2019: Employment and Retainer Terms for Municipal Counsel: How do City Attorneys advise elected officials regarding terms & conditions of their own employment retainer?

Panel Members:

Attorney Brian Tannebaum


Jose Arrojo 

Executive Director, Commission on Ethics

Sonja K. Dickens

City Attorney, City of Miami Gardens

2019: Americans With Disability Act Compliance for Local Government –Learn ways to avoid liability

Panel Members:

Christopher J. Stearns


Virginia Jacko

President and CEO

William Rivera

Senior Accessibility Specialist and Computer Technology Services Manager

Hans Ottinot

Sunny Isles Beach City Attorney

2018: State Preemption of Municipal Government

Panel members

Oscar Braynon, II

District 35 Senator

Juan Carlos Bermudez, Esq.

City of Doral Mayor

Yolanda Cash Jackson, Esq.

Becker and Poliakoff Shareholder

2017: The Right to Protest vs. The Authority of Local Government to Regulate Protest

Panel Members:

Mayor Oliver Gilbert, III

City of Miami Gardens

City Attorney Craig Leen

City of Coral Gables

George K. Wysong

Assistant City Attorney and Police Advisor, City of Miami.  

2016: Local Government Authority to Regulate Guns

Gun violence is a major issue for local governments.  This presentation will focus on current federal law as it relates to local government authority to regulate guns, preemption of local government gun regulations under Florida law, and history of gun control regulations in America.

Speaker: Hans Ottinot, Esq., City Attorney, City of Sunny Isles Beach

June 23, 2016