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2021 Municipal Law Symposium

Thursday, Sep. 30, 2021 • 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Legal updates and information for the public sector.

DATE: Thursday, September 30, 2021

TIME: 1:00pm Registration

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


This program has been approved for 3.25 Act 48 credits (you must preregister with IU5 to obtain), 2.5 SHRM credits, and 2.5 HRCI General HR credits.

*If you are pursuing Act 48 credits, you must attend in person.

RSVP: Closed for this event.

If you are pursuing Act 48 credits, you MUST ALSO preregister through the Intermediate Unit 5's website here: IU5 KNOX LAW ACT 48 REGISTRATION


1:00 p.m. - Registration

1:25 p.m. - Welcome, Timothy Sennett

1:30 p.m. - KEYNOTE 1: Regional Impact of the Erie County Community College, Christopher Gray, Ph.D., President, Erie County Community College

2:05 p.m. - KEYNOTE 2: Working With a Labor Mediator, William D. Gross, Director, Bureau of Mediation, Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry

2:45 p.m. - 25 Legal Tips in 40 Minutes, Julia Herzing, Christine McClure, Christopher Sennett, Timothy Sennett and Robert Zaruta

3:25 p.m. - BREAK

3:45 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. BREAKOUT SESSIONS

SECTION 1 - Moderated by Timothy Wachter

3:45 - 4:15 p.m. - Investigating Teacher Sexual Misconduct: The Role of OCY and the School District, Mark Wassell and Amy Jones, Chief Counsel, Erie County Office of Children & Youth

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Title IX Update and Lessons Learned, Jennifer Gornall

4:45 - 5:15 p.m. - School Law Update, Timothy Wachter

SECTION 2 - Moderated by Timothy Sennett

3:45 - 4:15 p.m. - Municipal Law Update, Christopher Sennett

4:15 - 4:45 p.m. - Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act & Government Immunity, Michael Musone

4:45 - 5:15 p.m. - Implications of Coronavirus on the Unemployment System: A Guide to Handling Unemployment Claims in the COVID and Post-COVID Era, Matthew Lasher

5:15 p.m. Cocktails & Entertainment

What People Are Saying

"Very informative and well structured." - 2019 attendee
"Topics were well thought out and presented." - 2019 attendee
"I always learn so much from all of you. This is a valuable service and much appreciated." - 2018 attendee
"You seem to nail it every time!" - 2018 attendee
"All information is concise, timely, and appropriate. Top notch presentations." - 2017 attendee
"Relevant and timely legal updates - very helpful." - 2017 attendee
"Very well organized. Knowledgeable presenters." - 2017 attendee
"Detailed analysis of current laws and regulations." - 2017 attendee
"Very professional and timely. Outstanding resources." - 2016 attendee
"Great variety of subjects to appeal to everyone in attendance." - 2016 attendee

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