Training Course Syllabus:
Adeptly Handle Governmental Legal Matters
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- Stay up to date on newly developing cases and legal issues in government law.
- Ensure compliance with public records access and retention laws.
- When do open meeting laws apply? Find out what situations and email communications constitute a public meeting.
- Avoid employment disputes: know what personnel policies municipalities should and shouldn't have.
- Examine the ethical considerations involved in public disclosure of government actions.
- Discuss the current challenges facing budget committees and the legalities surrounding creative cuts and allocations.
- Know the laws regarding government immunity and employee protections from costly lawsuits.
- OPEN MEETING LAWS
9:00 - 10:00, Written and Presented by Lawrence E. Flynn in Greenville and Tameika Isaac Devine in Columbia.
- Overview of the Law and to Whom it Applies
- Required Content of Meeting Notices
- Exceptions to the Rule
- Email Communications
- PUBLIC RECORDS ISSUES
10:15 - 11:15, Written and Presented by Joel M. Deason in Greenville and Stafford J. McQuillin III
- The Public's Right to Access Records - and Exceptions to the Rule
- The Law Regarding Retention, Maintenance and Disposing of Public Records
- Issues with Electronic Records Retention
- Developing a Public Records Policy
- HUMAN RESOURCES ISSUES
11:15 - 12:15, Written and Presented by D. Michael Henthorne in Greenville and Joseph D. Dickey Jr. in Columbia.
- New Developments in Employment Law
- Conducting Successful Employee Investigations
- Protecting Your Employees' Privacy Rights
- Improving Your Personnel Policies
- A CURRENT LOOK AT GOVERNMENT IMMUNITY
1:15 - 2:15, Written and Presented by C. Lance Sheek in Greenville and Columbia.
- Overview of §1983 Litigation
- Types of Immunities
- Common Causes of Action
- Popular and Effective Defenses
- The Latest Evidentiary Considerations
- BUDGETS AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT LEGALITIES
2:15 - 3:15, Written and Presented by Michael E. Kozlarek in Greenville and Columbia.
3:30 - 4:30, Written and Presented by Michael E. Kozlarek in Greenville and Columbia.
- Privileged vs. Public Communications
- Conflicts of Interest
- Whistle Blowing: Duty to Report?
- Representing Clients After Public Service