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7th Annual Local Government Law Institute

The 7th Annual Local Government Law Institute maximizes your learning about hot topics in Local Government Law, such as legalized cannabis, risk assessment, #me too, cyber-security, eminent domain, and housing. Featuring panel discussions with the Public Access Counselor's staff explaining how the PAC bureau works as well as the faculty discussing social media.
  • Credits: 5 General, 0 Diversity/Inclusion PR, 0 MH/SA PR, 1.75 Other PR
  • Product ID: P9017-19U
  • Original Program Date: 12/4/2019
  • Formats:
    • Audio Download
    • e-learn
    • DVD


Expires: December 1, 2021

Program Moderators:
Steven M. Elrod, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago
Peter M. Friedman, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago

Risk Assessment in the Era of Mass Shootings and Violence at Government Facilities, Cyber Security, #MeToo Movement, and Adult Recreational Cannabis: How to Handle Today’s Workplace Security Risks  
Learn about key workplace security risks that confront public sector employers and how to proactively and appropriately identify, respond to, protect against, and hopefully prevent harm to fellow employees and the public.   
Peter M. Friedman, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport                                 

Standing on the Precipice of Legalization: The State of Local Authority under the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act                                 
Six months after the Cannabis Regulation and Tax Act was passed, we are days away from the sale and possession of recreational cannabis becoming legal in Illinois.  Understand regulatory gaps, review open questions on local government authority, and appreciate the state of this emerging industry.
Kurt Asprooth, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago
Stewart J. Weiss, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago

Eminent Domain Update
Understand the most current issues concerning eminent domain law in Illinois.
Langdon D. Neal, Neal & Leroy, LLC, Chicago

Boards Behaving Badly/How to Maintain Civility in the Local Government Law Practice
(1.0 Professional Responsibility)
As local government attorneys, we have all encountered difficult boards and councils or, at the very least, difficult board and council members. In their typical interactive style, Steve and Julie will provide tips and guidance on how to deal with difficult situations and officials, while not losing your cool.
Steven M. Elrod, Holland & Knight LLP, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago

Panel: Best Practices for Handling Social Media
(0.75 Professional Responsibility)
Each member of our top-notch faculty will discuss an issue presented by the use of social media in the local government law practice in a fast-paced, engaging style.
Panel Moderator: Steven B. Adams, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago
All Faculty will Participate as Members of the Panel

A Dialogue with the Public Access Counselor’s Office
The Illinois Public Access Counselor’s (PAC) office issues many more opinions interpreting the Illinois Open Meetings and Freedom of Information Acts than do the Illinois courts, yet many local government attorneys are unaware of some of the PAC's interpretations.  Hear from the PAC’s staff to learn how they process inquiries and analyze matters that come before them.  Understand some of their recent decisions – both well-known and lesser-known.  Discuss the practical and legal implications of the PAC’s work and present your ideas for changes to OMA and FOIA. 
Panel Moderator: Ruth A. Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake
Panel Members: Public Access Bureau, Office of the Attorney General
Leah A. Bartelt, Assistant Attorney General, Chicago
Laura S. Harter, Deputy Bureau Chief, Springfield
Sarah L. Pratt, Public Access Counselor, Springfield

Legislative & Case Law Update
Local governments must be aware of the constantly changing landscape on which they operate based on the decisions of legislators, regulators and the courts. Learn about new and pending legislation and relevant 2019 cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Illinois courts that have impacted Illinois local governmental units. Learn about both the practical and policy impacts of new legislation and case law so you can keep your local government clients informed and prepared to take proactive measures in response to these changes.
James V. Ferolo, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
John B. Murphey, Rosenthal, Murphey, Coblentz & Donahue, Chicago
Lisle A. StalterLake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan

Regulating Home Sweet Home? Housing in 2020 and beyond
Through an interactive panel discussion, learn about the many ways that local governments attempt to improve and protect housing, including affordable and work-force housing, as well as the many problems and pitfalls that come with the territory.
Panel Moderator: Lance C. Malina, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Panel Members:
Rob Anthony
, President of Community Partners for Affordable Housing (CPAH), Libertyville & Highland Park
William M. Schroeder, Director of Building and Inspection Services, Village of Mount Prospect, Mt. Prospect
Lisle A. StalterLake County State’s Attorney’s Office, Waukegan
Eric Waggoner, Director of the Lake County Planning Building and Development Department, Libertyville

BONUS E-LEARN SESSION (access it through your online IICLE® account at your convenience after the program for an additional 0.75 hours of MCLE credit!)
New Era of Local Government Affirmative Litigation
Learn about the growing phenomenon of lawsuits brought by cities and counties seeking monetary recoveries for widespread harms allegedly traceable to claimed corporate misconduct, as well as the “rise in affirmative litigation by municipalities,” defined as proactive suits that seek to vindicate some public interest, not merely the municipality’s corporate interests. Understand the legal principles that justify such “public interest” litigation, the range of potential subject matters (such as the large-scale tobacco and opioid cases), potential limits for Illinois cities and villages, the mechanics of these suits, questions such as authority to pursue, local government affirmative litigation funding, theories of recovery, proving duty, causation and damages, etc.
Steven B. Adams, Robbins Schwartz, Chicago



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