Volume 11, Issue 11
2017 TCAA Summer Conference: Call for Speakers
The Texas City Attorneys Association invites all attorneys interested in presenting at the 2017 TCAA Summer Conference at the Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort, South Padre Island, to submit your ideas to Scott Houston at email@example.com by January 25, 2017. This year’s conference will be held on June 14-16, 2017. Questions? Contact Scott Houston at firstname.lastname@example.org or 512-231-7400.
2017 Law Enforcement Basics for the City Attorney Seminar Registration Available
TCAA presents “Law Enforcement Basics for the City Attorney” on Friday, February 10, 2017, in Austin, Texas. This seminar will focus on a variety of issues affecting law enforcement, including officer safety and suicide, body cameras, and open records issues. The cost is $25 and will include 4.5 hours of MCLE credit (including .5 ethics hour). Seating is limited, so register early! For more information or to register, please click here: http://texascityattorneys.org/law-enforcement-basics-for-the-city-attorney/.
Pre-Filing of Bills Begins
Bill filing for the 2017 legislative session began on November 14. Stay up to date by checking TML’s Legislative Update weekly for summaries of city-related bills and associated articles.
SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING TCAA EVENTS!
The 2017 Summer Conference at the Schlitterbahn Water Park and Resort, South Padre Island, will take place on June 14-16, 2017.
TCAA Adds Paralegal and Law Clerk Memberships
At the 2016 summer conference, the TCAA membership approved the addition of two new membership classes. A person is eligible to be a “Paralegal Member” if he or she meets the definition of “paralegal” as promulgated by the State Bar of Texas, is employed by an active, associate, or honorary member, and is interested in the representation of municipalities and the general improvement of municipal law practice and the purpose of TCAA. A person is eligible to be a “Law Clerk (Student) Member” if he or she is enrolled at an accredited law school and is interested in the representation of municipalities and the general improvement of municipal law practice and the purpose of TCAA. For more information, visit http://texascityattorneys.org/tcaa-membership-information.
UCLA Section 1983 Survey
UCLA School of Law Professor Joanna Schwartz is conducting research from city attorneys about the amount of time that law enforcement defendants spend on Section 1983 litigation brought against them. She has created a very brief survey, and has requested that TCAA members take a few moments to complete it.
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.
2016 TCAA Summer and Fall Conference Sessions 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 single−session format. Viewing of the session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view available seminars, please visit www.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 Christy Drake-Adams at email@example.com.