2011-2012 CLE Distance Learning Programs


2011–2012 CLE Distance Learning Programs
September 2011–January 2012
1:00 p.m.–2:30 p.m.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012
Ethical Considerations for Municipal Attorneys:
Caught in the Crosshairs Reconciling the Rules of Professional Conduct with Government Ethics Laws
Ethics Committee
This program will include a panel discussion of various ethical issues evolving from the recent U.S. Supreme Court opinion in Nevada Commission on Ethics v. Carrigan. At the heart of this case is how far a state may go in policing public officials who face a potential conflict of interest in conducting government business. The panel will discuss the case, the ethical implications, and the questions still to be answered.

Past Third Wednesday CLEs are available for download.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Green Building
Environmental Committee
This panel will discuss issues surrounding Green Building Ordinances, ongoing cases involving the preemption of local green building codes under federal law, and other challenges and pitfalls with Green Building Ordinance initiatives.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
Issues in the Siting of Potentially Dangerous Facilities
Environmental Committee
Recent litigation will be used for examples of the issues inherent in planning and regulating the location of similar installations nationwide. The expert faculty discusses the issues faced and offers possible solutions.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
The Bully at School Goes High Tech:
Protecting Students in the Internet Age
Education Committee
This program will (1) address legal/constitutional issues regarding the regulation of bullying; (2) review case histories; and (3) provide best practice guidance for policies and procedures.

Wednesday, November 29, 2011
State and Local Regulation of Illegal Immigration:
The View from the Trenches
Government Operations Committee/Standing Committee on Election Law
Although the federal government refuses to address comprehensive immigration reform, state and local governments have stepped into the void, creating constitutional and practical issues of their own. This panel of distinguished speakers addresses illegal immigration in as well as the legal battles and practical issues faced by state and local governments as these laws begin to be implemented.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Protecting Heirs Property: Uniform Laws and Social Justice
Extended families (largely in the rural South) have lost their homes through partition sales by investors acquiring small fractional
interests. A new Uniform Act targets abuses while protecting traditional property rights.


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