Government law is an ever-changing practice area with a unique blend of constitutional, statutory and case law. This program will address intangibles of the practice area, along with topics such as ethics for municipal employees, law enforcement use of force, Municipal Court jurisdiction, Airbnbs and more.
SESSION ONE: AIRBNB CONSIDERATIONS FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENTS
A discussion of municipal regulation of the Short-term Rental industry and the related effects on neighborhoods, commerce, the sanity of the involved government lawyers.
Jon Michael, Metro Government of Nashville & Davidson Co.
SESSION TWO: THE FUTURE OF POLICING IN TENNESSEE
This session will address recent controversies in policing; including, use of force, militarization, and how our state can address these concerns.
Joe Jarret, University of Tennessee
SESSION THREE: MUNICIPAL COURT JURISDICTION
This presentation will provide an overview of municipal court jurisdiction, including, charters, code of ordinances and the recent Municipal Court Reform Act.
John Eskew, University of Tennessee
SESSION FOUR: ETHICS FOR MUNICIPAL EMPLOYEES (DUAL)
Prepared by the Ethics Committee of the American Institute of Certified Planners and discussion of the Tennessee Rules of Professional Responsibility, this presentation will focus on confidential information, conflict of interest and virtual public engagement for local government employees.
Rebecca Ketchie, Wilson Worley