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Government Law Section

2014 Meetings:

Time: 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. (starting April 2014, unless otherwise noted)

Date Room Topic Speaker Firm/Organization
January 10 Godwin Gruber IT Contracts for Governmental Entities - Procurement and Key Terms (click here for materials) Eileen Youens The Law Office of Eileen Youens, LLC
February 14 Godwin Gruber Civil Service Update

Julia Gannaway


Melissa Cranford

Lynn, Ross & Gannaway, LLP
March 18 Vinson & Elkins Federal Case Law Update (click here for materials) Randy Montgomery D. Randall Montgomery & Associates, PLLC
April 22 Godwin Gruber Investigation and Discipline of Government Employees (click here for materials) Darrell Noga Cantey Hanger LLP
May 30

NYLO Irving/Las Colinas Hotel

(off site)

Summit for Texas Code Enforcement Attorneys

various n/a
June 10 Godwin Gruber The Texas Open Meetings Act – A Government Lawyers Equivalent to Herding Cats (click here for materials) Bob Schell North Texas Tollway Authority
September 12 Hughes & Luce Public Private Partnership Tools For a Successful Inland Port (click here and here for materials)

Misty Ventura


Bob Hager


Michael Halla

Shupe Ventura Lindelow & Olson, PLLC

Nichols, Jackson, Dillard, Hager & Smith, LLP

The Halla Law Firm, PLLC

October 14 Godwin Gruber Privacy in the Courtroom for Government Parties Pete Haskel Dallas City Attorney's Office
November 11 Godwin Gruber Enforcement of Judgments against Local Governments Michael Jung Strasburger & Price, LLP 


Section Officers:

Name: Christopher Klement
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Cantey Hanger LLP
Firm Address: 1999 Bryan Street, Ste. 3300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 978-4100

Name: Michael Doss
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Dallas City Attorney's Office
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla St Rm 7DN
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 670-3510

Name: Jerelyn Arbuckle
Officer Position: Secretary
Firm: Dallas Area Rapid Transit
Firm Address: PO Box 660163
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75266
Business Phone: (214) 749-0303

Name: Gary McDonald
Officer Position: Treasurer
Firm: Dallas County Criminal District Attorney's Office
Firm Address: 133 N. Riverfront Blvd., LB19
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75207
Business Phone: (214) 653-3687

Name: Nicholas Palmer
Officer Position: Immediate Past Chair
Firm: Dallas City Attorney's Office
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla Street, Room 7DN
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 670-3510

Name: Krisi Kastl
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Kastl Law, P.C.
Firm Address: 4144 N. Central Expwy, Ste. 300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75204
Business Phone: 214.937.4424

Section Membership


If you are interested in becoming a member of the Government Law Section, please click here to join online or send a letter of request and the $15.00 membership fee to:
2101 Ross Ave
Dallas TX, 75201
Please note that you must be a member of the Dallas Bar Association to join a section. If you have any questions regarding sections membership, please contact the DBA membership department.

Section Admin-Mass E-mail/Roster

Section Admin-Webpage

For questions regarding Section email/roster/webpage, email Jessica Smith or call 214-220-7477.  


Section Downloads:

Government Law Programs 2012-2013 material

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