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2023 Municipal Law Symposium

Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2023 • 1:00 pm to 5:15 pm

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Legal updates and information for the public sector.

DATE: Wednesday, March 29, 2023

TIME: 1:00pm Registration

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


This program is approved for 3.5 SHRM credit hours, 3.5 Act 48 hours and 3.5 HRCI general credit hours.

If you need the Act 48 hours, please indicate that at registration.

*We will update this page as approvals come in.

There is no cost for this event.

RSVPs are now closed for this event.

Questions? Please email Marian Martinez at or call her at 814-923-4919.


1:00pm - Registration

1:20pm - Welcome

1:30pm - KEYNOTE: Ransomware: Background and Trends - FBI Supervisory Special Agent Jonathan Holmes

2:30pm - 25 Legal Tips in 50 Minutes - Julia Herzing, Michael Musone, Philip Seaver-Hall, Timothy Sennett and Timothy Wachter

3:30pm - BREAK

3:45pm - 5:15pm BREAKOUT SESSIONS as follows:

Section 1 | Crystal Ballroom

3:45pm - Considerations for School Districts and Police Departments Beyond the Safe-Schools Memorandum of Understanding - Patricia Kennedy

4:15pm - Navigating Manifestation Determinations and Reducing Liability through Regulatory Compliance - Aurora Hardin and Philip Seaver-Hall

4:45pm - School Law Update, including Title IX - Jennifer Gornall

Section 2 | Hemingway Ballroom

3:45pm - Cancel Culture, OnlyFans, and the First Amendment - Robert Zaruta

4:15pm - Weingarten, Loudermill, and Garrity Rights: What Are They and Why Should School Districts and Municipalities Care - Mark Wassell

4:45pm - Municipal Law Update - Timothy Wachter

5:15pm - Cocktails

6:00pm - Dinner & Entertainment

What People Are Saying

"Outstanding – My favorite symposium” - 2021 attendee

"Wealth of information” - 2021 attendee

"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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