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Year in Review: Hot Topics for Government Lawyers 2019

Product ID: CM2897
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Take a quick, hard-hitting look at three of the top, emerging issues you need to know from 2018 – cell tower regulations, administrative agency deference, and the First Amendment rights of public employees when they’re on the job.

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Co-produced with the Government Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Wisconsin

Take a quick, hard-hitting look at three of the top, emerging issues you need to know from 2018 – cell tower regulations, administrative agency deference, and the First Amendment rights of public employees when they’re on the job.

Read More ↓

Program Chairs:

Julie P. Wilson
Milwaukee City Attorney’s Office
Milwaukee

Jacob J. Wittwer
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Madison

Presenters:

Remzy D. Bitar
Municipal Law & Litigation Group, S.C.
Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle, Larson & Bitar, S.C.
Waukesha

Steven C. Kilpatrick
Assistant Attorney General
Wisconsin Department of Justice
Madison

Hon. JoAnne F. Kloppenburg

Wisconsin Court of Appeals
Madison

Adam C. Koenings

Village of Menomonee Falls
Menomonee Falls

Jeffrey A. Mandell
Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Madison

Tony J. Renning

Strang Patteson Renning Lewis & Lacy, S.C.
Oshkosh

Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz

Milwaukee County Circuit Court (Ret.)
Resolute Systems, Inc.
Milwaukee

Misha Tseytlin
Former Wisconsin Solicitor General
Troutman Sanders, LLP
Madison

Chad P. Wade
Strang Patteson Renning Lewis & Lacy, S.C.
Oshkosh

8:00 a.m. : Registration

8:30 a.m. : Can I Take a Knee? This and Other First Amendment Questions for Government Lawyers

  • What happens when school teachers or coaches engage in symbolic protests similar to Colin Kaepernick’s silent protests during the National Anthem?
  • Kennedy v. Bremerton School District
    o Did a school district refuse to rehire a coach because he engaged in post-game prayer at the 50 yard line after football games?
    o Was the coach speaking as a public employee or a private citizen?
    o Does the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of cert give us a glimpse into how the Court may treat similar cases in the future?
Tony J. Remming, Chad P. Wade

9:20 a.m. : Sea Change in Administrative Agency Review: A Discussion on the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s Tetra Tech Decision

  • Examine Tetra Tech EC, Inc. v. Wisc. Dep’t of Revenue, which overturned decades of precedent and ended deference to state agency conclusions of law
  • How are practitioners and judges deciphering the new regime?
  • What does Tetra Tech mean for review of agency decisions in Wisconsin?

Moderator: Hon. JoAnne F. Kloppenburg
Panelists: Steven C. Kilpatrick, Jeffrey A. Mandell, Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz, Misha Tseytlin

10:35 a.m. : Break

10:50 a.m. : Municipal Regulation of Cellular Towers

  • Overview of Wisconsin’s statutory regulation, review of legislation, and developments at the federal level
  • Cell tower leases and the municipal landlord
  • The upcoming deployment of 5G, the FCC’s Small Cell Order, and right-of way-ordinances
  • Review of recent and pending court decisions
  • Practical considerations
Remzy D. Bitar, Adam C. Koenings

11:40 a.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start times, webcast replay schedule will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Navigate recent local and federal developments in the regulation of cell towers
  • Advise your clients on the legal ins and outs of upcoming deployment of 5G cell technology
  • Adapt to the Tetra Tech decision and its effects on the review of administrative agency decisions
  • Understand First Amendment applications to on-the-job, symbolic protests by teachers/coaches
  • Government lawyers
  • Municipal attorneys
  • Civil rights practitioners
  • School lawyers
  • Labor and employment lawyers

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