This seminar is designed for attorneys and other legal staff, city managers, superintendents, mayors, village presidents, board and council members, city administrators, county and municipal officers, public relations directors and law enforcement professionals.
The legal issues that affect the decisions made at the local government level pose difficult challenges. This course will provide participants with background and analysis materials regarding the diverse legal issues affecting local government. Discussions will focus on key issues for participants that are involved in local government decision-making. Experienced and knowledgeable professionals will provide valuable and practical information, which will allow participants to more confidently and effectively handle the challenges of the profession on a regular basis.
Topics to be discussed include:
Land Use Issues And Trends
New Election Law Developments/Ethics
The Freedom Of Information Act
The Illinois Open Meetings Act
Dealing With Labor Unions
8:30 a.m. - 8:40 a.m.
8:40 a.m. - 9:50 a.m.
II. Construction Contracts: How Careful Planning Can Prevent Project
9:50 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Land Use Issues And Trends
11:00 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.
IV. New Election Law Developments/Ethics
A. Local Government Solicitation Act
B. Help America To Vote Act Of 2002
C. Gift Ban Act
D. New Legislation
1. Advisory Referenda
2. Post-Scandal Personnel Ethics
12:20 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
V. The Freedom Of Information Act: What To Do When You Receive A
VI. The Illinois Open Meetings Act: Be Wary Of E-Mail Communications
2:20 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
VII. Dealing With Labor Unions
3:30 p.m. - 4:10 p.m.
VIII. Administrative Adjudication
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4:10 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
IX. Questions And Answers