Notices and Announcements

Volume 15, Issue 2

SAVE THE DATE – 2020 TCAA Summer Conference!

The 2020 Summer Conference at the Isla Grand in South Padre Island, will take place on June 17-19, 2020. Conference registration and hotel block reservations will open in March. Please watch your inbox for more details in the coming weeks!


The City Attorneys Responding in an Emergency (CARE) Unit consists of volunteer city attorneys from around the state who are willing to assist local city attorneys in responding to a catastrophic event by providing critical legal assistance to facilitate recovery. If you are interested in serving (or continuing to serve) as a member of this invaluable team, the TCAA Board asks that you complete this very brief survey by February 29. Contact Christy Drake-Adams at or 512-231-7400 with questions.

State and Local Legal Center – Upcoming Webinar on Legal Obligations to the Homeless After City of Boise v. Martin 

In City of Boise v. Martin, the court held that if a homeless person has no option of sleeping indoors a local government cannot cite him or her for violating an ordinance disallowing sleeping outside in a public space. In this webinar, speakers will discuss what this case means for local governments big and small, inside and outside of the Ninth Circuit. Thanks to NLC for hosting!

Date: Feb 25
Time: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM CST
Register here

TCAA Wants to Support Your Regional/Local City Attorney Group!

Regional or local groups are a great way to meet and network with other city attorneys within close geographic proximity. These groups create opportunities to learn about legal issues facing cities and gain insight into solutions that can be applied across all city organizations. If you’re part of an established group looking for support, please consider applying to become a formal TCAA affiliate. We can help:

  • connect you with TCAA members in your geographic area;
  • advertise your group’s key contacts, meetings, and events; and
  • provide continuing legal education hosted by your group.

For more information or to apply, please click here. Contact Christy Drake-Adams at or 512-231-7400 with questions. 

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.

Continuing Legal Education

2019 TCAA Summer and Fall Conferences

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 each video from the conference in a singlesession format. Viewing a 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