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2019 Legal Symposium
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When: Thursday, November 14th
8:15 am - 2:30 pm
Where: The Conference Center/Hyatt Lodge
2715 Jorie Blvd
Oak Brook, Illinois  60523
United States
Contact: Sue Triphahn

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Great news!

Due to the overwhelming interest in the Legal Symposium, IAPD has arranged for an additional room, Auditorium Room #222 for individuals who would like to attend this event. Auditorium Room #222 is located right next door to Auditorium Room #224 and will have an audio feed along with the speakers' PowerPoint presentations displayed on the screen; the presenters will not be visible in this room. 

Registration fees include symposium materials, continental breakfast and lunch. The symposium awards 0.4 CEUs and 4 CLEs.

If you would like a binder with your registration you will need to register by 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 7th so that we still have time to print your materials. Digital binders remain available after November 7th.


Member - $205.00 (Binder Only)
Member - $205.00 (Digital Content Only)
Member - $290.00 (Binder & Digital Content)

Non-Member - $515.00 (Binder Only)
Non-Member - $515.00 (Digital Content Only)
Non-Member - $600.00 (Binder & Digital Content)

0.4 CEUs - $6.00
4.0 CLEs - $50.00

Overnight Accommodations
Overnight accommodations are available at the Hyatt Lodge for $165 per night (not including taxes). To book a hotel room, contact Sue Triphahn at by Wednesday, October 16, 2019.


 8:15 - 9:00 am     Registration (Continental Breakfast)
 9:00 - 9:05 am  Greetings
Kevin Dolan, Chairman of the Board of Trustees, IAPD
Peter M. Murphy, J.D., CAE, IOM, President/CEO, IAPD
 9:05 - 9:50 am Harassment, Overtime Rules and Other New Developments in Labor and Employment Law
Chris Johlie, Littler Mendelson, P.C.
9:50 – 10:30 am Weed in the Workplace: The Impact of Cannabis Legalization on Your Agency's Employment Practices and Personnel Policies
Amanda Tiebert Collman, Robbins Schwartz
10:30 – 10:45 am Break
10:45 - 11:15 am Tips and Strategies for Handling FOIA Requests in the Era of Transparency
Andrew Paine,Tressler LLP
11:15-11:45 am  Hot Topics in Park District and Forest Preserve Finance and Borrowing
Kelly Kost, Chapman and Cutler LLP
11:45 - 12:15 pm
New Laws and Key Legislative Issues from the 101st General Assembly that Impact Your Agency
Jason Anselment, Illinois Association of Park Districts

12:15 - 1:15 pm Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 pm

Significant Court Decisions Affecting Your District's Day-to-Day Operations
Ellen Emery, Ancel Glink, PC

Refund requests must be submitted in writing to Sue Triphahn at (3) business days prior to the event. There will be a 15% processing fee for cancellations.


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