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.
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.
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.
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.