Continuing Legal Education


League of California Cities

2019 Annual Conference & Expo

City Attorneys' Track


October 16 - 18, 2019
Long Beach Convention Center

Find links to the City Attorneys' Track materials below. Please email with questions. 

Conference Schedule


Complete Conference Papers*

*Posted in early October

Speaker Bios


Individual Session Papers and PowerPoints
(In order of schedule)

Cities on the Ballot: What, When & How of Speech?         

Christina Cameron, Partner, Devaney Pate Morris & Cameron, LLP
Robert “Perl” Perlmutter, Partner, Shute Mihaly & Weinberger, LLP
Richard Romero, Partner, Devaney Pate Morris & Cameron, LLP

The New Food Economy: Sidewalk Vending & Microenterprise Home Kitchens
Kathy Shin, Associate, Best Best Krieger
Matthew Summers, City Attorney, Ojai, Colantuono, Highsmith & Whatley, PC

California Public Records Act Update   
Jolie Houston, Berliner Cohen

Mind Your [RF] Ps & Qs 
Christine Crowl, Partner, Jarvis, Fay & Gibson, LLP
Clare Gibson, Partner, Jarvis, Fay & Gibson, LLP

General Municipal Litigation Update
Javan N. Rad, Chief Assistant City Attorney, Pasadena

Everything You Need to Know about SB 1421 and AB 748
Howard Jordan, Consultant, Management Strategies Group
Steven Shaw, Partner, Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP
Walter Tibbet, Consultant, Management Strategies Group

Municipal Tort and Civil Rights Litigation Update
Timothy T. Coates, Managing Partner, Greines, Martin, Stein & Richland

Is Your City's Website ADA Compliant? What You Should Know!
Stephanie Gutierrez, Associate, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP
Traci Park, Partner, Burke, Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Land Use and CEQA Litigation Update
Bill Ihrke, City Attorney, La Quinta, Partner, Rutan & Tucker LLP

Discretion - The Gateway To And Limitation On CEQA
Stephen Velyvis, Partner, Burke Williams & Sorensen, LLP

Labor and Employment Litigation Update
Suzanne Solomon, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

Newest Developments in Workplace Drug and Alcohol Laws
Burke Dunphy, Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP
Madeline Miller, Sloan Sakai Yeung & Wong LLP

CalPERS’ Employee Grab: The View From the Trenches 
Arthur Hartinger, Partner, Renne Public Law Group

Rent Control: Tenant Protection and Anti-Displacement Policies, Technically Speaking 
Eric Phillips, Attorney, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP
Karen Tiedemann, Partner, Goldfarb & Lipman LLP

Redevelopment 2.0: Existing Laws, Pending Legislation and Legal Theory
Christopher Lynch, Attorney, Jones Hall, A Professional Law Corporation
Jim Morales, Deputy Director/General Counsel, Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure

(MCLE Specialty Credit – Competency Issues) 
Walking the Tightrope: Addressing Mental Illnesses & Disabilities
Jennifer Rosner, Partner, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

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