First Friday Ethics (March 2024)

STUDIO WEBCAST – Mar 1, 2024

10:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (3.00 hr | 3.00 hr ethics)  Need ethics credit? We’ve got you covered! UT Law CLE’s First Friday Ethics streams live every first Friday of the month, and features some of our best ethics speakers and presentations for a total of 3.00 hrs ethics credit. Fulfill your entire annual ethics requirement in Texas in one day!   This month includes: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) How to Avoid Malpractice in a Post-Pandemic Legal World Law practice has been forever changed by the Covid-19 pandemic with the widespread adoption of remote work. While “work from home” has been eagerly embraced by many lawyers, it has caused an increase in age-old ethical problems for lawyers. This course is designed to help practitioners avoid conflicts and unintended clients, safeguard client confidentiality, maintain competence, and form better communication habits with their clients, other attorneys and staff. Robert L. Tobey, Johnston Tobey Baruch, P.C., Dallas, TX 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) Client Selection, Contracts and Handling Complaints (Replay) During a long career, almost no lawyer can completely avoid conflicts and complaints from Clients. The nature of our adversary system provides many opportunities for stress, misunderstandings and disagreements about how the legal system works – or the client’s expectations.  Many times, these matters can be avoided in the intake process. But when a complaint arises, lawyers need to know how to respond and handle those attorney client disagreements in ethical and empathetic ways. This course takes you through the interview process, the execution of clear attorney fee agreements, maintaining clear communications, and ultimately handling an attorney client dispute. Dozens of great tips, sound advice, and reminders of our fiduciary duty under the Disciplinary Rules. Claude E. Ducloux, Attorney at Law, Austin, TX 12:20 p.m. to 1:20 p.m. (1.00 hr | 1.00 hr ethics) What Texas Lawyers Need to Know About Human Rights Considerations in Connection to Mega Sports Events (Replay) In 2026 the U.S. jointly with Canada and Mexico are hosting the FIFA World Cup. Houston and Dallas are the two Texan cities that will be hosting games. According to FIFA regulations as part of the bidding process, host countries and Host Cities were required to commit, amongst other things, to their obligations under the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and to develop respective strategies. Now, each city has to engage in the phase of human rights due diligence for the tournament, focusing on enhanced stakeholder engagement and the development of a achievement framework for the Host Cities. This presentation explains the human rights due diligence, the human rights framework applicable and the potential areas for legal work. Ariel E. Dulitzky, The University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX   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!

Land Use Fundamentals

Austin – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin – Apr 3, 2024

Live Webcast – Apr 3, 2024

Join us on April 3, 2024 for Land Use Fundamentals. The program will utilizes a land planning storyline to provide key 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.

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 4.75
  • Credit Info
  • Specializations:
    Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Property Owners Association Law, Real Estate Law
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Land Use Conference

Austin – DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Austin – Apr 4-5, 2024

Live Webcast – Apr 4-5, 2024

The 28th 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. Two-part case law updates, including key developments on topics such as zoning, platting, “takings,” and vested rights. A review of what the SB2038 ETJ- removal law does and its impact on cites and counties. Insight on how the courts have expanded property owner exactions and regulatory takings protections. Guidance from county leaders and housing experts on tools that counties are using to address local affordable housing needs, along with opportunities for expanding counties' toolboxes. 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.

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 15.00 | 2.00 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • Specializations:
    Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Property Owners Association Law, Real Estate Law
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Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute

Houston – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston – Apr 4-5, 2024

Live Webcast – Apr 4-5, 2024

UT Law CLE and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section is celebrating 50 years of the Ernest E. Smith Oil, Gas and Mineral Law Institute! After 50 years, the Institute continues to be the definitive course for attorneys, corporate lawyers, E&P operators, and landmen, and it brings together a distinguished faculty of academics and practitioners for presentations on the latest oil and gas developments.   In this 50th anniversary year, the Institute will now be a day and half program on April 4-5 in Houston, and covers an array of topics including: The popular two-part Case Law Updates Legislative and Regulatory Updates Information on how the new business courts could impact oil and gas disputes Coverage of MSA terms, service agreements, wellborn assignment updates, and much more Plus, join faculty, planning committee, section members and attendees Thursday evening for the 50th Anniversary Celebration Reception.  All Institute attendees will also receive UT Law CLE's "15&3 Guarantee" that provides complimentary access to a bonus accredited eCourse and allows Texas attorneys to complete their annual MCLE reporting requirements with this one registration.

  • Total Credit Hours:
  • 11.00 | 2.50 ethics
  • Credit Info
  • Specializations:
    Administrative Law, Oil, Gas and Mineral Law, Property Owners Association Law, Real Estate Law
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Health Law Conference

Houston – Royal Sonesta Hotel Houston – Apr 18-19, 2024

Live Webcast – Apr 18-19, 2024

UT Law CLE's 35th 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. Consider our Health Law Fundamentals – fully online and on-demand so you can brush up on the essentials any time before you attend the annual conference in April. This 2-hour course is the perfect overview and conference primer—for both new entrants and seasoned practitioners in the field.

Conference on Criminal Appeals

Austin – AT&T Conference Center – May 1-3, 2024

Live Webcast – May 1-3, 2024

UT Law CLE's 2024 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. The Intersection of Science and the Law highlights the increasing importance of forensic science in the criminal justice system.  Participate in an interactive conversation with representatives from all sides of 11.07 writ litigation in Writ Panel. Hear practical advice from judges during two judicial panels; the Court of Appeals Judicial Panel and the Court of Criminal Appeals Judicial Panel. Explore legal writing, statutory interpretation, writing findings of fact, and more.  Join your colleagues and conference faculty at the Wednesday Evening Opening Reception co-sponsored by the Appellate Section of the State Bar of Texas and the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Texas.   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.

Corporate Counsel Institute

Houston – Hilton Houston Post Oak by the Galleria – May 9-10, 2024

Live Webcast – May 9-10, 2024

Join us for The University of Texas School of Law’s 46th 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! Topics include: Employment Law Update and Hot Topics Current Privacy Laws: The Texas Data Privacy and Security Act (TDPSA) and How it Differs from Other Laws The Current State of Non-Competes: Are They Still Enforceable? Did You Just Waive Privilege? Protecting Privilege and Attorney Work Product How "Reptile Theory" Should Impact How You Draft Your Next Contract Code Red: What You Need in Your Crisis Management Playbook The New Texas Business Courts Key Considerations When Selling or Financing your Company in Tough Market Conditions Cyber Attacks: Are Your Outside Counsel and Other Vendors Doing Enough to Protect Your Information? AI and the Future of Your Organization’s Training and Staffing 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.

Technology Law Conference

Austin – Hotel ZaZa Austin Downtown – May 23-24, 2024

Live Webcast – May 23-24, 2024

UT Law CLE’s 37th 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.    Sessions this year include:   • Key Considerations in Private M&A Deals in Uncertain Market Conditions  • A Technology-Focused Introduction to Bankruptcy & Insolvency • Cybersecurity Legal Incident Response Preparedness in Today’s Threat Landscape • Navigating Tomorrow’s Health Tech Laws Today • Open Source: Changes in Licenses and Landscape • Gen AI Regulation and Legislation – Federal, State, and Global • Ethical Concerns of AI and the Practice of Law 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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Labor and Employment Law Conference

Austin – AT&T Conference Center – May 30-31, 2024

Live Webcast – May 30-31, 2024

UT Law CLE's 31st 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. Expected topics will include:   NLRB: An Inside the Beltway Perspective on Federal Labor Policy and Jurisprudence What's Weird About Texas Yet Another Acrimonious Election Year: The Challenge of Political Talk at Work New Laws Protecting Pregnant Workers and New Parents: What HR Needs to Know Says What? I Didn’t Know That! Retaliation: Still the Most Attractive Claim for Plaintiffs and Most Complicated for Defendants What’s It Going to Take: Settlement Value/Monetizing Your Case Religious Accommodation AI: Promising and Problematic  Ethics for Employment Attorneys 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.

Conference on State and Federal Appeals

Austin – The Otis Hotel Austin – Jun 6-7, 2024

Live Webcast – Jun 6-7, 2024

UT Law CLE's 34th 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. Topics include:   Practicing in the Fifth Circuit: A Few Things Attorneys Need to Know Interview with Chief Justice Nathan L. Hecht Texas Supreme Court by the Numbers 2024 Ethics Referendum: What Passed, What Didn’t, and What Now? District Court Judges Panel Ethics Game Show Update on Appellate Rules Changes Effective Screening and Onboarding of New Appellate Clients Jury Charge Update Current Issues with AI 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.

Higher Education Taxation Institute

Austin – The Otis Hotel Austin – Jun 13-14, 2024

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.

Choice of Entity Fundamentals

Austin – The Otis Hotel Austin – Jul 10, 2024

Live Webcast – Jul 10, 2024

This year, the Choice of Entity Fundamentals is a perfect refresher for seasoned practitioners and a great introduction for those new to the area of unincorporated entities. Choice of Entity is not merely a tax driven exercise because so many non-tax factors are equally important. Join our group of seasoned practitioners discussing the important considerations and current trends impacting the client’s choice among partnerships, LLCs, S Corps, and more recently C Corporations. Find out what’s driving the choice between LLCs and C corps as the “go to” vehicles of choice for start ups and businesses that are restructuring.

Consumer Bankruptcy Practice

Austin – Austin Marriott South – Jul 11-12, 2024

Live Webcast – Jul 11-12, 2024

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. 

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships

Austin – The Otis Hotel Austin – Jul 11-12, 2024

Live Webcast – Jul 11-12, 2024

LLCs, LPs and Partnerships, now in its 33rd 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.

Texas NAELA Summer Conference

San Antonio – La Cantera Resort & Spa – Aug 7, 2024

Estate Planning, Guardianship and Elder Law Conference

San Antonio – La Cantera Resort & Spa – Aug 8-9, 2024

REGISTRATION OPENING SOON! 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. This conference is informative and informal—attendees and faculty are encouraged to bring the family! Are you a TX NAELA Member? Come a day early and attend the 2024 TX NAELA Summer Conference on August 7th! The Summer Conference is open ONLY to TX NAELA Members. 

The Car Crash Seminar

Austin – AT&T Conference Center – Aug 15-16, 2024

Live Webcast – Aug 15-16, 2024

Mergers and Acquisitions Institute

Dallas – The Ritz-Carlton – Oct 10-11, 2024