2022 Legal Seminar - We're in this Together

Dec. 1-2, 2022 - Austin, Texas

Registration is now open for the 2022 IAAO Legal Seminar, set for Dec. 1-2 in Austin at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. The theme for the seminar is "We're in this Together" and attendees will hear from industry experts on legal topics of interest to members of the assessment and property tax industry. 

Full session descriptions and brochure will be available in September. 

Continuing legal education credits (CLEs) will be available and IAAO will seek approval for continuing legal education credits for states that are requested by Oct. 1. The amount of CLE credit varies by state. Requests for CLE credit must be made no later than Oct. 1.

Legal Seminar Agenda

Complete details of the sessions and times will be available in September. The following is an initial outline of sessions - see complete agenda.

Seminar Brochure

Thursday, December 1

Breakout of the Assessment & Appeal Process Preparing to be a Witness    
     From the Lawyers Perspective
     From the Assessors’ Perspective
     From the Taxpayer’s Perspective

 Notes on Decision
 Models for Cross and Direct Examination
 Identifying and Recognizing When You Are Dealing with a Sovereign Citizen - "Tax Defiers"

Friday, December 2

Mediation & Conflict Resolution
 Working with one another: How to assemble the dream team
 Engaging Experts & Attorney Client Privilege
 You appraised what?
 Anatomy of an Assessment Defense
 Ethics

Seminar Registration

Attendees may register online or submit a paper form with payment. Early registration fees are $500 for IAAO members and $700 for nonmembers until Sept. 30. Rates increase to $600 for members and $840 for non-members until Nov. 18 and then onsite rates are $700 for members and $980 for non-members.

Online Registration   Paper Registration Form .     

Hotel - Omni Austin Hotel Downtown

Austin is host to the Annual Legal Seminar and the seminar will take place at the Omni Austin Hotel Downtown. The room rate for seminar attendees is $211 per night, plus various taxes. The hotel cut-off date is 5:00 pm on November 9.

Hotel Room Reservations

Things to do in Austin

The Austin music scene is legendary; more than 250 live music venues offer rock, blues, jazz, hip hop, punk or Latino shows nightly. The Broken Spoke, known as "the last true Texas dance hall," features great country acts - and guests can also take a Texas Two-Step lesson.

The Continental Club has showcased blues, rock and folk music since 1957, earning it the title, "Granddaddy of Austin music venues." Antone's, Austin's "home of the blues," is where Stevie Ray Vaughan cut his proverbial teeth. Newer stages like those at the Mohawk and 3TEN showcase local acts alongside big-name touring artists.

Checkout the Visit Austin for more information on local attractions and activities.

Transportation from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport

Super Shuttle

Super Shuttle serves the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS)

Public Transportation

Capital Metro’s 100-AirportFlyer bus runs to and from the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (AUS) every 30 minutes. Direct access to the Downtown area is $1.25.