Legal Issues Facing City and County Governments, May 4-5

May 4, 2018

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 competitive bid law to opioid litigation, from employment law issues and harassment cases to the most recent legislative updates, this seminar concentrates on the important issues and topics that are crucial for you to know.

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Room Reservation Information:

To Make Your Hotel Reservation:  Visit our hotel reservation page at:

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# CLE to get our special rate.  Our room block expires April 11, 2018, 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.

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To Register for this program with a credit card, select the registration option below:

$399 LIVE ON SITE SEMINAR - Registration the day before the seminar Registration
At the seminar you will receive the materials on flash drive. If time permits, you will receive a code for downloading the seminar materials before the seminar.
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 4

Presiding: Kendrick E. Webb, Webb & Eley PC, Montgomery

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

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

2:00        Ethical Duties and Compliance for City and County Governments
Thomas B. Albritton
Alabama Ethics Commission, Montgomery

3:00        Networking and Refreshment Break

3:10        Competitive Bid Law and Public Works Law
Lorelei A. Lein
Alabama League of Municipalities, Montgomery

3:55        What Every City and County Attorney Needs to Know About Their Association
Morgan Arrington, General Counsel
Association of County Commissions of Alabama, Montgomery

Ken Smith, Executive Director,
Alabama League of Municipalities, Montgomery

4:40       Adjourn


Saturday, May 5

Presiding: Stephanie Daniels Smoke, Attorney at Law, Montgomery

8:30        Medical Care in Jails
J. Randall McNeill
Webb & Eley PC, Montgomery

9:15        Individual Capacity Suits Against City and County Employees
R. Warren Kinney III
Porter Porter & Hassinger PC, Birmingham

9:45       Networking and Refreshment Break

9:55       Update on Opioid Litigation and Local Government
Rhon E. Jones
Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery

10:25     Employment Law Update

  • Handling harassment and discrimination complaints and lawsuits against public employers in the “#MeToo” era
  • Legislative efforts to outlaw arbitration agreements for harassment settlement, worries over “hush money” coming from public coffers, and other potential legislative and regulatory changes 
  • Service dogs and “emotional support” animals in the workplace

David J. Canupp
Lanier Ford Shaver & Payne PC, Huntsville

11:10     Adjourn