Notices and Announcements

Volume 10, Issue 5


2015 TCAA Summer Conference:

It’s Going to be AWESOME!!

The 2015 Summer Conference at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort and Spa will be on June 17-19, 2015.  TCAA has received an outstanding response to the new location, and the room block is now sold out.

Check out the conference website at for additional information and event details.  Highlights are as follows:

Speaker materials will be posted on the conference website under “Seminar Materials” as they become available.

  • The meeting room will be equipped with free wireless internet and charging stations for your convenience.
  • TCAA has secured a $99 green fee for conference attendees, as well as a 10 percent discount off of services at the Resort Spa. (Mention TCAA when making reservations.)
  • The Hyatt offers the Camp Hyatt program to kids ages 3 – 12. This kid-friendly program gives parents the opportunity to enjoy resort adventures or conference receptions on their own. A 24-hour advanced reservation is required and can be made by calling 512-308-4860.  Camp Hyatt offers three convenient sessions:

Morning          9 a.m. to 12 p.m.         $40

Afternoon       1 p.m. to 5 p.m.           $40 (includes lunch)

Evening           6 p.m. to 10 p.m.         $50 (includes lunch)

  • Full buffet breakfast will be provided on Thursday and Friday. The Wednesday and Thursday receptions will also have a complimentary full dinner.

Event schedule is as follows:

Wednesday, June 17

  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m.

Registration opens

  • 1:00 p.m.

Sessions begin

  • 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Welcome Reception/Dinner in the L.B.J. Pavilion at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort

Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, and Drinks Provided

(Alcohol will be provided through drink tickets and cash bar)

Hosted by:

Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP

McCreary, Veselka, Bragg & Allen, P.C.

Texas City Attorneys Association

Thursday, June 18

  • 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet provided by Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP

Registration opens

  • 8:00 a.m.

Sessions begin

  • 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Reception/Dinner (Live Band) at Neighbors Kitchen & Yard, 601 Chestnut in Bastrop

Bus transportation provided by TCAA throughout the event beginning at 5:45 p.m.

Pizza, Salad, and Drinks Provided

(Alcohol will be provided through drink tickets and cash bar)

Hosted by:

McKamie Krueger, LLP

Friday, June 19

  • 7:30 a.m.

Breakfast buffet provided by TCAA (Thanks to all our sponsors below that make this and the entire conference possible)

  • 8:30 a.m.

Sessions begin

  • 12:15 p.m.

Adjourn (There are no additional Friday events)

IMLA Salary Survey Report is Available

Released in February 2015, IMLA’s 2014 Compensation Report includes salary data for the following job classifications: chief legal officer, deputy chief legal officer, managing attorney, senior assistant (20+ Years), assistant IV (15-20yrs), assistant III (10-15yrs), assistant II (5-10 Years), assistant I (1-5 years), new lawyer with judicial clerkship, new lawyer with law review, new lawyer, paralegal, legal assistant, law clerk, and secretary.  For order forms, please email

Members: $199

Non-Members: $499


The 2014 TCAA Summer and Fall Conferences are Available Online

The 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.)

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