LEARN ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS LIKE:
- How can my interaction with the public impact me legally?
- What employment decisions can make me potentially liable as a city official?
- How can city officials avoid liability when their interests conflict with the city's interest?
- How do open government laws affect my liability?
A city official can encounter liability challenges in every corner of city hall and throughout the city. What are some
examples? Employment decisions, vendor contracts, council and board meetings, city planning, public information
requests, and many other issues a city official deals with every day—all these and more can lead to liability.
Make plans now to attend our one-day workshop on this topic that affects you personally. You'll hear dynamic speakers from the TML legal department and other liability experts, who will guide you and show you how to avoid potential liability pitfalls.
8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Introduction to Liability Issues
David Reagan, General Counsel, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, Austin
8:45 – 9:45 a.m.
The Public Official and the Public: Liability Issues Related to Open Government
Bill Longley, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
9:45 – 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Ethical Issues: Conflicts of Interest, Nepotism, Bribery, and Misuse of City Property
Lauren Ford Crawford, Director of Affiliate Services, Texas Municipal League, Austin
Christy Drake-Adams, Legal Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
11:30 – 12:15 p.m.
12:15 – 1:15 p.m.
Other Potential Pitfalls: Torts, Civil Rights, and Competitive Bidding
Julian Grant, Former Head of the Municipal Afffairs Section, Office of the Attorney General
Joshua Haley, Staff Attorney, Texas Municipal League Intergovernmental Risk Pool, Austin
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
The Public Official as Employer: Harassment, Whistleblower, and Other Employment Liability Matters
Laura Mueller, Assistant General Counsel, Texas Municipal League, Austin
2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Question-and-Answer Session with Presenters
Location of Workshop:
The workshop will be held in the first floor conference room of the Texas Municipal Center (TML headquarters), located at 1821 Rutherford Lane in Austin.
The registration fee for the workshop is $180, which includes handouts, lunch, and refreshment breaks. SAVE $25 BY REGISTERING ONLINE FOR $155! BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY, SINCE SEATING IS LIMITED TO THE FIRST 75 PAID REGISTRANTS.
Cancellation and Substitution Policy:
If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to send a substitute. If you cannot send a substitute, a $45 cancellation fee will be assessed if written cancellation is e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by June 1. Please remember that no refunds will be honored after June 1.
Courtyard Austin—University Area – 2.6 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
The Courtyard Austin-University Area, located at 5660 N IH 35, is offering a room rate of $95, which includes a complimentary breakfast buffet, onsite parking, and wireless Internet. To receive this rate, call 512-458-2340 and mention the Texas Municipal League corporate rate.
DoubleTree North Hotel – 2.32 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
The DoubleTree North Hotel, located at 6505 North IH 35, is offering a room rate of $119 single/double with a complimentary breakfast buffet, parking, and high-speed Internet. To receive this rate, call 512-454-3737 and mention the Texas Municipal League corporate account number 0560030697.
Hampton Inn Austin North – 1.3 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
The Hampton Inn Austin North, located at 7619 North IH 35, is offering a room rate of $108, including a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and parking. To receive this rate, call 512-452-3300 and give the Texas Municipal League's corporate number 0560030697.
Holiday Inn Austin Midtown – 2.47 miles to the Texas
The Holiday Inn Austin Midtown, located at 6000 Middle Fiskville Road, is offering a room rate of $85, which includes complimentary breakfast, parking, and high-speed wireless Internet. To receive this rate, call 512-451-5757 and mention the Texas Municipal League rate.
Holiday Inn Express – 3.21 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
The Holiday Inn Express, located at 8500 North IH 35, is offering a room rate of $92, which includes complimentary breakfast. To receive this rate, call 512-821-0707 and mention the Texas Municipal League.
Hyatt Place Austin-North Central – 1.72 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
The Hyatt Place Austin-North Central, located at 7522 North IH 35, is offering a room rate of $108, including a continental breakfast with hot breakfast items, free Internet, and parking. To receive this rate, call 888-492-8847 and mention the Texas Municipal League rate.
La Quinta – 1.65 miles to the Texas Municipal Center.
La Quinta, located at 7622 North IH 35, is offering the Texas State Rate, which also includes breakfast and free high-speed Internet. To receive this rate, call 866-468-3946 and ask for the Texas State Rate. You can also make reservations online at www.lq.com/txstat.
Workshop confirmations and badges will be mailed in advance. Name badges are required for admittance to the workshop, so PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR BADGE WITH YOU.
Continuing Education Credits (CEUs):
Elected officials can earn Texas Municipal League Institute credit hours for participation in this workshop. CEU forms will be available on site and on the TML Web site after the event.
We want to help, so please let us know on the registration form if you need special accommodations of any kind. In order to respond to special requests, we would appreciate as much advance notice as possible.
Please contact the TML Conferences and Training Department at 512-231-7400 or email@example.com.