Code Enforcement

2018 Code Enforcement Program

Houston, TX
Hilton Americas - Houston
October 17 & 18, 2018

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The 83rd Annual Conference includes a special two day Code Enforcement Program, October 17 and 18, which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials.


  Wednesday, October 17
9:00am to 10:00am

Nuts and Bolts Presentation: How does the 4th Amendment apply to code enforcement

Robert Pritt

Illegal searches under 4th Amendment can be one of the biggest risks for a code enforcement officer. This presentation covers how to reduce the risk.

10:00am to 10:15am Coffee Break
10:15am to 11:15am

Impact of the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) on code enforcement.

Russell Hildebrand

This presentation will educate attendees on RLUIPA’s impact on code enforcement activities.

11:15am to 12:15pm

Tips/Lessons Learned Regarding Defending Quasi-Judicial Decisions in Court

Kimberly Grinnan Kelley, Associate, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP
Gunnar Seaquist, Partner, Bickerstaff Heath Delgado Acosta LLP

This presentation will provide attendees with information about how to improve the likelihood of success when a quasi-judicial decision is appealed to a court or other appellate body.

12:15pm to 2:00pm Lunch on your own
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Impact of mental health on effective code enforcement

David Wesner, Corporation Counsel,City of Danville, IL

This presentation focuses on what you need to consider, legally and practically, when enforcing code enforcement-related laws and the individuals involved are experiencing mental health issues.

3:00pm to 3:15pm Coffee Break
3:15pm to 4:15pm

Code Enforcement Ethics

Patricia Link

This presentation will cover ethical conundrums in code enforcement.

4:15pm to 4:45pm

Media and Crisis Management Issues

Jennifer Richie

This presentation will cover what code enforcement officials should do when media and crisis management issues arise.

Thursday, October 18
8:30am to 9:30am

Case Law Update

Sherri Russell, City Attorney, Lake Jackson, TX

This case law presentation will focus on code enforcement-related cases.

9:30am to 10:30am

Regulating Dockless Bike / Scooters

Emily Warren

This presentation will focus on issues for code enforcement officials as they seek to regulate dockless bikes and scooters.

10:30am to 10:45am Coffee Break
10:45am to 12:15pm

Presenting and Preparing Witnesses

Shannon T. O’Connor, Partner, Goldberg Segalla

This presentation covers practical tips to help attendees effectively prepare and present witnesses for depositions and trials.



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