Join us once again for our annual public sector virtual seminar! On May 5th we will host a two-hour virtual program featuring a general session and four roundtable breakouts on timely legal topics of interest to public sector employers.
We invite you to register for our General Session and the Roundtable Breakout Session of your choosing.
WHEN: Thursday, May 5, 2022 | 9:00 AM – 11:15 AM
General Session: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Legal Update for the Public Sector: 2022 Legal Trends
There have been many legal changes to the public sector landscape over the course of the pandemic and those working in the public sector have had to pivot and redefine operations at a record pace. As we all continue to approach a “return to normal,” we invite you to join Shipman lawyers moderated by Jessica Ritter for an informative presentation on the latest legal trends and developments for the public sector “post-COVID.”
- Remote work accommodations and the latest developments related to paid and unpaid leave laws.
Presenter: Gabriel J. Jiran
- Considerations for public sector facilities including indoor air quality in a hybrid post-COVID world and a look at the Biden Administration’s Clean Air in Buildings Challenge, which aims to improve ventilation and reduce the spread of COVID-19 in buildings.
Presenter: Alfredo G. Fernández
- Public finance round-up: RFP and bidding best practices, common issues for lease purchases, and the latest trends in post-COVID contract provisions.
Presenter: Danielle McGrath Braun
- Recent developments in data privacy and security issues facing the public sector, including ransomware attacks and data breaches, vendor contracting, and federal and state privacy regulations.
Presenter: Damian J. Privitera, CIPP/US
Roundtable Breakout Sessions: 10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
New this year, we are offering roundtable breakouts via Zoom to engage in a conversation and solicit feedback from our audience. Come prepared to comment on the issues that matter most to your organization and share your ideas with like-minded professionals. Breakouts will not be recorded to ensure that all are comfortable participating in the conversation. Please choose 1 roundtable breakout session to attend.
School Leadership Roundtable: What are the Challenges Ahead?
Join Tom Mooney, Natalia Sieira Millán and Fran Rabinowitz as they discuss the challenges school leaders will confront in the coming school year, including remote meetings, remote instruction, the potential teacher shortage, the impact of inflation, and the continuing impact of the Janus decision. There will be an opportunity for questions and further discussion.
Presenters: Thomas B. Mooney, Natalia Sieira Millán, and Fran Rabinowitz, Executive Director, Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents
Who should attend: School leadership including Superintendents, Assistant Superintendents, Board Chairs
Labor Relations Roundtable: Trends and Strategies at the Bargaining Table
As we emerge from the pandemic into a world of rising healthcare costs and inflation, and with concepts like the Great Resignation and the Silver Tsunami adding further pressures, public employers are struggling to balance their financial capabilities while attracting, retaining, and supporting their employees. In this roundtable session, we will discuss key issues that public sector employers are facing at the bargaining table and strategize on ways to get the best and fairest deals possible. We will encourage and welcome input, questions, and strategies from the audience, so come prepared to share!
Presenters: Jessica Richman Smith and Christopher E. Engler
Who should attend: School, State and Municipal Labor relations and Human resources professionals
Employment Law Roundtable: Recent Trends in Employment Litigation and Investigations
In this roundtable session, we will discuss recent trends in employment litigation and workplace investigations, and provide public sector employers additional insight when responding to claims. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.
Presenters: Peter J. Murphy and Julia V. Wilde
Who should attend: School, State and Municipal Human resources professionals
Legal Roundtable (lawyers only, CLE): The Seven Deadly Sins: Lawyer Ethical Dilemmas and How to Avoid Them
Pride, lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath and envy – why should lawyers worry about such things? Using the framework of the seven deadly sins, the presenters will explore the application of Connecticut’s Rules of Professional Conduct to common lawyer ethical dilemmas.
Presenters: Anne H. Littlefield and Lee Anne Duval
Who should attend: State and municipal lawyers, AGs, assistant AGs, In-House Counsel/Legal Teams
Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
This CLE program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York CLE Board for a maximum of 1 credit hours in Professional Practice and is appropriate for both transitional and nontransitional attorneys. The format of this program is permissible for newly admitted attorneys.
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 1 hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 0 hours of ethics/professionalism.
Legal Roundtable: The Seven Deadly Sins (eligible for CT CLE only)
Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approves or accredits CLE providers or activities. It is the opinion of this provider that this activity qualifies for up to 1 hour toward your annual CLE requirement in Connecticut, including 1 hour of ethics/professionalism.
We reserve the right to register only clients and prospective clients of the firm.