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Government Law Section

2018 Meetings:

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Date Location Topic Speaker Firm/Organization CLE

February 8

Belo Mansion

Small Cells are a Big Deal

Don Knight & Cathy Cunningham

Dallas City Attorney's Office and Boyle & Lowry, LLP 1.00 hr

March 8

Belo Mansion

The Forensic Science Commission and Conviction Integrity

Cynthia Garza

Dallas County, Conviction Integrity Unit

1.00 hr
April 19* Peticolas Brewery (5:00 pm) Local Brewers' Dilemma: Texas SB 639 Michael Peticolas  Peticolas Brewing Company 1.00 hr
May 10 Belo Mansion What is Religious Liberty? Chelsey Youman & Sam Grover First Liberty Institute & Freedom From Religion Foundation 1.00 hr
June 14 Belo Mansion STAY TUNED STAY TUNED STAY TUNED  
September 8 Belo Mansion STAY TUNED STAY TUNED STAY TUNED  
October 11 Belo Mansion Ethics Hon. Brandon Birmingham, Presiding Dallas County, 292nd District Court 1.00 hr (Ethics)
November 10 Belo Mansion STAY TUNED STAY TUNED

STAY TUNED

 
December 13 Belo Mansion STAY TUNED STAY TUNED STAY TUNED  

  *Please RSVP via email to governmentlawevents@gmail.com. Spots are limited.  


Section Officers:

Name: Michael Doss
Officer Position: Chair
Firm: Dallas City Attorney's Office
Firm Address: 1500 Marilla St Rm 7DN
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 671-5003
Email: michael.doss@dallascityhall.com

Name: Sydnie Shimkus
Officer Position: Vice Chair
Firm: Cantey Hanger LLP
Firm Address: 1999 Bryan St Ste 3300
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75201
Business Phone: (214) 978-4100
Email: sshimkus@canteyhanger.com

Name: Benjamin Samples
Officer Position: Secretary
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
Email: benjamin.samples@dallascityhall.com

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) 653-5127
Email: gary.mcdonald@dallascounty.org

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

Name: Isaac Faz
Officer Position: DBA Board Advisor
Firm: Dallas County Community College District
Firm Address: 1601 S. Lamar Street, Ste. 208
Firm City, State, Zip: Dallas, TX 75215
Business Phone: (214) 378-1703
Email: law@isaacfaz.com


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:
DBA
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:

Municipal Ethics Ordinances and State Ethics Laws and Opinions - John Rogers
Government Law Programs 2012-2013 material

 

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