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47th Annual Local Government Law in Florida

47th Annual Local Government Law in Florida (in-person only):  REGISTER HERE!

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April 26-28, 2024

The CCLGL Section’s hallmark annual CLE event addresses timely, relevant local government law topics and provides training in critical areas affecting the practice of law. Presentation topics include home rule, new legislation, local government pension plans, sunshine law, land use, and emerging issues in technology. With highly-respected presenters, it is designed to keep local government practitioners current with the ever-evolving law affecting their practice and their clients, while providing networking and fellowship opportunities.

Day 1: Friday, April 26, 2024

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM                         
Opening Remarks and Introduction
Peter J. Sweeney, Program Chair and City, County and Local Government Law Section, Chair-Elect

8:45 AM – 9:35 AM                       
Florida Election Laws Update
Kenneth Tinkler, Carlton Fields 

9:35 AM – 10:25 AM                      
Shifting Sands: In Florida, DEI at Work and Elsewhere Is No Walk on the Beach
David C. Miller, Bryant Miller Olive & Lorena Bravo, Bryant Miller Olive 
SYNOPSIS: How can public employers conduct themselves now and how can they prepare for an extremely uncertain future when it comes to DEI? Good, bad, or indifferent the answers may be, but it’s certain none of them are easy.

10:25 AM – 10:35 AM                     

10:35 AM – 11:25 AM 
Pensions and Retirement Benefits
Glenn Thomas, Lewis Longman & Walker, P.A. & Janice Rustin, Lewis, Longman & Walker, P.A. 

11:25 AM – 12:15 PM                    
Sunshine Law and Public Records
Patricia Gleason, Attorney General Office

12:15 PM – 2:15 PM                       
Lunch/Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony (Lunch included in registration fee)

2:15 PM – 3:05 PM
Current Land Use Issues 2024
TENTATIVE- Susan Trevarthen, Weiss Serota Helman Cole & Bierman 

3:05 PM – 3:20 PM                       

3:20 PM – 4:10 PM                         
The Basics of Home Rule and Preemption
Heather Encinosa, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson 

6:00 PM-11:00 PM                        
Reception, Dinner and Entertainment – Networking Event 

Day 2: Saturday, April 27, 2024 

7:30 AM – 8:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:30 AM – 8:40 AM
Opening Remarks
Peter J. Sweeney, Program Chair and City, County and Local Government Law Section, Chair-Elect

8:40 AM – 9:55 AM
1’s & 0’s: AI, Tech Contracts, and Cyber Security
Andrew Dunkiel, City Attorneys’ Office-Coral Springs, FL 

9:55 AM – 10:05 AM

10:05 AM – 12:10 PM
Legislative Update-2024
Rebecca O’Hara, Florida League of Cities, Inc. & Eddie Labrador, Florida League of Cities, Inc. 

Day 3: Sunday, April 28, 2024

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Roundtable Discussion


Conference week: April 25 – 28, 2024. Make the most of your travel and get more CLE credits by attending the Land Use Seminar on April 25, the 47th Annual Local Government in Florida Conference on April 26-27, and the CCLGL Roundtable Discussion on April 28!

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