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2018 Immigration Fundamentals

UT Law'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, outlines the basics of family immigration law and employment immigration law, and offers an introduction to removal proceedings.     more

2018 Live Conference coming up Oct 24 in Austin. Info and registration »
2018 Materials expected available 3-5 weeks from conference date.



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2018 The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case

The Anatomy of a Car Crash Case is the ultimate primer for practitioners of all experience levels interested in getting more involved in the practice area. Designed as an overview of the car crash litigation, the program introduces issues, concepts, and terms that are explored deeply in The Car Crash Seminar. more

2018 Live Conference recently concluded Aug 9 More info »
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2018 Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

2018 Live Conference recently concluded Jul 11 More info »
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2018 Immigration Removal Proceedings

This course is designed for beginning and intermediate immigration practitioners, employment lawyers, criminal lawyers, and family 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: Ground for Deportability and Inadmissibility Bond Proceedings Challenging NTAs and Motions to Dismiss Contesting Deportability Challenging Crime-Based Grounds of Deportability Relief in Immigration Court Adjustments Cancellation of Removal and Other Discretionary Relief Appeals and Motions to Reopen INSTRUCTORS   IMRAN BEG MIRZA has been Board Certified in Immigration & Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization since 1995. He has over 28 years of experience litigating cases in the immigration, federal district and federal appellate courts of the United States. Mr. Mirza is also currently an Adjunct Professor teaching Crime and Immigration at Thurgood Marshall School of Law at Texas Southern University. He has also served on the Board of Directors for the Asian-American Bar Association and the Houston Bar Association's Houston Volunteer Lawyers Program.   MICHELLE L. SAENZ-RODRIGUEZ is the co-founder of Saenz-Rodriguez & Associates in Dallas, Texas. Now in her 26th year of practice, Michelle is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the State Bar of Texas. Michelle is former Chair for the Texas Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers. She is currently a member of the ABA Commission on Immigration. Michelle has recently been named “Top Lawyer in the Field of Immigration for 2018” by Best Lawyers in America. She recently became a Director for the AILA Board of Governors. She is on the AILA ICE National Liaison Committee and also serves as the EOIR Liaison in Dallas, Texas.   JACQUELINE L. WATSON is an El Paso native and undergraduate alum of the University of Texas at El Paso. She earned her J.D. at the University of Texas School of Law. Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Jacqueline has practiced immigration law in Austin since 1999 and proudly joined Walker-Gates Vela, PLLC in 2016. She served the AILA Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico Chapter as its Chair from 2015 to 2016. more



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2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

The 2018 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law—ideal for beginners or seasoned 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, and perpetuation and termination; 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. 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



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2018 Land Use Fundamentals

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. more



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2018 Law Practice Management

Managing Your Success: Practice Management at the Next Level is designed to connect solo and small firm practitioners with the latest tips and tricks for making the most of their practice, including the latest developments in marketing and business development, financial management, human resources, office space, and avoiding malpractice. Attendees will learn to: Ensure compliance with disciplinary rules when using today’s technology tools. Effectively brand and market a legal practice, including generating leads. Assess the financial health of your law firm and make sure your practice is efficient for both you and your clients. Expand your firm by hiring contract or associate attorneys. Maintain mindfulness amidst the stress of being a small firm practitioner. Select, keep, and even fire clients as needed . more


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2018 Nonprofit Organizations Workshop

The 2018 Nonprofit Organizations Literacy Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The main program provides focused attention on core issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—governance, UBIT, investment, and financial statements.   more

2019 Live Conference coming up Jan 16 in Austin. Info and registration »
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2017 Immigration Fundamentals

UT Law’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, outlines the basics of family immigration law practice, offers an introduction to removal proceedings, and details issues new practitioners face in managing an immigration practice.  more




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2017 Nuts and Bolts of LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

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, and terminations, and includes a discussion using a hypothetical business formation scenario. more




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2017 Higher Education Tax Essentials

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; payment of scholarships, fellowships, stipends and honoraria; charitable contributions; and tax-exempt bonds. more




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2017 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

UT Law'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 opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. more




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2017 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, and development incentives available in Texas. more




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2017 Nonprofit Organizations Workshop

The 2017 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The program provides focused attention on key compliance issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations, plus practical walk-throughs of an IRS audit and an Attorney General Investigation. It also offers an interactive opportunity to discuss key forms and governing documents—Form 1023 and Forms 990 and 990-PF. more




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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




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2016 Immigration Fundamentals

UT Law’s Fundamentals of Immigration and Nationality Law is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. This conference provides an overview of U.S. immigration laws, agencies and jargon, and outlines the basics of family immigration law practice, offers an introduction to removal proceedings, details issues new practitioners face in managing an immigration practice, and features a Welcome Reception. Continue on at the Conference on Immigration and Nationality Law for two full days of coverage on advanced issues. more




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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




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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




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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




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Securities and Business Law Primer:
2016 Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs

Drafting Governing Documents for LLCs provides an opportunity to explore the common challenges and pitfalls when preparing to organize in Texas as a Limited Liability Company. How can you build your LLC to accommodate a variety of operational structures? How should you form an LLC you plan to use as financing vehicle? How do you realize promoted interests in the organization? Get hands-on practice in addressing these sorts of real-world scenarios in guided group work, and bring your best LLC questions to have them explored and answered. more




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2016 Nonprofit Organizations Workshop

The 2016 Nonprofit Organizations Compliance and Internal Review Workshop is the perfect overview for new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field. The program provides focused attention on key issues for both private foundations and charitable organizations—grant-making issues and strategies, operational compliance and UBIT, common red flags and pitfalls for the Form 990 and 990-PF, as well as advice on developing internal controls good board governance practices for nonprofit organizations. more




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2015 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 jargon, outlines the basics of both family immigration law and employment immigration law practice, offers an introduction to removal proceedings, and more.  more




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2015 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, and discusses client representation, choice of entity, governing documents, filing with the SOS, post formation issues, termination and more.    more




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2015 International Energy Projects Primer

This unique multidisciplinary primer, The Law, Science and Finance of International Energy Projects is ideal for new entrants to the field or as a refresher for experienced practitioners. The Primer is interactive, offers a high-level introduction to legal structures and agreements and the science and finance that underlie and drive international upstream energy projects, and provides substantive take-away materials. more




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2015 Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law

UT Law'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 opens with the definitive primer on how to drill an oil or gas well and continues with sessions on the Rule of Capture, oil and gas interests, a four-session look at the oil and gas lease—classification, royalty valuation, implied covenants and other clauses—conveyancing, and the Joint Operating Agreement. more




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