Municipal Attorneys Institute 

2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute will be held June 20-22.
Chula Vista
Wisconsin Dells

hanks to Past Officers; Congratulations to New Officers

The League’s Municipal Attorneys’ Section thanks past officers President Deborah S.R. Hoffmann, Fond du Lac City Attorney, and Secretary Matthew Dregne, Stafford Rosenbaum, for their service and for their help planning and assisting with the 2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute.

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 2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute. This includes 1.5 Ethics and Professional Responsibility (EPR) hours. With the exception of the Wednesday afternoon ethics presentation, which is worth 1.5 CLE hours and satisfies 1.5 EPR requirements, attorneys may claim 1 CLE credit for each presentation attended. Individual attorneys are responsible for reporting their actual hours of attendance.   

The Minnesota State Board of Continuing Legal Education awarded the Institute 9 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 800-991-5502.

2018 Institute

The 2018 Municipal Attorneys Institute will be June 20-22 at Chula Vista Resort in Wisconsin Dells

2017 Municipal Attorneys Institute Agenda
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Wednesday, June 14

1:10 - 2:00 p.m.                       Not in My Right-of-Way!  Municipal Regulation of Cell Phone Towers and Antennas in Local ROW PowerPoint
Supporting materials
Attorney Anita Gallucci, Boardman & Clark LLP

 2:00 - 2:50 p.m.                     State of the State on Local Control: Police Power and Home Rule
Professor Brian Ohm, UW Madison/Extension, Department of Urban & Regional Planning and Milwaukee Deputy City Attorney Miriam Horwitz

2:50 - 3:05 p.m.                      Break

3:05 - 4:20 p.m.                      Ethics for Municipal Attorneys
The Hon. Michael J. Aprahamian. Waukesha County Circuit Court Judge and Adjunct Professor, Marquette University School of Law

4:20 - 4:30 p.m.                       Business Meeting

6:00 - 8:00 p.m.                       Outdoor Cookout for Attorneys and Their Families/Guests

Thursday, June 15

         Concurrent Session I

8:30 - 9:20 a.m.                       Fourth Amendment Law 
Assistant Attorney General David Perlman, Wisconsin Department of Justice

                                                Redevelopment Authorities, Community Development Authorities and Housing Authorities – Oh My!
Racine City Attorney Scott Letteney and Racine Deputy City Attorney Nicole Larsen

          Concurrent Session II

9:25 - 10:15 a.m.                     Municipal Finance Issues: The Budget Process and Levy Limits, and TIF Law Update
Sr. Municipal Advisor Todd Taves and Sr. Municipal Advisor/Chairman of the Board Michael Harrigan, Ehlers

                        Bringing Solar to Your Community: Recent Success Stories & What Local Governments Can Do
Attorney Richard Heinemann, Boardman & Clark LLP

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.                   Break

           Concurrent Session III

10:30 - 11:20 a.m.                   Risk Management and Insurance Issues in Contracting: Analyzing Who Should Bear the Risk
LWMMI Chief Executive Officer Dennis Tweedale, and Attorney Eric Larson, Arenz, Molter, Macy, Riffle & Larson

                                                Software Licensing for Non-Techie Attorneys
Attorney Matthew Stippich, President/General Counsel, Digital Intelligence; Partner, Stippich Selin & Cain Wauwatosa City Attorney Alan Kesner 

           Concurrent Session IV

11:25 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.           An Update on Takings: Murr v. Wisconsin
Attorney Jeffrey A. Mandell, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP and Professor Miriam Seifter, UW Madison Law School

                                               Property Valuation Issues in Tax Assessment
Attorney Alan Marcuvitz, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

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

 1:10 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.              Alcohol Licensing: Local Rules and Attaching Conditions
Attorney Matthew P. Dregne, Stafford Rosenbaum LLP

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.              Traditional Cracker Barrel Round-Table Discussion

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.              Evening Reception for Attorneys and Spouse, Guest or Significant Other

Friday, June 16

8:30 – 9:20 a.m.                      Framework and Strategies for Conducting Internal Investigations
Attorney Kyle Gulya, von Briesen & Roper, s.c.

9:20-10:10                               Let Go of the Banana! A Skill for Happiness
Dr. Sandra Eugster, Ph.D., Westside Psychotherapy, Madison

10:10 - 10:25 a.m.                   Break

10:25 - 11:15 a.m.                   Immigration Issues: Sanctuary Cities, Local Authority and Possible Scenarios Coming to a Location Near You
Rojas Presentation
Korom Presentation

Sheboygan City Attorney Charles C. Adams and Attorney James Korom, von Briesen & Roper, s.c., and Attorney Hugo P. Rojas, Davis
& Kuelthau

11:15 a.m. - 12:05 noon          Legislative and Municipal Case Law Update
Legislative Update
Case Law Update
Curt Witynski, Assistant Director, League of Wisconsin Municipalities and League attorneys Claire Silverman and Daniel Olson