Legal Issues Facing City and County Governments, May 5-6

May 5, 2017

Hampton Inn & Suites, 25518 Perdido Beach Blvd., Orange Beach
1:00 pm
6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

[ Seminar Brochure ]

Working with local governments is no day at the beach - OR IS IT?  This two day program focuses on the unprecedented challenges facing local governments, and the lawyers who represent them. From open records and document retention to rights of way and road closures, from employment law to the most recent legislative updates, this seminar concentrates on the important issues and topics that are crucial for you to know.


Room Reservation Information:

To Make Your Hotel Reservation:  Visit CLE Alabama/Hampton Inn Reservations or call the Hampton Inn at 251-923-4400 (800-HAMPTON).  Please identify yourself as part of CLE UA Spring Conference – City & County Government, booking ID# CHXUAL to get our special rate.  Our room block expires April 4, 2017, and rooms will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hampton Inn & Suites offers spectacular beachfront views near Gulf Shores. Overlooking beautiful Orange Beach, this bright, modern hotel offers easy access to a variety of fun activities. Lounge on the private white sand beach, try water sports, or treat yourself to fabulous shopping at nearby Tanger Outlet Mall. Enjoy fishing, golfing, and hiking at Gulf State Park, or discover the fascinating National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola.  Free hot breakfast, and free wi-fi in all rooms are included with your stay!

$399 Registration the day before the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If time permits, the day before the seminar you will receive a code for downloading and printing the written materials to bring with you.
To pay by check, you may download and print the mail in registration form.
Mail your form and check to: CLE Alabama, Box 870384, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0384.

The Schedule

Friday, May 5

Presiding: Robert Johnston, Alabama League of Municipalities, Montgomery

1:00        Current Issues in Public Finance
Heyward C. Hosch III & Barry A. Staples
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, Birmingham

1:30        Recent Developments in City and County Government Law
Othni J. Lathram, Alabama Law Institute, Tuscaloosa      

2:00        Open Meetings Update
T. Mark Maclin, Wilmer & Lee PA, Athens 

2:30        Networking and Refreshment Break 

2:40        Duties of the Mayor and Council:  Who has the Power?
Lorelei A. Lein, Alabama League of Municipalities, Montgomery                               

3:10        Cell Phone Towers
Andrew Rotenstreich, Baker Donelson Bearman Caldwell & Berkowitz, Birmingham 

3:40        Rights of Way Issues and Road Closures
Robert M. Spence, Rosen Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa

4:10        Adjourn


Saturday, May 6

Presiding: Katy S. Campbell, Attorney at Law, Tuskegee 

8:30        Ethical Issues
Jeremy McIntire, Alabama State Bar, Montgomery

9:30        Immunity Update
George W. Royer Jr., Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC, Huntsville

10:00     Networking and Refreshment Break

10:10     Open Records and Document Retention
Fred L. Clements Jr., Webb & Eley PC, Montgomery

10:55     Employment Law Update
David J. Canupp, Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC, Huntsville               

11:40     Adjourn