TYLER, TX (June 30, 2022) ¬¬– Celia Flowers is one of 21 attorneys who will be lecturing at the Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course in Houston, Texas on June 30-July 1, 2022. Flowers will be presenting a paper she authored entitled “Examining the ‘Life’ of a Correction Instrument after Broadway Bank and Concho”.
Flowers’ paper focuses on two 2021 Texas Supreme Court decisions that allow retroactive changes to previously conveyed interests. The way these correction instruments can now be executed and recorded causes uncertainty and confusion about who holds record title, which in turn affects how title examiners conduct their work, how title opinions are rendered, how title insurance is issued, and a plethora of other problems. The unintended consequences of the Supreme Court decisions altered the Property Code in ways that have the potential to invite fraud, promote litigation, and undermine the stability of land title in Texas. Flowers goes on to explain what may happen in the 2023 legislative session to remedy the situation, and offers suggestions to title examiners on how to proceed in the interim.
The Oil, Gas and Mineral Title Examination Course is co-sponsored by the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Section of the State Bar of Texas. Participants who attend the full two days will receive 12.5 hours of CLE credit.
About the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas
The Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law (OGERL) Section of the State Bar of Texas was established in 1938 as the “Natural Resources Section” and is the oldest section of the State Bar of Texas. The Section is one of the largest and most active in the State Bar, with more than 3,000 members. The Section is dedicated to promoting excellence in the practice of oil, gas and energy resources law by (1) monitoring legal developments, (2) providing education, (3) encouraging and facilitating practice in the area and (4) promoting ethics and professionalism; in each case coordinating as appropriate with similar professional organizations.
About Celia Flowers
Celia Flowers is quadruple-Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in the areas of Oil & Gas Law, Residential Real Estate Law, Property Owners Association Law and Civil Trial Law. Board Certification is the highest, most public commitment to excellence in specific areas of the law. As of July 2019, 0.0086% of all active Texas attorneys are certified in four separate areas (nine out of 103,342), making this a most distinguished accomplishment. Celia has been honored many times with board memberships, leadership positions, and invitations to speak out on national or statewide issues before the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and Texas Department of Insurance, among others. Since 2011, she has been honored to serve on the Texas Title Examination Standards Board, which formulates, develops, comments on and amends title examination standards for the Real Estate, Probate and Trust Law Section (REPTL) and for the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas. In addition, Celia’s clients and peers have ranked her at the highest level of professional excellence (5.0 out of 5.0 in each area of evaluation), earning her an AV Preeminent® rating by Martindale Hubbell since 2014. Thomson Reuters has honored her as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2020. Celia is a Fellow in the College of the State Bar of Texas, an honorary society of lawyers who are among the best trained attorneys in Texas, having completed at least double the Continuing Legal Education (CLE) required by the State Bar of Texas. She is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an invitation-only organization dedicated to the preservation and promotion of the civil jury trial right provided by the Seventh Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
About Flowers Davis PLLC
Flowers Davis is an East Texas based law firm whose attorneys represent individuals, businesses and public entities across the State of Texas and beyond in a broad range of legal matters. The Firm’s attorneys handle business transactions and litigation matters for clients ranging from local businesses to multinational corporations, with particular emphasis in oil and gas law, real estate law, defense of public entities and insurance defense. Flowers Davis attorneys hold licenses and certifications in varied areas of the law. Many have backgrounds in industry or public service, giving them a working knowledge of the issues their clients face. To learn more about Flowers Davis PLLC, visit www.flowersdavis.com.