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Avoid NEW Liability Exposures and Current Legal Landmines
Cell phone towers, record requests, new search and seizure liability exposure and developing ADA/FMLA issues are just a few of the major complexities causing a lot of headaches right now in municipal law. In this ultimate guide, seasoned attorney faculty will cover current legal issues attorneys, government officials and law enforcement are facing. Plus, you'll receive practical insight for how to best manage these thorny problems and avoid destructive liability exposure. Get informed, up-to-speed and equipped with cutting-edge knowledge and insight for handling some of the most tricky local government issues that are currently under the radar - register today!
This advanced level seminar is designed for the following professionals:
including - Ethics: 1.00
NBI, Inc. is an accredited sponsor of the Delaware Commission on Continuing Legal Education and recommends this program for 6.70 hours of CLE credit, including 1.0 hour of enhanced ethics.
including - Ethics: 1.00
This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for a total of 6.50 hours, including 5.50 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit and 1.0 hour of ethics, professionalism or substance abuse CLE credit.
This activity has been approved by American Institute of Certified Planners for 6.50 CM credits, including 1.5 law credits. 100% attendance is required to receive CM credit.
NBI, Inc. is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. NBI, Inc. is authorized by IACET to offer 0.70 CEUs for this program. At the end of the program, participants must complete a self-assessment in order to receive credit. 100% attendance is required. (Provider #1004558)
Upon completion of this course, attendees should be able to: 1. State two local legislative recent changes. 2. State one hot-button ethical issue in local government right now. 3. State two cell tower zoning issues. 4. List one change with public record requests. 5. State two uncertainties regardng open meeting laws. 6. State one issue regarding Section 1983 cases. 7. List one change to the FMLA.
LAUREN P. DeLUCA is an attorney with Connolly Gallagher LLP, where she practices with the labor and employment law, and government law teams, representing both public and private sector employers and employees. She represents businesses, non-profit corporations, government entities, as well as individuals in their employment-related and other matters before administrative agencies, federal court, and the Delaware state courts. In addition to employment law, Ms. DeLuca assists in general litigation and expedited Court of Chancery litigation. She is a member of the American Bar Association and the Delaware State Bar Association, for which she serves as the chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section. Ms. DeLuca is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, as well as before the Third Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. She received her B.A. degree with honors from Swarthmore College and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from Villanova University School of Law.
DANIEL A. GRIFFITH is the managing attorney of Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLC's Delaware office and co-head of the firm’s Tort and Insurance Litigation Department. He specializes in the areas of commercial litigation and professional liability defense with a concentration in the defense of municipal liability matters, particularly those involving alleged police misconduct. Mr. Griffith has defended police officers from approximately 15 Delaware municipalities in claims ranging from 4th Amendment search and seizure issues to excessive force claims involving tasers and/or canines. Mr. Griffith has significant trial experience in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has tried cases in a wide variety of areas, including copyright infringement, insurance coverage/bad faith, employment discrimination, municipal liability, civil rights and professional negligence. In addition to representing professionals (attorneys, insurance professionals, private and public employers, and police officers) in litigated matters, Mr. Griffith has represented commercial and personal lines insurance carriers, multi-national corporations, municipal entities and state governments. He is a frequent speaker and writer on issues related to civil trial practice, including evidence, federal pre-trial practice, expert issues, building civil trial skills and ethics. Mr. Griffith wrote What the Civil Court Judges (in Delaware) Want You to Know and moderated a judicial panel seminar of the same title. He has written for, and spoken at, Delaware seminars entitled "Litigating Bad Faith Insurance Claims in Delaware," "Effective Federal Pre-Trial Practice," "Building Your Civil Trial Skills," "Managing Ethical Issues in Your Day-to-Day Practice," "Legal Ethics in Delaware: Solutions to the Most Common Ethical Challenges," and "How to Avoid Being the Target of a Legal Malpractice Claim in Delaware." Mr. Griffith is admitted to practice in Delaware, Pennsylvania and New Jersey (state and federal courts), and before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit and the U.S. Supreme Court. He earned his B.A. degree from Rutgers University and his J.D. degree from Rutgers University School of Law.
JAMES H. McMACKIN III is a partner with Morris James LLP. In his firm's representation of the majority of Delaware's school districts, numerous municipalities, and private employers, he routinely functions as primary counsel in state and federal court and arbitrations concerning wage and hour claims, constitutional claims, discrimination claims, labor grievances, alleged unfair labor practice actions, and employment contract disputes. Mr. McMackin's clients frequently consult with him for advice and counseling, policy drafting, and compliance audits and reviews. His peers recognize him as a leader in the field of employment litigation by nominating him to peer-reviewed recognition in Chambers USA - America's Leading Lawyers for Business and Delaware Super Lawyers, where he was acclaimed for his enforcement of post-employment restrictions and his defense of discrimination claims. He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association; the U.S. District Court, District of Delaware; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit. Mr. McMackin earned his B.A. degree from Muhlenberg College and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Widener University School of Law.
MICHAEL P. MIGLIORE is legal counsel for the New Castle County Council. In this role, he serves as the attorney for the legislative branch of county government, providing legal advice and counsel, and research and legislative drafting to 13 elected officials. Mr. Migliore was formerly chief legal counsel (city solicitor) for the city of Wilmington, the largest city in the state of Delaware. As solicitor, he advised the mayor, members of city council, and all city agencies and departments on a myriad of legal issues, with a primary focus on employment, police, legislative and constitutional law matters. During his legal career, Mr. Migliore has practiced law in the private and public sectors. Mr. Migliore has experience at all levels of government (federal, state, county and local levels). He served as legal aide to then-U.S. senator, and former vice president, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. He also served for several years as attorney to the House of Representatives of the Delaware General Assembly. In addition, he was a legal extern to the Honorable Joseph J. Farnan, Jr. (retired) of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware. He is the immediate past Delaware state chair for the International Municipal Lawyers Association. Mr. Migliore also was the chair of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section of the Delaware State Bar Association for several years, and is certified as a mediator by the Delaware Superior Court. In addition, he is active with the American Bar Association, and serves as a mentor and moot court judge for the ABA’s annual Law Student Division National Appellate Advocacy Competition in Philadelphia. He also is a member of the ADR, employment law, and litigation sections of the Delaware State Bar Association. Mr. Migliore received his B.A. degree from Villanova University and his J.D. degree from Widener University School of Law, and he has been recognized in Superlawyers - Delaware Rising Stars.
JOHN E. TRACEY is a partner in the Wilmington law firm of Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, where his practice is concentrated in the areas of land use and zoning. He currently focuses his practice on representing developers and land owners in land use and zoning matters in all three counties and many municipalities in Delaware. Mr. Tracey has lectured on issues relating to land use and zoning. He previously served as an assistant county attorney and first assistant county attorney with New Castle County, where he split his time equally between litigation matters and the representation of the county's various administrative land use boards, including the Board of Adjustment, Planning Board, and Historic Review Board. Mr. Tracey is a member of the American and Delaware State bar associations. He earned his B.A.A.S. degree from the University of Delaware and his J.D. degree from the University of Maryland.
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