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2018 Municipal Law Symposium

Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 • 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

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DATE: Monday, April 30, 2018

TIME: 1:00pm Registration

LOCATION: Ambassador Center, 7794 Peach St., Erie, PA 16509

CERTIFICATION: This program has been approved for 2.25 Act 48 credits*, 2.0 SHRM credits, and 2.2 HRCI General HR credits.

RSVP: Please RSVP no later than April 18:

*If you are pursuing Act 48 credits, you must also register by clicking here.


1 p.m. Registration

1:25 p.m. Welcome, Timothy Sennett

1:30 p.m. Keynote Address: Ready or Not: Is Your Organization Prepared for an Active Violence Event?, Jason Russell, Chief Security Officer and Executive Vice President, Firestorm Security Solutions/Secure Education Consultants

2:30 p.m. Keynote Address: A Vision for Erie, The Honorable Joe Schember, Mayor, City of Erie

2:50 p.m. 25 Legal Topics in 40 Minutes, Alexander Cox, Jennifer Gornall, Julia Herzing, Christine McClure, Timothy Sennett

3:30 p.m. Break

3:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions:

3:45 - 4:15 p.m.

Section 1 - Termination of a Tenured Teacher's Employment: From Weingarten to Loudermill and Beyond, Mark Wassell

Section 2 - Primer on Sunshine Act and Ethics Law, Christopher Sennett

4:15 - 4:45 p.m.

Section 1 - NEW: Responding to Threats of Violence From Eligible Students
and The Child Find Mandate - What it Means and How to Comply, Jennifer Gornall

Section 2 - HR Basics for Municipalities: Drug-Testing in the Public Sector, Robert Zaruta

4:45 - 5:15 p.m.

Section 1 - School Law Update, Carl Moore

Section 2 - The Right-to-Know Law: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Timothy Wachter

5:15 p.m. Cocktails

5:45 p.m. Dinner (food stations and entertainment!)

Please contact Sarah Holland with questions.

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