What do new regulations and implicit bias mean for your relationship with city police departments?

Please note: Registration is closed for this event.

Join city attorneys from across the state for a free, virtual workshop on the relationship between city attorneys and city police departments. From new police accountability measures to exploring implicit bias, you’ll learn how you can stay ahead of trends, make the most of your relationship with your city client’s police department, and discover how to improve race equity in the legal field.

Agenda

1-2 p.m.
Panel Discussion
Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities; Ryan Zipf, Litigation Supervisor, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust; Renee Courtney, City Attorney, City of St. Cloud (on Sept. 29); Jason Loos, City Attorney, City of Rochester (on Sept. 30)
While discussions about policing are not new, the killing of George Floyd was the tipping point for change in Minnesota and across the country. This session will provide an overview of new police accountability measures recently signed into law, as well as resulting practical considerations for cities. We will discuss the legal and practical implications in litigating and defending city police liability claims. The session will also include in-house city attorney perspectives on how to effectively work with police departments.

2-2:15 p.m.
Break

2:15-4:30 p.m.
Bias and Policing
Sybil L. Dunlop, Partner, Greene Espel PLLP; Samuel J. Clark, Partner, Greene Espel PLLP
Attorneys from Greene Espel PLLP will explore bias and policing from the perspective of a city attorney. During this session, you’ll explore what bias is, how it affects law enforcement, why it matters, how to talk about bias, and what city attorneys can do to make improvements.

Background Materials

2020 Law Summaries

Why Our Profession is the Nation’s Least Diverse (pdf)

Continuing Education Credits

The League has applied to the Minnesota Board of Legal Education for elimination of bias credits for this workshop. Approval code will be provided to participants during the workshop.

Presenters

Irene Kao, Intergovernmental Relations Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Ryan Zipf, Litigation Supervisor, League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust

Sybil L. Dunlop, Partner, Greene Espel

Samuel J. Clark, Partner, Greene Espel PLLP

Renee Courtney, City Attorney, City of St. Cloud
Renee will present during the Sept. 29 virtual workshop.

Jason Loos, City Attorney, City of Rochester
Jason will present during the Sept. 30 virtual workshop.

See speaker bios.

Moderator

Patricia Beety, General Counsel, League of Minnesota Cities

Audience

City attorneys (other city officials are welcome to attend, but the workshop will be focused on topics for city attorneys).

Dates & Times

Sept. 30 — 1-4:30 p.m.
Registration is now closed.

Please note: There will be no recordings posted following these virtual workshops.

Fee

Free