2019 Aug 29-Personnel: Training Staff to Handle First Amendment Auditors

Aug 29, 2019 01:00pm -
Aug 29, 2019 02:00pm
(GMT-5)

Event Description

August 29, 2019

Time:  1pm – 2pm

Personnel: Training Staff to Handle First Amendment Auditors

Description

Give Me Liberty or Give Me YouTube! Training Staff to Handle First Amendment Auditors

Ease of access to cellphone cameras and video have made it easier for citizen videographers such as First Amendment Auditors to record. This trend in “First Amendment Auditing” often takes place in and around city halls, council chambers, and other public meetings. Due to the rise of these efforts, it is important to properly train staff on how to handle encounters with such groups. This webinar offers tips and recommendations for training staff to handle these difficult situations while still comporting with relevant areas of law. The goal is to educate your city’s employees on how to avoid becoming a star in someone else’s YouTube drama (and avoid liability).

Speaker Bios: Paul Martin & Robin Cross

Paul Martin, of Paul Martin, P.C., represents and advises various local governments and has been a City Attorney for many cities in the greater St. Louis area, to include: Olivette, MO; Rock Hill, MO; Crystal Lake Park, MO; Rock Hill, MO; Breckenridge Hills, MO.  He is also Special Counsel: O'Fallon Fire Protection District and Cottleville Fire Protection District.  He is a Director of the Missouri Municipal League, is First Vice President of the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association and is member of IMLA. He earned his JD from St. Louis University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Knox College, with a major in history. Paul Martin, of Paul Martin, P.C., represents and advises various local governments and has been a City Attorney for many cities in the greater St. Louis area, to include: Olivette, MO; Rock Hill, MO; Crystal Lake Park, MO; Rock Hill, MO; Breckenridge Hills, MO.  He is also Special Counsel: O'Fallon Fire Protection District and Cottleville Fire Protection District.  He is a Director of the Missouri Municipal League, is First Vice President of the Missouri Municipal Attorneys Association and is member of IMLA. He earned his JD from St. Louis University School of Law and his undergraduate degree from Knox College, with a major in history. 

Roberta "Robin" Cross currently works as the Township Attorney for The Woodlands Township, Texas.   She has over twenty years’ experience working for various local governments in Texas and was re-certified as an IMLA Fellow in 2018.   In another life, she previously worked for the dark side, both as in-house counsel for a police labor union and also as a trial attorney for the EEOC.   She is licensed to practice in Texas and is admitted to all its federal courts, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court.  She has been Board-certified in Labor and Employment Law in Texas since 1992 by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  In the fall of 2015, she was appointed as President of IMLA’s Personnel Section.  She enjoys employment law, among other things, because "you can't make this stuff up."


Event Type:Distance Learning Event
Category:Distance Learning
Early registration ends on Jul 04, 2012.
Regular registration starts on Jul 05, 2012 and ends on Jul 28, 2026.
Late registration starts on Jul 29, 2026.
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Registration Fees
Fee TypeEarlyRegularLate
 2019 DLE-Aug 29
Member Fee: $49.00$49.00$49.00
Non-Member Fee: $99.00$99.00$99.00