2021 Solicitors Virtual Fall Seminar - 10/7/21 - Central

In the Solicitors Virtual Fall Seminar learn from experts on a wide variety of topics critical to the practice of a municipal solicitor. Specific agenda items will be updated when finalized.

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


9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Municipal Legal Update Game Show

Using an interactive game show format, the presenter will review recent cases, legislation, and developing legal matters important to township operations.

Samuel Wiser, Esquire & Zachary Rice, Esquire, Salzmann Hughes, P.C.

10:10 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.

* Townships, Social Media and the First Amendment

Social media presents tremendous opportunities for townships to communicate news and information to their residents. However, it also presents tremendous challenges, such as residents commenting inappropriately, the line getting blurred between a supervisor’s campaign page and an official page, and much more. In this session, you will learn the best ways to position your township to reap the benefits of social media while minimizing the risks.

Joshua Bonn, Esquire, Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall

11:20 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

* Signs, Spot Zoning and Short-Term Rentals

Join us for an update on the latest caselaw that addresses signs, spot zoning, and the still-developing field of short-term rental regulation. What constitutional concerns arise when regulating signs? What are the current criteria for spot zoning, and how can it be avoided? How can municipalities regulate Airbnb and other short-term rental properties? This presentation explores all of these topics and more.

Tyler R. Beaston, Esquire and Isaac Wakefield, Esquire, Salzmann Hughe

12:20 - 1:00 p.m.

* Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.

* ADA/FMLA/Workers Compensation – Managing Township Employees with Mental Health Issues 

One of the HR challenges that many townships – and, by extension, solicitors – face is how to handle situations involving employees who are managing mental health issues or who have medical marijuana cards. In this session, learn best practices that you and your township clients can employ to position themselves to efficiently and effectively handle these issues while limiting the potential for litigation risk. 

TBD,  McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC 

2:15- 3:15 p.m.

* Legal & Legislative Update

This fast-paced session will get you up to speed on all of the recent court decisions and legislative activity that impact solicitors.

Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, Counsel & Education Director, PSATS


        October 7, 2021

Class Time:

         9:00 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, (in-person and virtual), 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.


If you require alternate format, sign language, or have other needs, please contact PSATS directly (717) 763-0930, x-159.


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