Seminar Number

8299

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$300

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$320

60th Annual
INSTITUTE FOR CITY AND COUNTY ATTORNEYS

SEPTEMBER 12-13, 2013

UGA Hotel and Conference Center
(formerly The Georgia Center for Continuing Education)
1197 S. Lumpkin St.
Athens  (706) 542-2134

CLE Hours:
12 CLE Hours including 1 Ethics Hour, 1 Professionalism Hour and 3 Trial Practice Hours

Co-Sponsors:
Local Government Law Section, State Bar of Georgia;
City Attorneys' Section, Georgia Municipal Association;
County Attorneys' Section, Association County Commissioners of Georgia

THURSDAY  •  SEPTEMBER 12, 2013

Presiding:
Jeffrey M. Todd, Chair, Local Government Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; City Attorney for LaGrange, Woodbury, Warm Springs, Hogansville, Town of Gay, and West Point; Lewis Taylor & Todd, P.C., LaGrange

7:45

Registration and Continental Breakfast
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

8:25

Welcome and program Overview
Jeffrey M. Todd

8:30

fighting tuberculosis—prosecuting active TB cases from beginning to end
Terri N. Gordon, Senior Assistant County Attorney,
Dekalb County Law Department, Decatur
Angela D. Afflick, Senior Assistant County Attorney, DeKalb County Law Department, Decatur

9:30

immigration issues update
Rusi C. Patel, Associate General Counsel, Georgia Municipal Association, Atlanta
Mark A. Adelman, Cobb County Attorney’s Office, Marietta

10:15

BREAK

10:30
fair housing issues
Amy V. Howell, General Counsel, Department of Behavior Health and Developmental Disabilities, Atlanta

11:15

defending citizen suits under the clean water act
Andrew J. Whalen, III, The Whalen Law Firm, LLP, Griffin

11:45

Luncheon (Included in registration fee)
Following the luncheon there will be a meeting of the Local Government Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

1:15

open records—one year after
Kenneth E. Jarrard, Jarrard & Davis, LLP, Cumming

2:15

Cyber Liability and Data Breach
David A. Cole, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Atlanta

3:15

break

3:30

Legislative Update
Susan J. Moore, General Counsel, Georgia Municipal Association, Atlanta
Kelly J. L. Pridgen, Assistant General Counsel, Georgia Municipal Association, Atlanta

4:30
recess
6:00

Reception with Heavy Hors d’Oeuvres (Ends at 8:00)
Athens Country Club, 2700 Jefferson Road

Sponsored by:
Alston & Bird LLP
Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLC
Hall Booth Smith, P.C.
McKenna Long & Aldridge
Merchant Capital
Murray Barnes Finister LLP
Raymond James Financial, Inc.
Troutman Sanders LLP

FRIDAY  •  SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Presiding:
Joseph A. Homans, President, County Attorneys’ Section, Association County Commissioners of Georgia; Dawson County Attorney; Fox Chandler Homans Hicks & McKinnon, Dawsonville

8:30
sovereign citizens claims
Moderator:
William D. NeSmith, III, Office of the County Attorney, Sumter County, Americus

Panelists:
Walter J. Gordon, Sr., Hart County Attorney; The Gordon Law Firm, Hartwell
Alberto Montes, Domestic Terrorism Squad I, Sovereign Citizen Program Lead, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Atlanta
9:30

video gaming
Les A. Schneider, Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Weathersby & Schneider, PC, Atlanta

10:00
break
10:15
update on zoning and land use
Laurel E. Henderson, Sumner Meeker, LLC, Newnan
10:45
judicial update
James E. Elliot, Jr., City Attorney of Warner Robins,
Office of the City Attorney, Warner Robins
11:45
LUNCHEON (Included in registration fee)

Presiding:
Theodore P. Meeker, III, President, City Attorneys’ Section, Georgia Municipal Association; City Attorney for Peachtree City, Haralson, Turin, Luthersville, and Greenville; Sumner Meeker LLC, Newnan

12:45 removal of elected officials from office
William J. Linkous, Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP, Atlanta
1:45

Contractor issues
Brad C. Parrott, Foltz Martin, LLC, Atlanta
Jeremy T. Berry, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP, Atlanta

2:45

break

3:00
bond counsel—have they told you the whole story? What every city and county attorney should know about a bond issue
Woodrow W. Vaughan, III, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta
4:00
adjourn