Notices and Announcements

Volume 16, Issue 5

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:

Hotel Information: The TCAA room block at the Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is now open. The online hotel reservation portal is under the “General Information” tab. The hotel block will close on July 2, 2021, or when filled, whichever occurs first.

Conference Topics Include:

• Parliamentary Procedures
• Utility Rate Basics
• COVID-19 and Takings
• Employee Speech
• Amending a City Charter
• Litigation Under the PIA
• Cybersecurity
• State & Federal Case Update
• Legislative Update
• Code Enforcement
• Fair Labor Standards Act
• CCN Update
• Attorney Wellness
• And more!

Conference Events:

• 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.


The 2021 TCAA Fall Conference will take place on October 7, 2021, in Houston, and will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference.

2021 TCAA Fall Conference: Call for Speakers

TCAA invites all attorneys interested in presenting at the 2021 TCAA Fall Conference to submit your ideas to Christy Drake-Adams at by June 1, 2021. This year’s conference will be held on October 7, 2021 in Houston. Questions? Contact Christy Drake-Adams at or 512-231-7400.

87th Legislative Session

The 2021 legislative session began on January 12. Stay informed by checking TML’s Legislative Update weekly for summaries of city-related bills and associated articles.

IMLA Salary Survey for Local Government Attorneys

The 2021 International Municipal Lawyers Association Salary Survey for Local Government Attorneys is now active and ready to receive your data. Any jurisdiction that successfully completes the survey will receive the survey results at no charge. Final responses should be submitted no later than July 12. To take the 2021 Salary Survey, go to

IMLA Survey – On-Premise/Off-Premise Sign Distinction

The City of Austin is preparing a reply brief in City of Austin v. Reagan National Advertising, Inc., No. 20-1029 in the United States Supreme Court. IMLA is helping gather data on how common distinctions in on/off-premise signs are. Responses are needed ASAP. To take the very short survey, go to:

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 TCAA Fall Conference and 2020 TCAA Summer Conference

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.)

Please note that the 2020 TCAA Summer Conference will no longer be available for CLE credit after June 15, 2021.

If you would like to have an article considered for publication in the TCAA newsletter, please send your request to Evelyn Njuguna at