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8th Annual Local Government Law Institute

If your practice involves working for or with units of local government, you can't miss the Annual Local Government Law Institute. With a carefully crafted agenda presented by a committee of experienced Illinois attorneys, this program is the best opportunity for comprehensive, practical guidance on local government law issues, including a host of timely and relevant topics along with crucial updates on statutory changes and case law.
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Friday, December 4, 2020         
Virtual Conference via Live Webcast

Special rate for full-time employees of government organizations: $175

8:00 – 8:35        Log in to the webcast via your account at www.iicle.com

8:35 – 8:45       Welcome & Announcements – Program Moderators
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

8:45 – 9:45       Local Government Emergency Playbook
Responding to an emergency is an emergency … but it does not have to be. Learn useful information that both the county and municipal attorney can use to effectively provide legal guidance to clients through an emergency. The session will discuss issues that may arise from declarations and proclamations, local government powers, executive orders and enforcing them, meetings, and a myriad of other issues that may arise when the state or local government is in the state of an emergency.
Daniel Eder, MPH, IPEM, LEHP, Interim Manager, Lake County Emergency Management Agency, Waukegan and Libertyville 
James V. Ferolo,
Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

9:45 – 10:30     Courts, the General Assembly, and Congress: A Status Call
 Illinois and federal courts and the Illinois General Assembly and the US Congress continue to impact the operations of all Illinois governments. Review the latest and most pressing court decisions and legislative actions affecting government entities throughout the state.
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 11:00   Statements of Economic Interest Primer
It only comes up once a year, but all local governments are required to comply. Understand the process and responsibilities under the Governmental Ethics Act with respect to Statements of Economic Interest from certification of names to what happens if someone fails to file. After this session you will have the background information necessary to easily find the answer to any SOEI question that comes your way.
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

11:00 – 12:00   Best Practices for Virtual Board Meetings and Public Hearings
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Following nine months of attending numerous virtual board meetings and hearings, Steve and Julie return to the virtual stage to share their experiences. In their typical interactive style, they will discuss lessons they’ve learned over the past nine months and offer guidance on advising clients on how to conductvirtual meetings and hearings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and guidance from the Attorney General’s Office. They will also provide best practice tips for conducting executive sessions virtually.
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago

12:00 – 12:15    Grab a Quick Lunch

12:15 - 1:15      Lunch Panel: Bells That Can’t Be Unrung After COVID-19
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Each member of our top-notch faculty will discuss “new” developments that will likely continue after the pandemic ends.
Panel Moderators:  Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
                                 Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
All Faculty will Participate as Members of the Panel

1:15 – 2:00       New Developments Concerning Police and Law Enforcement
Learn about efforts to eliminate qualified immunity, the move toward civilian review boards, endeavors to require police discipline arbitration decisions to be subject to broader judicial review, and the staggering differences in how excessive force claims against police are handled now (2020) compared to then (2019).
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park

2:00 – 2:15       Break

2:15 – 3:15      Navigating First and Second Amendment Rights in the Face of Modern Social Upheaval: COVID, Police, Protests, Civil Unrest, and the 2020 Election
Steve and Lance team up again to discuss current challenges to rights guaranteed under the First and Second Amendment. Understand recent case law and how the pandemic, protests and riots impact the rights of speech, assembly, and petition, as well as the right to bear arms. Get guidance on maintaining public safety while preserving these fundamental rights in the context of an extraordinary new world.
Steven B. Adams, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
Lance C. Malina, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago

3:15 – 3:45      Election Law Update 
Understand the nuances of a consolidated election. Get updates and learn pointers to get ready for the upcoming election cycle.
Jeffrey R. Jurgens, City of Bloomington, Bloomington
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport

3:45 – 4:45      Law and Economics: COVID-19 Economic Development and Municipal Finance Updates
As the COVID-19 pandemic led to sudden economic meltdown, local governments and their business communities faced serious financial challenges. The impact of the crisis on the private sector has had real implications for the financial health of the public sector. Understand the current state of financial conditions for local governments, including the public finance market. We also will discuss initiatives taken at the state and local level to support local governments and their businesses.
•Government Finance and Bond Market Conditions and Economic Development Opportunities Update
        Darryl R. Davidson, Principal & Chicago Resident Director, Miller Canfield, Chicago
•Incentive and Support Opportunities for Illinois Businesses and Local Governments
         Justin Heather, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Director of Business Development
         Agnes Masnik, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Regional Economic Development & Foreign Direct Investment
•Local Municipal COVID-19 Economic Development and Support Initiatives
          Panel Moderator: Ruth A. Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake

4:45 Adjourn


Many thanks to our Planning Committee/Faculty:

Co-Chairs

Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Members

Steven B. AdamsRobbins Schwartz, Chicago
James V. FeroloKlein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Jeffrey R. Jurgens, City of Bloomington, Bloomington
Lance C. MalinaKlein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park
Ruth A. SchlossbergZukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan
Julie A. TappendorfAncel, Glink, PC, Chicago
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport



Live Webcast
Live webcast on Friday, December 4, 2020 from 8:35 AM to 4:45 PM
SKU: P9017-20W
$300.00
e-learn
Now available for pre-order. Program will be added to your account shortly after the live webcast on 12/4/2020.
SKU: P9017-20E
$300.00
$150.00 or 7.25 credits
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Friday, December 4, 2020         
Virtual Conference via Live Webcast

Special rate for full-time employees of government organizations: $175

8:00 – 8:35        Log in to the webcast via your account at www.iicle.com

8:35 – 8:45       Welcome & Announcements – Program Moderators
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

8:45 – 9:45       Local Government Emergency Playbook
Responding to an emergency is an emergency … but it does not have to be. Learn useful information that both the county and municipal attorney can use to effectively provide legal guidance to clients through an emergency. The session will discuss issues that may arise from declarations and proclamations, local government powers, executive orders and enforcing them, meetings, and a myriad of other issues that may arise when the state or local government is in the state of an emergency.
Daniel Eder, MPH, IPEM, LEHP, Interim Manager, Lake County Emergency Management Agency, Waukegan and Libertyville 
James V. Ferolo,
Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

9:45 – 10:30     Courts, the General Assembly, and Congress: A Status Call
 Illinois and federal courts and the Illinois General Assembly and the US Congress continue to impact the operations of all Illinois governments. Review the latest and most pressing court decisions and legislative actions affecting government entities throughout the state.
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

10:30 – 10:45     Break

10:45 – 11:00   Statements of Economic Interest Primer
It only comes up once a year, but all local governments are required to comply. Understand the process and responsibilities under the Governmental Ethics Act with respect to Statements of Economic Interest from certification of names to what happens if someone fails to file. After this session you will have the background information necessary to easily find the answer to any SOEI question that comes your way.
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

11:00 – 12:00   Best Practices for Virtual Board Meetings and Public Hearings
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Following nine months of attending numerous virtual board meetings and hearings, Steve and Julie return to the virtual stage to share their experiences. In their typical interactive style, they will discuss lessons they’ve learned over the past nine months and offer guidance on advising clients on how to conductvirtual meetings and hearings in compliance with the Open Meetings Act and guidance from the Attorney General’s Office. They will also provide best practice tips for conducting executive sessions virtually.
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago

12:00 – 12:15    Grab a Quick Lunch

12:15 - 1:15      Lunch Panel: Bells That Can’t Be Unrung After COVID-19
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Each member of our top-notch faculty will discuss “new” developments that will likely continue after the pandemic ends.
Panel Moderators:  Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
                                 Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
All Faculty will Participate as Members of the Panel

1:15 – 2:00       New Developments Concerning Police and Law Enforcement
Learn about efforts to eliminate qualified immunity, the move toward civilian review boards, endeavors to require police discipline arbitration decisions to be subject to broader judicial review, and the staggering differences in how excessive force claims against police are handled now (2020) compared to then (2019).
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park

2:00 – 2:15       Break

2:15 – 3:15      Navigating First and Second Amendment Rights in the Face of Modern Social Upheaval: COVID, Police, Protests, Civil Unrest, and the 2020 Election
Steve and Lance team up again to discuss current challenges to rights guaranteed under the First and Second Amendment. Understand recent case law and how the pandemic, protests and riots impact the rights of speech, assembly, and petition, as well as the right to bear arms. Get guidance on maintaining public safety while preserving these fundamental rights in the context of an extraordinary new world.
Steven B. Adams, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
Lance C. Malina, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago

3:15 – 3:45      Election Law Update 
Understand the nuances of a consolidated election. Get updates and learn pointers to get ready for the upcoming election cycle.
Jeffrey R. Jurgens, City of Bloomington, Bloomington
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport

3:45 – 4:45      Law and Economics: COVID-19 Economic Development and Municipal Finance Updates
As the COVID-19 pandemic led to sudden economic meltdown, local governments and their business communities faced serious financial challenges. The impact of the crisis on the private sector has had real implications for the financial health of the public sector. Understand the current state of financial conditions for local governments, including the public finance market. We also will discuss initiatives taken at the state and local level to support local governments and their businesses.
•Government Finance and Bond Market Conditions and Economic Development Opportunities Update
        Darryl R. Davidson, Principal & Chicago Resident Director, Miller Canfield, Chicago
•Incentive and Support Opportunities for Illinois Businesses and Local Governments
         Justin Heather, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Director of Business Development
         Agnes Masnik, Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity, Office of Regional Economic Development & Foreign Direct Investment
•Local Municipal COVID-19 Economic Development and Support Initiatives
          Panel Moderator: Ruth A. Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake

4:45 Adjourn


Many thanks to our Planning Committee/Faculty:

Co-Chairs

Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Members

Steven B. AdamsRobbins Schwartz, Chicago
James V. FeroloKlein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Jeffrey R. Jurgens, City of Bloomington, Bloomington
Lance C. MalinaKlein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park
Ruth A. SchlossbergZukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake
Lisle A. Stalter, Lake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan
Julie A. TappendorfAncel, Glink, PC, Chicago
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport



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Program Date12/4/2020
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