Municipal Law Training & Presentations

The experienced attorneys at the Bojorquez Law Firm routinely conduct
customized training sessions for individual municipalities, or jointly for neighboring cities.

With municipal budgets tighter than ever, sending large delegations to state and national conferences is often cost prohibitive. The experienced attorneys at the Bojorquez Law Firm routinely conduct customized training sessions for individual municipalities, or jointly for neighboring cities. Our workshops include handouts, visual aids, cutting-edge legal updates, and practical pointers. Typically, the firm charges a flat fee that allows the city to determine the size of the audience.

Beyond our training services we also can also:

  • Speak at your conference
  • Organize, plan and coordinate a seminar for your city/department
  • Coordinate regional seminars
Contact Us About our Training Services

Municipal Law Training

In-House Seminars for Council, Staff, & Volunteers

Our team of experienced Municipal Lawyers can come to your city to provide quality, customized training courses. Our extensive training courses include but are not limited to:

In-House Seminars For Council, Staff, & Volunteers

  • Every session features a balanced discussion of legal and practical considerations.
  • All presentations include visual aides and handouts summarizing the material.
  • Flat fee regardless of number of attendees.

Our team of experienced Municipal Lawyers can come to your city to provide quality, customized training courses on the following topics: Municipal Law Training (flyer)

  • Economic Development
  • Elections
  • Ethics
  • Governmental Social Media
  • Land Use & Development
  • Municipal Court
  • Open Government
  • Personnel

Open Government Certification

State-Mandated / Attorney General-Approved

Mandatory certification for elected or appointed members of a City Council, P&Z, ZBA, etc., and for city employees who serve as designated public information coordinators.

Who Must Receive Training?

  • Every elected or appointed member of a City Council, Planning & Zoning Commission, Zoning Board of Adjustment, etc.
  • City employees who serve as designated public information coordinator.

Why is Training Required?

The Texas Legislature mandated training by approving Senate Bill 286 in 2005 (79th Texas Legislature), codified as Tex. Gov’t Code §§ 551.005 & 552.012.

How Long is the Grace Period?

Officials have 90 days from the date of swearing-in to complete the training.

What Must Training Cover?

The Open Meetings Act (Government Code §551.005) & the Public Information Act (Government Code §552.012).

How Long is Training?

2 hours.

What are the Features of the Presentation?

The presentation includes a comprehensive, user-friendly handout, PowerPoint visual aide, and Legal Q&A with a professional Municipal Lawyer. Each presentation is customized to fit the particular city. Our presenters share practical tips based on experience. There are no limitations on the number of attendees who can participate in the session.

Who Approves Training Curriculum?

Our firm’s presentation has been approved by the Texas Attorney General. The entire presentation is up-to-date and timely.

For more information and to schedule or register for training e-mail:Training@TexasMunicipalLawyers.com.

Ethics


Land Use


Municipal Law & Procedure


Open Government


Personnel


Social Media

The Open Government training provided by the Bojorquez Law Firm is useful as a first course and as a refresher for government staff and volunteers.   Alan is professional and engaging, presenting the important facts while illustrating them with examples and stories of what can go wrong and right.   I leave the training session knowing I’ve spent my time wisely and productively.

-Ted Lehr, Chair, Dripping Springs Historic Preservation Commission

Alan Bojorquez has provided outstanding training and educational services to the Texas State University Certified Public Manager (CPM) Program for almost 20 years. Alan has taught both in our CPM classes and in our Statewide CPM Conferences. He is without a doubt one of our most dynamic and informative educators! He truly is a positive influence for our  public and not for profit participants!

-Howard Balanoff, Professor & Director, The William P. Hobby Center for Public Service – Texas State University

“The Open Meetings and Open Records class given by Alan was such an excellent class.
Much more information was gained through discussion than you can get in any online class. ”

-Liz Mullane, City Administrator, City of Roman Forest