joel Flores
Customer Service Associate
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Joel joined UT Law CLE in March 2018. 


 
Noreen Florio
Marketing Associate
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Noreen joined UT Law CLE in April 2018. 

 
Diana García
Senior Event Manager
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Diana joined UT Law CLE in 2004 as a student worker and now serves on the Event Management team. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. She attended The University of Texas at Austin.
 
Kristen Gustafson
Accounting Manager
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Kristen joined UT Law CLE in October 2014. She coordinates the department's finances and accounts payable transactions. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Kristen worked at The University of Texas School of Law accounting department. She is a graduate of Texas State University.
 
Joanna Jefferson
Senior Program Director
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Joanna joined UT Law CLE in 2005. She directs programming of 8-10 live conferences in multiple legal practice areas. Joanna also oversees all audio and video production and development for online distribution. Before coming to UT Law, she served as a production manager on several documentary and narrative films, and worked as a producer for a leading video production company in Cincinnati, Ohio. Joanna holds a Master's degree from Boston University, and received her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio.
 
Lynne Koepp
Customer Service Supervisor
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Lynne initially joined UT Law CLE in 2005. She coordinates the department's accounts payable transactions, provides general office management, assists with conference registration, and customer service. She also has worked in event management and program coordination roles. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Lynne worked in New York City as a legal personnel and recruiting coordinator. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.
   





 
Verónica Pomata
Customer Service Coordinator
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Verónica joined UT Law CLE in February 2014. She is responsible for customer service inquiries and managing conference registrations. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Verónica worked as an adjunct professor at South University. She received her undergraduate degree in Public Relations from the Universidad Argentina de la Empresa in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and she holds a MS in Advertising from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

 

Audra Rice
Event Manager
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Audra joined UT Law CLE in March 2018. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Audra worked in sports and event management. She is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin. 

 
April Rogers
Senior Program Development Coordinator
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April joined UT Law CLE in March 2014. She serves as a senior program coordinator for various live conferences, working closely with the Program Directors. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she was a student housing professional at The University of Colorado, the University of Texas and American Campus Communities. April holds a Master's degree from Indiana State University, and received her undergraduate degree from Sam Houston State University.
 
Samantha Rubino
Program Development Coordinator
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Samantha joined UT Law CLE in July 2016. She serves as program coordinator for various live conferences, works closely with Program Directors, and assists with other special projects for the Assistant Dean and department. Samantha received her undergraduate degree, Magna Cum Laude, in History and Spanish from Ohio State University and has a Master of Arts in Latin American History from the University of Texas at Austin.
 
Deborah Salzberg
Program Director
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Deborah joined UT Law CLE in July 2015. As program director, she works closely with the programs team to produce various live conferences. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, she worked as a program coordinator for the Interdisciplinary Environmental Science Degree Program at The University of Texas at Austin, and practiced law at the New York office of Paul Hastings LLP. She holds a Juris Doctorate from the Fordham University School of Law and is a graduate of Columbia University.
Alan Sanchez
Marketing Analyst
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Alan joined UT Law CLE in June 2016. Alan focuses on email and brochure marketing. He received his undergraduate degree in Business from Texas A&M International University.

 
Justin Schaumburg
Finance Supervisor/Senior Financial Analyst 
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Justin joined UT Law CLE in September 2011. He coordinates the department's finances and business analytics. Justin received his undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of California San Diego and has a Master of Public Administration graduate degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.
 
Caitlin Speed
Event Manager
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Caitlin joined UT Law CLE in 2011. She handles all event logistics for live conferences and serves as a liaison to conference faculty. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Caitlin worked in television and independent film in New York City. Caitlin is a graduate of The University of Texas McCombs School of Business.
 
   






Jill Thornley
Senior Software Developer
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Jill joined UT Law CLE in 2005 while in graduate school. Her role has expanded from serving as eLibrarian overseeing the deployment of the department's electronic assets to the senior position in software development, working on back-office and customer-facing software applications. Jill holds a Master's degree from The University of Texas at Austin, and received her undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt University.

 
Laura Tolin
Accreditation Coordinator
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Laura joined UT Law CLE in August 2018.  Her role is to handle the accreditation process for live programs across several state lines.  Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Laura served as a coordinator for physicians’ events at the Texas Medical Association, and as education project coordinator for the Texas Association of Counties’ Judicial Academy.  Laura holds a Master’s degree from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and received her undergraduate degree from the University of the South in Sewanee, TN.
 
Brian Watt
Software Developer
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Brian joined UT Law CLE in July 2017. His role is software development. Prior to joining UT Law CLE, Brian worked in software development at IBM. Brian is a graduate of Cornell University.