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.

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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.

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

UT Law CLE's 29th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference is the premier program on employment law practice in Texas. By virtually 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.  

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2022 Corporate Counsel

2022 Live Conference coming up Apr 28 in Houston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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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2022 Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Apr 22 in Houston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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 coming up Apr 21 in Houston. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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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2022 Land Use

2022 Live Conference coming up Apr 21 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The 26th Annual Land Use Conference offers high-level, detailed coverage of the key issues, strategies, challenges, tools, and opportunities facing municipalities, counties, and developers. It 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. 2022 highlights include: Two-part case law updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. Hear legislative update on land use issues for cities & counties. Updates the Supreme Court’s decision in City of Austin, Texas v. Reagan National Advertising of Texas, LLC Do Cities have the Right to Unilaterally Terminate Legal Nonconforming Uses? Four part series on development and regulation in the ETJ, including municipal regulating authority, regulations around municipal utilities, tool for financing, and development agreements. A look at how new technologies are reshaping the way we think about land use issues. When the FBI Comes Knocking (or No-knocking), examines the initial ethical considerations for local government attorneys; the key steps they should consider; and the ethical and practical standards governing both the local government lawyer and federal law enforcement.   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. Join a day early for the Land Use Fundamentals—ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners.

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2022 Land Use Fundamentals

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

Land Use Fundamentals provides concepts and procedures, plus practical tips to some of the more complex areas of land use law, including zoning, platting, and development incentives available in Texas. It is the ideal introduction for new entrants to the field or a refresher for seasoned practitioners. Join us the following 2 days for the Land Use Conference which offers in-depth coverage of land use development.

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2022 Health Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Apr 7 in Houston, TX. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE's 33rd 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 updates, current issues, and key strategies and opportunities facing members of the healthcare community.  You’re also invited to register for Wednesday’s 2022 Health Law Pre-Conference, the perfect overview and conference primer—for both new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field—with concurrent tracks on health law fundamentals, advanced issues in health law, and in-house counsel issues (limited to in-house counsel only).

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2022 Patent Law - USPTO

2022 Live Conference coming up Mar 15 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The 17th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute is coming to you virtually again this year! While we will miss being at the United States Patent and Trademark Office this spring, we've developed this year's program to make the most of your experience with us online. Spanning three afternoons, the program continues to offer a unique opportunity to hear from USPTO senior staff, leading practitioners, academics, and members of the federal judiciary on the latest developments in patent law. 

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2022 School Law

2022 Live Conference coming up Feb 17 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE’s 37th 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.

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2022 Special Needs Trusts

2022 Live Conference coming up Feb 10 in Austin. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The 18th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts brings together nationally recognized professionals in the SNT field, features the latest updates and hot topics, and offers a great set of materials including sample forms, drafting tips, sample language, and resources. This year’s program includes:   A special luncheon presentation from Thomas Foley, Executive Director of the National Disability Institute. An overview of special needs trusts essentials, including information on SNT basics, updates on maximizing public benefits, and ABLE updates. Explore the art of focusing client appointments and staying on track, with Initial Client Meeting Guidance and Resources. The Case Law Updates provides an analysis of recent Texas and national cases and legislation involving special needs trusts and ancillary issues. Explore how Third-Party SNTs are taxed and how the failure to plan properly can affect the quality of life of the beneficiary. Gain answers and clarity around the confusion and questions surrounding the benefits available to special needs children of retired, wartime veterans. Network with program faculty, colleagues, and exhibitors at the Thursday Evening Reception.

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2022 Renewable Energy Law Institute

2022 Live Conference coming up Feb 1 in Proceeding as Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The 17th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference—now a live webcast—blends law, economics, technology, finance, tax, and regulatory policy. The conference aims to inform industry participants, legal and financial advisers, as well as key legislative and regulatory policymakers and staff. Join leading attorneys and industry experts in wind, solar, and storage for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide.    2022 highlights: Keith Martin returns with a stellar collection of Washington Energy experts for a round-table discussion on current federal energy policy that impacts renewable energy. Review and update of important state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the renewable energy markets. Updates and insights on Winter Storm Uri, what happened, the impacts on the markets, and resulting litigation. Gain an understanding of landowner perspectives and issues when negotiating renewable energy leases, easements, and ancillary agreements in Land Owners Perspectives in Negotiating Leases. Energy Transformation and Top Trends Among Critical Industries explores the opportunities for C&I customers to improve resilience, build interconnected power systems, and create new value streams. 2.00 hours of ethics credit, including A Litigator’s Guide to Protecting Clients Against and During Litigation; Preserving the Attorney-Client Privilege – Legal Ethics and Practical Perspectives. Opportunity to meet program faculty and attendees during Tuesday evening’s networking reception. New this year – Join us on Monday, January 31st for Renewable Energy Law Essentials. This afternoon program will cover title and survey basics, key leasing differences for storage, solar, and wind, ERCOT 101, and more.

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2022 Renewable Energy Law Essentials

2022 Live Conference coming up Jan 31 in Proceeding as Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Join us for the Renewable Energy Law Essentials program—now as a live webcast—a perfect overview for new entrants in the field, providing an introduction to ERCOT, and the basics on financing, leasing, titles, and surveys. And stay on for the 17th Annual Renewable Energy Law Conference for two days of the latest developments affecting renewable energy in Texas and nationwide.

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2022 Nonprofit Organizations

2022 Live Conference recently concluded Jan 14 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

Don’t miss the 39th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute—now as a live webcast—featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.  The Institute offers in-depth discussion on the issues most relevant to your organization or practice, with two days of presentations, targeted tracks, and opportunities to attend small-group "master classes" for a deeper dive on key topics. Join a day early for the Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop—a perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The Workshop provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, as well as multiple small-group opportunities to walk through practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.

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2022 Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals

2022 Live Conference recently concluded Jan 12 More info »
2022 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

The 2022 Nonprofit Organizations Fundamentals Workshop—now a live webcast—is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field, with focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations.  Plus, this year's Financial Literacy Workshop, as well as the Governance Literacy Workshop, provide a small-group opportunity to walk through practical tips and advice, and to ask questions of experts and colleagues.  Continue on for the Nonprofit Organizations Institute for two full days of nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.  

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Stanley M. Johanson
2021 Estate Planning

2021 Live Conference recently concluded Dec 3 More info »
2021 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

Join legendary Texas Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion, and practical advice.   Examine Recent Developments Affecting Estate Planning and the most current updates and “hot” estate planning topics with Professor Johanson. Explore current issues in estate and gift tax audits, and learn how to draft and interpret trust distribution provisions. Gain insights and hear planning implications in Looking Far (And Not So Far) Ahead: Texas's New Rule Against Perpetuities for Trusts. You’re also invited to register for Wednesday’s 69th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy, and legislation.

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2021 Taxation

2021 Live Conference recently concluded Dec 2 More info »
2021 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

UT Law CLE’s 69th Annual Taxation Conference presents the expertise and in-depth analysis essential to understanding where tax law is, where it came from, and where it is going. With a renowned slate of regional and national speakers, the conference is a must attend event for those looking to keep current amidst a dramatically changing tax landscape.   Hear an update from Commissioner Charles P. Rettig of the Internal Revenue Service. Gain tips, best practices, and guidance for virtual and in-person trials at the United States Tax Court with Hon. Elizabeth A. Copeland. Analyze the tax considerations and developments for virtual currencies including estate, audit, tax penalties, and client relationship concerns. Review updates in state and federal income taxation, including changes to the Internal Revenue Code, refund claims, audit assessments, employee benefits, partnership audit rules, and carried interests. 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.   Continue Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates.

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2021 Oil and Gas Tax Bootcamp (Part 3)

Oil and gas taxation is a complex area of the U.S. federal tax law, with unique principles, policies and aspects of the law. This Bootcamp walks through the fundamentals of oil and gas taxation – from basic rules and concepts, to partnerships and joint ventures, to basic transaction structures – and is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. Join us online for this three part series - streaming live on the first three Wednesdays in November! Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Part 3: Basic Transactional Structures This course begins with an examination of sales vs. leases or subleases of mineral property, and the different rules and provisions relating to those transactions. It then dives into several common deals that a company may choose to do and the tax implications for each.  AND DON'T MISS... Wednesday, November 3, 2021 Part 1: Overview of Basic Oil and Gas Taxation Rules Wednesday, November 10, 2021 Part 2: Partnerships and Joint Ventures  

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