The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the City County and Local Government Law Section present
City County & Local Government Law Certification Review Course

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation; Thursday, May 10, 2012
The Renaissance Resort At World Golf Village
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Course No. 1353R

This seminar will cover such topics as: public finance; conflicts of interest/financial disclosure; ethics; public sector employment liability; eminent domain; sunshine law and public records law; home rule and allocation of taxing powers; procurements; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judicial bodies.

8:10 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.

Late Registration

8:30 a.m. – 8:35 a.m.
Kenneth Anthony Tinkler, Carlton Fields, P.A., Tampa, Chair - City County and Local Government Law Section

8:35 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.
Public Finance
Alexandra M. MacLennan, Squire, Sanders & Dempsey, Tampa
Grace E. Dunlap, Bryant Miller & Olive, P.A., Tampa

9:05 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.
Conflicts of Interest/Financial Disclosure
C. Christopher “Chris” Anderson, III, Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

9:35 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
Sheila M. Tuma, The Florida Bar, Orlando

10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Public Sector Employment Liability
Erin G. Jackson, Thompson, Sizemore, Gonzalez, Tampa

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Eminent Domain
Mary J. Dorman, Dorman & Gutman, Tampa

12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration)

1:30 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.
Sunshine Law and Public Records Law
Patricia R. Gleason, Special Counsel for Open Government, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee

2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Home Rule and Allocation of Taxing Powers
Robert L. Nabors, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, Tallahassee

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Susan Churuti, Bryant, Miller & Olive, P.A., Tampa
Frederick J. Springer, Bryant, Miller, Olive, P.A., Tallahassee

3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Land Use/Zoning and Practice & Procedures Before Local Government Legislative and Quasi–Judicial Bodies
Mark P. Barnebey, Kirk Pinkerton, Bradenton
Herbert W.A. Thiele, County Attorney, Leon County, Florida

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Chair's Reception – All section members, seminar attendees, and guests are welcome (included in registration)

Those who have applied to take the certification exam may find this course a useful tool in preparing for the exam. It is developed and conducted without any involvement or endorsement by the BLSE and/or Certification committees. Those who have developed the program, however, have significant experience in their field and have tried to include topics the exam may cover. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination.


Every CLE course will feature an electronic course book in lieu of a printed book for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video DVDs. This searchable, downloadable, printable material will be available via e-mail several days in advance of the live course presentation or thereafter for purchased products. We strongly encourage you to purchase the book separately if you prefer your material printed but do not want to print it yourself. Effective July 1, 2010.

Print the attached PDF brochure for more detailed information.



Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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