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The Division of Government Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Era

Sponsored by the Idaho State Bar Government and Public Lawyers Section

Thursday, November 5, 2020

9:00 am - 12:00 pm (MT)

*Live Webcast Only

3.0 CLE credits of which 3.0 are NAC (pending)

Cost:

$45 – General Registration

$25 – Members of the Government and Public Lawyers Section, Prosecutors & Public Defenders

$10 – Law Students

Join the Government and Public Lawyers Section for a morning of discussion covering the myriad of issues surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and the response and responsibilities of our state and local governments.  The three panel sections on the division of government responsibilities and powers will be: (1) federal and state; (2) state, county, and police; and (3) municipal powers and government employers. 

Program Agenda

9:00 a.m.   Welcome – Section Chair Adam Dingeldein, Boise City Attorney’s Office

9:15 a.m.   Federal, State Governor, and State Health District Powers Panel Discussion

Brian C. Wonderlich, General Counsel for Governor Brad Little, Adam Warr, Deputy for the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, Contracts & Administrative Law Division, and Charles I. Wadams, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

Topics will include:

  • The governor’s executive emergency powers;
  • The state health district’s emergency powers; and
  • The division of government responsibilities and responses under the Federal CARES Act.

10:00 a.m.   State Legislature, County, and Police Powers Panel Discussion

Brian P. Kane, Assistant Chief Deputy for the Office of the Idaho Attorney General, Philip A. McGrane, Ada County Clerk, and Elizabeth A. Koeckeritz, Koeckeritz Law, PLLC, Former Civil Section Senior Manager for the Boise City Attorney’s Office

Topics will include:

  • The Special Legislative Session (immunity and elections);
  • Absentee voting during the pandemic;
  • What level of government is responsible for medical issues; and
  • Police tactics during the pandemic (use of force and police response during the Special Legislative Session).

10:45 a.m. Break

10:55 a.m. Municipal Powers and Government Employers Panel Discussion

William L.M. Nary, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Meridian, Elizabeth A. Koeckeritz, Koeckeritz Law, PLLC, Former Civil Section Senior Manager for the Boise City Attorney’s Office, and Charles I. Wadams, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

Topics will include:

  • Can municipal government require the public to wear masks, or otherwise adopt regulations to address the pandemic, or is there preemption;
  • Open meeting rules for municipalities during the pandemic;
  • Government employment issues during the pandemic and back to work plans;
  • Can a government employer require people to wear masks; and
  • Can a government employer require employees to get a vaccine.

11:55 a.m. Concluding Remarks – Charles I. Wadams, Past Chairperson, City Attorney & Risk Manager for Garden City

12:00 p.m. Program Concludes

Seminar Information
Date Presented:
November 05, 2020 9:00 AM Mountain
Length:
3 hours
LIVE EVENT: The Division of Government Responsibilities in the COVID-19 Era (Live Webcast)
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Idaho State Bar
Total MCLE Credits: 3.00
Including NAC: 3.00