2019 Distance Learning


2019 Webinar Schedule

Please visit this page for regular updates. Unless otherwise noted, all programs are one hour long from 1-2 PM Eastern. Additionally, IMLA will be offering 10 FREE programs for members. In addition to one free Ethics program that will be broadcast live from our seminar and one free program broadcast live from our annual conference, the other free programming is noted below.

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Upcoming Webinars

January 8

Waste Collection

Description forthcoming.

Speaker: Barry Shanoff

Barry Shanoff is a Bethesda, Md., attorney and general counsel of the Solid Waste Association of North America.

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January 10 - Personnel

Disaster Planning

Marc Zafferano will discuss the personnel aspects of disaster planning and the aftermath of human-caused disasters.  This will include a discussion of employee training, response by emergency personnel and other city staff members, providing assistance to the victims of the disaster, and addressing post-disaster human resources and legal issues.

Speaker: Marc Zafferano

Marc L. Zafferano was appointed City Attorney of San Bruno in February 2011, a few months after the PG&E pipeline explosion that devastated the City. Previously, he was a partner at the San Carlos, CA law firm of Aaronson, Dickerson, Cohn, and Lanzone, where he had practiced municipal law and civil litigation since 1987. He was City Attorney for the City of Belmont for five years, during which time he drafted one of the first ordinances that prohibited smoking in multi-unit residences, an effort that drew national and international media interest. He was also District Counsel for the San Mateo County Harbor District for ten years, and represented the cities of San Carlos, Foster City, Half Moon Bay, and the Town of Woodside in litigation, trying over 20 cases to verdict and amassing a 100% success record in public entity trials and appeals over a ten-year period.

Marc has been a member of the California State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the San Mateo Bar Association, and the California Trial Lawyers Association, and served on various committees for the latter two organizations. The Superior Court appointed him as a Judge Pro Tem and an Arbitrator in 1998. Marc was the attorney-coach for the Westmoor High School mock trial team for 20 years, was President of the Board of Directors of the Stanford Arboretum Children’s Center, and heads the Math Club at the local middle school.

Marc received a B.A. in Political Science, with distinction, and Honors in Values, Technology, and Society from Stanford University in 1980 and graduated from Hastings College of the Law in 1983.

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February 5 - Technology

Dockless Scooters and Bikes

Description forthcoming.

Speaker: Greg Rodriguez

Working out of the firm’s Washington, D.C. office, Gregory Rodriguez uses his unique experience working on Capitol Hill and as in-house counsel for a transportation planning agency to provide legal and regulatory guidance concerning federal grant and contracting requirements, and monitors, counsels and advocates for clients on federal legislation, rulemakings and funding opportunities related to transportation infrastructure. Greg has in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act of 2015 and presents nationally on the policy and legal implications of the FAST Act.

Greg’s practice includes providing information, policy insight and legal assistance on the regulation and incorporation of emerging transportation technologies into our transportation network, including autonomous vehicles and drones. Greg regularly writes and speaks on policy and legal issues involving technology and innovation. Greg regularly participates in national webinars and speaks at conferences hosted by organizations including the Southern California Association of Governments and the Maryland Association of Counties on smart planning for driverless and connected vehicles.

Greg is well versed on the various contracting options available to public agencies and takes a hands-on approach to ensure a successful project delivery on public construction projects, including large transportation infrastructure projects. Greg previously served as in-house counsel for the San Diego Association of Governments, where he worked on the Mid-Coast Corridor Transit Project.

Before attending law school at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona, Gregory was a staff member for U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein in Washington, D.C., where he provided legislative support for issues related to the environment, energy and water.

Greg is admitted in the State of California and the District of Columbia.

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February 19 - Ethics


Description forthcoming.

Speaker: Dolores Dorsainvil

Dolores Dorsainvil is an Assistant Disciplinary Counsel with the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel where she investigates and prosecutes District of Columbia lawyers for ethical misconduct. Professor Dorsainvil is also an Adjunct Professor at American University’s Washington College of Law where she teaches legal ethics to second year law students. Professor Dorsainvil is an appointed member of the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism and Past Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Maryland State Bar Association (2014-2015), is an appointed member of the Maryland Professionalism & Civility Committee. She teaches the mandatory Professionalism Course for new admittees in the District of Columbia and Maryland Bar, and is the Past Co-Chair of the Ethics & Professionalism Committee of the ABA Young Lawyers Division. Professor Dorsainvil serves in leadership roles within local and national bar associations, including her service as a past appointed member of the Standing Committee on Professional Discipline for the ABA (2012-2015), Past Fellow of the Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy (2006), former Co-Chair of the Judicial Selections Committee of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland (2009-2010), and Past President of the Black Women’s Bar Association of Suburban Maryland (2002-2004). Professor Dorsainvil has received significant recognition for her work and dedication and is the recipient of the Finalist award for the ABA Young Lawyer’s Division National Outstanding Young Lawyer of the Year 2011, the ABA’s Center for Professional Responsibility Rosner and Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award 2012, the 2012 Edward F. Shea Professionalism Award given by the Maryland Bar Foundation, the Daily Record’s Maryland Top 100 Women awards, May 2013 & June 2015, and the Daily Record’s Leadership in Law, November 2013.

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Past Webinars