2020 Virtual Fall Solicitors Seminar - 10/21/20

Includes a Live Event on 10/21/2020 at 9:30 AM (EDT)

In the Solicitors (Virtual) Fall Seminar, learn from experts on a wide variety of topics from the comfort of your office or home. Among the topics to be overed include medical marijuana use in townships, flexible zoning, subdivision and land development solutions, use of force and government oversight of police operations, lessons learned during COVID-19 and a recent case update. 

Eligible for 5 CLE credits and/or 5 Administrative PMGA points. 

9:30 AM                        Welcome and Introduction

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


9:30 AM – 10:30 AM     Medical Marijuana in the Township

                                         Adam Santucci, Esquire, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

You get a call from the township manager or secretary notifying you that an employee has shown up with a medical marijuana card. Now what? In this session, learn about what your township clients can and cannot do when regulating the use of medical marijuana by their employees, both on and off duty.

10:45 AM – 11:45 AM   HR & Labor Update

                                    Michael McAuliffe Miller, Esquire, Eckert Seamans

11:45 AM – 12:30 PM   Lunch Break

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM     Flexible Zoning, Subdivision & Land Development Solutions

                                        Esch McCombie, Esquire & Claudia Shank, Esquire, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

Developable land is disappearing. Meanwhile, infrastructure and buildings are aging to the point where they are inconsistent with the needs of today’s residents. The world is changing quickly, and it seems land use ordinances cannot be updated fast enough. As a result, it is necessary to employ zoning, subdivision, and land development strategies that are flexible, creative, and (at least for now) cutting edge. This session explains many of those strategies and how townships are employing them today.

1:45 PM – 2:45 PM       Use of Force and Government Oversight of Police Operations

                                        Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire & Andrew Rongaus, Esquire, Siana Law

This session will get municipal solicitors up to speed on the most current issues that involve police use of force, First Amendment rights of protestors and how solicitors can assist their clients with police department oversight.

3:00 PM – 4:00 PM       Open Forum on Lessons Learned During COVID-19, Recent Case and Legislative Update  

                                        Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS                                 

 In this session, municipal solicitors will share best practices for how they have navigated client issues during COVID-19. Attendees will also get an update on recent court decisions and legislation impacting townships and municipal solicitors.


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        October 21, 2020

Class Time:

         9:30 a.m. - 4:00 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.