Notices and Announcements

Volume 15, Issue 5

2020 TCAA Summer Conference via Live Webcast

The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) is proud to announce the 2020 Summer Conference, scheduled June 17-19. In response to current events, the live, in-person program in South Padre Island is cancelled. However, we will continue virtually, via live Webcast.

The conference is FREE for TCAA members and $80 for non-members. Register here.

The TCAA Summer Conference is the best CLE program created specifically for municipal lawyers. Earn up to 13.5 hours MCLE credit (including 2 ethics hours).

Topics Include:

  • COVID-19 Update
  • Cybersecurity
  • Purchasing
  • Open Government
  • Regulating Noise
  • Building Codes
  • Technology in the Workplace
  • Legislative Advocacy
  • Case Updates
  • Flood Mitigation Planning and Funding
  • Utility-Related Updates
  • Credit Access Business Regulation
  • And More!

Susan C. Rocha Memorial Scholarship

TCAA, in conjunction with the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA), is proud to continue the Susan C. Rocha Memorial Scholarships for the 2020 IMLA Annual Conference.

In Susan’s memory, TCAA will provide four scholarships to in-house city or assistant city attorneys to the 2020 IMLA Annual Conference. Two will be from the eight largest cities (Arlington, Austin, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Houston, or San Antonio), and two will be from the remaining cities. The conference will be in La Quinta, California September 23-27, 2020. For more details about the conference, go to

The winners will be drawn from lots. There can be only one winner per city, and winners from previous years are not eligible.

The winners will receive up to a $2,000 reimbursement for expenses that your city would have otherwise provided for attendance at the conference. If the conference is in-person, those expenses will include registration, travel, meals, and lodging at the conference hotel. If the conference is virtual, those expenses will include registration and any related expenses.

To apply, send an email indicating your interest along with your full name and contact information to The deadline to apply for the drawing is 5:00 p.m. on May 31, 2020.

2020 TCAA Fall Conference: Call for Speakers

The Texas City Attorneys Association invites all attorneys interested in presenting at the 2020 TCAA Fall Conference, to submit your ideas to Christy Drake-Adams at by May 31, 2020. This year’s conference will be held on October 15, 2020. Questions? Contact Christy Drake-Adams at or 512-231-7400.


The 2020 TCAA Fall Conference will take place on October 15, and will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference.

Hill Country City Attorneys

TCAA is excited to announce that the Hill Country City Attorneys Association has been approved as a TCAA-affiliated group! Regional attorney groups are a great way to meet and network with other city attorneys within close geographic proximity. These groups also create opportunities and time to learn about legal issues facing cities and gain insight into solutions that can be applied across all city organizations.

For more information about the Hill Country City Attorneys Association, please email Mick McKamie, Interim Chair,

2020 City Tax and Budget Resources

A pre-recorded webinar addressing the basics of SB 2 is available here. (MCLE credit is not available for this session.) Tax and Budget Deadline Memos and an 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:

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

2020 Riley Fletcher and 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 single-session 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