2017 Summer Conference Speaker Papers

Attendee List
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Program

This course is also available for MCLE credit via online webinar through 6/12/18.

Wednesday, June 14

Contracts Immunity Update
Amy Emerson, Allensworth & Porter, Austin
Paper
Presentation

Employment Law Update 2017: Sex, Drugs, and Tweets Galore
Sheila Gladstone, Ashley Thomas, and Lauren Munselle, Lloyd Gosselink, Austin
Paper
Presentation

Defending Emergency Exception Cases under the Texas Tort Claims Act
Rebecca Hayward, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal Hyde & Zech, San Antonio
Paper
Presentation

Legal Framework for Municipal Fees
Leela Fireside, City of Austin
Paper
Billboard Fee Study
Presentation

Handling PIA Requests: Practical Tips
Zindia Thomas, TML, Moderator
Panelists: Vanessa Gonzalez, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, Austin
Zachariah Evans, Akers and Akers
Sherry Mashburn, City of College Station
Presentation

Thursday, June 15

Regulating Your City’s Homeless Population
Thomas Gwosdz, City of Victoria
Paper
Presentation

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

Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities
Laura Mueller, Bojorquez Law Firm, Austin
Paper
Presentation

Tax Foreclosed Properties
Leann Guzman, City of Fort Worth
Presentation

Hoarding
Jonathan Koury, City of Bryan
Paper
Presentation

Regulation of Drones
Chris Nichols, Nichols Law Firm, Houston
Presentation

Emerging Right of Way Issues: Small Cells Are a Big Deal
Don Knight, City of Dallas
Paper
Presentation

What’s Your Damage? Case Studies in ZBA Appeals
Tad Cleaves, Skye Masson, and Sofia Nelson, City of Georgetown
Paper
Presentation

Legislative Update
TML Staff, Austin
Legislative Update – June 2, 2017
Presentation not made available for posting.

Lessons Learned from Pasadena: Voting Rights Act Update
Gunnar Seaquist, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, Austin
Presentation

Friday, June 16

What Every New City Attorney Needs to Know (and the Rest of Us Reminded of)
Marcus Norris, Underwood Law Firm, Amarillo
Paper
Presentation

Legislative Privilege: Protections and Cautions
Nathan Vassar, Lloyd Gosselink, Austin
Paper
Presentation

Risky Business: Managing Construction Project Risk with Bonds and Insurance
Joe Basham, Allensworth & Porter, Austin
Jeff Chapman, The Chapman Firm, Austin
Presentation

7 Myths of Environmental Liability
Derra Mattina, Olson & Olson, Houston
Paper
Presentation

Why Can’t We All Just Get Along: The Relationship between City Councils and EDC Boards
Frank Garza, Davidson, Troilo, Ream and Garza, San Antonio
Paper
Presentation

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