City Attorneys Spring Conference

May 17-19, 2023

Hyatt Regency Monterey

1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA

Register

Join the League of California Cities for three days of educational content and networking at the next Spring Conference.

The conference provides city attorneys with in-depth information about the latest municipal law issues, along with opportunities to connect with colleagues from across the state. Previous topics included emerging issues related to revenue measures, police reform and qualified immunity, housing legislation, and more. MCLE credits are offered.

For questions, please contact Associate Manager, Event Program Katie Pebler.

Please see our event and meeting policies.

2023 Conference Information

Registration

Full Registration Includes:

  • admission to all educational sessions  
  • admission to Wednesday reception, Thursday breakfast and lunch, Friday breakfast
  • access to all program materials 

Register online (requires credit card) by Wednesday, May 10.

There is limited capacity for this event and registration is subject to sell out prior to the registration deadline. Register early!

Mail-in registration (pay by check): Contact Megan Dunn to request a registration form. 

Special needs? Contact Megan Dunn by Wednesday, May 10.

 

Conference Registration Fees 

Full Conference (Wednesday, May 17 - Friday, May 19)

Member City Officials and Staff                  $625

Non-Member City Officials and Staff          $1,625

All Others                                                    $750

                         

One-Day                                                     

Member City Officials and Staff                  $350

Non-Member City Officials and Staff          $1,350

All Others                                                    $475

                         

Add-Ons                                                     

Guest Reception Pass                               $50

 

*The guest/spouse fee is restricted to persons who are not city or public officials, are not related to any League Partner or sponsor, and would have no professional reason to attend the conference. It includes admission to the Wednesday reception only. There is no refund for the cancellation of a guest/spouse registration. It is not advisable to use city funds to register a guest/spouse.  

Please view the Event and Meeting Policies for more information.

Refund Policy

Advance registrants unable to attend will receive a refund of rate paid, minus a $75 processing charge, only when a written request is submitted to Megan Dunn, and received on or before Wednesday, May 10. Refunds will not be available after this date. If you are unable to attend, you may substitute a colleague for your entire registration. 

Hotel and Travel

The City Attorneys Spring Conference is held at the Hyatt Regency Monterey, 1 Old Golf Course Rd, Monterey, CA 93940.

A limited number of hotel rooms are available at a reduced rate for conference attendees. The discounted hotel rate cut-off for the Hyatt Regency Monterey is Monday, April 24, 2023.

STEP ONE: Register for the conference.

After your registration for the conference is received and processed, a confirmation email will be sent containing a link to the discounted hotel reservations page. 

STEP TWO: Book a hotel room.

Hotels are subject to sell out prior to the deadline. Reserve early!  

Group Hotel Rate (per night): $239 – Single/Double Occupancy (plus tax and fees)

Hotel Changes or Cancellations 

Hotel reservation changes, date modifications, early check-out, or cancellations must be made directly through the hotel. Please note that after the discounted hotel rate cut-off date has passed, you may incur a financial penalty and minimum one-night room charge or attrition fees.  The discounted hotel rate cut-off for the Hyatt Regency Monterey is Monday, April 24, 2023.

PLEASE NOTE: The information you provide to Cal Cities when registering for a Cal Cities conference or meeting may be shared with the conference or meeting hotel(s). The hotel(s) will also share with Cal Cities the information you provide to the hotel(s) when you make your hotel reservation for the conference or meeting. The information shared between Cal Cities and the hotel(s) will be limited to your first name, last name, email, and dates/length of stay in the hotel. 

CAUTION! You must be registered for the conference prior to booking a hotel room. Do not make a hotel reservation unless you are sure it is needed. Your city/company will be financially responsible for all cancellation/attrition fees. If you are making hotel reservations for others, please confirm with each individual in advance, that they actually need hotel accommodations and intend to use them on the dates you are reserving. 

Parking and Transportation 

Hyatt Regency Monterey is centrally located on the Monterey Peninsula, five minutes away from the Monterey Regional Airport. Valet parking is offered (fee applies) as well as abundant complimentary self-parking.

For those arriving from the Monterey Peninsula Airport, complimentary shuttle service is provided daily. For arrivals, call (831) 372-1234 to request airport shuttle service. For departures, the shuttle departs from the hotel lobby hourly, and a quarter past the hour. Advanced reservations required.

Nearby Airports

  • Monterey Regional Airport (MRY): 2 miles
  • Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC): 72.1 miles
  • San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 101 miles
Schedule
Wednesday, May 17

Registration Open        

10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.          

Lunch On Your Own

11:30 a.m.-12:45 p.m.   

General Session

1:00-3:00 p.m.

  • Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update
  • “… and Other Duties as Required”: Talking to Non-Clients

General Session

3:15-4:45 p.m.

  • Implementing Districts - Now That You Have Gone to Districts, What Next?
  • Housing Legislation and Status Density Bonus Law Update

New Lawyers Meet and Greet (Under 10 years of municipal law practice)

5:00-6:00 p.m.

Meet colleagues, learn about the City Attorneys Department, share ideas about municipal law, and engage with the Cal Cities Attorney Development and Succession Committee.     

Reception

6:30-8:30 p.m.       

Make new friends and see old ones while enjoying delicious appetizers and tasty beverages during the evening networking reception. No host beverages.

Thursday, May 18

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.       

Grab and Go Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.                

Concurrent Group Discussions and Networking Breakfast

8:30-9:30 a.m.       

New for 2023! Grab breakfast off the buffet and join one of these topical group discussions:

  • Coastal Cities
  • Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Town Hall
  • Homelessness and the Unsheltered
  • Solo and Small City Attorney Offices

General Session

9:45-11:15 a.m.

  • Preparation of Official Statements: Interplay between Disclosure Counsel and the Client
  • The Unsheltered Residing in our Communities:  Navigating Constitutional and Practical Concerns            

General Session

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

  • Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update

Networking Luncheon

12:30-1:30 p.m.

General Session                           

1:45-3:15 p.m.

  • Department Business Meeting and Colleague Recognition
    • President’s Report
    • Director’s Report
    • Colleague Recognition
    • Labor and Employment Litigation Update

General Session                           

3:30-5:00 p.m.

  • SB 1383: What it is and How it Impacts Every Jurisdiction
  • Microaggressions, Micro Affirmations, and Decentering: Creating a Space of Belonging
Friday, May 19

Fun Run

7:00-7:45 a.m.

Networking Breakfast

8:00-9:00 a.m.

General Session

9:00-10:30 a.m.

  • General Municipal Litigation Update       
  • What to do When First Amendment Auditors Come to Town

General Session

10:45 a.m.-noon

(MCLE Specialty Credit for Competence)

  • Impaired Colleague? Addressing Attorney Competency, the Warning Signs, and Getting Help   
  • Closing Remarks and Adjourn

Explore Previous Conferences

2022 Conference Session Descriptions

Program
Wednesday, May 4

Registration Open 

10:30 a.m.–6:30 p.m.
 

Lunch on Your Own 

11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

General Session

1:00–3:00 p.m.

Moderator
Dave Fleishman, City Attorney, Pismo Beach and Solvang

Welcoming Remarks

Speaker
Celia Brewer, City Attorney, Carlsbad

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update

Speaker
Timothy T. Coates, Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland

Police Reform: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Speakers
Imran Dar, Associate, Renne Public Law Group
Jonathan Holtzman, Founding Partner, Renne Public Law Group 
Yuval Miller, Arbitrator/Mediator, Law Offices of Yuval Miller

 

General Session

3:15–5:00 p.m.

Moderator
Michael Colantuono, City Attorney, Grass Valley

The Tension Between the Right to Privacy and Police Technology

Speakers
James E. "Jeb" Brown, Senior Counsel, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Neil Okazaki, Assistant City Attorney, City of Riverside

Peace Officer Personnel Records and the California Public Records Act

Speaker
Geoffrey Sheldon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore


New Lawyers Meet and Greet (Fewer than 10 years of municipal law practice)

5:00–6:00 p.m.

How to Get Involved with Cal Cities and the City Attorneys Department
Meet colleagues, learn about the City Attorneys Department, share ideas about municipal law, and engage with the Attorney Development and Succession Committee.

LEGOLAND BLOCK PARTY

6:30–8:30 p.m.

Enjoy Hors d'Oeuvres and no host beverages in the event space inside Legoland.

Note: Attendees will not have full access to the park.

 

Thursday, May 5

Registration Open

8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Breakfast 

8:00–9:00 a.m.

General Session

9:00–10:30 a.m.

Moderator
Eric Danly, City Attorney, Petaluma

Staffing a Public Meeting: From War Stories to Your Story

Speakers
Joseph (Seph) Petta, Partner, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP
Derek Cole, Partner, Cole Huber LLP
Daniel Sodergren, City Attorney, Pleasanton
Jennifer Mizrahi, City Attorney, Desert Hot Springs (Stream Kim)
Attorney Succession and Development Committee

Practical Tips When Partnering with Outside Investigators

Speakers
Eli Makus, Managing Partner, Van Dermyden Makus 
Christina "Tina" Ro-Connolly, Partner, Oppenheimer Investigations Group
Vida Thomas, Partner, Oppenheimer Investigations Group


General Session

10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

Moderator
Joseph Montes, City Attorney, Alhambra, San Marino, and Santa Clarita

Labor and Employment Litigation Update 

Speaker
Geoffrey S. Sheldon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Frequent FLSA Liability Risks in Public Agencies

Speaker
Jennifer Palagi, Associate, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore


Networking Luncheon

12:30–1:30 p.m.

General Session

1:45–3:30 p.m. 

Moderator
Dave Fleishman, City Attorney, Pismo Beach and Solvang

Department Business Meeting and Colleague Recognition

  • President’s Report
  • Director’s Report
  • Colleague Recognition 

Public Contracting: Purchasing Requirements and Renewable Energy/ Energy Efficient Projects

Speakers
Andrew Jared, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley
Ephraim Margolin, Associate Attorney, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley

FPPC Committee Update on Providing Conflict of Interest Advice

Speakers
Teresa Stricker, City Attorney, San Pablo
Rebecca Moon, Senior Assistant Attorney, Sunnyvale     

 

General Session

3:45-4:45 p.m. 

Moderator
Dave Fleishman, City Attorney, Pismo Beach and Solvang

New Housing Laws: Navigating & Implementing SB 8, 9, 10

Speakers
Claire Lai, Of Counsel, Meyers Nave
Alex Mog, Of Counsel, Meyers Nave
Scott Porter, Assistant City Attorney, Jones & Mayer


Concurrent Group Discussions 

5:00–6:00 p.m.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Town Hall

Moderator
Eric Casher, City Attorney, Pinole, Principal, Meyers Nave

Coastal Cities

Moderator
Cindie McMahon, Carlsbad

Homelessness

Moderator
Andrew Jared, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley

Solo and Small City Attorney Offices

Moderator
Heather Stroud, City Attorney, South Lake Tahoe


 

Friday, May 6

Fun Run

7:00 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

Breakfast 

7:45–9:00 a.m.

Registration Open

7:45-10:30 a.m.


General Session

9:00–10:15 a.m.

Moderator
Eric Danly, City Attorney, Petaluma

Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update

Speaker
William Ihrke, City Attorney, La Quinta, Cerritos, Partner, Rutan & Tucker

The Mitigation Fee Act's Five-Year Findings Requirement: Beware Costly Pitfalls 

Speakers
Glen Hansen, Senior Counsel, Abbott & Kindermann, Inc.
Rick Jarvis, Managing Partner, Jarvis, Fay & Gibson, LLP


General Session

10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Moderator
Joseph Montes, City Attorney, Alhambra, San Marino, and Santa Clarita

General Municipal Litigation Update (MCLE Specialty Credit for Ethics)

Speaker
Pamela K. Graham, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith Whatley, PC

Update on Counsel and Council Publication - A Focus On Ethics (MCLE Specialty Credit for Ethics)

Speakers
Valerie Armento, Chair, Ad Hoc Counsel and Council Committee, Interim City Attorney/General Counsel, City of East Palo Alto/Santa Clara County Habitat Agency
Glen Googins, City Attorney, Chula Vista
Inder Khalsa, City Attorney, Davis, Mill Valley, Richards, Watson & Gershon

Rules of Professional Conduct for City Attorneys

Speaker
Heather Linn Rosing, Shareholder and CEO, Klinedinst PC


Adjourn

12:30 p.m.


MCLE Session Materials

Complete the Spring Conference evaluation here.
View the complete set of papers here.
To access papers individually by session, see links below.

Read speaker bios here.

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update

Speaker: Timothy T. Coates, Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland

Police Reform: Legal Challenges and Solutions

Speakers: Jonathan Holtzman, Founding Partner, Renne Public Law Group
Jenica Maldonado, Partner, Renne Public Law Group
Yuval Miller, Arbitrator/Mediator, Law Offices of Yuval Miller
Paper | PowerPoint

The Tension Between the Right to Privacy and Police Technology

Speakers: James E. "Jeb" Brown, Senior Counsel, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore
Neil Okazaki, Assistant City Attorney, Riverside

Peace Officer Personnel Records and the California Public Records Act

Speaker: Geoffrey Sheldon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Staffing a Public Meeting: From War Stories to Your Story

Speakers: Joseph (Seph) Petta, Partner, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger
Derek Cole, Partner, Cole Huber
Daniel Sodergren, City Attorney, Pleasanton
Jennifer Mizrahi, City Attorney, Desert Hot Springs, Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro
Attorney Development and Succession Committee

Practical Tips When Partnering with Outside Investigators

Speakers: Eli Makus, Managing Partner, Van Dermyden Makus
Christina "Tina" Ro-Connolly, Partner, Oppenheimer Investigations Group
Vida Thomas, Partner, Oppenheimer Investigations Group
PowerPoint


Labor and Employment Litigation Update

Speaker: Geoffrey S. Sheldon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Frequent FLSA Liability Risks in Public Agencies

Speaker: Brian Walter, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

 

Public Contracting: Purchasing Requirements and Renewable Energy/ Energy Efficient Projects

 

Speakers: Andrew Jared, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley
Ephraim Margolin, Associate Attorney, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley
Paper  | PowerPoint

 

FPPC Committee Update on Providing Conflict of Interest Advice

Speakers: Teresa Stricker, City Attorney, San Pablo
Rebecca Moon, Senior Assistant Attorney, Sunnyvale
Paper | PowerPoint

 

New Housing Laws: Navigating & Implementing SB 8, 9, 10 

Speakers: Claire Lai, Of Counsel, Meyers Nave
Alex Mog, Of Counsel, Meyers Nave
Scott Porter, Assistant City Attorney, Jones & Mayer

Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update

Speaker: William Ihrke, City Attorney, La Quinta, Cerritos, Partner, Rutan & Tucker
Paper | PowerPoint

 

The Mitigation Fee Act's Five-Year Findings Requirement: Beware Costly Pitfalls

 

Speakers: Glen Hansen, Senior Counsel, Abbott & Kindermann
Rick Jarvis, Managing Partner, Jarvis, Fay & Gibson
Paper | PowerPoint

 

General Municipal Litigation Update

Speaker: Pamela K. Graham, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley
(MCLE Specialty Credit for Ethics)

Rules of Professional Conduct for City Attorneys

Speaker: Heather Linn Rosing, Shareholder and CEO, Klinedinst
Paper | PowerPoint

(MCLE Specialty Credit for Ethics)

Update on Counsel & Council Publication - A Focus on Ethics

Speaker: Valerie Armento, Chair, Ad Hoc Counsel and Council Committee, Interim City Attorney/General Counsel, East Palo Alto/Santa Clara County Habitat Agency
Glen Googins, City Attorney, Chula Vista
Inder Khalsa, City Attorney, Davis, Mill Valley, Richards, Watson & Gershon
Paper | PowerPoint

 

2021 Conference

 

2021 Conference

2021 Conference Session Descriptions

Friday, April 29

Virtual Fun Run - Sponsored by Best Best & Krieger

7:30 a.m.

A time-honored tradition, the Spring Conference Fun Run will commence virtually for the 2021 conference. Join your colleagues in a virtual 5K that you can take part in at your convenience between April 29 and May 21. Sign up for the Fun Run, download a virtual race bib to wear during your run, then upload your results once completed. Bonus if you can share a photo once completed on the Fun Run website.

 

Meet & Greet for Under 10 (less than 10 years of municipal practice)

8:30-9:15 a.m.

 

Department Business Meeting

9:30-11:30 a.m.

Friday, April 30

Coffee with Colleagues

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Join members of the City Attorneys' Department for informal networking over your morning coffee. Registered conference attendees are invited to attend. Refer to your welcome email for login information.

 

General Session

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Lynn Tracy Nerland, City Attorney, San Pablo

 


Competency and Mindful Lawyering (MCLE Specialty Credit for Competency Issues)

Speaker: Mark Fingerman, Esq., LLM., ADR Services, Functional Mindfulness

 

Labor and Employment Litigation Update

Speaker: Suzanne Solomon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

 

Elected Officials and Employment Law: When the Rules Don't Apply


Speakers: Rebecca Green, Senior Attorney, Richards, Watson & Gershon | Jennifer Petrusis, Shareholder, Richards, Watson & Gershon

 

I Hear That Train A'comin': Municipal Legal Issues Involving Railroads

Speaker: Michael Conneran, Partner, Hanson Bridgett LLP

 

Friday, May 7

Concurrent Group Discussions

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Attend a discussion led by a subject-matter experts on topics including coastal cities, disaster preparedness, homelessness, and solo offices/small cities. Registered conference attendees are invited to attend. Refer to your welcome email for login information.

 

General Session

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

 

General Municipal Litigation Update

Speaker: Holly O. Whatley, Assistant City Attorney, Shareholder, South Pasadena, Ojai, Sierra Madre, Colantuono Highsmith Whatley, PC


Emerging Trends in Class Action Challenges to Revenue Measures

Speaker: Ryan Dunn, Senior Counsel, Colantuono Highsmith & Whatley


TNC-User Tax: Getting Rideshare Companies to Pay Their ‘Fare’ Share

Speaker: Benjamin P. Fay, Partner, Jarvis, Fay, & Gibson, LLP

 

City Attorney Escape Room: Packaging Legal Advice for Non-Attorney Clients

Speakers: Gregg Kettles, Partner, Best Best & Krieger | Jennifer Mizrahi, City Attorney, Desert Hot Springs/ Stream Kim Hicks Wrage & Alfaro | Joseph Montes, City Attorney, BWS | Helen Peak, City Attorney, San Marcos | Joseph Petta, Partner, Shute, Mihaly & Weinberger LLP | Deepa Sharma, Senior Associate, Burke, Williams & Sorensen | Daniel Sodergren, City Attorney, Pleasanton

 

Friday, May 14

Coffee with Colleagues

8:15-8:45 a.m.

Join members of the City Attorneys' Department for informal networking over your morning coffee. Registered conference attendees are invited to attend. Refer to your welcome email for login information.

 

General Session

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Amy Albano, City Attorney, Burbank

 

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update

Speaker: Timothy t. Coates, Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland

 

A Rising tide against Qualified Immunity?

Speakers: Scott Davenport, General Counsel, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP | Eugene P. Ramirez, Senior Partner, Manning & Kass, Ellrod, Ramirez, Trester LLP

 

How Cities are Addressing Police Reform

Speakers: Jamal Anderson, Senior Associate, Renne Public Law Group | Jonathan V. Holtzman, Founding Partner, Renne Public Law Group

 

Black Lives Matter as Government Speech

Speaker: Catherine Engberg, City Attorney, Half Moon Bay

 

Friday, May 21

Coffee with Colleagues

8:15-8:45 a.m. 

Join members of the City Attorneys' Department for informal networking over your morning coffee. Registered conference attendees are invited to attend. Refer to your welcome email for login information.

 

General Session

9 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Moderator: Dave Fleishman, City Attorney, Pismo Beach, Solvang

 


Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update

Speaker: Bill Ihrke, City Attorney, Partner, La Quinta, Rutan & Tucker

 

How Cities Can Abate Nuisance Properties at No Cost

Speakers: Dylan Brady, Assistant City Attorney, Petaluma | Ryan Griffith, Attorney & Associate Receiver, Bay Area Receivership Group | Amanda Pope, Attorney & Director of City Receiverships, Jones & Mayer

 

New Housing Legislation: Lessons Learned from Recent Litigation

Speakers: Barbara Kautz, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP | Kevin Siegel, Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen LLP


Public-Private Partnerships (P3s): How to Deliver Innovative, Local-Serving Projects

Speakers: Korin Crawford, Executive Vice President, Griffin | Swinerton | John Finke, President, Public Facilities Group | Vanessa Legbandt, Esq., Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth | Seth Merewitz, Partner; Chair P3 Working Group, Best Best & Krieger LLP

 

Virtual Fun Run Finish Line

12:30 p.m.

Thank you to Best Best & Krieger for sponsoring this time-honored tradition during the 2021 Spring Conference. We would like to thank everyone for participating in the 2021 Virtual 5K Fun Run, we hope you enjoyed it!

 

Virtual Fun Run Results/Closing Remarks

12:30 p.m. 

 

2021 Conference Access for Registered Attendees

In addition to access to all live sessions, session materials, and virtual networking opportunities, registering for the conference grants you access to all session recordings for later viewing for a limited time. View the session recordings.





Call for Proposals

The City Attorneys Department of the League of California Cities solicits session proposals for two unique events throughout the year:

  • January-March, for the City Attorneys programming at Annual Conference (current year)
  • June-September, for City Attorneys Spring Conference (next year)

We encourage you to take advantage of this exciting opportunity to share your ideas, knowledge and expertise with this important audience!

General Information

Who Can Submit

Submissions, non-commercial in nature, from any individual, group, business or organization, on any topic are welcome. The City Attorneys Department Officers will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new and/or significant information. There is a limit of 3 submissions per law firm.

How It Works

Only proposals submitted online through the proposal form will be considered. As there is a 300 word limit for the description of each proposal, it is recommended you write your proposal in a word-processing program first and paste the final version into the online form.

All About Proposals

Secrets to Great Proposals

Securing a spot on the program is highly competitive. You can increase your chances by preparing a thorough, thoughtful and complete proposal that tells how your session would help city attorneys and attorneys who work with local governments to improve their practice. When preparing your proposal consider the following elements:

  • Is the topic new and/or critical for local government?
  • Will this issue stimulate action and further important discussion?
  • Sessions may not include sales, commercialism or product promotion of any kind.

Proposals are evaluated by the City Attorneys Department Officers. Criteria include:

  • Information relevance
  • Content expands knowledge
  • Examples to support information
  • Originality
  • Timeliness
  • Inclusion of good, solid ideas
  • Logical conclusions
  • Identification of resources
  • Avoidance of product/vendor commercial
  • Completeness
  • Overall submittal
    Requirements, Review, and Policies

    Submission Requirements and Review

    The City Attorneys Department Officers will consider the educational value of each proposal and the extent to which it presents new or significant information. The department especially encourages submissions from new presenters with strong subject matter expertise and relevant speaking experience before larger audiences.

    General Session Proposals

    • Conference content covers a wide array of topics affecting local government. This format permits session time allotments range from 15 minutes to 60 minutes of an engaging presentation and discussion. The time allotted for each session may be shared by more than one speaker. The City Attorneys Department Officers reserve the right to adjust the time allotted for each session in order to place each session within the program time limits.
    • If an originally accepted speaker cancels, the session may be rejected in the officers' sole discretion.
    • Additional speakers not included in the original proposal are not permitted to be added without prior review and approval by the Officers and the League of California Cities.
    • Paper - Each presenter must prepare a paper to accompany his or her presentation that meets the State Bar of California MCLE requirements.
    • Presentation - Each presenter must prepare a PowerPoint presentation to accompany his or her presentation.

    Please note: the City Attorneys Department Officers reserve the right to modify accepted proposal session titles, descriptions, presenters or other elements as necessary to ensure balance, quality, and enhance marketability.

    Registration and Speaker Policy

    The League of California Cities is a not-for-profit association, and to keep registration costs as low as possible, is unable to provide any reimbursement of expenses, travel, or other compensations. We recognize and deeply appreciate your interest and commitment. The success of our program depends on the efforts of practicing professionals willing to volunteer their time to professional education. Registration information will be available at www.calcities.org/events

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    We value your privacy and will never share any of your personal information nor sell your e-mail address to an outside party.