2022 TCAA Fall Conference in San Antonio
The Texas City Attorneys Association (TCAA) Fall Conference will be held in conjunction with the TML Annual Conference and Exhibition on October 6 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio.
- Abating the Worst of the Worst Nuisance Properties
- Sign Regulation
- Bankruptcy in the Municipal Context
- Economic Development Case Studies
- Insurance: The Costs of Contracting
- Recent Federal Cases of Interest
- Fourth Amendment Excessive Force Claims
- Literary Challenges and the First Amendment
- Ethics: Third Party Communications
CLICK HERE FOR INFORMATION about registration and housing. Note: The schedule for the TCAA program is under “Affiliate Programs,” and most attorneys who will not be attending the entire TML Annual Conference and Exhibition will want to choose the “one-day registration” option, starting at $195.
TCAA to Fill Board Position on October 6, 2022
Those interested in applying for a place on the board of the Texas City Attorneys Association should fill out an application and return it via email to Evelyn Njuguna at firstname.lastname@example.org. Application forms are available here and under the “About TCAA” tab, “Board of Directors” section, on the TCAA website at https://texascityattorneys.org. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on August 26, 2022.
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 2022 IMLA Annual Conference.
In Susan’s memory, TCAA will provide four scholarships to in-house city or assistant city attorneys to the 2022 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 Portland, Oregon on October 19-23, 2022. For more details about the conference, go to https://imla.org/annual-conference/.
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 email@example.com. The deadline to apply for the drawing is 5:00 p.m. on July 15, 2022.
Comment Period for Proposed Civil Rules of Procedure for Municipal Courts
The Supreme Court of Texas tasked the Texas Municipal Courts Education Center (TMCEC) and several city attorneys and municipal judges to participate in a workgroup to propose civil rules for application in municipal courts. The workgroup has created a survey to solicit feedback for the proposed rules prior to their submission to the Supreme Court Advisory Committee. Click here to access a draft of the proposed rules. Click the following link to access the survey to provide comments: https://forms.gle/QwtyMUoRTcJVGZtN6. The comment period will close on July 21, 2022.
If the survey does not provide adequate space for your comments, please email further comments to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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
2021 Fall Conference and 2022 Riley Fletcher Seminar
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 the videos from the conferences in a single–session format. Viewing a session allows attorneys to receive participatory CLE credit with the State Bar. To view these seminars, please visit 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 Amber McKeon-Mueller at email@example.com.