Notices and Announcements

Volume 13, Issue 8

TCAA 2018 Fall Meeting in Houston

The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) Fall Meeting will be held in conjunction with IMLA’s 83rd Annual Conference on Friday, October 19, at the Hilton Americas in Houston. Topics will include: (1) Service Animals; (2) ADA Facility Compliance – What to do When the Feds Come Knocking; (3) Public Information Act:  How to Effectively Intake, Process, and Respond to Requests; (4) Political Hot Topics in Land Use (Confederate Monuments, Street Naming, Affordable Housing, Etc.); (5) Recent Federal Cases of Interest to Cities; (6) Top Employment Law Challenges in the Workplace; (7) “Like” it or Not: Developing Social Media Guidelines for City Employees; (8) Legislative Forecast; (9) A Legal Perspective on City Efforts to Create Innovation-Friendly Environments for Entrepreneurs and Startups; and (10) Anti-SLAPP Suits. Attorneys can earn up to 5.5 MCLE hours, including 1 ethics hour.

TCAA members can get a special full IMLA conference price of $375.  This pricing is only available to the first 200 TCAA members who register. (Non-members and any members beyond the first 200 must pay the full conference price of $850.) You can confirm that you are a member of TCAA by checking the TCAA Online Membership Directory. If you prefer to come just for the TCAA Fall Meeting on October 19, the one-day rate is $200. (The cost is the same for both TCAA members and non-members.) CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION OR TO REGISTER.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact Heather Ford at 512-231-7400 or

TCAA to Fill Board Positions on October 19, 2018

Those interested in applying for a place on the board of the Texas City Attorneys Association should fill out an application and return it via email to Christy Drake-Adams at Application forms are available here and under the “About TCAA” tab, “Board of Directors” section, on the TCAA website at Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 31, 2018.

2018 ABA Section of State and Local Government Law Fall CLE and Networking Conference

The ABA Section of State and Local Government Law CLE Conference will be held October 4-7 in San Antonio at the Hilton Palacio Del Rio. Attorneys can earn up to 9.00 General CLE Credit Hours. More details, including registration and hotel information, are available here. Questions? Please contact Marsha Boone at 312.988.5657 or

TCAA Online Membership Directory

Looking to find the contact information for a fellow TCAA member? You can find it using the TCAA membership directory, available here: 

IMLA Membership

Membership with IMLA doesn’t just mean discounts to their events. It’s much more than that. Click here to view a quick video about IMLA membership.


Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar

TCAA is proud to present the February 2018 Riley Fletcher Basic Municipal Law Seminar as an online course! The seminar is designed for attorneys who are new to municipal law or for those who want to brush up on the basics. For more information, or to purchase the course, go to For $149, you can access this seminar online at a time and place that works best for you.  Up to eight hours of MCLE credit hours (including 0.75 ethics hour) are available for this course.

2018 TCAA Summer Conference and 2017 TCAA Fall Conference Sessions  

These TCAA online seminars are FREE, allowing TCAA members who are city attorneys, assistant city attorneys, or attorneys who regularly practice municipal law to view videos of past seminars in a singlesession format. Viewing of the session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view available seminars, please visit (Use the case-sensitive password “FreeCLE” to gain access to the sessions.)

If you would like to have an article considered for publication in the TCAA newsletter, please send your request to Christy Drake-Adams at