2010 TCAA Summer Conference Speaker Papers

Program at a Glance
Attendee List
Attorney MCLE Directions and Course Number

Wednesday, June 9

Ethics – Lessons from 40 Years as City Attorney
Bob Flournoy, Former City Attorney, Lufkinn
(This presentation has no PowerPoint or written materials.)

Seeking Effective Amicus Support
Robert Fugate, Assistant City Attorney, Arlington
Paper
PowerPoint
Appendix

The Legislative Process – How it Really Works
Snapper Carr, General Counsel, Focused Advocacy
Top Ten Rules
Real Story
Appendices
The Legislative Process

Municipal Court: The Basics
Miles Risley, City Attorney, and Kinley Hegglund, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Wichita Falls
Paper
PowerPoint

Thursday, June 10

Personnel: Disciplinary Action Process
Matthew C.G. Boyle, Boyle and Lowry, Irving
PowerPoint
(There are no written materials for this presentation.)

Recent Federal Cases of Interest to Cities
Randy Montgomery, D. Randall Montgomery and Associates, Dallas
Paper
PowerPoint

Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities
Ron Stutes, Potter Minton, Tyler
Paper
PowerPoint

Bankruptcy: What Every City Attorney Should Know
Robert Franke, Strasburger and Price, Frisco
Paper
PowerPoint

Nuisances: Code Enforcement
Slater Elza, Underwood Law Firm, Amarillo
Paper
PowerPoint

Ethics – the City Attorney as “Investigator”
Liz Provencio and Ross Fischer, Denton, Navarro, Rocha and Bernal, San Antonio
Paper
PowerPoint

The Home Rule Charter Review Process
Charlie Zech, Denton, Navarro, Rocha and Bernal, San Antonio
Web link
PowerPoint

Recent Developments at the PUC, RRC, and TWDB
Georgia Crump, Thomas Brocato, and Brad Castleberry, Lloyd Gosselink, Austin
PowerPoint
(This presentation has no written materials.)

Civil Service Update
Ric Navarro, Denton, Navarro, Rocha and Bernal, Harlingen
Paper
PowerPoint

Friday, June 11

Ethics
Peter Merkl, Assistant City Attorney, Corpus Christi
Handout

Contractor Default/Surety Performance
Jeff Chapman, Ford, Nassen and Baldwin, Austin
Paper

Cell Tower Siting Update
Omar Izfar, Assistant City Attorney, Houston
Paper
PowerPoint

Selling Municipal Property for Economic Development
Pete Smith, Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager and Smith, Dallas
Paper
PowerPoint

The Impact of Social Networking on Cities
Cindy Crosby, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, Austin
Paper
PowerPoint

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