9/30/14

UPCOMING EVENTS

10/3 Pro Bono Small Business Boot Camp 12-3 PM, Francis Auditorium.

12:00pm – 12:40pm Attorney Reena Richtermeyer presenting Lifecycle of a Business
12:50pm – 1:50pm Professors Heather Way and Frances Martinez from the Small Business Clinic presenting Interview & Client Intake Skills
2:00pm – 2:50pm Attorney David Garcia presenting Choice of Entities
There will be breaks between segments to allow people to come and go as your schedules require. RSVP via Symplicity or 1Ls email manda_nguyen@yahoo.com. Lunch will be provided and all attendees will receive CSO approved resume credit. Participants who also join in the TBLS C-Bar pro bono clinic will receive pro bono hours for the boot camp along with any clinic hours.
LawMeet Team Application: The LawMeet application (attached here) is now open. UT will be sending two teams of three (6 total) to the competitions as well as training two practice teams of three, for a grand total of 12 spots. Please follow the application instructions. There will also be applications available at the Board of Advocates Moot Court Info Session on Friday 10/3.

Dues: We are still collecting dues dues Mondays from 12-2 in the SBA office, Tuesdays from 1-3pm on the 3rd floor of the library (by the computers/printers), and Randy or Auri will be in the Entrepreneurship & Community Development Clinic on Thursdays from 12-3pm. Dues are $30/yr and we can take cash or checks made out to “The University of Texas.” We cannot guarantee change so if you are paying cash please plan accordingly.

Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Team New Deadlines.

Monday, October 6 at midnight is the new deadline for the written application
Wednesday, October 8 6pm-8pm is the new oral arguments try-out date
Thursday, October 9 is the new date to announce the 2014-15 Vis Team
Friday, October 10  is the new date for the first team meeting.

TERM OF THE WEEK

SEC FILINGS – An SEC filing is a financial statement or other formal document submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Public companies, certain insiders, and broker-dealers are required to make regular SEC filings. Investors and financial professionals rely on these filings for information about companies they are evaluating for investment purposes.  Private companies seeking to raise funds have to file certain exemptions to SEC filings.

5 THINGS TO KNOW THIS WEEK

1. Bank of America Settles S.E.C. Case on $4 Billion Accounting Error

The bank agreed to pay $7.65 million to settle federal charges that it violated record keeping and internal rules in overstating the capital cushion that regulators require the bank to hold.

2. FIVE PEOPLE TO WATCH AT THE AIG TRIAL

A cast of characters from the height of the financial crisis is set to return as a trial begins this week in a shareholder suit over the U.S. government’s rescue of insurer American International Group.

The shareholders allege the government violated their constitutional rights by failing to provide just compensation when it took control of AIG. The government denies wrongdoing. Key figures poised to take the stand:

 3. Let’s Act Before the Oil Bubble Bursts

Colorado’s former governor on a big issue he says both sides overlook in the climate-change debate.

 4. Revenue at Biggest 100 Law Firms Rose 4.3% in 2013

A surge of corporate mergers and acquisitions, coupled with consolidation among law firms, helped the largest 100 law firms globally to post record earnings last year,according to The American Lawyer.

5. U.S. judge holds Argentina in contempt over bond payment plan

In a rare move, a U.S. judge held Argentina in contempt on Monday, saying the country is taking “illegal” steps to evade his orders in a longstanding dispute with hedge fundsover defaulted debt.
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