Communication about legal issues impacts lawyers and their local government clients every day. Ethical rules govern many attorney communications, while practical and statutory rules govern how clients communicate with their attorneys, their employees, and with their constituents. Explore several facets of communicating on legal issues and the legal and ethical considerations that must govern these communications, including social media, ex parte communications, lawyer advocacy in the context of zoning hearings, Open Meetings Act restraints, and local government litigation.
Land use attorneys – and the government officials with whom they interact – face a unique set of ethical issues and obligations. This course offers a review of the specific rules and challenges that attorneys in this practice area must confront and resolve.
As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses are looking at the various insurance programs they have in place to determine what coverage might apply. This course covers business interruption insurance and its requirements, reviews the first cases filed for potential coverage, and provides an update on industry response and government solutions.