2019 Fall Solicitors Seminar - 10/23/19 - Cumberland County

This full-day seminar is an excellent opportunity for municipal solicitors to get caught up on recent developments in municipal law and become better prepared to address matters of significance affecting their clients. Whether you are an experienced solicitor or just starting out in the practice of municipal law, this interactive seminar is a must-attend event. In addition to the opportunity to learn from and engage in dialogue with other attendees and highly regarded faculty members, attendees will receive quality written materials, lunch and refreshments. Eligible for 5 CLE credits (one ethics credit) and/or 5 Admin PMGA points.


9:00 AM            Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:30 AM           Medical Marijuana in the Workplace – Are Your Clients Prepared?

                         Adam L. Santucci, Esquire, McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC

This session will explore the legal impact of medical marijuana legalization on municipal employers, from random and reasonable suspicion drug testing in an environment where seemingly everyone has a card (and hiring and retention are harder than ever) to reasonable accommodations and workplace safety issues.                      

10:30 AM         When Worlds Collide - The Intersection of Local Government and Vice 

                         Alexandra “Sasha” E. Sacavage, Esquire, McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC

This session will focus on the tenuous balance of the rights of local government and the laws governing liquor licenses, gaming and medical marijuana. We will focus on the ground rules for local regulation and an update on recent case law.

11:30 AM          Break                       

11:40 AM          Review of Recent Municipal Law Decisions and Legislation

                        Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors

 This session will cover recent decisions and new laws on a variety of topics, including zoning and land development, short-term rentals, intergovernmental cooperation, and more.  

12:40 PM          Lunch                       

  1:20 PM          The Pitfalls of Limiting Public Forums and Public Comment

                         Samuel E. Wiser, Jr., Esquire, Salzmann Hughes, P.C.

This session will focus on the developing law concerning social media providing a public forum and how that may impact municipalities and elected officials. We will review recent federal decisions as well as social media decisions coming out of the OOR. We will also explore how to deal with unruly members of the public or boards within the confines of caselaw.                 

   2:20 PM          Break  

   2:30 PM         Ethics in Government (Yes, They Do Exist) -
                         How to Manage Ethical Conflicts in Local Government

                        Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esquire, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott LLC

In this session, Michael Miller will address ethical challenges that municipal solicitors often face when advising their clients and provide best practices for successfully navigating through them.  

3:30 PM            Adjournment  

** Order of presentations subject to change

PSATS 2019 Solicitors Association Sponsor:   McNees, Wallace & Nurick LLC



        Wednesday, October 23, 2019


        PSATS Education Center
        4855 Woodland Drive
        Enola, PA 17025

Class Time:

         9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm


                - Member*: $ 175.00
                - Non-Member $ 225.00

    ** CLE credits are included

     * PSATS Member = Registrant has paid current annual membership dues to PSATS or one of its professional associations (e.g., Township Emergency Management Association, Township Engineers Association, Township Planners Association, Township Solicitors Association, or the Pa. Assoc. of Zoning Officials).


Cancellations must be in writing, and can be sent to us by email to cancellations@psats.org; by fax to (717) 763-9732; or by mail to PSATS Education Program, 4855 Woodland Drive, Enola, PA, 17025. Refunds will be determined by the sent date of the notice.
Refunds for cancelling a webinar at any time will be subject to a $10 processing fee. 
For classes, refunds for a cancellation sent to us between 10 and 2 business days before the class you are registered for will be subject to a $20 processing fee. Those who cancel within two business days of the class you are registered for, or do not attend, forfeit the full registration fee which, if unpaid, will be invoiced.


All sessions will be held at ADA-accessible locations. If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly.

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