Maureen Lemon will participate in a panel discussion on "Illinois Special Education Law" in Naperville, Illinois
Maureen Lemon has beeninvited by the National Business Institute to participate in a panel discussion on Illinois Special Education Law at the Country Inn & Suites in Naperville, Illinois on May 7, 2013. This seminar will provide professionals who work with special needs children an understanding of special education laws. For more information on this seminar visit their website at www.nbi-sems.com
Karl Ottosen will speak on Local Government Disciplinary Issues to the DuPage County Bar Association
The DuPage County Bar Association has asked Karl Ottosen to speak at their upcoming Local Government MCLE meeting on May 16th. The topic will be local government disciplinary investigations. The meeting will take place at the Attorney Resource Center, 505 N. County Farm Road, Third Floor in Wheaton from 11:45 to 1:00 p.m. For more information or to register, visit their website at www.dbca.org.
John Kelly attended “9-1-1 Goes to Washington” presented by the National Emergency Number Association
John Kelly attended “9-1-1 Goes to Washington” which was held March 17-20, 2013 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C. and presented by the National Emergency Number Association (NENA). This program brought together hundreds of 9-1-1 professionals from around the country along with policy leaders to explore and discuss today’s most pressing 9-1-1 and emergency communication issues.
Maureen Lemon will participate in a panel discussion on “School Bullying” in Naperville, Illinois
The National Business Institute has asked Maureen Lemon to participate in a panel discussion on School Bullying: A Legal Primer at the Country Inn & Suites in Naperville, Illinois on December 7, 2012. This seminar will provide information to prepare schools and parents alike on the legal issues surrounding school bullying. For more information on this seminar visit their website at www.nbi-sems.com/
John Kelly will participate in the Chicago-Kent College of Law Conference
John Kelly will participate in the 28th Annual Chicago-Kent College of Law Public Sector Labor Relations Law Conference to be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 in Chicago. Mr. Kelly will be part of a Police and Firefighter forum. This conference is designed for lawyers whose practice involves labor law, local government law or school law; for state and local government and public education officials, administrators and labor relations officers; union officials, business agents and uniserv directors; and for arbitrators and mediators.
Steve DiNolfo spoke at the IPELRA Annual Conference in Galena, Illinois
On October 23rd 2012, Steve DiNolfo spoke on “Unfit for Duty: To Discipline or Not” at the Illinois Public Employer Labor Relations Association’s annual conference. This session provided guidance on the relationship between discipline, ADA, FMLA and the employee’s ability to perform his or her job. The conference took place October 21-24 at the Eagle Ridge Resort and Spa in Galena.
John Kelly will speak at the Illinois Public Safety Telecommunicators’ Conference
John Kelly will speak on “ETSB Responsibilities and Updates” as well as “To Post or Not to Post: The Social Networks of 9-1-1 Centers” on October 23rd. The conference is being held October 21st through the 24th at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Springfield.
John Kelly invited to speak at the IFSAP Fall Seminar
The Illinois Fire Service Administrative Professionals organization has invited John Kelly to speak at their Fall Educational Seminar on September 26, 2012 at the Glendale Lakes Golf Club in Glendale Heights. Mr. Kelly will present on Legal Updates for the Fire Service.
Eleventh Annual School Law Conference to be held in September
Ottosen Britz will host the Eleventh Annual School Law Conference on Thursday, September 27, 2012. The conference will be held at the Hilton Lisle/Naperville in Lisle, Illinois. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. with the program running from 8:00 a.m. until noon with lunch immediately following.
John Kelly spoke on a panel at a recent seminar put on by the Homeland Security and Emergency Communications Committee
John Kelly was a panelist for “The Elephant in the 9-1-1 System: Interconnection in a Mixed Architecture World” as part of a continuing legal education seminar put on by the Homeland Security and Emergency Communications Committee of the Federal Communications Bar Association. The presentation took place in Washington D.C. on September 12, 2012. John highlighted the regulatory framework in which 9-1-1 systems must operate in the Next Generation world.
John Kelly was part of a panel discussion at the Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Conference
John Kelly took part in a panel discussion entitled “NG9-1-1 Public Policy 2012” at the Illinois Institute of Technology Real-Time Communications Conference on September 10, 2012. John joined a national panel reviewing the legal hurdles of establishing public policy regarding the implementation of NG9-1-1.
Karl Ottosen is recognized as a Leading Lawyer for the eighth consecutive year
Congratulations to Karl Ottosen, who - for the eighth consecutive year - is listed as a leading lawyer in the areas of Governmental, Municipal, Lobbying & Administrative Law in the July 2012 edition of Leading Lawyers Network Magazine. Karl was selected by his peers in a statewide survey and through a four-phase research process as being among the top attorneys in Illinois.
Carolyn Welch Clifford will be a speaker at the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys Conference in Philadelphia
Carolyn Welch Clifford has been invited to speak at the National Association of Public Pension Attorneys annual conference being held June 27th through June 29th. Ms. Clifford will be part of two panel presentations: “Don’t Do the Crime if You Can’t Lose the Time: Constitutional Issues and Best Practices for Benefits Forfeiture Cases,” and “Public Safety Affinity Group.” NAPPA is a legal professional and educational organization whose purpose is to provide educational opportunities and informational resources for its member attorneys.
Please Visit Our Hospitality Suite at the IAFPD Conference - Peoria, Illinois
Friday, June 22, 2012 from 5:30 p.m to 7:30 p.m.
Four Points by Sheraton - Poolside Rooms 171, 173 & 175
Ottosen Britz will participate in the IAFPD Conference in Peoria June 21 - 23, 2012
Ottosen Britz attorneys will participate in the Illinois Association of Fire Protection Districts 69th Annual Conference being held in Peoria this June. Presentations by our firm will include: Joe Miller - “OMA & FOIA Compliance: Avoiding Screw Ups.” Shawn Flaherty - “Ethical Problems in the Fire Protection District & How to Avoid Them” and Personnel & Human Resources.” Carolyn Clifford - “Inmate 40892-424: Lessons from Corruption in Illinois and the Consequences of Pension Forfeiture.” Karl Ottosen - “MABAS for Fire District Trustees.” Tim Hoppa - “What Have They Done & What Do They Want To Do!? Annual Legislative Update.” Steve DiNolfo & John Kelly - How to Handle Claims For & Against the Fire Protection District: What Would You Do?” Brian O’Connor & Tony Andrews - “Case Law Update.” Thomas Gilbert - “Handling the New Hiring Rules for Full Time Firefighters Nine Months In.” David Zafiratos - “Pension Benefits 101 and Beyond.” Robert Britz & Ericka Thomas - Social Media Policies and Management Liability.”
Ottosen Britz to attend DuPage County Chiefs Annual Golf Outing - Darien, Illinois
Ottosen Britz will attend the DuPage County Fire Chiefs golf outing at Carriage Greens Golf Course on June 13, 2012.