Firehouse Legal Briefings

21 Jun 2019



Ireland Stapleton’s special districts attorneys invite you to a half-day workshop focused on some of the issues most impacting today’s fire departments.

Don’t miss out on legal-focused resources and tools designed to help departments understand the legal process; workforce management in a #MeToo era; the NFPA and the ADA, firefighter marijuana use and exposure in Colorado; the benefits of and consideration for merging fire departments; and a look hat hot topics including impact fees and Gallagher.

Frederick/Firestone – Register Now


8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Friday, July 19, 2019
8426 Kosmerl Place
Frederick, CO 80516


Agenda

10 Laws You Never Knew Existed – But Apply to You!
From document retention requirements and rules for open meetings to determining what genetic information can and cannot be collected, learn 10 laws you never knew existed but impact much of your day-to-day operations. You’ll walk away from this presentation with specific action items to identify issues and integrate solutions.

Best Practices in Hiring, Firing, and Disciplinary Actions
The success of a fire department depends to a large degree on the successful management of its most valuable asset — its personnel. Let’s take a close look at some of the best practices in effectively managing the workforce, from the initial hiring through the end of the relationship. In this presentation, you will learn:

  • To identify legal landmines to avoid in hiring, firing, and disciplining personnel
  • Tools for effectively managing the workforce

Speakers

Matthew A. Court Matthew A. Court works with special districts in a variety of areas including contract drafting, transactional matters, state and federal statutory compliance issues, property inclusions and exclusions, and employment matters.


Emily J. PowellEmily J. Powell is a special districts attorney and a director with the firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe. She is deeply involved in all aspects of representing special districts, such as contract and intergovernmental agreement negotiation and drafting, special district organization and authority formation, real property inclusions and exclusions and boundary realignment issues, and advice and assistance on all aspects of statutory compliance, regular and special board meeting procedures, regular and special elections and employment/volunteerism law. She also regularly provides legal advice on issues relating to the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, the Colorado Open Records Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, budget and audit laws, and TABOR and Gallagher Amendment issues. Emily received her B.S. from Colorado State University, and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, graduating first in her class.



Summit County – Register Now


8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Friday, August 16, 2019
0035 County Shops Rd.
Frisco, CO 80443


Agenda

#MeToo and Third Party Liability
In today’s social and political landscape, sexual harassment is at the forefront. During this session, participants will garner the information they need to identify, address, and investigate harassment in their departments. We will address harassment of and by employees and third parties, and steps your department can take to reduce instances of harassment in the workplace. Throughout this interactive session, attendees will receive an overview of sexual harassment under state and federal law, and will learn best practices for ensuring a safe and productive working environment, and how to reduce legal liability for their departments.

Learn:

  • The importance of creating a culture that is free of harassment
  • Learn how to identify claims of harassment
  • Discover the best practices for reporting and investigating claims of harassment

Hot Topics: Gallagher, Impact Fees, Consumer Data Privacy, and 2019 Legislative Update
Join us for a discussion of recent topics generating intense interest in the fire service, including how to calculate and collect impact fees, the Gallagher Amendment and seeking voter approval to “de-Gallagherize”, new laws mandating protection of personal data, and those laws passed in 2019 particularly affecting fire departments.

Speakers

Matthew A. Court Matthew A. Court works with special districts in a variety of areas including contract drafting, transactional matters, state and federal statutory compliance issues, property inclusions and exclusions, and employment matters.


Emily J. PowellEmily J. Powell is a special districts attorney and a director with the firm Ireland Stapleton Pryor & Pascoe. She is deeply involved in all aspects of representing special districts, such as contract and intergovernmental agreement negotiation and drafting, special district organization and authority formation, real property inclusions and exclusions and boundary realignment issues, and advice and assistance on all aspects of statutory compliance, regular and special board meeting procedures, regular and special elections and employment/volunteerism law. She also regularly provides legal advice on issues relating to the Colorado Governmental Immunity Act, the Colorado Open Records Act, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, budget and audit laws, and TABOR and Gallagher Amendment issues. Emily received her B.S. from Colorado State University, and her J.D. from the College of William and Mary, graduating first in her class.