Upcoming Events

SPEAKER'S RACE & THE LAW

AND A REVIEW OF POLITICAL REPORTING REQUIREMENTS

It's the law we all don’t quite understand...Join us for our September Roundtable for a detailed analysis of the laws governing the process of electing a Speaker of the Texas House from Travis County Attorney David Escamilla - the office charged with addressing complaints related to this race. Escamilla will provide an overview of the process involved in reviewing complaints under the Speaker's race campaign statute and how to advise your client/company of the ethical boundaries of participation. As part of this Roundtable we have also invited members of the media to provide their thoughts on the Speaker's race from a political and practical perspective.

The Roundtable will also have a panel with ethics attorneys Ed Shack and Margo Cardwell to review the upcoming PAC reporting requirements in advance of the November elections and will include a Q&A in the event you have specific questions.

 

DATE

Tuesday, September 25, 2018
3:00-5:00pm

Location

Texas Medical Association
401 West 15th Street
Austin, Texas


2018 PAAT Institute - Save the Date 

Our 2018 PAAT Institute is set for November 29, 2018 at Austin Country Club. Stay tuned for more information. If you are interested in sponsoring this event please c

DATE

November 29, 2018
10-3pm

Location

Austin County Club


Past Events

 

Roundtable - BEST PRACTICES FOR BUILDING / MAINTAINING YOUR LOBBY PRACTICE
August 22, 2018

Ever have one of those days when you are sure there is a better way to do what we do?! Well, there might be! Our August Roundtable will explore best practices for the lobby profession, including the more technical business aspects (practice formation, accounting, tax changes, etc.), as well as more client specific issues such as how to set up engagement agreements, what expenses are appropriate to charge back to a client, how to manage conflicts of interest, and more.

If you are an association or company representative who has lobbyists you may learn something about how to better work with them as well! 

Presenters: 

  • Representatives from Atchley & Associates, CPA
  • Lobbyists and Ethics Attorneys: Tom Forbes, Jack Gullahorn, Gardner Pate and Ross Fischer

Roundtable with House Chief Clerk Robert Haney
May 22, 2018

Discussion with House Chief Clerk Robert Haney. Haney discussed the House's proposed new kiosk based system that hopes to streamline the bill and resolution authorship process. The new process would eliminate the need for the coauthor and joint author forms that get circulated by members and staff…and sometime lobbyists (informally of course). Haney also discussed his thoughts on other changes in the pipeline heading into the 86th Legislative Session.  MCLE OFFERED. View slide deck