2014 Summer Conference Speaker Materials

Attorney MCLE Directions and Course Number
Program
Attendee List

Wednesday, June 18

State Water Plan Planning 101
Emily Rogers, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, Austin
Paper
PowerPoint

Legislative Prayer
Allison E. Burns, Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth, Newport Beach, CA
Paper
PowerPoint

Affordable Care Act
Rena Jenkins, Arthur J. Gallagher & Co., Georgetown
Paper
PowerPoint

Thursday, June 19

Pitfalls in the Use or Taking of Park Land
Dean Roggia, Assistant City Attorney, Waco
Paper
PowerPoint

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

Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities
Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League
Paper
PowerPoint

Trends in Construction Contracting
Jeff Chapman, The Chapman Law Firm, Austin
PowerPoint

Concrete Ways to Improve Your Legal Drafting
Chris Bowers, First Assistant City Attorney, Dallas
Paper
PowerPoint

Synthetic Drug Enforcement:  Multi-Department Strategies
Dan Santee, City Attorney; Jon James, Director of Planning and Development Services; and Theresa James, Assistant City Attorney, Abilene
Paper
Appendix
PowerPoint

Economic Development Panel:  Recent Developments and the Tools to Deal with Them
J. Grady Randle, Chris Nichols, Tim Kirwin, Catarina Cron, and Byron Brown, Randle Law Office, Houston
Paper
Appendices
PowerPoint

Is Your Personnel Manual Up-to-Date?
Sheila Gladstone, Lloyd Gosselink, Austin
Paper
PowerPoint

Municipal Regulation of Firearms
Bobby Gervais, Olson & Olson L.L.P., Houston
Paper
PowerPoint

Grandfathered Permits
Charles Williams, Olson & Olson L.L.P., Houston
Paper
PowerPoint

Friday, June 20

EthicsShould You be Using Your Cell Phone?
Thomas Gwosdz, City Attorney, Victoria
Paper
PowerPoint

Eminent Domain:  The Pendulum Swings
Preston Dobbs and Scott Doggett, Burford & Ryburn, Dallas
Paper
PowerPoint 

Are Proprietary Contracts Putting Cities at Risk?
Jose de la Fuente and Amy Emerson, Lloyd Gosselink, Austin
Paper
PowerPoint

Does TOMA Allow a Town Hall Meeting?
Scott Houston, TCAA General Counsel
Paper
PowerPoint

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