Calendar of Events


calendar of events

Section Calendar of Events

Executive Council Schedule

  • May 11, 2017
    Executive Council Meeting
    Caribe Royale, Orlando

Seminar Schedule

  • May 11, 2017
    City, County and Local Government Law Certification Review Course
    Caribe Royale, Orlando
    This course will provide updates covering home rule and allocation of taxing powers; public finance; sunshine law and public records; ethics; public sector employment liability; eminent domain;  conflicts of interest/financial disclosure (ethics under part III, chapter 112, Florida statues); procurements; sovereign immunity; land use/zoning and practice & procedures before local government legislative and quasi-judicial bodies.
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  • May 11, 2017
    Public Finance in Florida 2017
    Caribe Royale, Orlando
    This seminar covers a variety of topics such as green bonds; direct placement of municipal debt (aka bank loans); sec vs city of Miami and Michael Boudreaux; social impact bonds; technology in public finance; federal tax update; securities disclosure policy and procedures in the wake of the SEC’s MCDC initiative; local government attorney’s role in a bond transaction. This seminar will also include one credit in technology.
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  • May 12-13, 2017
    40th Annual Local Government Law in Florida
    Caribe Royale, Orlando
    The sections’ annual seminar include the latest updates such as promoting ethics within our legal system; workforce housing, medical marijuana dispensaries and other current land use issues; wetlands and water; maximizing relationships with your local school district lawyer; open government and social media issues; statutory ethics for public officers and employees; cellular backhaul in Florida rights of way; latent defects in pipe construction; hot topics: evolving LGBT EEO issues, ADA and pregnancy accommodation obligations, drug screens, criminal background checks, and more. Florida Supreme Court’s recent rulings on constitutionality; protecting whistle-blowers and litigating against blowhards; combatting crimes and nuisances with innovative legislation based on home rule; a review of the recent forfeiture state changes; update on the fourth amendment in the electronic age and 2017 legislative wrap-up.
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Ricky Libbert
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Professional Development
The Florida Bar
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