8:55 Welcome and Introductions
9:00 All Beige, or Not? Politics in the Government Workplace
Robert P. Joyce, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
Learn what the rules are about politics in the government workplace, and just who is, and who is not, covered by them.
10:10 Green, the Color of Money
Nicolette Fulton, City of Raleigh, Raleigh
Kara A. Millonzi, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
Learn about government money, including money coming in through the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) and money going out — potentially badly if you get your Software as a Service (SaaS) contracts wrong.
11:20 Yellow Caution Lights
Donya Strong, North Carolina Department of Administration, Raleigh
The first week as a State General Counsel or a city or county attorney can be tough if you miss the yellow caution lights. Find out what laws you need to be aware of and what questions you should ask.
11:50 Lunch Break
12:30 Fuzzy Brown Critters in Government Spaces
Elizabeth Myerholtz, Disability Rights North Carolina, Washington, D.C.
Fuzzy brown critters bring a caution light of another sort. What is a service animal and what is not? What are the rules for allowing service and non-service animals in government spaces?
1:10 A Color Wheel of a Case Law Update
Amy Y. Bason, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh
Adam Pridemore, North Carolina Association of County Commissioners, Raleigh
Learn how appellate courts at all levels have been spinning the color wheel and impacting State and local governments in sometimes not-so-obvious ways.
2:20 Blue Skies – Government Attorneys, Ethics and Investigations*
Gill P. Beck, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Asheville
Jeffrey P. Gray, Bailey & Dixon LLP, Raleigh
Christopher B. McLaughlin, UNC School of Government, Chapel Hill
This session provides the clarity government attorneys need regarding their ethical constraints — whether conducting, supervising or deciding about outsourcing investigations.
4:00 Red Light – Impairment in the Government Workplace
Grant B. Osborne, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville
Tyler J. Russell, Ward and Smith PA, Asheville
We throw up a big, red "no" when it comes to impairment of employees of State and local governments. But what does it mean to be impaired in this age of CBD oils, alcohol, and prescription and unlawful drugs? And what can governments do and not do?
* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
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