2021 Summer Conference Materials

CLE Accreditation Number: 174121619 
Attendee List 

Wednesday, August 4

A Strategic Look at Robert’s Rules for Council Meetings

Thomas Gwosdz, City Attorney, City of Victoria

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Presentation


Utility Rate Basics

Heather Lockhart, Staff Attorney, New Braunfels Utilities, and Holly Heinrich, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin

Presentation


COVID-19 and Takings

Scott T. Doggett and Jordan A. Miller, Partners, Baker Moran Doggett Ma & Dobbs, LLP, Plano

Presentation


Can They Say That? Employee Speech for Public Employers

Melissa Cranford, Senior Attorney, Messer Fort & McDonald, PLLC, Frisco

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Presentation


Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities

Laura Mueller, City Attorney, Dripping Springs

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Presentation


How to Amend Your Home-Rule Charter

Ryan Henry, Attorney, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC, San Antonio

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Presentation


Thursday, August 5

Employee Health Issues in the Wake of COVID-19: How Has the Pandemic Changed the Workplace?

Katie Rutherford, Associate, Olson & Olson, LLP, Houston

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Presentation


Update on Certificate of Convenience and Necessity Case Law

Maris Chambers, Associate, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin

Presentation


Cybersecurity is a Risky Business

Ryan Burns, Cyber Risk Services Manager, TML Intergovernmental Risk Pool, and Will Trevino, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin

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Presentation

Breach Checklist


Utility Update

Alfred R. Herrera, Managing Partner, Herrera Law & Associates, PLLC, Austin; Michael Tomsu, Partner- Energy Regulation, and Taylor Holcomb, Counsel, Vinson & Elkins, LLP, Austin

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Presentation


City Budget and Tax Rate Adoption Process

Leela Fireside, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin

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Presentation


Recent Federal Cases of Interest

Randy Montgomery, Partner, D. Randall Montgomery & Associates, PLLC, Dallas

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Presentation


Most-Common Animal-Related Issues Affecting Cities

Robyn Katz, Associate, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin

Presentation


Ethics

Matthew Wade, Shareholder, Underwood Law Firm, P.C., Amarillo

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Presentation


Legislative Update

TML Staff

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Presentation

Code Enforcement

Janet Spugnardi, Deputy City Attorney, City of Irving, and Michelle Voirin, Chief Prosecutor, City of Plano

Presentation


Fair Labor Standards Act

Sheila Gladstone, Chair- Employment Law Practice Group, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C., Austin

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Presentation


Friday, August 6

Litigation Under the Public Information Act

Neal Falgoust, Assistant City Attorney, City of Austin

Presentation


Ethics, Obligations, and Potential Liability Related to Legal Opinion Letters: What Exactly Are You Signing?

Slater Elza, Shareholder, Underwood Law Firm, P.C., Amarillo

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Presentation


Recent Changes & Current Trends in Construction Contracts

Jeff Chapman, Attorney, The Chapman Firm PLLC, Austin

Presentation


General Contracts- A Litigator’s Perspective

Daniel Olds, Attorney, and Steven Weller, Attorney, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta, LLP, Austin

Presentation


Lawyer Wellbeing in a New Age- Post Pandemic

Chris Ritter, Director, Texas Lawyer Assistance Program, Austin, and Victor Flores, Assistant City Attorney, City of Brownsville

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Presentation