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2021 Renewable Energy Institute

2021 Live Conference coming up Jan 25 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2021 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

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. The 16th Annual Renewable Energy Law Institute 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. This years highlights include: Review and update of key state legislative and regulatory changes impacting the renewable energy markets. Latest updates and developments from ERCOT and PUC. Insight into federal rules and regulations including FERC, and executive orders

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Stanley M. Johanson
2020 Estate Planning

2020 Live Conference coming up Dec 4 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

Join legendary UT Law Professor Stanley M. Johanson as he leads his Estate Planning Workshop, which offers timely topics, lively discussion and practical advice. And join us on Wednesday for the 68th Annual Taxation Conference for the latest developments in tax regulations, policy and legislation.

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2020 Taxation

2020 Live Conference coming up Dec 2 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE’s 2020 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. Continue on Friday with Professor Stanley M. Johanson’s popular one-day Estate Planning Workshop offering lively discussion, practical advice, and updates.

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Bernard O. Dow
2020 Leasing Institute

2020 Live Conference coming up Nov 12 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

The Bernard O. Dow Leasing Institute – Texas’ preeminent leasing conference – brings together experts in real estate law and finance for a focused day of programming on the latest leasing issues.   2020 highlights include:  Commercial Leasing Industry—Re-Imagined; including sessions with updates on the health and prospects of the Office, Retail, Healthcare, and Industrial Warehouse sectors. Contract Planning and Drafting; including drafting considerations for force majeure, casualty loss, civil unrest and related issues, default provisions, bankruptcy, workout agreements, and rental loss and business interruption insurance. The New New—Changes in Business Practice; including discussions on cleaning and cleaning standards, landlord responsibility concerning the operation of  the building and health of tenants, and rental relief and deferment. All this, plus 1.00 hour of on-demand ethics which will be provided in “Your Briefcase” at the start of the Institute

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Jay L. Westbrook
2020 Bankruptcy

2020 Live Conference coming up Nov 5 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law's 39th 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. It also provides an in-depth focus on current topics in business and consumer bankruptcy. This year’s webcast is a new experience and still remains the same high-caliber program, highlights include: Professor Jay L. Westbrook and Debbie Langehennig will again lead two sessions of the perennial favorite Recent Developments. In place of the of business and consumer tracks, we have woven more consumer topics throughout the two days of conference. All registrants will also receive an additional 1.75 hours of accredited prerecorded consumer sessions in “Your Briefcase”. Explore the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 and its implications for both debtors and creditors, including what the CARES Act means for those seeking qualification under the SBRA. Hear Chief Judges Hale, Jones, King, and Rhodes discuss technology and the courtroom before and after COVID-19. Judge Mott explores the real differences between Delaware and Texas with Chief Judge Sontchi and Judge Isgur. Judges Gargotta, Jones, and López weigh in on Vexing Issues in Consumer Cases including internet-based consumer firms, the use of appearance counsel, and more. Examine the requirements for debtors and official committees to retain professionals in bankruptcy under the Bankruptcy Code and Rules, including recent developments in retention of investment bankers, financial advisors, and Chief Restructuring Officers. Ethics session, Me? Biased? Studying Implicit Bias and How it Affects Your Decisions. Gain insight on complex Chapter 11 cases; retail bankruptcies during a world health crisis; unique challenges of a “free fall” bankruptcy; swapping boards and other management strategies; and much more. This is an online event you do not want to miss!

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2020 Patent Law - Austin

2020 Live Conference coming up Nov 5 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law's 25th Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute, now a Live Webcast, covers the latest developments in patent law and features a sophisticated 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 look at how COVID-19 is impacting patent practice, including nuts and bolts for remote litigation. A review of the year’s key Federal Circuit and Supreme Court cases by Mark A. Lemley. The latest in Section 101 as well as practical prosecution strategies for software and life sciences. An examination of global trends and enforcement, plus considerations for international patent prosecution. Recent Developments in Claims Construction with Kenneth R. Adamo. An overview of PTAB policy shifts in the last year, plus a discussion on PTAB practice strategies. An exploration of the evolving guidance on AI claims and how they are being applied. The popular U.S. District Court Judicial Panel. An In-House Counsel panel and virtual “breakfast” presentation, hosted by Women in IP. A full 15.00 hours, including 2.50 hours Ethics credit Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 0.50 hour of Ethics credit to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. If you cannot watch the entire 2-day webcast at its scheduled time, don’t worry! Register now and view as much of the live webcast as your schedule allows. In addition, you will receive the recorded eConference in “Your Briefcase”, available 4-6 weeks after the live webcast, and can watch and claim credit (pre-approved in TX and CA) for any presentations you missed.

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2020 Immigration Law

2020 Live Conference coming up Oct 22 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

In a constantly changing political climate, navigating new policies, guidance and interpretations of the law are more important than ever. UT Law’s 44th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for practitioners of all experience levels and provides an opportunity to learn from nationally recognized experts.   The 2-day program offers in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice, and provides tools, forms, tips and guidance on key decision points, including the increasing importance of removal and relief from removal. Gain strategies to provide the best advocacy for your clients while protecting yourself and your practice.   2020 highlights include: The latest federal court and BIA updates. Timely discussion on The Consequences of COVID on Response and Filing Deadlines with USCIS.  Advanced Protecting Survivors of Crime from Removal, explores advanced strategies to protect survivors of crime from removal. Learn how to navigate Virtual Deportation Hearings and get tips on protecting the due process rights of respondents. Insight on how to develop an efficient, ethically compliant, and profitable law practice, especially during a time of fluctuating policies and COVID-19. Join us a day early for the Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law - ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners.

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2020 Immigration Fundamentals

2020 Live Conference coming up Oct 21 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE's Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. It provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, and outlines how the changes in immigration policies are influencing immigration law practice and how to best serve your clients.   Stay on for the 2-day 44th Annual Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law – for the latest developments, guidance, and in-depth discussion on issues at the forefront of immigration practice in a changing political climate.

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David W. Robertson
2020 Admiralty Law

2020 Live Conference coming up Oct 16 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE's 29th Annual David W. Robertson Admiralty and Maritime Law Conference, now a Live Webcast, is the leading annual event that focuses on legal developments in the specialized areas of admiralty and maritime law. The conference offers a unique opportunity for practitioners to stay abreast of global and national developments affecting case law, contracts, and civil procedure.   This year’s highlights include: The always popular overview of recent developments at the national level and in the Fifth and Eleventh Circuits with Texas Law Professor Michael Sturley, along with Matthew Ammerman of Houston, TX. Observations and guidance from Hon. Lee H. Rosenthal, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, Hon. Jeffrey V. Brown, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas, and Hon. Latosha Lewis Payne, 55th Civil District Court. Discussion of the current issues affecting commercial and leisure shipping vessels: Major Disruptive Events: Pandemics, Storms, Fires, Oh My! Learn about the Common Mistakes in Maritime Contracts from the perspective of multiple experienced in-house counsel. What to Do if Your Client is Misbehaving, Part X—the interactive ethics favorite—with Bradley J. Jackson and Kevin Dubose providing real-world questions and answers regarding ethics and the law. Don't miss the opportunity to learn from and interact with admiralty and maritime law experts.

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2020 Mergers and Acquisitions

2020 Live Conference coming up Oct 7 in Live Webcast. Info and registration »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.

UT Law CLE’s Mergers and Acquisitions Institute is the leading private M&A conference of its kind in the United States. Although we are going virtual this year, the Institute continues to provide the latest in deal trends, structures, pitfalls and opportunities in M&A, including the impact of COVID-19 and key takeaways for practitioners. The combination of a cutting-edge program with nationally recognized speakers, prestigious U.S. and international sponsors, networking opportunities, and much more, makes this an online event you won’t want to miss!

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William W. Gibson, Jr.
2020 Mortgage Lending

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Sep 18 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

UT Law's 54th Annual William W. Gibson, Jr. Mortgage Lending and Servicing Institute 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 highlights include: Updates from the legislature and the courts, along with focused sessions on Advanced Commercial Lending and Residential Lending. Insight into hot topics like environmental risk, escrow theft, and survey and title review. New Developments and Hot Tips in Commercial Real Estate Mortgage Practice. Guidance on Loss (Mitigation) During a Catastrophe—how to deal with mortgagors during unprecedented times. Hear about issues and drafting concerns for workout documentation relating to the pandemic economic workout cycle.

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2020 Contract Drafting Essentials: A Practical Guide to Fundamental Concepts, Approaches, and Key Considerations

9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (3.00 hr) This short course on contract drafting essentials examines fundamental concepts in contract drafting, different approaches to contract drafting, and how to analyze your contract through the eyes of a litigator and jury. Join Carol Mattick and more as they walk you through each step of the process. If you cannot watch the entire webcast at its scheduled time, register now and view the recording and eCourse when it is available in “Your Briefcase” after the webcast. Earn CLE credit (in TX and CA) on your time!

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2020 Advanced Administrative Law

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Sep 4 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

The Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar virtually brings together members of the judiciary, regulatory, and academic communities to engage with practitioners about the latest legislative and case law updates, rule changes, and other timely topics. This year's highlights include: Updates on significant administrative law cases and legislative activity during the last year, Open Government decisions, and the Texas Identity Theft and Protection Act. Overview of Sunset process and a preview of upcoming reviews. Tips on filing, presenting, and resolving your case before SOAH, and giving effective arguments. The always popular unscripted round-robin discussion during the Judicial Panel, including a Q&A for attendees. 2.25 hours of ethics, including presentations on How to Ethically Build Diverse Relationships in the Legal Profession, Both Sides Now: When Lawyers Go Too Far, and Tips and Strategies for Settling Multi-Party Matters. Following the seminar, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing additional programming, ensuring attendees can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year.

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2020 Car Crash

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Aug 28 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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.   2020 program highlights: Practical tips and strategies for plaintiff and defense counsel, including working up the case, negotiating with the insurance adjuster, depositions and cross-examining witnesses, and guidance on preparing for trial The latest hot topics such as Texas auto policies, truck wrecks, dram shop liability, low property damage cases, filing for damages, and using evidence effectually Guidance on the ever-changing rules regarding Medicare and Medicaid, workers’ comp, ERISA, hospital and child support liens, and self-funded vs. insured Learn about the assessment, treatment, and rehabilitation of common spinal injuries caused by motor vehicle collisions Judicial perspective on what does and doesn’t work well at trial Earn up to 11.00 hours of MCLE credit, including 2.25 hours of ethics credit

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2020 Essential Employment Law

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Aug 21 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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. INSTRUCTORS Connie L. Cornell, PHR is a founding partner of Cornell Smith Mierl Brutocao Burton, LLP, an Austin labor and employment law firm, representing employers and management through advice, training, and litigation defense. Ms. Cornell is Board Certified in Labor and Employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and is also certified as a Professional in Human Resources by the national HR Certification Institute. Katrina Grider is Of Counsel in the Houston office of Ogletree Deakins with over thirty years of extensive experience from both management and enforcement perspectives. Ms. Grider represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Labor. In addition, Ms. Grider conducts training for managers, supervisors, and employees. She is Board Certified in Labor and Employment Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

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2020 Elder Law

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Jul 31 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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.  2020 highlights include: Gain insight into the SECURE Act Hear the latest developments affecting planning and applications for Medicaid to pay for nursing home care and home care, including new COVID-19 policies, in Medicaid Update. Examine an overview of changes and suggested good practices in resolving MERP issues. Review some of the ethical issues created by estate planning for blended families. Explore guardianship essentials, key issues, and alternatives—for up to 4.00 hours of Guardianship credit. Get answers to your frequently—and sometimes infrequently—asked questions at the popular Ask the Experts panel. Earn up to 3.50 hours of legal ethics credit 

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2020 Consumer Bankruptcy

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Jul 28 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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. Hear about the CARES Act’s changes to the Bankruptcy Code and how small businesses can (and cannot) get stimulus money.  An interactive discussion among four experienced Texas bankruptcy court law clerks, highlighting unique practices and rules in each district. Gain insight on Non-Exemptions and Weird Exemptions. Living on the Means Test, a judge shares his limited experience in living under the means test.  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 eSupplement containing up to an additional 1.75 hours of MCLE (including 0.75 hour of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 Texas MCLE hours for the year. Pro Bono Clinic – Back Again This Year! Join UT Law CLE, Lone Star Legal Aid, and the Bankruptcy Law Section of the State Bar of Texas for a pro bono clinic following the conference on Tuesday, July 28 from 1:15 – 3:15 p.m. Attendees will learn about the services LSLA offers, how attendees can use their training to make a difference in the community, and will be matched immediately with a pre-screened Lone Star Legal Aid client for a live Zoom consultation. Attendees are encouraged to sign up to help a client in need of legal services. Those who register and attend the clinic will receive a complimentary one-year subscription to UT Law CLE's eLibrary, comprised of audio, video, slides and papers from conferences spanning dozens of practice areas (a $295 value). For more information and to sign up for the clinic, contact Lone Star Legal Aid by phone 800.733.8394 x1217 or by email to mpitts@lonestarlegal.org. You can also add the clinic to your order when registering for the webcast.

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2020 LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Jul 24 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 29th year, features a distinguished faculty of practitioners and academics covering the latest developments in unincorporated entities. The virtual program provides great forms, model agreements, coverage of best practices for key clauses and provisions, and analyzes issues faced by practitioners. 2020 highlights include: Hear the latest updates in Texas case law, as well as filing tips and administrative guidance from the Secretary of State. Coronavirus Relief Legislation Update Learn about bankruptcy law issues related to unincorporated entities. Who is a Partner?, a discussion covering partners by estoppel (purported partners), non-equity partners, and other circumstances in which the status of being a “partner” is important. Hear a discussion presenting three model agreements tailored for a closely held company and walk through decisions that the authors made in drafting the agreements to help improve your drafting skills and result in better operating agreements. Examine, in non-technical terms, why Target Allocations are used, how they work, and whether they should be an acceptable allocation method. Learn drafting techniques to better prepare a family partnership, how to keep your contract out of the courtroom, Enterprise Products update and much more. Earn 2.25 hours of legal ethics including a presentation on Ethics of Technology in Law Practice: What Lawyers Need to Know. Tune in 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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2020 Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

2020 Live Conference recently concluded Jul 22 More info »
2020 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks.

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.

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2020 Cybersecurity

Cyber intrusions—data breaches, hacking, ransomware, and other threats—continue to make headlines and affect companies and organizations of all sizes. Essential Cybersecurity Law is a one-day, extensive program designed to walk through key legal issues relating to breach preparedness and response. Hear directly from leading practitioners, in-house counsel, and top government officials to get the latest updates on regulatory actions and litigation, and gain detailed and practical guidance for implementing internal controls and responding to a data breach. Topics include:  Civil Litigation and Regulatory Update International and State Privacy Laws and Enforcement First Steps to Cybersecurity Compliance Emerging, Disruptive, and Game-Changing Technology Legal Nuances of Breach Response Cybersecurity Insurance Discovery Issues The In-House Perspective on Managing Current Threats and Challenges If you are a practitioner, in-house counsel, or board member undertaking cybersecurity issues for your organization, this one-day course is for you.

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