Audio CD + Course Book

Local Government Law From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

December, 2017

Product ID#:

78600CDRA

Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • CA CLE - 6.00
From Event: Local Government Law From Start to Finish, held December 2017.

Program Description

There is no such thing as a typical day for government law practitioners. From unique public contracts and bidding issues to police misconduct claims, with each new day comes a unique set of challenges to overcome. In this comprehensive overview of local government law, you will come away with the knowledge you need to tackle a variety of pressing local government legal issues. Whether you are new to the practice area or are an experienced practitioner in need of a refresher, you are sure to take away valuable essentials from this comprehensive government law overview - order today!

Course Content

  1. Navigating Open Meeting Law Compliance Issues
  2. Public Contracts and Bidding - Avoiding Delays and Mitigating Liability
  3. Small Cells and Big Issues: Regulation of Wireless Sites
  4. Avoiding Critical Municipal Bond Pitfalls
  5. Sign and Billboard Law: Balancing Regulatory Concerns and Constitutional Freedoms
  6. Municipal Liability for Police Misconduct
  7. Government Attorney Ethics - Protect Your Client and Yourself

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 6.00 CA - Credit Approval Expiration 12/14/2019 *


* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

  1. Navigating Open Meeting Law Compliance Issues
    9:00 - 9:45, Rudy S. Salo
    1. What Meeting Notices Must Contain
    2. When is a Meeting a Meeting?
    3. Open vs. Closed Session Procedures
    4. Quasi-Government Corporations and Other Grey Areas
    5. Dealing with Open Meeting Law Violations
  2. Public Contracts and Bidding - Avoiding Delays and Mitigating Liability
    9:45 - 10:45, Bryan B. Arnold
    1. Key Statutory Provisions to Understand
    2. Legal and Fair Bidding Processes
    3. Negotiation Essentials for Public Contracts
    4. Spotting Conflicts of Interest
    5. Resolving Bid and Contract Disputes
  3. Small Cells and Big Issues: Regulation of Wireless Sites
    11:00 - 12:00, Jonathan L. Kramer
    1. How Many, and How Soon?
    2. Shot Clock Considerations in the Real Government World
    3. State Deregulation of Wireless Siting
    4. Interactions Between State and Federal Laws and Regulations
    5. Crafting Wireless Site Design Strategies and Standards
  4. Avoiding Critical Municipal Bond Pitfalls
    1:00 - 1:45, Rudy S. Salo
    1. Applicable Federal Securities and Tax Laws
    2. Structuring Bonds
    3. Restrictions on Use of Bond Funds
    4. Protecting the Rights of Bondholders
  5. Sign and Billboard Law: Balancing Regulatory Concerns and Constitutional Freedoms
    1:45 - 2:30, James S. Azadian and Eric G. Salbert
    1. Commercial Speech and First Amendment Concerns
    2. Regulating Sign and Billboard Location
    3. Regulating Physical Characteristics
    4. Regulating Digital Billboards, Supergraphics and Other Emerging Technologies
  6. Municipal Liability for Police Misconduct
    2:45 - 3:30, Anthony R. Taylor
    1. 42 U.S.C. §1983 Liability Under Federal and State Law
    2. Investigating Police Misconduct Claims
    3. Defenses and Immunities to Police Misconduct Claims
    4. How to Limit a Municipality's Exposure
    5. Current Issues - Cameras, No-Knock Warrants, Tasers and More
  7. Government Attorney Ethics - Protect Your Client and Yourself
    3:30 - 4:30, Anthony R. Taylor
    1. Who is the Client? Who Pays Legal Fees?
    2. Attorney-Client Privilege
    3. Conflicts of Interest
    4. Ethical Concerns with Social Media Use

BRYAN B. ARNOLD is an attorney with Gordee, Nowicki & Blakeney LLP, in Irvine. Mr. Arnold is an experienced government contract lawyer who has represented clients with government contract disputes and regulatory compliance issues for more than 20 years. Formerly with Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, Mr. Arnold has represented clients with respect to actions brought under the federal and state False Claims Act, bid protests actions before administrative bodies and the courts, federal audits, cost allowability and allocability issues, the Cost Accounting Standards, size determinations, contract compliance, federal supply schedule contracts, terminations for default or convenience, and prime and subcontractor disputes. Mr. Arnold regularly advises clients on state and local procurement issues involving a diverse collection of state and local agencies, such as the California Department of General Services, the California Department of Health Services, CalPERS, the Los Angeles Unified School District, and the San Diego Data Processing Corporation. He is a member of the State Bar of California, American Bar Association (Public Contracts Law Section), and National Contract Management Association. Mr. Arnold earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell College in Mount Vernon, Iowa, and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.

JAMES S. AZADIAN is a shareholder with Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC, in Irvine. Mr. Azadian serves as the chair of the firm’s nationwide appellate, writs, and constitutional law practice, and regulatory practice. His practice concentrates primarily on appellate law, constitutional law, regulatory law and affairs, and intellectual property litigation. He has served as counsel in more than 150 appeals and writ proceedings in a wide variety of areas, and he frequently serves as special counsel to other law firms to prepare advocates for oral argument and to assist with the drafting of appellate briefs as well as critical motions at the trial court level. He has an expertise in the right to the freedom of speech under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and Article 1 of the California Constitution, as well as the application of California’s anti-SLAPP statute in federal court. Mr. Azadian's regulatory work focuses on agency rule making and the 8(a) Business Development Program administered through the U.S. Small Business Administration. Additionally, he counsels a variety of clients affected by the redevelopment agency dissolution process mandated under the California Community Redevelopment Law, including city attorneys, city managers, city finance departments, successor agencies, oversight boards, and private parties to redevelopment agency contracts. Mr. Azadian earned his B.A. degree from the University of California and his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. He is a member of the State Bar of California, District of Columbia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association (Appellate Section, secretary and treasurer, 2016-2017), and the Los Angeles County Bar Association (Appellate Courts Committee).

JONATHAN L. KRAMER is an attorney with Telecom Law Firm, as well as a 30+ year telecom engineer. He is admitted to practice in New Mexico and California. Mr. Kramer advises local governments and private clients on wireless leasing, lease enforcements, wireless ordinances, and broadband telecom matters. He is a frequent lecturer and panelist on communications technology for conferences supported by both the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers and the National Association of Telecommunications Officers and Advisors. Mr. Kramer is also the co-author and editor of several articles in federal government publications on radio frequency interference matters and wireless technology. He earned his A.S. degree, with honors, from Los Angeles Trade Technical College; his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Abraham Lincoln University School of Law; and his L.L.M. degree, with distinction, from the University of Strathclyde School of Law. He is completing his Doctor of Law and Policy degree at Northeastern University.

ERIC G. SALBERT is an attorney with Enterprise Counsel Group, ALC, in the firm’s Estate Planning, Probate, and Trusts Practice Group. His practice involves all aspects of estate planning, individual wealth transfer planning, and probate and trust administration. His experience includes the preparation of comprehensive estate plans and customized complex trusts for high net worth families, and he tailors plans and trusts to meet the broad range of his clients’ personal and financial goals. Mr. Salbert received his B.B.A. from Belmont University and his J.D. degree from Pepperdine University School of Law.

RUDY S. SALO is a partner with Nixon Peabody LLP. He works with lenders, borrowers and underwriters on a broad range of public projects financed by tax-exempt and taxable debt. Mr. Salo advises clients on public offerings and direct lending/privately placed debt serving as lender's/bank, bond, disclosure, underwriter's or borrower's counsel. He has significant experience representing commercial banks in providing credit and liquidity facilities in support of tax-exempt and taxable municipal securities, as well as representing those banks in the direct purchase of privately placed debt and the negotiation of revolving credit agreements and other lending solutions. Mr. Salo has significant experience in both short- and long-term financings for school districts, community college districts, private schools and universities throughout the country. These financings include serving as bond counsel, underwriter's counsel, disclosure counsel and lender's counsel in the issuance of general obligation and revenue bonds as well as direct placements/loans. Mr. Salo is a member of the National Association of Bond Lawyers, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of California, Los Angeles, and his J.D. degree from Georgetown University Law Center.

ANTHONY R. TAYLOR is an equity partner of Aleshire & Wynder, LLP, in Irvine. Mr. Taylor focuses his practice in the areas of litigation and police advisory work. He serves the cities of Cypress and Suisun City as city attorney. He was named 2015 California Lawyer Magazine Attorney of the Year in the category of municipal law. Mr. Taylor graduated with a B.S. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California and class valedictorian of the School of Public Administration. He also earned his J.D. degree from the University of Southern California Law School.

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Continuing Legal Education

CA CLE: 6.00 Credit Approval Exp
12/14/2019
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
This activity has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California and may qualify for up to 6.0 hours of self-study credit, of which 1.0 hour will apply to legal ethics self-study credit. NBI, Inc. certifies this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. NBI, Inc. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider - #53.


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