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CCLGL Board Certification Review Course

REGISTER HERE for the 2024 City, County, and Local  Government Law Board Certification Review Course,* scheduled for the mornings of April 10–12, 2024. Course number 8249 is approved for 12.5 CLE credits, 1.5 of which may be applied toward Ethics; and 12.5 City, County, and Local Government certification credits. CCLGL Section members register for only $455. All registrants have 90-day, on-demand access. Special thanks to Program Chair Andrew B. Dunkiel, Deputy City Attorney, City of Coral Springs.

This review course will cover home rule & allocation or taxing powers; eminent domain; Florida Bar ethics; Florida sunshine law and public records; public sector liability; sovereign immunity; procurements; public finance; ethics under part III, Ch. 112, F.S., conflicts of interest, financial disclosures and land use, zoning, practice & procedure before local government legislative & quasi-judicial boards.

*Per BLSE Policy 2.12(a)(2), program materials and course development are conducted without the endorsement of the BLSE or certification committees.


Wednesday, April 10

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.  Welcome & Introduction of Today’s Speakers
Andrew B. Dunkiel, City of Coral Springs, Program Chair

8:30 – 9:45 a.m.  Home Rule & Allocation of Taxing Powers
Heather Encinosa, Nabors, Giblin & Nickerson, Tallahassee

9:45 – 10:30 a.m.  Ethics Under Part III, Ch. 112, F.S., Conflicts of Interest, Financial Disclosures
Steven Zuilkowski, Florida Commission on Ethics, Tallahassee

10:30 – 10:40 a.m.  Break

10:40 – 11:10 a.m.  Florida Bar Ethics
Sheila Tuma, The Florida Bar, Tampa

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.  Sunshine Law & Public Records Law
Patricia Gleason, Attorney General’s Office, Tallahassee

Thursday, April 11

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.  Welcome & Introduction of Today’s Speakers
Andrew B. Dunkiel, Program Chair

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Public Sector Liability
Erin Jackson, Johnson Jackson, Tampa

10:00 – 10:45 a.m.  Sovereign Immunity
Peter J. Sweeney, Jr., Block & Scarpa, Vero Beach

10:45 – 10:55 a.m.  Break

10:55 – 12:05 p.m.  Procurements
Frederick Springer, Bryant Miller Olive

Friday, April 12

8:15 – 8:30 a.m.  Welcome & Introduction of Today’s Speakers
Andrew B. Dunkiel, Program Chair

8:30 – 10:00 a.m.  Public Finance
Kareem Spratling, Bryant Miller Olive, Tampa

10 – 10:45 a.m.  Eminent Domain
Mitchell Burnstein, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman, Fort Lauderdale

10:45 – 10:55 a.m.  Break

10:55 a.m. – 12:05 p.m.  Land Use Zoning, Practice & Procedure Before Local Government Legislative & Quasi-Judicial Boards
Mark Barnebey, Blalock Walters, Bradenton

NOTE: This preparatory review course is intended to provide a comprehensive review of city, county, and local government law, and it may help candidates prepare for a board certification examination. Those who have developed the program have no information regarding the examination content other than the information contained in the examination specifications that are also provided to each examinee. Candidates for certification who take this course should not assume that the course material will cover all topics on the examination, or that the examination will cover all topics in the course. This course will be conducted without any endorsement by the BLSE or certification committees of the Florida Bar.