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Is your city struggling with how to keep up with the ever-expanding social media world? In this webinar, Assistant General Counsel Heather Lockhart will provide an overview of legal issues associated with social media usage by public officials and employees.

The webinar will cover pitfalls in operating city social media accounts, as well as dealing with employee social media usage. You will receive practical tips on social media policy considerations, and an example social media policy that your city can use as a starting point for enacting or revising your social media policy. 


Heather Lockhart PictureAbout Our Speaker:

Heather Lockhart serves as assistant general counsel at the Texas Municipal League. As a member of the legal team, she provides legal assistance to the more than 1,150 TML member cities by answering general legal questions, participating in educational seminars, and preparing handbooks and magazine articles distributed to member cities. She also provides support for the legislative department. Her legislative duties include reviewing, analyzing, and monitoring city-related legislation, as well as meeting with and testifying before legislative committees.  Before joining the TML staff, she worked as an assistant city attorney for a TML member city, the City of Dallas, in the Prosecution Section. 

Heather graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree from The University of Florida, and she holds a J.D. with honors from The University of Texas School of Law.  


 General Information


When: Wednesday, January 31

Time: 10:30-11:30 a.m. (central)

Cost: $65 (per computer connection)

Registration: The fee is $65 for TML member cities. Each paid registration gives you one computer connection to the webinar. You may not share your access information; however, colleagues may view the live webinar in the room with you. Registration is limited to 85 connections, so register early to ensure your spot. 

There is only one way to register—online with a credit card payment. Payment and a valid email address are required to register. Please note that the viewing instructions will be sent via email to the person who is registered for the webinar. 

You must register by January 26 to participate in the webinar. No registrations will be accepted after that time, due to the process required to confirm your participation. If you are registered and cannot attend, we encourage you to provide a substitute. If you cannot find a substitute, please email your cancellation request to by January 26. No refunds will be honored after this date.

Confirmation/Instructions: Participation instructions will be emailed on Monday, January 29. If you do not receive your instructions by January 30, please contact

Questions: Please contact the TML Conferences and Training Services Department at 512-231-7400 or


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