This seminar will include topics such as, defending a local invocation policy in federal court; the Koontz impact on local government practice; sunshine law and public records law update; avoiding traps for the unwary: practical tips for responding to public records requests; let's be "friends" - use of social media by local government; red light camera law update; building a successful local government ethics program; legislative update and legislative lobbying tips.
Friday, May 9, 2014
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Late Registration and Continental Breakfast
8:30 to 9:00 a.m.
Welcome and Demonstration of Local Government Law Deskbook
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Defending a Local Invocation Policy in Federal Court
Kristi Hatcher-Bolin, Gray Robinson PA, Lakeland
10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.
The Koontz Impact on Local Government Practice
Sidney F. Ansbacher, Upchurch, Bailey and Upchurch, St. Augustine
Vivien Monaco, Burr & Forman LLP, Orlando
11:45 a.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Lunch/Annual Meeting (included in registration fee)
Lunch Speaker: Michael Faehner, Co-Chair, Florida Bar Leadership Academy
2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Sunshine Law and Public Records Law Update
Patricia R. Gleason, Florida Attorney General’s Office, Tallahassee
3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m.
3:10 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
"Watching for Fog: Responding to Public Records Requests"
Cody Vaughan-Birch, Assistant City Attorney, Ft. Myers
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Let’s be “Friends” – Use of Social Media by Local Government
Carl Brody, Senior Assistant Pinellas County Attorney, Clearwater
Maggie Mooney-Portale, Persson & Cohen, PA, Sarasota
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Reception (included in registration fee)
Saturday, May 10, 2014
8:15 a.m. – 8:30 a.m.
8:30 a.m. – 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.
Red Light Camera Law Update
Amanda Arnold Sansone, Carlton Fields, Tampa
9:40 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Building a Successful Local Government Ethics Program
Carla Miller, Ethics Director, Jacksonville; Fellow, Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard;
President, City Ethics www.cityethics.org
10:30 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
10:40 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Legislative Update and Legislative Lobbying Tips
Kraig Conn, Legislative Counsel, Florida League of Cities, Tallahassee
Virginia Saunders Delegal, General Counsel, Florida Association of Counties, Tallahassee