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Government Law Section

2017 Meetings:

Time: 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Date Room Topic Speaker Firm/Organization

February 9

Hughes & Luce

Best Practices for Ethics Policies

John Rogers


March 9

Godwin Gruber

What protection does sovereign or qualified immunity offer in 2017?

Darrell G-M Noga and
Christopher A. Klement

Cantey Hanger LLP

April 13 Hughes & Luce The Nuts and Bolts of Protective Orders Carla Bean Dallas County District Attorney's office
May 11 Hughes & Luce Maintaining Attorney-Client Confidentiality When Your Client is Subject to the Public Information Act Nicholas D. Palmer Dallas City Attorney's Office
June 22 Frank Crowly Courts Building Panel Discussion: Dallas County Special Courts and Programs Panel led by: Janie Martin Dallas County Public Defender's Office
September 8 Godwin Gruber Venue Projects: The Government Perspective Molly Shortall Arlington City Attorney's Office
October 10 Godwin Gruber Federal Case Update Randy Montgomery D. Randall Montgomery & Associates PLLC
November 10 Godwin Gruber Legislative Update Bo Joseph Texas Municipal League


Section Officers:

Name: Christopher Klement
Officer Position: 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:

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


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