Volume 16, Issue 7
2021 TCAA Summer Conference
The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) is proud to announce the 2021 Summer Conference at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa on August 4-6, 2021.
The TCAA Summer Conference is the best CLE program created specifically for municipal lawyers. Earn up to 13.25 MCLE (including 2.25 ethics) credit hours! For more information, including housing, and to register for this conference, please go to: www.tcaasummerconference.org.
Hotel Information: The online hotel reservation portal is under the “General Information” tab. The TCAA room block at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is now full.
Conference Topics Include:
- Parliamentary Procedures
- Utility Rate Basics
- COVID-19 and Takings
- Employee Speech
- Amending a City Charter
- Litigation Under the PIA
- State & Federal Case Update
- Legislative Update
- Code Enforcement
- Fair Labor Standards Act
- CCN Update
- Attorney Wellness
- And more!
- Wednesday, August 4 – welcome reception hosted by Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP.
- Thursday, August 5 – breakfast hosted by Russell Rodriguez Hyde Bullock, LLP.
- Thursday, August 5 – reception hosted by Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, L.L.P.
2021 TCAA Fall Conference in Houston
The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) Fall Conference will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 7 at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston.
- Leasing Considerations for Cities
- Role of City Attorneys in Risk Management
- Regulatory Takings
- Implicit Bias
- Statutory Interpretation
- Public Improvement Districts
- Flooding Liability
- Ethics Commission
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about registration and housing. Note: The schedule for the TCAA program is under “Affiliate Programs,” and most attorneys who will not be attending the entire TML Annual Conference and Exhibition will want to choose the “one-day registration” option, starting at $185.
TCAA to Fill Board Position on October 7, 2021
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 Evelyn Njuguna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms are available here and under the “About TCAA” tab, “Board of Directors” section, on the TCAA website at https://texascityattorneys.org. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 30, 2021.
State and Local Legal Center – Upcoming Webinars
Date: July 29
Time: 1PM Eastern
S.B. 2 Tax Rate Setting Resources
A pre-recorded TML webinar addressing the city property tax rate setting process following the passage of S.B. 2 in 2019, with additional insight into the impact of state legislation passed in 2021, is available here. (MCLE credit is not available for this session.) Tax and budget deadline memos and an updated explanatory Q&A are available here.
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.
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
2021 TCAA Fall Conference
This TCAA online seminar is FREE, allowing TCAA members who are city attorneys, assistant city attorneys, or attorneys who regularly practice municipal law to view the video from the conference in a single–session format. Viewing a session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view this seminar, please visit tcaaonlineseminars.org. (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 Evelyn Njuguna at email@example.com.