Co-sponsored by the Environmental Law & Litigation Sections
Earn 6 Hours of MCLE and Specialization Credit.
Friday, April 27, 2018
UCLA–Palisades Room at Carnesale Commons
251 Charles E Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095
Onsite Registration Available
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Jennifer L. Mnookin, Dean of UCLA School of Law, will offer a perspective on real-world operation of open records and open meeting laws.
9:00 am -- 9:25 am
This session will provide an overview of the Open Meeting Laws, the Ralph M. Brown and Bagley-Keene Acts (Gov. Code, §§ 54950-54962, 11120-11132); fundamental California policy on open meetings; agencies covered; what constitutes a “meeting”; conduct of public meetings; permissible confidential communications and closed sessions; impermissible practices; documents available at public meetings; recent legislation and appellate decisions; litigation under the Brown and Bagley-Keene Acts.
Speakers: Michael Strumwasser and Andrea Sheridan Ordin, Strumwasser & Woocher
9:30 am – 10:30 am
This interactive session will explore the intersection of the Brown Act and the management of difficult situations arising in public agency meetings, including serial meetings, posting agendas, continuing meetings, special meetings, ad hoc and standing committees, and much more under the Brown Act, Government Code Sections 54950-54962.
Speakers: Lauren Langer, Best Best & Krieger LLP; Trevor Rusin, Best Best & Krieger LLP
10:45 am – 11:45 am
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Kelly Lyte Hernandez is a Professor of History and African American Studies at UCLA and voraciously uses public records to seek social change. One of the nation’s leading experts on race, immigration, and mass incarceration, she is the author of the award-winning book, Migra! A History of the U.S. Border Patrol, and City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles. Dr. Hernandez is also the Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies at UCLA. Currently, she is the research lead for the Million Dollar Hoods project, which maps how much is spent on incarceration per neighborhood in Los Angeles County.
12:30 pm – 1:15 pm
Joy Murao, Principle of Practice Aligned Resources, will share the workflow and technology techniques she has used to support public entities in optimizing the process of handling their public records requests. The panel will illustrate how multiple departments can work together and leverage e-discovery technology to respond to requests. Jeffrey Wolff, Principal Architect at ZyLAB North America, will moderate the session.
Speakers: Joy Murao Founder & CEO, Practice Aligned Resources LLC Jeffrey Wolff Principal Architect at ZyLAB North America
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Retaining records is more than just managing your hard copy filing system. In today’s electronic age, the largest quantity of records are found on electronic systems, and can include emails, video files, text messages, social media pages, handheld devices, and databases. This session will focus on best practices for public agencies to effectively manage the proliferation, retention, and production of electronic data.
Speakers: Eric Daly City Attorney, City of Petaluma Scott Smith Partner, Best Best & Kriege
2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
3:30 pm – 3:45 pm
In today’s landscape, there is an increased risk of discovery expenses and exposure to attorneys’ fees. So how can public agencies control costs and remain compliant.
Speakers: Richard Doyle City Attorney, City of San Jose Debra L. Gonzales Assistant City Attorney, City of Los Angeles Catherine A. Richardson Deputy City Attorney, City of San Diego
3:45 pm – 4:45 pm
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
$195 for Public Law Section members
$245 for Non-Section members (includes membership in the Public Law Section for 2018)
$170 for Paralegals/Non attorneys
$120 for Full-time Law Students
For your convenience, we've posted a printable program brochure.
In order to pre-register, your form and check, payable to California Lawyers Association, or credit card information, must be received by Friday, April 20, 2018.
**Onsite Registration Available**
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be received in writing no later than Friday, April 20, 2018 and are subject to a $50 service charge. Refunds will not be available after this date.
For registration information call 415-795-7025. Telephone registrations will not be accepted. For program content and/or Section information call 415-795-7184.
For special assistance, please call 415-795-7184.