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Municipal Law

The purpose of the Municipal Law Committee is to provide a forum for members to address issues and trends facing municipalities and local public entities. The committee will provide education, training, and insight on how to address legal and risk management issues and allow members to share ideas and best practices with colleagues. The committee will include insurers, third-party administrators, attorneys, municipality and/or local public entity representatives and others who work with and/or provide services to municipalities and local public entities.

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5/7/2019 This is your friendly reminder that the Municipal Law committee’s conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, May 8th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Please find the meeting agenda in the Notes below. 

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000 
Access Code: 471-944-455#
 
5/3/2019 Hello,

We are still seeking proposals for the upcoming 2019 Southeast Conference, October 3-4 in Orlando, FL. If you have proposals with a title and brief description (with or without committed speakers), please email them directly to the CLM liaison for Municipal Law, Khadijah Johnson, at Khadijah.Johnson@theclm.org.
 
Below is a list of suggested topics:
 
  • Subrogation and indemnity agreements
  • Subrogation against municipalities when dealing with “government function” vs. “proprietary function”
  • Lawsuits (class action) in general against municipal governments: most recent ICE detainee, debtors’ prison, jail over crowding
  • How to deal with school resource officers
  • Arming of teachers/staff at schools
  • Delving into the recent attacks on qualified immunity
 
Please note: the Committee Conference subcommittee co-chairs strongly encourage submissions of crossover topics between Municipal Law and Subrogation, and Municipal Law and Insurance Fraud. 
4/17/2019

Hello,

This is a reminder that we are still accepting presentation proposals for the 2019 CLM Southeast Conference. The event is scheduled for October 3-4 in Orlando, FL. The deadline to submit a proposal is Monday, April 22nd.

 
I strongly encourage you to submit crossover topics if possible. For example, a topic that includes Municipal Law and subrogation information.
 
You may submit your proposals using the link below.
 
2019 Southeast Conference – Proposal Submission Portal

2/14/2019 The Municipal Law committee co-chairs are seeking volunteers to present for the upcoming committee webinars, listed below:
  • Jury selection in police excessive force cases – Aug. 14, 2019
  • Defense of Section 1983 malicious prosecution claims – Nov. 13, 2019
Each CLM webinar lasts 30 minutes followed by a 10-minute Q&A. The titles above can be modified, but the topic must remain the same. The final title, summary, and presenters must be submitted at least 90 days before the webinar.
Webinars are led by 2 presenters who must include one (1) CLM Fellow (corporate counsel; risk, claims and litigation managers; adjusters and service providers, etc.) and one (1) CLM Member (outside defense counsel).
Additionally, CLM is now offering the option of obtaining CE credits for a 60-minute webinar. If you plan to present a credit-bearing webinar, an outline must be submitted for state approval at least 90 days before the webinar. A hard deadline will be enforced in order to proceed with the webinar. 
If you would like to be considered as a presenter for the upcoming webinars or have any questions, please contact Wayne Melnick at wmelnick@fmglaw.com or Khadijah Johnson at Khadijah.Johnson@TheCLM.org.
2/12/2019 This is a reminder that the Municipal Law committee’s conference call is scheduled for tomorrow, Wednesday, February 13th at 2:00 p.m. Eastern. Please find the meeting agenda in the Notes below. 

Dial-in Number: 267-930-4000 
Access Code: 471-944-455#