Notices and Announcements

Volume 11, Issue 10

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 shouston@tml.org by January 25, 2017.  This year’s conference will be held on June 14-16, 2017. Questions? Contact Scott Houston at shouston@tml.org or 512-231-7400.

SAVE THE DATE – UPCOMING TCAA EVENTS!

TCAA presents “Law Enforcement Basics for the City Attorney” on Friday, February 10, 2017, in Austin at the TML offices. 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!  Registration information is available here:  http://texascityattorneys.org/law-enforcement-basics-for-the-city-attorney/.

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.

Save the Date – Upcoming TCCFUI Seminar & Reception

The 2016 TCCFUI annual seminar and 25th anniversary reception will take place on October 20-21 at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Houston Hobby Airport.  The annual seminar is designed to cover a broad range of current telecommunications, gas, and electric utility issues of interest to cities. For questions regarding the seminar and reception, contact Alisa Talley at 832.393.8531 or TCCFUI@gmail.com.

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.

FREE CLE!

2016 TCAA Summer 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 singlesession 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 christy@tml.org.

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