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Adeptly Handle Governmental Legal Matters

Are you up to speed on local government law? Examine the disputes and challenges municipalities are currently faced with and listen as experienced faculty share their strategies and techniques for dealing with them. Get the information you need to prevent and resolve government problems - register today!

  • Stay up to date on newly developing cases and legal issues in government law.
  • Ensure compliance with public records access and retention laws.
  • When do open meeting laws apply? Find out what situations and email communications constitute a public meeting.
  • Explore ways to prevent and resolve public contract disputes and bidding protests.
  • Avoid employment disputes: know what personnel policies municipalities should and shouldn't have.
  • Examine the ethical considerations involved in public disclosure of government actions.
  • Know the laws regarding government immunity and employee protections from costly lawsuits.

  • OPEN MEETING LAWS
    9:00 - 10:00, M. Todd Osterloh
    • Overview of the Law and to Whom it Applies
    • Required Content of Meeting Notices
    • Exceptions to the Rule
    • Email Communications
  • PUBLIC RECORDS ISSUES
    10:00 - 11:00, M. Todd Osterloh
    • The Public's Right to Access Records - and Exceptions to the Rule
    • The Law Regarding Retention, Maintenance and Disposing of Public Records
    • Issues With Electronic Records Retention
    • Developing a Public Records Policy
  • HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES
    11:15 - 12:15, Matthew T. Lockaby
    • New Developments in Employment Law
    • Conducting Successful Employee Investigations
    • Protecting Your Employees' Privacy Rights
    • Improving Your Personnel Policies
  • PUBLIC CONTRACTS AND PROCUREMENT
    1:15 - 2:15, Mark E. Edison
    • Bidding Requirements and Processes
    • Procedures for Payment
    • Bid Protest Procedures
    • How to Prevent Common Contract Disputes
    • How to Resolve Common Contract Disputes
  • A CURRENT LOOK AT GOVERNMENT IMMUNITY
    2:30 - 3:30, Scott Miller
    • Overview of §1983 Litigation
    • Types of Immunities
    • Common Causes of Action
    • Popular and Effective Defenses
    • The Latest Evidentiary Considerations
  • ETHICS
    3:30 - 4:30, Henry Watson III
    • Privileged vs. Public Communications
    • Conflicts of Interest
    • Whistle Blowing: Duty to Report?
    • Representing Clients After Public Service

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