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Need Legal Advice; Please help.

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posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:13 PM
OK, I hope this gets someone with serious intentions that can help me and doesn't fall on deaf ears.

I am thinking about getting a big lets say get together and when I mean big I mean up to 5,000 people together. Getting the people together maybe the hardest part, but I do not need help doing such things. What I do need help doing is, KNOWING THE LAWS that I must abide by here in Texas.

Now, I as an insurance agent know that I will have to purchase special insurance for the occasion, so that liability will be taken off the property owner, as I am sure they do not want that kind of responsibility. That can be taken care of no problem.

I am more speaking of the PERMITS and so forth that one must aquire to have such an event without having all the people sign waivers or what not. These people will not be coming together under one name or organization. Just coming together for a Friday Saturday and Sunday mainly only Friday and Saturday nights.

Can anyone help me as far as knowing what I need to do to be able to get such a lets say "PARTY" started. Although please don't refer to the term party in a manner in which it is normally used.

THANKS, Brandon

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:25 PM
legal advice for a party ?? this is a conspiracy website dude, ... not to be a douchebag, .... you should try a law forum, .. or even a texas forum, maybe Topix or something.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:25 PM
It really depends on where you're going to host this gathering of 5,000 and what the nature of the event will be.

Bigger cities will probably require that provide some form of security for personal protection and peace enforcers, or may actually require you to hire off duty police officers throught the local PD's.

But like I said, it depends on location and nature of event.

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:39 PM
reply to post by Deus_Brandon

[edit on 12-11-2009 by total newbie]

posted on Nov, 11 2009 @ 11:40 PM
[insert smart-%$# remark here]

Give Nolan Ryan or Tom Hicks a call for advice....I think 5,000 is about the average attendance at Rangers games....

Seriously though, what type of gathering?

posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:31 AM
I strongly encourage you to seek out the services of an attorney. Whatever information you get here is going to be from amateurs, and could very well be wrong. Do you really want to be standing before a judge explaining, "But the guys on ATS said it would be OK"?

Talk to a professional. Don't get your legal (or medical) advice from here.

posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:47 AM
Reminder: While there's nothing wrong with asking legal advice on the Internet to get a general idea of how to handle a situation, you cannot be certain of posters' qualifications. Yes, most people that reply have good intentions...

But it's always better to go see a professional about these kinds of matters than to follow advice from a stranger on the Internet. Professionals are held to industry standards. Strangers on the Internet - not so much.

posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 12:51 AM
First things first...You say you are thinking of having this...
Really not that hard.
Don't need an attorney for this

Have ALL your Ducks in a row prior... and just go from there.
a.) Put the plans on Paper.
b.) Know the Venue.
c.) Security if needed
d.) Employees?
e.) Vendors?
f.) Food?
g.) Enough Hotel rooms in the area to accomidate?

THe best advise I can give at this stage of the "thinking of having"
is to have EVERYTHING on PAPER in a PLAN. If you have NOT done this first, then starting with the permit is starting from the end and working backwards.
If you are planning to have at a Convension Center they should have ALL that info.
Start by calling the City that it will be located in. (BUT have a well thought out PLAN/Proposal)
Call the Fire Marshal to find out what their Reg's are for a gathering that large.
Parking? How will that be handled?
Depending on the Venue your Cert of Ins may require Additional insured.

posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 09:56 AM
I have thought about everything and put it on paper. I don't have a location. But it will be low budget. There will be stage and basically a music festival OF SORTS.

However, it will be like nothing that has happend before. Everyone will be told to bring thier own accomidations for tents or they can leave and come back the next day. Depending, what they want. They would be encouraged to spend the night as there will be many games and activities going on from 5a.m. to 12 midnight every night. Of course there will need to be security and so forth. However, I have all of this figured out I suppose I can ask the Law enforcement that I have already talked to about the event. And 5,000 at a Rangers game HAHAHAHAAHAHA, that is HILARIOUS , TRY 49,115 seat open-air ballpark ; Some people are so silly and have no concept of numbers.

Anyways ... I appreciate any of your help that has been lended. And do know that I will be contacting the Mayor City Hall of SAID town I am holdn gsuch a meetin in to verify. I just want to have a jump start. THANK YOu.

posted on Nov, 12 2009 @ 10:08 AM
Don't know where your venue will be, but here's an example of a breakdown of requirements for the city of Austin.

Might give you a general idea.

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