MDCLC's City Attorneys Luncheons offer
local government attorneys the opportunity
to discuss timely issues in the legal
community. Continuing Legal Education
(CLE) credits are often awarded for
those who attend. Held on a quarterly
basis, the MDCLC furthers its efforts
to foster professional discussion amongst
our local government attorneys.
July 23, 2015
"Who owns the privilege"
attorney client privilege is one of
the major cornerstones in the practice
of law. There is some debate but no
definitive law on the issue of when an
attorney is representing a municipal
client, whether the entire governing
body owns the attorney-client
privilege, such that it can be waived
by that body, or whether individual
members of the governing body can
claim the privilege, even if that
individual’s interests diverge from
that of the governing body. “Who has
the right to waive the
privilege?” This seminar will delve
into that issue and arguments on both
sides of the issue will be presented.
Benedict Kuehne, Esq.
Craig Leen, Esq.
Anthony L. Recio, Esq.
Richard Weiss, Esq.
April 17, 2015
July 17, 2013
Session and the changes in the State
State Representative Carlos Trujillo
Location: 94th Aero
1395 NW 57th Avenue, Miami, FL 33126
March 15, 2013
Luis Montaldo, Esq., General Counsel
for the office of the Clerk of the Courts
Harvey Ruvin presented at the MDCLC
City Attorney Luncheon seminar “GET
PREPARED FOR E-FILING; IT'S COMING ON
APRIL 1, 2013 AND THAT’S NO JOKE!”
The seminar was extremely important
for municipal attorneys , and practicing
attorneys because beginning April 1,
2013 all pleadings must be filed by
e-filing in civil court and on October
1,2013 in criminal court. Mr. Montaldo
was available after the presentation
to answer questions from those attorneys
Location: 94th Aero
1395 NW 57th Avenue
Miami, FL 33126
October 5, 2011
Topic: What to expect
when you’re expecting a financial
Location: The Bankers
One Biscayne Tower
Miami, FL 33131
Diana Vizcaino, Esq.
John A. Greco, Esq.
Robin Jones Jackson, Esq.
They are all Assistant City Attorneys
for the City of Miami.
May 11, 2011
issues involving Florida public pension
Speaker: Ronald J.
General Counsel for the Florida Public
Pensions Trustees Association
October 29, 2010
The Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics
invites you to discuss and compare LOCAL
MUNICIPAL LOBBYIST REGULATIONS with
other city attorneys.
Date: Fri., Oct. 29,
Time: 12:00 noon to
One Biscayne Tower
2 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Cost: $24 for lunch,
including tip (tax is exempt)*
Free CLE ethics credit
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MAKING A SHORT
PRESENTATION ON YOUR CITY’S LOBBYIST
CODE, please contact me at your earliest
April 14, 2010
to guarantee a Public Construction Project
will cost lots more than necessary”
Bovarnick Mastin, Esq.
Assistant County Attorney of the Miami-Dade
County Attorney’s Office
Past City Attorneys Luncheon Seminar
July 1, 2009
your Local Government Client- is the
common law privilege of certain conversations
government lawyers have with their clients
trumped by higher duty to rectify wrongful
acts of government officials despite
the confidentiality rule?”
Speaker: Chuck Thompson
International Municipal Lawyers Association
May 14, 2009
immunity defense in the context of government
officials being sued for civil rights
violation under 42 U.S.C Section 1983”
Speaker: Kevin Markow
Becker & Poliakoff
February 10, 2009
rights of municipalities to provide
fire and rescue services”
Speaker: Eugene Stearns,
Stearns, Weaver, Miller, Weissler, Alhadeff
& Sitterson, P.A.
October 23, 2008
law and ethics of local government interaction
with the news media in Florida”
Speaker: Sam Terilli
University of Miami, School of Law
June 19, 2008
11th Circuits recent decisions involving
Jennings and notice requirements in
Speaker: Julie Bru,
City Attorney, City of Miami
City of Miami
February 27, 2008
to streamline code enforcement procedures”
Speaker: Alex Palenzuela,
Weiss Serota Helfman Pastoriza Cole
& Boniske, P.L.
October 10, 2007
relating to the Miami-Dade County fire
and rescue service district; eliminating
municipal option to opt out of district”
July 26, 2007
development in § 1983 litigation”
Speaker: Tucker Ronzetti,
Kozyak & Throckmorton. P.A.
March 16, 2007
on board with the new federal electronic
Speaker: Laura Drewa
U.S. District Court Training & Development
September 8, 2006
Compensation and the Unrelated Works
Speaker: Jeff Elrich
Assistant County Attorney
June 16, 2006
Topic: "The Do's
and Don'ts for Attorneys at the 3rd
District Court of Appeals"
Speaker: Hon. Richard
3rd District Court of Appeals