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Representing Public Entities on Sensitive Issues
 
Date: 03/25/2013
 
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
 
Experience Level: Basic to Intermediate
 
MCLE Credit: 2 IL PR Credits
 
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The operations and functions of public entities are often complex, but no more so than when inside or outside legal counsel is called on to address a sensitive issue for the public entity. Whether that issue is a dispute between board members, a conflict of interest concern, or an allegation of corruption, local government and education attorneys must be prepared to address a myriad of legal and ethical issues when representing public entities on such matters. This seminar will address relevant State and federal laws and ethical principles implicated in such situations and provide insight on how to conduct internal investigations and deal with related confidentiality concerns. The speakers will address these issues from the perspectives of local government attorneys, k-12 and higher education attorneys, and government enforcement.

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