The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the City County and Local Government Law Section and the CLE Committee present
Sunshine Law Public Records & Ethics for Public Officers and Public Employees 2016

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
Live and Webcast Presentation: Friday, March 11, 2016
University Center Club, Doak Campbell Stadium, FSU
One Chapions Way, Bldg. B, 3rd Floor, Tallahassee, FL 32306

Course No. 2030R

This seminar covers public records law overview; sunshine law overview; media relations and crisis management in the public sector; keep calm and stay ethical; business and employment conflicts and post-public service restrictions; preventing misuse of public position, voting conflicts, and nepotism; a review of ethics laws governing the acceptance of gifts; financial disclosure.

8:00 a.m. – 8:20 a.m.

Late Registration

8:20 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
Introduction and Opening Remarks
Mark CS Moriarty, Chair, City, County and Local Government Law Section, Ft. Myers
Robert L. Teitler, Program Chair, Ft. Lauderdale

*Ethics Training for Public Officials and Employees

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.
Public Records Law Overview
Pat Gleason, Special Counsel for Open Government, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee

9:20 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.
Sunshine Law Overview
Pat Gleason, Special Counsel for Open Government, Office of the Attorney General, Tallahassee

10:10 a.m. – 10:20 a.m.

10:20 a.m. – 11:10 a.m.
Media Relations and Crisis Management in the Public Sector: Communications and Ethical Considerations
Susan H. Churuti, Bryant Miller Olive, P.A., Tampa
David Miller, Bryant Miller Olive, P.A., Miami
Kyle Parks, Principal, B2 Communications, St. Petersburg

11:10 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Keep Calm and Stay Ethical
Herbert W.A. Thiele, County Attorney, Leon County

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (included in registration fee)

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
MOONLIGHTING and LEAPING: Business and Employment conflicts and Post-Public-Service Restrictions
C. “Chris” Christopher Anderson, III, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

1:50 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.
Know Where to Draw the Line: Preventing Misuse of Public Position, Voting Conflicts, and Nepotism
Betsy Daley, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

2:40 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Harmful Hospitality and Corrupting Cups of Coffee: A Review of Ethics Laws Governing the Acceptance of Gifts
Caroline Klancke, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

3:40 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Financial Disclosure: What, Where, Why, and How
Gray Schafer, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

*The combination of one hour of the Public Records Law Overview, and the Sunshine Law Overview, together with two hours from the afternoon topics presented by the Ethics Commission, satisfies the four hours of ethics training requirement imposed by Section 112.3142, Florida Statutes. CEO 13-24


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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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