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Skillfully Manage Your Multiple Roles

Do you feel overwhelmed when dealing with labor, zoning and civil rights issues all in one day? Do you have the knowledge and skills you need to keep up to date with all the legislative changes? Let our experienced faculty share their strategies and techniques for dealing with a wide-range of local government issues. Get the information you need to help your day run more smoothly – enroll today!

  • Recognize the potential liability surrounding open records and open meetings laws.
  • Ensure compliance with the latest ADA and FMLA amendments.
  • Apply current guidelines for effectively addressing public participation and free speech issues.
  • Be prepared to solve common municipal wage and hour issues with best practices from experienced practitioners.
  • Equip yourself to handle police officer liability claims under Section 1983 and other issues.
  • Better understand the police investigation process and possible disciplinary actions.
  • Discover the best ways to prevent and resolve zoning conflicts between counties and municipalities.
  • Stay current on case law and legislation affecting municipalities.

  1. LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND THE LAW
    9:00 - 9:45, John A. Di Pietro
    1. Legislative Update
    2. Recent Cases of Interest to Municipalities
    3. Assisting Policy Makers With Regulations, Ordinances or Standards Decisions
  2. PUBLIC RIGHTS ISSUES
    9:45 - 10:30, John A. Di Pietro
    1. Public Participation and Free Speech Issues
    2. Open Meetings/Open Records
    3. Access to Private Information About Public Employees
    4. Code Enforcement
    5. Loitering and Panhandling
  3. POLICE LIABILITY CLAIMS
    10:45 - 11:30, Ian S. Clement
    1. Overview of State Law Involving Civil Actions Against Police Departments and Officers
    2. Liability Under §1983
    3. Common Liability Claims
    4. Police Investigation and Disciplinary Process
    5. Affirmative Defenses
  4. ETHICAL DILEMMAS FOR MUNICIPAL ATTORNEYS
    11:30 - 12:30, Peter S. Friedman and Michael J. Savona
    1. Technology's Impact on Privacy and Confidentiality Issues
    2. Attorney-Client Privilege – Identifying the Real Client
    3. Participation in Political Activities
    4. “Pay to Play”
  5. MUNICIPAL EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS
    1:30 - 2:15, Joel S. Barras
    1. Disciplining Public Employees
  6. LAND USE AND PLANNING
    2:15 - 3:15, Alan W. Flenner
    1. Municipal Authority to Regulate Land Use
    2. Comprehensive Planning and Zoning
    3. Code Enforcement
    4. Variances, Exceptions and Appeals
    5. Moratoria and Other Methods for Controlling Growth
    6. RLUIPA and Regulation of Specific Types of Uses
    7. County and Municipal Planning Agencies
    8. Natural, Historic and Cultural Resources Conservation
    9. State Preemption Issues
  7. SUBDIVISION AND LAND DEVELOPMENT
    3:30 - 4:30, Edmund J. Campbell
    1. The Land Development Process
      1. Plan Submission, Review and Approval
      2. Development Agreements
      3. Project Inspection, Maintenance and Acceptance
      4. Strategies for Recovering Costs of Development
    2. Lot Lines and Boundary Issues
    3. Condominiums and Planned Residential Developments
    4. Impact Fees
    5. Pennsylvania Permit Extension Act
    6. Transportation and Infrastructure Issues
    7. Environmental Review
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Legal Issues Involving Local Governments
  • Course ID:
    189702
  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Price:
    $349
  • Date:
    Wednesday 2/21/2018
  • Time:
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location:
    Best Western Helena Great Northern Hotel - Helena, MT
    835 Great Northern Boulevard
    Helena, MT 59601