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Annual Conference Papers - Las Vegas

2008 Annual Conference

September 14-17, 2008

Caesars Palace Hotel - Las Vegas, Nevada

CONFERENCE PAPERS - ONLINE ACCESS

Papers listed in chronological order. The online paper access page lists only the substantive CLE programs for which papers will be presented. For the full list of Conference events, speaker biographies and moderator information, please CLICK HERE (large file=4MB) to see the OFFICIAL PROGRAM.

 CANADIAN DEPARTMENT PROGRAM PAPERS AVAILABLE ON A SEPARATE PAGE. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS CANADIAN DEPARTMENT PAPERS

 UPDATE FOR ATTENDEES - CLICK HERE FOR THE ADVANCE REGISTRATION LIST

Sunday, September 14, 2008

8:45am - 10:15am - TELECOM

FCC Cell Tower Zoning Preemption Proceeding

John Pestle

Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Municipal Wi-Fi - How to Draft an "Anchor Tenant" Contract

Brian T. Grogan

Moss & Barnett, P.C.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

A Look at the Springfield Case from the 8th Circuit and an Update on the Pending Missouri Gross Receipts Tax Class Action

Howard Paperner

City Attorney

Winchester, Missouri

 

Broadcast Digital Television Transition

Juan Otero

Senior Director Government Affairs

COMCAST Cable

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

 

9:00am - 10:00am - COUNTIES AND SPECIAL MUNICIPAL DISTRICTS DEPARTMENT

Honest Services and Misuse of Office

Herbert W.A. Thiele

County Attorney

Leon County, Florida

 

9:00am - 4:00pm - INSTITUTE FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT LAWYERS

This event requires separate registration and payment. Lunch is included for ILGL registered attendees. Sponsorship for the Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is generously provided by the Municipal Code Corporation.

 

9:30am - 10:00am - IMLA ORIENTATION

Ready Set Go

Warren P. Kraft

City Attorney

McFarland, Wisconsin

 

10:30am - 11:30am - Environmental Section and Land Use Section Joint Meeting

It Ain't Easy Being Green: Promoting Sustainability by Developing Regulations

Barbara Quirk

Carls, McDonald & Dalrymple, LLP

 

10:30am - Noon - COUNTY AND SPECIAL DISTRICTS DEPARTMENT

An Epidemic of Pinhole Leaks in Copper Pipe - A Water Utility's Response

Joel A. Kramer

Office of General Counsel

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Laurel, Maryland

 

Legal Concerns Associated with Large Diameter Water Main Breaks

Laura Swisher

Office of General Counsel

Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission

Laurel, Maryland

 

10:30am - Noon - TELECOM

The Future of Cable Franchising / FCC and 6th Circuit Federalization

Joe Van Eaton

Miller and Van Eaton

Washington, DC

 

How to Improve Local Rights-of-Way Controls While Ensuring Fairness among Conflicting Broadband Competitors

Appendix

Adrian E. Herbst

Baller Herbst Law Group, P.C.

Minneapolis, Minnesota

 

10:30am - Noon - PERSONNEL

Retaliation Claims Beyond Title VII: Practice Tips

Frank Waite

Thompson and Knight LLP

Dallas, Texas

 

Harassment and Discrimination Retaliation: The U.S. Supreme Court Hits Back

Additional Materials

Daniel D. Crean

Legal Consultant - Primex3

New Hampshire Public Risk Management Exchange, Concord, New Hampshire

Crean Law Office, Pembrooke, New Hampshire

 

Accommodation and Reviewing the Current State of the Law

Additional Material

Andrew Ching

City Attorney

Tempe, Arizona

 

Monday, September 15, 2008

 

8:30am - 10:00am - WORK SESSION I: HOMELESSNESS AND HOUSING

Municipal Strategies for Preventing, Managing and Ending Homelessness

(Papers listed along with Presenters below)

Presenters:

Anna Kinastowski - Paper (large file -9MB)

City Solicitor

Toronto, Ontario Canada

 

Tulin Ozdeger - Paper

Civil Rights Director

National Law Center on Homelessness & Poverty

Washington, DC

 

Orlando Sanchez - Powerpoint

Deputy City Manager

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

8:30am - 10:00am - WORK SESSION II: LAW OFFICE MANAGEMENT

Performance Evaluations - How to Conduct a Successful Evaluation

G. Foster Mills

Managing Corporation Counsel

New York City, New York

 

Flexing Forward: What's Your Vision?

Mary Ellen Bench

City Solicitor

Mississauga, Ontario Canada

 

10:15am - 11:45am - WORK SESSION III: HOMELESSNESS & HOUSING

"Street to Home and the Housing First Model for Ending Homelessness" - What is the Model and What Have City Experiences Been Implementing It?

Papers listed along with Presenters below

Presenters:

Jose Egurbide - Paper

Assistant Supervising Deputy City Attorney

Los Angeles, California

 

Juanita Maginley - Paper

Program Manager-Outreach STI/HIV Prevention Control

British Columbia Center for Disease Control

Vancouver, British Columbia Canada

 

Rebecca "Becky" Kanis

Powerpoint

Handout 1

Handout 2

Handout 3

Handout 4

Handout 5

Common Ground

Director of Innovations

New York, New York

 

10:15am - 11:45am - WORK SESSION IV: NUCLEAR WASTE AND BREAKING NEWS

Yucca Mountain - A Bad Bet for America

Marta Adams

Senior Deputy Attorney General

State of Nevada

Carson City, Nevada

 

Municipalities' Efforts to Ban or Otherwise Regulate the Transportation of Hazardous Materials

Barry S. Neuman

Carter Ledyard & Milburn, LLP

Washington, DC

 

Rapidly Emerging Municipal Securities Market Issues

Powerpoint

Handout 1

Handout 2

Handout 3

Handout 4

Robert W. Doty

President

American Governmental Financial Services Company

Sacramento, California

 

Six Concurrent Work Sessions

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

700 MHz Public Safety Wireless System Buildouts: Big Systems, Big Costs, Big Opportunities for Cities

Nicholas Miller

Miller & Van Eaton

&

Gregory A. Munchrath, P.E.

Sr. Vice President & Western Div. Manager

RCC Consultants, Inc.

Houston, Texas

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Election Laws

Vincent Fontana - Paper

The Firm of Vincent Fontana, LLP

Garden City, New York

&

Benjamin E. Griffith - Paper

Griffith & Griffith

Cleveland, Mississippi

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Music Licensing

Powerpoint

Jeff Burrow

BMI

Nashville, Tennessee

&

Larry Stevens

BMI

Nashville, Tennessee

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Trademark - Nuts and Bolts : How to Trademark Your City's Slogan or Seal

Holly O. Whatley

Colantuono & Levin

Los Angeles, California

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Dealing with Landfills

Robert J. Kerwin

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.,

Boston, Massachusetts

&

Kerry T. Ryan

Tarlow, Breed, Hart & Rodgers, P.C.

Boston, Massachusetts

 

1:15pm - 2:15pm (Repeated at 2:30pm-3:30pm)

Fourth Amendment Use of Force Model

Luis Robles

Robles, Rael & Anaya, P.C.

Albuquerque, New Mexico

 

Four Concurrent Work Sessions

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Code Enforcement on Foreclosed Properties

John "Kelly" Addy

Deputy City Attorney

Billings, Montana

 

James B. Lampke

Town Counsel

Hull, Massachusetts

 

Brad D. Bailey

Assistant City Attorney

Littleton, Colorado

 

3:45pm - 5:00pm 

Group Homes: Transitional Housing/Group Home Complaint Investigations

Powerpoint

Gregory P. Priamos

City Attorney

Riverside, California

 

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Mediation Strategy: ADR Techniques and Strategies for the Local Government Lawyer

Powerpoint

Daniel P. Dozier

Press, Potter & Dozier

Bethesda, Maryland

 

3:45pm - 5:00pm

Traffic Cameras

Jane E. Dueker - Paper

Of Counsel

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Saint Louis, Missouri

&

Kory Nelson - Paper

Additional Material

Deputy City Attorney

Denver, Colorado

 

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

 NOTE: TUESDAY'S CANADIAN DEPARTMENT PROGRAM PAPERS AVAILABLE ON A SEPARATE PAGE. CLICK HERE TO ACCESS CANADIAN DEPARTMENT PAPERS

 

8:30am - 10:00am - WORK SESSION V: GAMING

Secondary Effects of Gambling Uses

Bibliography

Powerpoint

Michael J. Watza

Kitch Drutchas Wagner Valitutti & Sherbrook

Detroit, Michigan

 

Gaming and Local Authority to Regulate Tribal Casinos

Robert J. Miller

Professor of Law

Lewis & Clark Law School

Portland, Oregon

 

8:30am - 10:00am - WORK SESSION VI: CONSTRUCTION LAW

Improving the "House Odds" - Risk Allocation in Construction Contracts

Powerpoint

Edwin Levy

Senior Counsel

Commercial Real Estate Litigation

New York City, New York

&

John Markovs

Associate County Attorney

Montgomery County Maryland

&

Christopher J. Petrini

Town Counsel

Framingham, Massachusetts

&

John Rannestad

Senior Consultant

PinnacleOne, Inc.

Middletown, Connecticut

 

10:15am - 11:45am - WORK SESSION VII: DEFENDING THE POLICE

Police Use of Non-Deadly Force - A Survey of the Circuits

Patricia P. Via

Chief, Division of Litigation

Self-Insurance

Montgomery County, Maryland

 

Topic to Come

Michael A. Brave

National Litigation Counsel

TASER International, Inc.

Scottsdale, Arizona

 

TASER Law Update

Mark Newbold

Deputy City Attorney - Police

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

10:15am - 11:45am - WORK SESSION VIII: WATER LAW

Policy Agenda Connecting Energy, Climate & Water

Adell Amos

Assistant Professor

University of Oregon School of Law

Eugene, Oregon

 

Planning for a Sustainable Nevada: Cooperative Solutions and Responsible Water Resource Development

Ken Albright, P.E.

Director of Groundwater Resources

Southern Nevada Water Authority

Las Vegas, Nevada

 

Water Adequacy Law and Conservation Measures

Handout 1

Handout 2

Edward G. Rheinheimer

County Attorney

Cochise County, Arizona

 

Tuesday Afternoon Concurrent Work Sessions and Panel Discussions

1:30pm - 2:30pm - WORK SESSION IX: TELECOM

Update on Recent 47 USC s. 253 Litigation and Issues Local Governments Need to Consider

Kenneth Brunetti

Miller & Van Eaton

San Francisco, California

 

FCC and Current Telecommunications Issues

Kathy Zachem

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs

COMCAST

Washington, DC

 

1:30pm - 2:30pm - WORK SESSION X: ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS

Policy Discussion: Update on the Case Law - Why Laws Like Hazelton, Pleasant Valley, and Farmers Branch are Good and Why They are Bad

Nina Perales

Southwest Regional Counsel

Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)

San Antonio, Texas

 

Changing Landscape of Day Laborer Regulations

Scott Howard

City Attorney

Glendale, California

 

Authority of Local Police to Arrest for ICE Detainers

Additional Materials

Leon Rodriguez

County Attorney

Montgomery County Maryland

 

The Authority of Local Governments to Enact Ordinances that Discourage Illegal Immigration

Additional Paper

Kris W. Kobach

Professor of Law

University of Missouri - Kansas City Law School

Kansas City, Kansas

 

Six Concurrent Sessions

2:45pm - 3:45pm (repeated from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Sex Offenders & Residency Restrictions

Bibliography

Dwight H. Merriam

Robinson & Cole, LLP

Hartford, Connecticut

 

2:45pm - 3:45pm (repeated from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

ADA: Title II of the ADA; Constructing Accessible Public Rights-of-Way the Right Way and Limiting Liability for Plaintiffs' Attorney Fees

Update 09/25/08 - PowerPoint Presentation (pdf)

Abigail Elias

Chief Assistant City Attorney

Ann Arbor, Michigan

 

2:45pm - 3:45pm - (repeated from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Animal Control: Regulating Dangerous Dogs - To ban or not to ban - Paper

Powerpoint

John Joye

Police Attorney

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Rosanne Lienhard

Assistant City Attorney

Sioux City, Iowa

 

2:45pm - 3:45pm (repeated from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Parliamentary Procedure and Other Rules and Procedures for Municipalities

John "Kelly" Addy

Deputy City Attorney

Billings, Montana

&

Brad D. Bailey - Paper

Assistant City Attorney

Littleton, Colorado

&

Dottie Palumbo

City Attorney

Highland Village, Texas

Darrel Huenergardt - Paper

City Attorney

Kimball, Nebraska

&

Helen Valkavich - Paper

Assistant City Attorney

San Antonio, Texas

 

2:45pm - 3:45pm (repeated from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)

Political Signs: Not in My Front Yard - Regulating Political Signs

Deborah J. Fox - Paper

Meyers Nave

Los Angeles, California

 

Douglas C. Haney - Paper

City Attorney

Carmel, Indiana

 

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

 

8:15am - 9:45am - WORK SESSION XI: ETHICS

 

James P. Cooney, III

Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, PLLC

Charlotte, North Carolina

 

Attorney-Client Privilege and Work Product Doctrine in the Public Sector

Handout 1 

Handout 2

Handout 3

Marion J. Radson

City Attorney

Gainesville, Florida

 

10:00am - 11:30am - WORK SESSION XII: HOT TOPICS IN PLANNING AND ZONING

"You Want What?"- Three Development Agreement Provisions That Are Very Important To Municipalities, But Are Always Hotly Negotiated

Todd LaSala

Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP

Kansas City, Missouri

 

The 13th Annual Thomson West Zoning and Planning Law Report Awards -- The Most Remarkable, Unusual And Often Humorous Land Use Cases Of The Last Year   [Very Large File = 10MB]

Dwight H. Merriam

Robinson & Cole, LLP

Hartford, Connecticut

 

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