The University of Texas School of Law and the Administrative and Public Law Section of the State Bar of Texas have planned a two-day meeting on Thursday and Friday, August 25 and 26, at the AT&T Conference Center Hotel at UT.
The 2011 Advanced Texas Administrative Law Seminar will begin on Thursday at 9:00 a.m. and run to 4:45 p.m. On Friday it will run from 9:00 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. On Thursday, Amanda Crawford and Jennie Hoelscher of the Office of the Attorney General will look at significant issues involving the Texas Public Information Act and Open Meetings Act over the last year, and Jeffrey S. Boyd, general counsel with the office of the governor, will present a case law update and discussion of issues to be considered when suing or defending a governmental entity. Senator Kirk Watson, Texas State Senate, dist. 14, will provide an overview of the 82nd legislative session, and Hannah Silk Kapasi of the Texas Access to Justice Commission will highlight the many ways attorneys can get involved in increasing access to legal services for poor and low-income Texans.
On Friday, issues out of CREZ (Competitive Renewable Energy Zones), such as routes for transmission lines, primarily through private property, will be discussed by Todd George of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, among others, and Hon. Kerry D. Sullivan, general counsel, State Office of Administrative Hearings, will offer a SOAH update. Best practices in the absence of new disciplinary rules, clarifying ex parte communications, and a judges panel will round out the program.
For information about available CLE credits and fees, see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at www.metrocorpcounsel.com.
To make a reservation, visit www.utcle.org/conference or call (512) 475-6700.