PSATS Solicitors Fall Virtual Seminar - 12/5/23

Includes a Live Web Event on 12/05/2023 at 9:30 AM (EST)

This virtual seminar will cover a wide variety of emerging and important trends and issues vital to the practice of every municipal solicitor. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear from experts on the legal implications of social media for townships, handling appeals before the Office of Open Records, a municipal labor law update, and recent court decisions and legislation and network with your peers.

Qualifies for 5 Continuing Legal Education (CLE) credits

Date:                         December 5, 2023

9:30 AM Townships and Social Media– Legal Implications under Right-to-Know Law, Sunshine Act and First Amendment 

Joshua Bonn, Esquire, Nauman Smith Shissler & Hall 

In this session we will address legal implications arising from townships’ social media use. The speaker will address recent judicial decisions involving government officials’ personal social media posts. Questions include whether posts are accessible under the Right-to-Know Law. The speaker will also address policies for townships to avoid civil liability under the First Amendment.          

10:30 AM  TBD 

11:30 AM Break 

11:40 AM RTKL: Handling Appeals, Affidavits, and More with the OOR 

Nathanael Byerly, Esquire, Kyle Applegate & Jordan Davis, Pennsylvania Office of Open Records 

Hear from a panel of Office of Open Records representatives regarding a variety of issues impacting municipal solicitors, including how to best position your clients on appeal before the OOR and drafting affidavits that will pass muster with the OOR. 

12:40 PM Lunch Break 

1:20 PM Municipal Labor Law: In Case You Missed It 

Stephen T. Coccorese, Esquire, & Rachel M. Hepp, Esquire, Salzmann Hughes 

This session will cover recent developments and "hot topics" in municipal employment matters. 

2:20 PM Break  

2:30 PM Review of Recent Court Decisions and Legislation 

Scott E. Coburn, Esquire, PSATS 

Get caught up on the latest court decisions impacting your practice as a municipal solicitor. We will also provide an update on municipal legislation pending in Harrisburg and Washington.  

3:30 PM Adjournment   

Virtual Class Time:      9:30 a.m. - 3:30 pm

Registration Fee:  

     $ 175.00** - Member
     $ 225.00** - Non-member

     ** 5 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; 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.