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9th Annual Local Government Law Institute

Get your annual update on today’s important issues in Local Government Law, including police reform, tort immunity, and economic incentives. Taught by a committee of knowledgeable, experienced attorneys, the 9th Annual Local Government Law Institute is your essential conference for gaining practical advice on working with and for governmental entities.
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Friday, December 3, 2021        

Police Reform

James V. Ferolo, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Lance C. Malina, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago

Legislative & Case Law Update
Learn about new and pending legislation and relevant 2021 cases from federal and Illinois courts that have impacted Illinois local governmental units.
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Liars, Tyrants and Thieves
Let’s discuss some of the challenges of representing local government in a time of increased mistrust in government by many members of the public.  We will explore legal issues associated with such things as First Amendment Auditors, increased FOIA requests for employee information and police records, dealing with vulgar political speech, addressing vitriolic public comment, dealing with social media misrepresentation, and otherwise providing effective legal services about complex issues in the face of a distrusting public.
Ruth Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake

Zoning Disputes
In their usual interactive and entertaining style, Steve and Julie will discuss and share their experiences dealing with controversial land use applications, contested hearings, and legal disputes. They will also provide tips for dealing with objecting neighbors, conflicts of interest, frontage protests, split boards and councils, changing political winds, and other controversial situations.
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago

Lunch Panel- 1st Amendment
 (1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Our faculty will share their experiences in advising clients on First Amendment issues, including protests and rallies, signs, special events, flags, political and holiday displays, and social media activities.
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

Labor and Litigation – COVID-19 and Beyond 
This session will examine views from a practitioner and from a justice of the Appellate Court regarding COVID-19 lessons learned and predictions for the future.
Hon. Mathias Delort, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Chicago
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park

Economic Incentives and Tools 
Stephen B. Friedman, SB Friedman Development Advisors, Chicago 
Michael S. Laube, Laube Companies, Chicago
Panel Moderator: Matthew Holmes, Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Rosemont

General Tort Immunity
Shawn-Te Raines-Welch, Ancel Glick, PC, Chicago
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport

The Mindful Approach to Addressing Mental Health in the Legal Field
(1.0 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility)
Explore the prevalence of mental health concerns and burnout in the legal profession and strategies to manage and prevent these issues. This session will raise awareness about the nature of mental health distress in the legal setting, challenge the biases and stigma that surround those concerns, and motivate those who are suffering to take advantage of available resources.
Rebecca Howlett, The Legal Burnout Solution, Philadelphia
Cynthia Sharp, The Legal Burnout Solution, Philadelphia

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SKU: p9017-21E
$300.00
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SKU: p9017-21EG
$180.00 or 7.50 credits
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Audio Download
SKU: p9017-21A
$300.00
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SKU: p9017-21USB
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Friday, December 3, 2021        

Police Reform

James V. Ferolo, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago
Lance C. Malina, Klein, Thorpe and Jenkins, Ltd., Chicago

Legislative & Case Law Update
Learn about new and pending legislation and relevant 2021 cases from federal and Illinois courts that have impacted Illinois local governmental units.
Peter M. Friedman, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago

Liars, Tyrants and Thieves
Let’s discuss some of the challenges of representing local government in a time of increased mistrust in government by many members of the public.  We will explore legal issues associated with such things as First Amendment Auditors, increased FOIA requests for employee information and police records, dealing with vulgar political speech, addressing vitriolic public comment, dealing with social media misrepresentation, and otherwise providing effective legal services about complex issues in the face of a distrusting public.
Ruth Schlossberg, Zukowski, Rogers, Flood & McArdle, Crystal Lake

Zoning Disputes
In their usual interactive and entertaining style, Steve and Julie will discuss and share their experiences dealing with controversial land use applications, contested hearings, and legal disputes. They will also provide tips for dealing with objecting neighbors, conflicts of interest, frontage protests, split boards and councils, changing political winds, and other controversial situations.
Steven M. Elrod, Elrod Friedman LLP, Chicago
Julie A. Tappendorf, Ancel Glink, PC, Chicago

Lunch Panel- 1st Amendment
 (1.0 Professional Responsibility)
Our faculty will share their experiences in advising clients on First Amendment issues, including protests and rallies, signs, special events, flags, political and holiday displays, and social media activities.
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

Labor and Litigation – COVID-19 and Beyond 
This session will examine views from a practitioner and from a justice of the Appellate Court regarding COVID-19 lessons learned and predictions for the future.
Hon. Mathias Delort, Justice, Illinois Appellate Court, Chicago
John B. Murphey, Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Evergreen Park

Economic Incentives and Tools 
Stephen B. Friedman, SB Friedman Development Advisors, Chicago 
Michael S. Laube, Laube Companies, Chicago
Panel Moderator: Matthew Holmes, Storino, Ramello & Durkin, Rosemont

General Tort Immunity
Shawn-Te Raines-Welch, Ancel Glick, PC, Chicago
Sonni Choi Williams, City of Lockport, Lockport

The Mindful Approach to Addressing Mental Health in the Legal Field
(1.0 Mental Health and Substance Abuse Professional Responsibility)
Explore the prevalence of mental health concerns and burnout in the legal profession and strategies to manage and prevent these issues. This session will raise awareness about the nature of mental health distress in the legal setting, challenge the biases and stigma that surround those concerns, and motivate those who are suffering to take advantage of available resources.
Rebecca Howlett, The Legal Burnout Solution, Philadelphia
Cynthia Sharp, The Legal Burnout Solution, Philadelphia

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Program Date12/3/2021
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