Don’t miss this opportunity to hear the latest in government law. Get recent developments in public meetings requirements and tips on surviving the economic slump. A legislative update includes a look at changes in employment law, land use, fines, and fees. Regional and local government strategies in planning for climate changes are revealed. Learn about alternative energy options, and finish the day with legal ethics for government law practitioners. Special guest speaker the Honorable Adrienne C. Nelson reviews and discusses the ABA report Diversity in the Legal Profession: Next Steps in her presentation, “Key Strategies for Enhancing Diversity.”
Cosponsored by the Government Law Section.
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Public Meetings Law and Dumdi v. Handy
Understanding the public meetings law
Issues associated with serial meetings, sequential meetings, and email meetings
Determining what constitutes a public meeting as communication technology evolves
Litigating public meetings law issues: Dumdi v. Handy
Public and personal liability issues under the public meetings law
Frederick (Fritz) A. Batson, Gleaves Swearingen Potter & Scott LLP, Eugene J. Aaron Landau, Harrang Long Gary Rudnick PC, Eugene
Surviving the Slump
Reductions in force
Mergers and closures
Public Employee Transfer Statute
Todd A. Lyon, Williams Zografos & Peck PC, Lake Oswego
Key Strategies for Enhancing Diversity
The Honorable Adrienne C. Nelson, Multnomah County Circuit Court, Portland
Legislative Update: Let’s See What the Co-Chaired Legislature Did to Us
Fines, fees, and facilities
Other changes and tweaks government lawyers should note
Michael Eliason, Association of Oregon Counties, Salem Scott H. Parker, Special Counsel, Association of Oregon Counties, Woodburn Paul Snider, Association of Oregon Counties, Salem
Regional and Local Government Strategies in Planning for Climate Change
Update on statewide metro region greenhouse gas scenario efforts
Analysis of strategies and the legal, technical, and political barriers to reaching the targets
Incorporating LEED—Neighborhood Development (ND) into local government land use regulations and building codes
Going beyond LEED—retaining the embodied energy in existing resources
Economic and social vulnerability as components of adaptation planning
Michael Hoglund, Director, Metro Research Center, Portland Caroline E. K. MacLaren, Black Helterline LLP, Portland Carrie A. Richter, Garvey Schubert Barer, Portland
Renewable Energy Financing and Incentives and Permitting Opportunities and Challenges
Incentives and tax credits for financing renewable energy projects
Structures for financing: public/private partnerships, tax equity partnerships, and third ownership
Wind energy permitting: setbacks, noise, and health impacts
Local versus state permits
Cumulative effects: one wind farm is good; what about ten?
Carla McLane, Planning Director, Morrow County Planning Department, Irrigon David E. Van’t Hof, Lane Powell PC, Portland
Legal Ethics in the Practice of Government Law
Ex parte contact: what it is and isn’t; when it’s permissible
Communicating with a represented party
When are a governmental entity and its employees deemed to be represented by counsel?
Even if an entity is represented, when can you contact it directly?
Special conflict issues for current and former government employees
Helen M. Hierschbiel, Oregon State Bar, Tigard
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7.25 Total CLE Units, 1.00 of which may be applied toward Ethics, 0.75 of which may be applied toward Access to Justice Credit