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2016 Mid-Year Seminar

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2016 Mid-Year Seminar

April 15-18, 2016

Washington, D.C.

IG Capitol Building 

News

Seminar News

Omni Shoreham Hotel Block Now Open!

IMLA's room block for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni is now open! CLICK HERE to book your room now!


2016 Mid-Year Seminar

IMLA is back in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Not only will the Seminar be filled with regular programming with cutting edge topics and quality speakers, but it will also feature a separate Section 1983- Defending the Government Program!

Regular Program Highlight: When is a Lawyer Entitled to Overtime?

IMLA Seminar - The FLSA
The 2nd Circuit decided that a contract lawyer might be entitled to overtime under the FLSA in Lola v. Skadden, Arps (http://tinyurl.com/q32cs3n).The IMLA Seminar in Washington, DC April 15 to April 18, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham, will discuss this case and other FLSA issues. From raising the salary levels to distinguish between exempt and non-exempt employees to distinguishing between employees and independent contractors the Wage and Hour Division is on a tear. Find out how the FLSA affects your clients. The Seminar will include other topical programs so stay tuned for updates on the most important issues in local government law today.

Sneak Peek: IMLA Section 1983 Program - Defending Local Governments

IMLA is pleased to offer a sneak preview of the IMLA Section 1983 program which will be a separate track at the IMLA Seminar in April. Rooms at the Omni will be tight, so go on-line now and make your reservations. Click here to make a reservation. Check out the tentative program for the Section 1983 Program, HERE.

CLICK HERE to view a tentative schedule of the Mid-Year Seminar

CLICK HERE to register for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar.

 

Schedule


Schedule at a Glance

CLICK HERE to view the tentative schedule of the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar.



IMLA Events

CLOF

Chief Legal Officer Forum (CLOF) is Back!

The Chief Legal Officer Forum is back at the Mid-Year Seminar in Washington D.C. It is open to the Chief Legal Officers representing municipalities with a flexible population range generally between 100,000 - 300,000. This is an excellent opportunity for Chief Legal Officers to spend time with colleagues in a setting that we hope will allow each of you to share ideas, problems and solutions that can be used to better serve your community.

CLICK HERE for more information.

State/Province Breakfast

State/Province Breakfast

Registration has been closed!

The State/Province Breakfast is an intimate round-table event that will allow participants to join their colleagues form their state and neighboring states/provinces for a networking breakfast. The State/Province Breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:30AM in the Omni-Empire Ballroom.  Please complete the form below by April 1, 2016 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event! Please note:

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**

 

Registration has been closed!

WONK Breakfast

WONK Breakfast

Registration has been closed!

IMLA is delighted to offer you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and have direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law at breakfast!  The breakfast will be organized tables by “Topic” and you can enjoy your breakfast together with your colleagues.  The WONK Breakfast is planned for Sunday, April 17th, 7:30 am –  in the Omni-Empire Ballroom. Please complete the form below by April 1, 2016 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event!

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**


WONK Topics:

  • Section 1983: Immunities and Monell Claims

This WONK table will include a discussion of Section 1983 immunities and Monell liability, including a recent Eleventh Circuit decision, Hoefling v. City of Miami, 2016 WL 285358. In Hoefling, the court held that alleging and identifying the final policy maker is no longer necessary at the pleading stage to satisfy Monell.

Speakers: Tamara Baines, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Atlanta, GA & LaShawn Terry, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Atlanta GA

  • The Supreme Court and Local Government

Speaker: Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center

  • Drones

Speaker: Erich Eiselt, Assistant General Counsel and Editor, IMLA

  • Mobilitie – who are they, what do they want, and what you should do to protect your community? (NOT AVAILABLE-FULL)

Mobilitie is the most talked about company on the IMLA and NATOA listservs and a national emerging legal issue. They are seeking local authority to deploy wireless facilities around the country, INCLUDING for Sprint. But Mobilitie claims itself to be a utility and demands utility rights in the discussions. What can we make of them and a locality’s position and rights to protect ITS community?

Speaker: Gerard Lederer, Partner, Best Best and Krieger LLP

  • Cleanwater Act Compliance, Enforcement and Response: Practical Approaches for Cash Strapped Municipalities

Speaker: Steven “Tip” Torres, Partner, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC

  • Law Office Management

Speaker: Foster Mills, Retired, New York City, New York

  • Personnel: Timely Discussion on Matters of Interest Including Comments, Guidance and Suggestions on Employee Email and the Public Workplace

Speaker: Daniel Crean, Attorney, Crean Law Office

  • Voting Rights after Evenwel v. Abbott and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v Alabama

Speaker: Benjamin Griffith, Board Attorney, Griffith Law Firm

  • Section 1983 Trials

This WONK table will focus on Section 1983 trial practice and can include discussions on diversity and jury selection/staffing as well as strategies for making a Rule 68 offer of judgment.

Speaker: Patricia Miller, Chief of Special Federal Litigation Division, New York City Law Department

  • Land Use

Discuss hot topics and perennial headaches in land use, planning and zoning with the Land Use Section

Speaker: Susan L. Trevarthen, Member, Chair of Public Land Use and Zoning Practice, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

  • Ethics and Integrity at City Hall

Speaker: Alan Bojorquez, Partner, Bojorquez Law Firm PLLC

  • Cyber Security

Cyber-Security: Risks and Solutions for Local Governments: Data breaches have been in the news and on the minds of lawyers and officials as well as the general public.  Join Devin Chwastyk, Chair of the Privacy & Data Security practice at McNees Wallace & Nurick, for an informal conversation about hot topics in data security.   This WONK table may include discussion about the types of sensitive and protected data, the laws and regulations that govern the collection, storage, and use of such information by municipalities, and implementation of best practices, such as data security policies and breach response plans.

Speaker: Devin Chwastyk, of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

  • Construction

Speaker: John Markovs, Deputy County Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland 

Registration has been closed!

Registration

 

2016 Mid-Year Seminar Registration Form

CLICK HERE to download the form or CLICK HERE to register online.

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CLICK HERE to download the form or CLICK HERE to register online.

 

Sponsors

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Exhibitors

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Hotel/Lodging

Seminar Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-0700

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a first class facility, in Washington, D.C. 

Reservations may be made by calling Omni Shoreham Hotel directly at (202) 234-0700 or online HERE.

In order to secure this block of specially priced sleeping rooms and to keep meeting costs to a minimum, IMLA has entered into a total meeting package and contract with the Omni Shoreham Hotel. If you choose to make your sleeping room reservations outside the IMLA group block, such as through an Internet reservation system or with a discount coupon, we need to advise you that IMLA can suffer significant financial penalties. IMLA can be held financially responsible for the attrition or difference between what was promised in the group block and what was actually utilized.

To allow IMLA to continue to provide a reasonable conference registration fee, we need your help in limiting our financial exposure. Please take advantage of the special room rate and block of sleeping rooms we have negotiated and make your reservation.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Omni Shoreham Hotel.