Municipal Attorneys Institute
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2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute
June 20-22, 2018
Chula Vista Resort
2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute Agenda
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(Some materials are not present in this file, and were not submitted by the speakers.)
Wednesday, June 20
Attorney Jill Pedigo Hall, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
Tax Increment Financing: Legal Challenges and Policy Considerations2:50 - 3:05 Break
Eau Claire City Attorney Stephen C. Nick and Eau Claire Assistant City Attorney Douglas J. Hoffer
3:05 - 4:20 p.m.
Ethics for Municipal Attorneys4:20 - 4:30 p.m. Business Meeting
Attorney Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware, LLSC and Attorney Timothy J. Pierce, Ethics Counsel, State Bar of Wisconsin
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. Outdoor Cookout
Thursday, June 21
9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session IIAttorneys Deborah C. Tomczyk and Alexandria J. Neal, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.
Mutual Aid & Mutual Aid Agreements
Attorney Remzy D. Bitar, Municipal Law & Litigation Group, s.c. and
Dennis Tweedale, CEO, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance
Special Issues Affecting Municipalities in Real Estate
Attorneys Richard W. Donner and Adam Jardine, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.
Attorney Jennifer Hagner Campbell, Senior Legal Counsel, and Mary Gage, Senior Economic Development Director, WEDC
10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Session III
Property Assessments Post-Dover and 2017 Act 68: Special Inspection Warrants, Evidentiary Issues for Boards of Review and New Notice Requirements11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session IV
Attorney Michelle M. Drea, Wisconsin Department of Revenue
The Top Ten: Employment Issues Every Municipal Lawyer Should Recognize
Attorney Eileen A. Brownlee, Boardman & Clark LLP
Addressing Insurance Requirements When Contracting with Third Parties12:20 - 12:50 p.m. Cracker Barrel Lunch
Attorney Ted Waskowski, Stanford Rosenbaum LLP
Operating Under Wisconsin's Fair Employment Law for Employment and Licensing Decisions (Outline revised 06/20/2018)
Attorney James R. Macy, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.
Lessons from the Holocaust: Extinguishing the Flames of Hatred, Racism and Intolerance
Attorney Timothy J. Scott, Scott Law Office
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. Evening Reception
Friday, June 2
9:20 - 10:10 a.m.Attorney Eric J. Larson, Municipal Law & Litigation Group, s.c.
10:10 - 10:25 a.m. BreakParliamentary Procedure and Agenda Control
PowerPoint Slides - Parliamentary Procedure and Agenda Control
Attorney Philip J. Freeburg, Local Government Law Educator, UW-Extension Local Government Center and Daniel Olson, Assistant Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
10:25 - 11:15 a.m.
Don't Hate It, Abate It! Turning Words into Action Against Those Pesky Nuisances11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
+ Supplementary Supporting Materials
Milwaukee Assistant City Attorneys Nicholas P. DeSiato and Kail J. Decker
Curt A. Witynski, Deputy Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities
At the 2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute, the following attorneys were selected to serve as officers of the League’s Municipal Attorneys section:
President: Matthew P. Dregne, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Secretary: Frog Prell, Superior City Attorney
The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners approved 12.5 CLE hours (credits) for the 2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute. This includes 1.5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (EPR) hours. IMPORTANT: The program was approved for 16.5 credits but attorneys may only claim 12.5 because 4 of the sessions ran concurrently.
The Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education approved the program for 8.5 standard credits and 1.25 ethics credits.If you have questions regarding CLE credit for the Municipal Attorneys Institute or how CLE is calculated, contact Claire Silverman at 608-267-2380.