Municipal Attorneys Institute 

2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute 
June 20-22, 2018
Chula Vista Resort
Wisconsin Dells

2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute Agenda 

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Wednesday, June 20

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Attorney Jill Pedigo Hall, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.
2:00 - 2:50 p.m. 
Tax Increment Financing: Legal Challenges and Policy Considerations
Eau Claire City Attorney Stephen C. Nick and Eau Claire Assistant City Attorney Douglas J. Hoffer

2:50 - 3:05 Break

3:05 - 4:20  p.m. 
Ethics for Municipal Attorneys 
Attorney Dean R. Dietrich, Ruder Ware, LLSC and Attorney Timothy J. Pierce, Ethics Counsel, State Bar of Wisconsin

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.   Business Meeting
6:00 - 8:00 p.m.  Outdoor Cookout

Thursday, June 21
8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Concurrent Session I
Attorneys Deborah C. Tomczyk and Alexandria J. Neal, Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.

Mutual Aid & Mutual Aid Agreements
Attorney Remzy D. Bitar, Municipal Law & Litigation Group, s.c. and
Dennis Tweedale, CEO, League of Wisconsin Municipalities Mutual Insurance 

9:25 - 10:15 a.m. Concurrent Session II
Special Issues Affecting Municipalities in Real Estate
Attorneys Richard W. Donner and Adam Jardine, 
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren, s.c.

Attorney Jennifer Hagner Campbell, Senior Legal Counsel, and Mary Gage, Senior Economic Development Director, WEDC

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.  Break 

10:30 - 11:20 a.m. Concurrent Session III
 Property Assessments Post-Dover and 2017 Act 68: Special Inspection Warrants, Evidentiary Issues for Boards of Review and New Notice Requirements 
Attorney Michelle M. DreaWisconsin Department of Revenue

The Top Ten: Employment Issues Every Municipal Lawyer Should Recognize 
Attorney Eileen A. Brownlee, Boardman & Clark LLP

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Concurrent Session IV
 Addressing Insurance Requirements When Contracting with Third Parties 
Attorney Ted Waskowski, Stanford Rosenbaum LLP

Operating Under Wisconsin's Fair Employment Law for Employment and Licensing Decisions  (Outline revised 06/20/2018)
Attorney James R. Macy, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

12:20 - 12:50 p.m.   Cracker Barrel Lunch

1:10 p.m. - 2:10 p.m.   
Lessons from the Holocaust: Extinguishing the Flames of Hatred, Racism and Intolerance
Attorney Timothy J. Scott, Scott Law Office

2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  Traditional Cracker Barrel Round-Table Discussion
6:00 - 7:30 p.m.  Evening Reception

Friday, June 2
8:30 - 9:20 a.m. Concurrent Session I
Attorney Eric J. Larson, Municipal Law & Litigation Group, s.c.

9:20 - 10:10 a.m. 
Parliamentary Procedure and Agenda Control
PowerPoint Slides - Parliamentary Procedure and Agenda Control
Attorney Philip J. Freeburg, Local Government Law Educator, 
UW-Extension Local Government Center and Daniel Olson, Assistant Legal Counsel, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.  Break 
10:25 - 11:15 a.m. 
 Don't Hate It, Abate It! Turning Words into Action Against Those Pesky Nuisances 
+ Supplementary Supporting Materials
Milwaukee Assistant City Attorneys Nicholas P. DeSiato and Kail J. Decker

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. 
 Legislative Update 
Curt A. Witynski, Deputy Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities

2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute Speaker & Officers Bios


At the 2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute, the following attorneys were selected to serve as officers of the League’s Municipal Attorneys section:

President: Matthew P. Dregne, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP
Secretary: Frog Prell, Superior City Attorney

CLE Credit

The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners approved 12.5 CLE hours (credits) for the 2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute. This includes 1.5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (EPR) hours. IMPORTANT: The program was approved for 16.5 credits but attorneys may only claim 12.5  because 4 of the sessions ran concurrently.  

The Minnesota Board of Continuing Legal Education approved the program for 8.5 standard credits and 1.25 ethics credits.

If you have questions regarding CLE credit for the Municipal Attorneys Institute or how CLE is calculated, contact Claire Silverman at 608-267-2380.