Avoiding Common Mistakes

Brought to you in partnership with LWMMI.

March 6  Waukesha: R&R Insurance

May 14 – Wisconsin Dells: Chula Vista Resort 
(This training is in conjunction with the LWMMI Policyholders Conference.)

July 8 – Rice Lake: Rice Lake City Hall

September 10 – Waupaca: Par 4 Resort

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. The program will run from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Breakfast and lunch are included.


Attendance is free for League members insured by LWMMI; for League members not insured by LWMMI, the League has reduced its usual one-day training registration fee to $50. Breakfast and lunch are included. 

Check here to see if your municipality is insured by LWMMI.  

League Mutual Insured Complimentary Online Registration

Reduced Rate Online Registration (Credit Card)

Reduced Rate Online Registration (Invoice Request)


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8:30 – 9:00         Registration & Breakfast

9:00 – 12:00       How to Avoid Common Governance Mistakes that Lead to Litigation
                           Attorneys Claire Silverman & Maria Davis, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

12:00 – 1:00       Lunch

1:00 – 4:00         Best Practices for Avoiding HR Litigation
                           Attorney Lisa Bergersen, EngageHR Law

What will you learn?

These sessions will focus on scenarios inspired by real-life examples to illustrate how controversial decisions, compounded by poor municipal governance, can quickly spin out of control. 

League attorneys, Claire Silverman and Maria Davis, will provide an overview of the legal framework governing body members must use when making decisions and explore how deviating from that framework can expose municipalities to liability, damage the municipality’s reputation, and hijack the municipal agenda. 

On the HR side of things, Lisa Bergersen of EngageHR Law, LLC will help attendees navigate a number of human resources and employment law compliance issues that come up with some frequency including wage and hour, harassment/discrimination/bullying, family and medical leave laws, and social media. Lisa will also cover best practices in areas such as handbooks, workplace safety, counseling/discipline/terminations, and documentation.