2020 Virtual Municipal Attorneys Institute 

​September 2-3, 2020


Thank you for your interest in the 2020 Municipal Attorneys Institute.  We have decided to hold the Municipal Attorneys Institute virtually instead of in person.  

We hope you will join us.  We promise you a great program and tremendous value for your CLE dollars.  The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners has awarded 10 CLE credits for the program.  There will NOT be a printed binder option this year.  Conference handouts will be emailed to registrants preceding the Institute.  A few days after the Institute,  registrants will receive a link enabling them to access recordings of all the sessions.

Online Registration 

Member Registration $125 - Non-Member Registration $150

Online Registration Form - Credit card Required

PDF Agenda of 2020 Virtual Municipal Attorneys Institute

2020 Virtual Agenda and Details

Wednesday, September 2

8:50 – 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Business Meeting

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. COVID-19: Lessons Learned

Alan Kesner, Wauwatosa City Attorney, and Hanna Kolberg, Wauwatosa Assistant City Attorney

9:55 - 10:45 a.m. 2020 Wisconsin Elections: What You Need to Know

Staff Attorney Nathan Judnic, or Meagan Wolfe, Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 - 11:50 a.m. Strategies to End Workplace Bullying and Harassment

Attorney Lisa Bergersen, Engage HR Law

11:50 - 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 - 1:50 p.m. TIF: Current Trends and Best Practices

Todd Taves, Senior Municipal Advisor/Principal, Ehlers, and Allen Davis, Oshkosh Community Development Director

1:55 – 2:45 Service Animals and Emotional Support Animals: Is the Elephant Allowed in the Room?

Attorney Eric Larson, Municipal Law & Litigation Group SC and Dr. Susan Lewis, PhD, Professor of Biology and Animal Behavior, Carroll University

4:30 – 5:30 Virtual social event! Join us for a fun opportunity to connect with your fellow municipal attorneys


Thursday, September 3

9:00 - 10:40 a.m. Governance of Wisconsin Police Departments and Proposals for Reform

Stephen Nick, Eau Claire City Attorney; Marci Paulsen, Madison Assistant City Attorney; WCPA President, Jefferson Police Chief Ken Pileggi; and WCPA Vice President, West Allis Chief Patrick Mitchell; Moderated by Lynn Lorenson, Oshkosh City Attorney

10:40 – 11:00 a.m. Break

11:00 – 11:50 a.m. Legal and Operational Overview of Wisconsin’s New Body Camera Law

Peter Block, Milwaukee Assistant City Attorney, and Attorney Nick DeSiato, Chief of Staff, Milwaukee Police Department

11:50 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch

1:00 – 1:55 p.m. Zoning Regulations in Wisconsin and the U.S. –Where We Have Been and Where We are Heading

Rich Schroeder, Acting Director, Department of City Development City of Kenosha

2:00 – 2:55 p.m. Development Agreement Scramble – A Survey of Approaches

Ed Antaramian, Kenosha City Attorney

Interested in sponsoring this institute?  Get the sponsor information on our event sponsor page.  Epay and invoice sponsorship options on that page.