The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the City County and Local Government Law Section present
35th Annual Local Government Law in Florida

Course Classification: Intermediate Level
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Two Seminars/One Location
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Friday - Saturday, May 11-12, 2012
(Land Use 2012 Seminar in on Thursday, May 10th)
The Renaissance Resort at World Golf Village
500 South Legacy Trail
St. Augustine, FL 32092

Course No. 1355R

The Annual Update will include numeric nutrient criteria; the republican national convention is coming to town; legislative update; fighting the prescription drug problem; special assessments; the airing of the grievances; the ethics elephant - emerging best practices; the use of the sunshine law as a sword to effect policy change: from stadium construction to pickleball tournaments; so they say you can't do that in mediation?

Friday, May 11, 2012

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Late Registration & Continental Breakfast

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks
Kenneth A. Tinkler, Chair, City, County and Local Government Law Section
Jewel White, Chair-Elect, Program Chair, City, County and Local Government Law Section

9:00 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Numeric Nutrient Criteria
Bob Diffenderfer, Lewis, Londman & Walker, West Palm Beach

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
The Republican National Convention is Coming to Town – Lessons We Can All Learn
Jim Shimberg, City Attorney, Tampa
Rebecca Kert, Assistant City Attorney, Tampa
Mauricio Rodriguez, Assistant City Attorney, Tampa
Mark Winn, Chief Assistant City Attorney, St. Petersburg

10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Legislative Update
Kraig Conn, Legislative Counsel, Florida League of Cities, Tallahassee
Virginia Saunders Delegal, General Counsel, Florida Association of Counties, Tallahassee

12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.
Lunch/Annual Meeting

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Fighting the Prescription Drug Problem
Sharon Kelley, CEO, AIEME & AGNT, Inc.
Dana Crosby-Collier, Orange County Attorney’s Office, Orlando
David Pearce, Sarasota County Attorney's Office, Sarasota

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Special Assessments
C. Allen Watts, Cobb Cole, Deland
Ken vanAssenderp, Young vanAssenderp, P.A., Tallahassee

4:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
The Airing of the Grievances
Herb Thiele, Leon County Attorney, Tallahassee

Saturday, May 12, 2012

8:15 a.m. – 8:55 a.m.

8:55 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Opening Remarks

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
The Ethics Elephant – Emerging Best Practices
Carla Miller

9:50 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

10:05 a.m. – 11:05 a.m.
The Use of The Sunshine Law as a Sword to Effect Policy Change: From Stadium Construction to Pickleball Tournaments (and Everything in Between)
Susan Churuti, Bryant, Miller & Olive, Tampa
Mark Barnebey, Kirk, Pinkerton, Bradenton
Henry Hunnefeld, City Attorney’s Office, Miami

11:05 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.
So They Say You Can't Do That In Mediation? The Local Government Perspective
Jim Stokes, Pax ADR, Melbourne

11:50 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Closing Remarks

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