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43rd Annual Local Government Law in Florida

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This course will help keep local government practitioners up to date with changes in the law affecting their practice and their clients. It will also assist them to be aware of and understand emerging technologies and other issues that affect the practice of law.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Donald S. “Don” Crowell, City, County and Local Government Law Section, Chair, Clearwater

Overcoming the Stigma Around Mental Health: How to Get Help and How to Help Others
Miriam S. Ramos, City of Coral Gables
John Lesko, Pompano Beach
Hillary B. Cassel, Hollywood
Joseph E. Ankus, Davie

Batten Down the Hatches: Weathering the Assault on Florida Home Rule
Heather J. Encinosa, Tallahassee

Contractors Overcharging Local Governments Beware– Unveiling the Mysteries of the Florida and Federal False Claims Acts
John S. Vento, Tampa

Ethics Bumps and Bruises; Five or More Common Ethics Violations
Chris Anderson Tallahassee

Open Government Law in the Age of Social Media
Patricia “Pat” R. Gleason, Tallahassee; 
Herbert “Herb” W.A. Thiele, Tallahassee

1:45 p.m. – 2:35 p.m.
Playing Through Land Use and Zoning Changes for Golf Course Redevelopment – Hazards on Both Sides
Susan L. Trevarthen, Fort Lauderdale
Alicia Gonzalez, Fort Lauderdale

Opportunity Zones: Maximizing Local Government Benefits Through Long-Range Planning
Aaron C. Dunlap, West Palm Beach

Emerging Legal Technologies 
Janette M. Smith, Margate
Anessa A. Santos, Orlando
Nikki Day, Tampa
Victoria Mendez, Miami

It’s Time!  How it Creates Problems and Opportunities Direct and Inverse Condemnation Litigation
Carlos A. Kelly, Ft. Myers