Continuing Legal Education


2017 City Attorneys' Spring Conference

May 3 - 5, 2017
Westin St. Francis San Francisco, Union Square

2017 City Attorneys' Spring Conference Schedule - Click Here

City Attorneys' Conference Papers - Click Here

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Power Walk and Historic City Tour - Map & Guide

To participate in the Power Walk, please stop by the Georgian Room, Mezzanine Level to sign a waiver before gathering with the group at Union Square directly across from the Powell Street entrance to the Westin St. Francis Hotel.  We will be leaving precisely at 7 a.m. for the walk.


Individual City Attorney Papers (In order of schedule)

Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Whitman F. Manley, Remy Moose Manley

Administrative Records: The Foundation of Land Use and CEQA Challenges          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Ginetta L. Giovinco, Richards, Watson & Gershon
                       David M. Snow, City Attorney, Yucaipa, Assistant City Attorney, Beverly Hills   

CEQA and the People’s Voice: Developer Ballot Measures          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Celia A. Brewer, City Attorney, Carlsbad
                       Catherine C. Engberg, Deputy City Attorney, Orinda and Saratoga

FPPC Update          PowerPoint
 Speaker:   Rachel H. Richman, City Attorney, Rosemead, Assistant City Attorney, Alhambra and Santa Clarita

Section 1090 Overview and Recent Developments          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Jack C. Woodside, Senior Commission Counsel, Fair Political Practices Commission
                       Sukhi K. Brar, Senior Commission Counsel, Fair Political Practices Commission   

Recent Developments, Defenses and Strategies in Brown Act Litigation          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Thomas B. Brown, City Attorney, St. Helena
                        Stephen A. McEwen, City Attorney, Buellton, Assistant City Attorney, Atascadero and Hemet,
                        Deputy City Attorney, Placentia

Tips for Drafting Contracts          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Daniel S. Hentschke, Attorney at Law

Take It or Leave It:  Pitfalls and Challenges of IT Contracts          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Margarita Gutierrez, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco
                      Rosa M. Sanchez, Deputy City Attorney, City and County of San Francisco

Front End First Aid: Critical Care for Public Works Documents     PowerPoint
Speakers:   Clare M. Gibson, Assistant City Attorney, Hercules
                       Michael F. Rodriguez, City Attorney, Gonzales and Soledad

General Municipal Litigation Update          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Javan N. Rad, Chief Assistant City Attorney, Pasadena

Public Law Specialty Certification Committee Report
Speaker:   Craig Labadie, Committee Chair, City Attorney, Albany

Sharing Economy Overview          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Rebecca L. Moon, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Sunnyvale

Sharing Economy – A View from Sacramento          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Rony Berdugo, Legislative Representative, Transportation, Communication, and Public Works,
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Shared Rides – City and California Public Utilities Commission Perspectives          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Michael N. Conneran, Hanson Bridgett
                       Liane M. Randolph, Commissioner, California Public Utilities Commission

Residential Rental Regulation Issues                
Speakers:   Andrea S. Visveshwara, Assistant City Attorney, Emeryville       PowerPoint
                        Kevin R. Heneghan, Senior Counsel, Policy, Airbnb      PowerPoint

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update          PowerPoint 
Speaker:   Walter C. Chung, Lead Deputy City Attorney, San Diego

Proposition 64 Discussion / Cannabis Distribution and Delivery          PowerPoint
Speakers:   Tim Cromartie, Legislative Representative, Public Safety, and Revenue and Taxation,
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                      Jeffrey V. Dunn, Best Best & Krieger

Labor and Employment Litigation Update          PowerPoint     Paper Supplement
Speaker:   Stacey N. Sheston, Best Best & Krieger

(MCLE Specialty Credit for Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society)

Implicit Bias Gone Explicit - Managing the Public Workplace in a Changing Environment          PowerPoint
Speaker:   Suzanne Solomon, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

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