2022 UT System Legal Conference Agenda

UT System 22nd Annual Legal Conference

MCLE Credit: 12.50 accredited hours and 2.25 ethics hours, for a total of up to14.75 hours

Note: The approved MCLE Course No. will be emailed to all attendees, following the conference.
The CLE hours for this conference are SELF-REPORTED to the State Bar.

All times shown are Central Daylight Saving Time.

Thursday, September 29, 2022
 8:00 - 8:45 am 

 9:00 - 9:15 am 

Breakfast (2nd Floor)

 9:15 -10:00 am 
(0.75 CLE credit; 0.75 ethics credit)

10:00 -10:15 am

Session 2 - Tech and Ethics (Room 2.206)
Ross Fischer, Ross Fischer Law

Break (2nd Floor)

10:15 -11:00 am 
(0.75 CLE credit)
Session 3 - Judicial Experiences Trying Cases in the Digital Age: YouTube, Memes, Civility and Lawyer Responsibility (Room 2.206)
11:00 am -Noon 
(1.0 CLE credit, 0.50 ethics credit)
11:00 am -Noon
(1.0 CLE credit)


Noon -1:00 pm

Session 4.a. - A Mediator's Perspective on Effective & Ethical Negotiating (Room 2.206)
The Honorable Patrick Keel, Patrick Keel Mediator | Arbitrator, Austin
Session 4.b. - Healthcare Enforcement Update & Practical Implications for Internal Overpayment Investigations (Room 12.106)
Gregory Etzel, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Houston
John Petrelli, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, LLP, Houston

Lunch (2nd Floor)

 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
(1.0 CLE credit)

 1:00 - 2:00 pm
(1.0 CLE credit)

Session 5.a. - Accommodation or Fundamental Alteration? Navigating the Legal and Practical Challenges of Students with Disabilities in an Academic Medical Center (Room 2.206)
 2:00 - 3:00 pm 
(1.0 CLE credit, 1.0 ethics credit)
Session 6 - Emerging from a Pandemic: Tips and Strategies for Lawyer Well-Being(Room 2.206)
 3:00 - 3:15 pm 

3:15 - 4:15 pm 
(1.0 CLE credit)


 4:15 - 5:15 pm 
(1.0 CLE credit)

 5:30 - 6:30 pm

 6:30 - 8:30 pm










Break (2nd Floor)

Session 7 - Buckle Your Seatbelts: The Roller Coaster Ride of ADA Accommodations for Employees(Room 2.206)
Kristi Godden, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, Austin
Priscilla Lozano, O'Hanlon, Demerath & Castillo, Austin
Ashley Palermo, Managing Legal Officer of People, Education, and Operations, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session 8 - The Wandering Worker - Risks and Challenges of Multi-State Employment (Room 2.206)
Darren Gibson, Littler Mendelson P.C., Austin
Nicole LeFave, Littler Mendelson P.C., Austin

Reception at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 320 East 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701

Dinner at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 320 East 2nd Street, Austin TX 78701

Walking Directions:

  • Turn right on Colorado at W. 7th and Colorado.
  • Continue to W. 3rd St. 
  • Take a left at W. 3rd to Congress.
  • Turn right at Congress, continue to 2nd St.
  • At 2nd St., go left across Congress.
  • Continue three (3) blocks, restaurant is on the left after San Jacinto Blvd.

Driving Directions:

  • Exit UTSB, turning right onto Lavaca.
  • Turn right at W. 9th. 
  • Continue until you reach San Jacinto Blvd.
  • Turn right at San Jacinto Blvd.
  • Continue until you reach E. 3rd St.  
  • Turn right at E. 3rd St., restaurant is on your right.

Parking Directions:

  • This location does not offer valet parking.
  • Parking is at the Convention Center Center City Parking Garage, located less than a block away, between San Jacinto and Brazos.
  • There is also some street parking available on a first come, first serve basis (+/- $12).

Have a wonderful evening.

Friday, September 30, 2022
 8:30 -  9:00 am 
Breakfast (2nd Floor)
 9:00 -10:00 am 
(1.0 CLE credit)
Session 9 - The Rule of Law in the 21st Century (Room 2.206)
10:00 -11:00 am 
(1.0 CLE credit)
11:00 am -Noon
(1.0 CLE credit)
11:00 am -Noon
(1.0 CLE Credit)
 Noon - 1:00 pm

 1:00 - 2:00 pm
(1.0 CLE credit)


 2:00 - 3:00 pm
(1.0 CLE credit)
 3:00 - 4:00 pm
(1.0 CLE credit)
Session 10 - Cybersecurity Dilemmas: Reviewing a Difficult Public Policy Change(Room 2.206) 
Robert Chesney, Dean, The University of Texas School of Law

Session 11.a. - Title IX Proposed Regulations & Updates (Room 2.206)
Krista Anderson, Systemwide Title IX Coordinator, The University of Texas System
Sean Flammer, Assistant General Counsel, The University of Texas System
Session 11.b. - Evaluating Public-Private Partnerships and Considerations for UT Institutions (Room 12.106)
Zeena Angadicheril, Winstead PC, Austin
Jeff Nydegger, Winstead PC, Austin

Lunch (2nd Floor)

Session 12 - 1 Stolen Laptop, 2 Lost Thumb Drives, and 10 Years Later - One Institution's Long Walk with the OCR (Room 2.206)
Allyson H. Kinzel, Senior Vice President, Legal and Regulatory Affairs and Chief Legal Officer, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Matt Bourgeois, Senior Legal Officer & Director, Institutional Compliance, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Session 13 - Supreme Court Update (Room 2.206)
Erwin Chemerinsky, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, Dean, UC Berkeley School of Law

Session 14 - Litigation Trends and Updates: Litigating in Texas Post-Pandemic (Room 2.206)
Benjamin Dower, Special Litigation Counsel, Law Enforcement Division, Texas Attorney General's Office
Kimberly Gdula, Deputy Division Chief, General Litigation Division, Texas Attorney General's Office

Thank you for attending! Safe travels!