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2022 Mortgage Lending

2022 Live Conference coming up Sep 29 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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2022 Advanced Administrative Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Sep 1 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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2022 Car Crash Seminar

2022 Live Conference coming up Aug 25 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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, and come away with a definitive set of resource materials and sample forms.

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2022 Essential Employment Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Aug 19 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Essential Employment Law is a one-day HR program led by employment law experts Connie Cornell and Katrina Grider, and is designed to provide overviews and updates on issues related to Texas employment law. Content is extensive and exhaustive with topics ranging from employment-at-will to discrimination issues, wage and hour violations, retaliation, FMLA, changes in employment law impacting compliance efforts, and more.  This practical course provides detailed written materials and is ideal for HR professionals and beginning employment lawyers.

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2022 Elder Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Aug 4 in Galveston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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. 2022 highlights include: Hear the latest developments affecting planning and applications for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care and home care in Medicaid Update. Test your knowledge of ethics rules in estate planning and probate in Ethics Jeopardy. Address strategic planning for attorneys who counsel clients and their families seeking practical resolution of small crimes and misdemeanors related to aging, dementia, and/or mental health issues. Review the rules that require attorneys to preserve client confidentiality and the often-overlooked rules that sometimes authorize and even require attorneys to disclose otherwise, confidential information in To Blab or Not to Blab. Explore guardianship essentials, key issues, and alternatives—for up to 4.00 hours of Guardianship credit – including The Duty of Investment for Guardians of the Estate, Alternatives to Guardianship including Support Services, Role of the Guardian, and Role of the Ad Litem. Get answers to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel. Join conference faculty and fellow colleagues at the Thursday Evening Networking Reception. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to dress “beach casual” and bring the family to enjoy Moody Gardens on Galveston Island! Are you a TX NAELA Member? Come a day early and attend the 2022 TX NAELA Summer Conference on August 3rd! The Summer Conference is open ONLY to TX NAELA Members.  TX NAELA Members can register for BOTH programs and attend their Summer Conference for free! Click here to get the special Member Rate when you jointly register for both conferences.

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2022 Texas NAELA Summer Conference

2022 Live Conference coming up Aug 3 in Galveston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The Texas Chapter of NAELA will have its annual meeting and conference in conjunction with the UT Law’s Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference Moody Gardens in Galveston on Wednesday, August 3rd. In addition to the annual meeting and award presentations, the conference presents topics and issues regarding various aspects in the area of Elder Law. Highlights include: Medical Necessity presents tips and tricks to evaluate clients for medical necessity. MERP: Post-Death Practical tips provides a practical guide for handling Medicaid Estate Recovery Program claims after the death of Medicaid recipient. How to Craft the “Perfect” Power of Attorney: The Never-ending Search examines the pitfalls of powers of attorney and the possible solutions for various family and financial needs. If you are not a member of NAELA and would like to become one, please visit texasnaela.com for more information. Stay on and attend The University of Texas’ 24th Annual Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference on August 4-5, 2022.  Members can SAVE BIG!  Register for BOTH programs and attend the TX NAELA Summer Conference for free!

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2022 Cybersecurity

2022 Live Conference coming up Jul 27 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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2022 Consumer Bankruptcy

2022 Live Conference coming up Jul 14 in Galveston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice is an informative and informal conference that 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.    Three Case Summaries sessions provide the most relevant, current and important cases impacting consumer bankruptcy from the Supreme Court, the Fifth Circuit and the bankruptcy and district courts. Examine the facts of a case and walk through the full process from counseling the client to the trial proceedings in Fact Pattern Part 1 and 2. Hear a recap of the Supreme Court's discharge decisions since the bankruptcy code went into effect. Discuss your frequently, and sometimes infrequently, asked questions with our seasoned judges in this year’s Open Forum Judicial Panel. Please submit your questions in advance to ConferenceQA@utcle.org. Breakfast Breakout Sessions for each district, featuring casual discussion with district bankruptcy judges and trustees. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eCourse to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.

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2022 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

2022 Live Conference coming up Jul 14 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 31st year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. 2022 highlights include: Hear the latest updates in Texas case law, as well as filing tips and administrative guidance from the Secretary of State. A discussion of some of the motivations driving the use of LLCs as S corporations, some of the potential issues and some of the drafting and structuring issues that should be considered if an LLC is taxed as an S corporation. Review three model agreements tailored for a closely held company, including a discussion of some recent changes in the models as well as decisions that the authors made in drafting the models to help improve your drafting skills and result in better operating agreements. Hear a discussion how small businesses can be intentional about doing their part to create a more equitable workplace and community. Dive into current partnership audit rules with a particular focus on their impact on private equity and other investment funds and examine provisions in partnership or LLC agreements to address the new audit regime. Earn 3.00 hours of legal ethics including a presentation on How to Ethically and Legally Represent a Business Organization in Crisis: Client Confidences, Reporting Up the Ladder or Out to Third Parties. Be sure to join your colleagues, faculty members, and planning members for our Thursday Evening Networking Reception. Back this year, come a day early for Wednesday evening’s Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships—ideal for beginners or a great refresher for experienced practitioners.

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2022 Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

2022 Live Conference coming up Jul 13 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Back this year, the 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. This workshop covers pre-formation decisions and considerations, such as choice of entity and jurisdiction, formation and post-formation filing issues with the Secretary of State, issues faced when drafting company agreements, litigation tips, and participate in a moderated Q&A segment with the panel.   Stay on for LLCs, LPs and Partnerships Conference for a deeper dive.

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2022 Higher Education Tax Institute

2022 Live Conference coming up Jun 20 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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, as well as legislative, judicial, regulatory, and administrative changes affecting colleges and universities. Examine recent tax law developments that affect institutions of higher education, including updates on congressional activity, IRS enforcement measures and pronouncements, and judicial decisions. Schedule B and Beyond: Donor Privacy and the Power of the State explores the far reaching consequences of the Supreme Court’s decision in Americans for Prosperity v. Bonta for nonprofit organizations. Hear learning lessons and current discussion on issues a tax manager should consider surrounding a remote workforce. Examine UBIT considerations in three distinct sessions including topics on identifying UBIT on your campus, sponsorships and advertising, and walking through your return. Gain insight on the tax issues associated with cryptocurrency; tax exempt bonds, post issuance compliance, and management contracts; nonresident alien tax issues; and much more. Join us on Sunday for the Higher Education Taxation Essentials program beginning at noon—a great introduction for those new to the higher education tax field and a perfect refresher for those who aren’t.  

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2022 Higher Education Tax Essentials

2022 Live Conference coming up Jun 19 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available June 21, 2022.

The ideal introduction for new entrants to the field and the perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners, Higher Education Taxation Essentials provides an overview in key areas such as UBIT; payments and fringe benefits, 501(c)(3) status, and tax reform basics. Stay on for the 10th Annual Higher Education Taxation Institute (HETI), for in-depth coverage of federal tax issues, legislative and regulatory changes, and practical guidance in higher education taxation.

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2022 State and Federal Appeals

2022 Live Conference coming up Jun 16 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE's 32nd Annual 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 a must-attend event for Texas civil appellate practitioners. 2022 highlights include: Candid discussion among Texas Supreme Court Justices, including Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht, about what’s new at the Court, the state of the docket, and tips for practitioners. Review of recent opinions on the most interesting and important cases from the Texas Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court, and U.S. Fifth Circuit. Insight and further analysis in What does the SCOTUS Shadow Docket Mean for Appellate Practitioners (and the country)? from Texas Law Professor Stephen Vladeck. Learn how clinics can enhance and serve an appellate practice in Get Schooled! Practice and Professional-Identity Lessons from Law School Clinics. 3.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on What Every Attorney Needs to Know About Cybersecurity, the always popular Ethics Game Show, Emergency Toolkit for Grievances and Sanctions Orders, and What Landry’s Means for Press Statements. Following the conference, attendees will receive a free, on-demand eSupplement that will bring their total available hours to 15.00, including 3.00 hours of ethics.

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2022 Immigration Removal Proceedings

2022 Live Conference coming up Jun 1 in San Antonio. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Join us for UT Law CLE's 2022 Practical Guide to Immigration Removal Proceedings. This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, criminal lawyers, family lawyers, and employment lawyers involved with the increasingly complex area of removal proceedings. Hear techniques and tactics for effectively handling typical and atypical problems. Interact with top immigration practitioners and gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients, while protecting yourself and your practice. This course walks through: Recent Developments in Immigration Removal Proceedings Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings, Challenging NTAs, Motions to Suppress, and Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Ethical and Virtual Issues in Immigration Law Changes to Asylum Policy, Federal Court Changes Adjustment of Status, Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief, and Appeals and Motions to Reopen Back this year! Be sure to add-on the optional Thursday Afternoon Workshop (in-person only)! Work directly with program faculty and colleagues in this small-group, interactive forum to apply these techniques and strategies to a hypothetical case study. Walk through a demonstration of a virtual bond hearing, the first master calendar hearing, the appeals process, and filing a motion to reopen.

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2022 Technology Law

2022 Live Conference coming up May 26 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE’s 35th 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 open source, data privacy/security, and emerging technology for the latest issues affecting the industry. This year’s program features: The latest updates on what you need to know to field open source issues, such as developments in active compliance litigation, the effect on open source of the 2021 White House's Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity, and interaction of open source with new technology trends like NFTs and DAOs. The Anatomy of a Cyber Attack provides through a rundown of techniques that have resulted in some of the biggest hacks of companies.  A discussion on key privacy and data protection issues including cross-border personal data transfers, implementation of new privacy laws like China’s PIPL and India’s DPB, and global trends likely to impact your clients. Incident Response Table Tops: Best Practices for Planning and Executing Your Next Table Top shares the importance of practicing the scenario of a cybersecurity incident, and how to effectively execute a table top in order to be better prepared to respond through best practices. Hear from an internal counsel, outside M&A counsel, and leading insurance broker on the key issues in private company mergers and acquisitions focusing on trends in representation and warranty insurance, and other matters. Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.  

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Robert O. Dawson
2022 Criminal Appeals

2022 Live Conference coming up May 25 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE's 2022 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals features members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system, including: A review of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year. Advanced tips on brief writing and appellate practice. Insight from directly judges from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and different Courts of Appeals in the state. Practical tips for writ practice, writing findings of fact, statutory analysis, and more.  Speedy trial issues related to the pandemic. ** NEW THIS YEAR! Join your colleagues and conference faculty at the Wednesday Evening Opening Reception.   Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional hours of MCLE to ensure that Texas practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours for the year.

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2022 Labor and Employment Law

2022 Live Conference recently concluded May 6 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

UT Law CLE's 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By bringing together leading members of the bar, personnel experts, and in-house counsel, the conference offers timely updates, emerging trends, and the variety of perspectives practitioners need.   This year’s program features:   Updates on the latest federal and state employment case law and legislative developments, including disability issues under the ADA, changes under the NRLB, wage and hour enforcement, the public sector, trade secrets and non-competes, and more. Workplace issues and developments facing employees and employers on remote working arrangements, whistleblower cases, sexual harassment claims, developing an inclusive culture, and emotional support animals in the workplace. An examination of the complex framework that employers must navigate and obligations they must meet in A Deep Dive on Accommodations. ESG and Employment Lawyers, learn about the latest in social and governance reporting metrics and the resulting impact on litigation. Multiple networking opportunities with program faculty and fellow practitioners, including the Thursday Evening Reception.  Following the conference, attendees will receive a free, on-demand eSupplement that will bring their total available hours to 15.00, including 3.00 hours of ethics.  

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2022 Corporate Counsel

2022 Live Conference recently concluded Apr 29 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

We’re back in Houston this spring! Join us for The University of Texas School of Law’s 44th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute—THE conference for in-house counsel and outside counsel who represent companies of all sizes. The Institute offers in-depth, practical discussions on the legal issues and considerations that matter most to corporate counsel, and provides opportunities for dialogue and networking among speakers and attendees—making this an event you don't want to miss! Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.

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Ernest E. Smith
2022 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2022 Live Conference recently concluded Apr 22 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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. 2022 program highlights include: Two-part Case Law Update showcasing recent decisions on oil and gas leases, royalties, mineral conveyances, joint operating agreements, state regulation, and related topics. A general overview explaining what ESG is, how it affects the industry, and why lawyers for the energy industry should pay attention to ESG. Produced Water: The Next “Title” Wave of Oil and Gas Litigation Updates on litigation matters from Winter Storm Uri. Plus valuable information on voluntary pooling, royalty litigation and post production cost, retained acreage clauses, and more. Come a day early for Thursday's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners and 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.

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2022 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2022 Live Conference recently concluded Apr 21 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law brings together a distinguished faculty of both academics and practitioners for a series of presentations designed to provide a comprehensive overview of oil and gas legal issues. The program features sessions on production and marketing; royalty disputes; co-tenancy; division orders; JOA; maintaining the secondary term of the lease; general surface usage; an overview of the Texas Railroad Commission; and more. Continue on to the 48th 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.

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