2023 Summer Conference Materials

Attendee List
CLE Course Number (174192780) & Reporting Instructions
Summer Conference Website

Wednesday, June 14

Regulating “Sin” Using Code Enforcement Tools (BYOBs, SOBs, etc.) (.75 hour)
Janet Spugnardi, City of Irving, and Patricia Link, City of Austin

Public Facility Corporations: Their Impact on Economic Development and Taxes (.75 hour)
Megan Mikutis and Brandon Morris, The Randle Law Office, L.L.P.
Public Facility Corporations: Their Impact on Economic Development and Taxes

Eminent Domain 101 (.5 hour)
Philip B. Arnold, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP
A Short Overview of the Texas Eminent Domain Process
ED Checklist

Ethics: Third-Party Communications with Council and Staff (Part II) (.75 hour ethics)
Jason Rammel, Law Offices of Jason M. Rammel, P.C.
Habib Erkan, City of Burnet
Mick McKamie, Taylor, Olson, Adkins, Sralla & Elam, L.L.P.
Sample Letter

Thursday, June 15

Trends in City Charter Initiatives: San Antonio Justice Charter and El Paso Climate Charter (.75 hour)
Andy Segovia, City of San Antonio, and Karla Nieman, City of El Paso
San Antonio Justice Charter Presentation
El Paso Climate Charter Presentation

Strategies for Addressing Houselessness (.75 hour)
M. Lucille Anderson and Marc Eichenbaum, City of Houston

Working with Delinquent Tax Collection Attorneys to Help Clean Up the City (.5 hour)
Brandon Davis, Olson & Olson LLP

Public Corruption in Procurement (1 hour [includes .5 hour ethics])
Theresa James, City of San Angelo
Jeff Andresen, FBI Special Agent
Nick Hanna, Former Texas Ranger

Don’t Let Bumps Lead to Blunders: Pregnant Workers’ Fairness Act (PWFA) and the Providing Urgent Maternal Protections (PUMP) for Nursing Mothers Act (.5 hour)
Melissa Cranford, Messer, Fort & McDonald PLLC

AIA and Beyond: Protecting Cities as Building Owners (.5 hour)
Dan Barrett, Gravely Law, PC
AIA & Beyond- Protecting Cities as Building Owners
Subchapter C

Recent State Cases of Interest to Cities (.5 hour)
Laura Mueller, City of Dripping Springs
Recent State Cases

Utility Regulatory Update (.5 hour)
Jamie Mauldin and Roslyn Dubberstein, Lloyd Gosselink Rochelle & Townsend, P.C.

How to Draft Procurement Documents and Contracts to Avoid Legal Uncertainty (.5 hour)
Jeff Chapman, The Chapman Firm PLLC

Easements and Right-of-Way Challenges and Solutions (.5 hour)
Jordan Miller, Baker Moran Doggett Ma & Dobbs LLP

Ethical Obligations of a City Attorney When a Councilmember is Sued Personally
Meredith Ladd, City of Carrollton
Ethical Obligations of Municipal Attorneys


Friday, June 16

Texas Public Information Act Updates After COVID-19 (.5 hour)
Alyssa Castillon, Law Offices of Ryan Henry, PLLC

City Planning: Planners and Attorneys Communications (.75 hour)
Skye Masson and Travis Baird, City of Georgetown

Remote Work and the Continuous Workday Rule (.5 hour)
Clarissa Rodriguez, Denton Navarro Rocha Bernal & Zech, P.C.

Local Bail Practices: Municipal Liability (.5 hour ethics)
Ben Stephens, Husch Blackwell LLP

Legislative Update (1 hour)
Bill Longley and Monty Wynn, Texas Municipal League
Snapper Carr, Focused Advocacy

Advice to New (and Not So New) City Attorneys (1 hour)
Art Pertile, Olson & Olson, LLP
Frank Garza, Davidson Troilo Ream & Garza, P.C.
Kathy Davis, City of Temple
Sylvia B. Firth, Bojorquez Law Firm, PC