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Law in the Time of Corona: People, Places, Protests and Police (Administrative Law and Government & Public Sector Sections Joint CLE)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        People, Police and Protests

Mark H. Newbold, City of Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department, Charlotte

Listen to an early-morning overview of the constitutional, statutory and regulatory law dealing with protests on the street or in public meetings, as well as permissible and effective government responses, including curfews, permits, and exclusion or removal from meetings.

10:15      Break

10:25      People, Pandemics and Privacy

Jill D. Moore, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

Hear a midmorning overview of privacy law during a pandemic, including the privacy of government and other employees versus the health of co-employees, the privacy of the public and governmental employees when dealing in person, and balancing and enforcing privacy rights.

11:10      Break

11:20      Pandemics, Panic and Public Health

Norma R. Houston, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
William M. Polk, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Durham

This session is an elevenses overview of the state and local governments' legal authority, constraints and enforcement in a pandemic. What authority is given to state and local health directors; the governor; local government leaders and governing boards/councils; the council of state; administrative agencies, boards and commissions; and law enforcement? What can be done if those with authority refuse to exercise it or exercise it improperly?

12:20      Lunch Break

12:50      Public Participation in the People's Business

Anna Baird Choi, Nichols Choi & Lee PLLC, Raleigh
Jeffrey P. Gray, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh
S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan, City of Monroe, Monroe

Receive an early-afternoon overview of the Public Records Act and the public meetings law during this state of emergency. How have law and practice changed regarding conducting, attending and participating in public meetings, as well as making and responding to public records requests? What are the practicalities, challenges, pitfalls and successes with telework, technology and social media and complying with the laws?

1:50        Break

2:00        People, Places and Public Access

James D. "Jim" Secor III, Guilford County Attorney's Office, Greensboro

Listen to a midafternoon overview of the law regarding public access to public property and buildings, the employees working in them, and to evacuated or otherwise restricted geographic areas. In or out of a state of emergency, when and where can the general public, protestors and self-designated "First Amendment Auditors" go or be barred from going? What are the limits to the public's access to government property, including government buildings or leased space, while still meeting constitutional obligations?

3:00        Break

3:10        Police, Public Records, Privacy and the People's Right to Know

Tawanda Foster Artis, North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh
Jonathan D. Jones, Elon University, Durham

Join Tawanda for a late-afternoon overview of the law regarding law enforcement records, including body-camera footage, police officer employment records, the legislature's attempt to shield autopsy records and much more.

4:10        Adjourn

Description

The year 2020 has seen government, public sector and administrative lawyers at the epicenter of adapting and improvising to re-establish stability in unstable times. Attorneys' knowledge, experience, creativity, and flexibility have been tested in response to the pandemic, protests and other crises.

This CLE is Current Events 101! Or, evolving law.

Contributors

  • Tawanda Foster Artis

    Tawanda Foster Artis, North Carolina General Assembly, Raleigh

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  • Anna Baird Choi

    Anna Baird Choi, Nichols Choi & Lee PLLC, Raleigh

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  • Jeffrey P. Gray

    Jeffrey P. Gray, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh

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  • Norma R. Houston

    Norma R. Houston, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

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  • Judge Tenisha S. Jacobs

    Judge Tenisha S. Jacobs, North Carolina Office of Administrative Hearings, Raleigh

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  • Jonathan D. Jones

    Jonathan D. Jones, Elon University, Durham

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  • William Bain Jones Jr.

    William Bain Jones Jr., Attorney at Law, Raleigh

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  • Nicole J. Ligon

    Nicole J. Ligon, Duke University School of Law, Durham

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  • Jill D. Moore

    Jill D. Moore, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill

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  • Mark H. Newbold

    Mark H. Newbold, City of Charlotte Mecklenberg Police Department, Charlotte

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  • J. Mark Payne

    J. Mark Payne, Guilford County Attorney, Greensboro

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  • William M. Polk

    William M. Polk, North Carolina Department of Public Safety, Durham

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  • James D. "Jim" Secor III

    James D. "Jim" Secor III, Guilford County Attorney’s Office, Greensboro

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  • S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan

    S. Mujeeb Shah-Khan, City of Monroe, Monroe

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  • Ann B. Wall

    Ann B. Wall, North Carolina Department of the Secretary of State, Raleigh

November 20, 2020
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 7H 15M

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