This is a webcast of the live New York session.
Why you should attend
The Municipal Law Institute offers attendees sharp analyses of important developments, emerging legal issues and best practices in the field of municipal law.
Topics Discussed Will Include:
- The Municipal Response to Natural Disasters
- Ethics for the Municipal Lawyer
- Employment Law Update
Who should attend
Attorneys practicing in city agencies, commissions, and municipal law departments. (This is a transitional program, so newly admitted attorneys in New York State may apply these credits towards their first two years’ MCLE requirements.)
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All cancellations received 3 business days prior to the program will be refunded 100%. If you do not cancel within the allotted time period, payment is due in full. You may substitute another individual to attend the program at any time.
All times are E.D.T.
Morning Session: 9:00 AM - 12:30 PM (E.D.T.)
Martha J. Mullen, June A. Witterschein
9:15 Legal & Operational Framework for Disaster Planning and Response
- Local and state governmental powers in emergencies
- Intrastate, interstate and federal assistance
- Organizational and operational Considerations
Martha Mann Alfaro, Michael Best, Stella J. Guarna, Kristine Hoffman
10:15 The Business of Sandy Clean-Up And Repair
- City emergency contracting, including FEMA requirements
- Contracts to meet the needs of government and citizens
- Rapid Repairs
- Risk mitigation concerns before and after the storm
Howard B. Friedman, Steven Levi
11:15 Networking Break
11:30 Local Regulatory Issues Associated With Disaster Recovery
- Identification and inspection of compromised structures
- Rights of entry/authority to sign consent
- Repair and/or demolition
- Licensing code issues
- Vehicles and ships
- Health issues
- Temporary and long-term housing issues
Michelle Goldberg-Cahn, Stella J. Guarna, Gabriel Taussig
Afternoon Session: 1:30 PM - 5:00 PM (E.D.T.)
1:30 Ethics and the Municipal Law Department
- Making the right choices in defending employees, policy and legislation
- Making the right choices when policy, politics and the law do not always converge
Michael A. Cardozo, Irvin B. Nathan
2:30 Networking Break
2:45 Ethics and the Municipal Practitioner
- Ethical issues when the organization is the client
Michael S. Ross
3:45 Federal Case Law Update and Practice Guidance for Municipal Lawyers
- Supreme Court and Circuit case law developments
- Interpretation and application of case law for practical guidance in federal municipal litigation
Douglas S. Rosenbloom
Martha J. Mullen
~ Senior Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Martha Mann Alfaro
~ Deputy Chief, Division of Legal Counsel, New York City Law Department
~ Deputy Chief, Contracts and Real Estate Division, New York City Law Department
Stella J. Guarna
~ Deputy Commissioner for Legal Affairs, NYC Office of Emergency Management
~ Deputy Chief Tort Division and Risk Manager, New York City Law Department
Irvin B. Nathan
~ Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Douglas S. Rosenbloom
~ Assistant Attorney General, Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia
Michael S. Ross
~ Law Offices of Michael S. Ross; Adjunct Professor, Benjamin N. Cardozo Law School, Adjunct Associate Professor, Brooklyn Law School
~ Chief, Administrative Law Division, New York City Law Department
PLI makes every effort to accredit its Live Webcasts. Please check the CLE Calculator above for CLE information specific to your state.
PLI's Live Webcasts
are approved for MCLE credit (unless otherwise noted in the product description
) in the following states/territories: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho*, Illinois, Indiana1
, Iowa*, Kansas*, Kentucky*, Louisiana, Maine*, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, New Hampshire*, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York2
, Oklahoma, Oregon*, Pennsylvania4
, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia5
, Virgin Islands, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming*.*PLI will apply for credit upon request.
Arizona: The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement.
Arkansas and Oklahoma: Audio-only live webcasts are not approved for credit.
1Indiana: Considered a distance education course. There is a 6 credit limit per year.Running time and CLE credit hours are not necessarily the same. Please be aware that many states do not permit credit for luncheon and keynote speakers.
2New York: Newly admitted attorneys may not take non-transitional course formats such as on-demand audio or video programs or live webcasts for CLE credit. Newly admitted attorneys not practicing law in the United States, however, may earn 12 transitional credits in non-traditional formats.
3Ohio: To confirm that the live webcast has been approved, please refer to the list of Ohio’s Approved Self Study Activities at http://www.sconet.state.oh.us. Online programs are considered self-study. Ohio attorneys have a 6 credit self-study limit per biennial compliance period. The Ohio CLE Board states that attorneys must have a 100% success rate in clicking on timestamps to receive ANY CLE credit for an online program.
4 Pennsylvania: A live webcast may be viewed individually or in a group setting. Credit may be granted to an attorney who views a live webcast individually. There is a 4.0 credit limit per year for this type of viewing. A live webcast viewed in a group setting receives live participatory credit if the program is open to the public and advertised at least 30 days prior to the program. Live webcasts viewed in a group setting that do not advertise at least 30 days prior the program will be considered "in-house", and therefore denied credit.
5Virginia: All distance learning courses are to be done in an educational setting, free from distractions.
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If you have already received credit for attending some or the entire program, please be aware that state administrators do not permit you to accrue additional credit for repeat viewing even if an additional credit certificate is subsequently issued.