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Pre-OAMA Conference

This pre-OAMA Conference program is designed as a brief overview of common topics faced by those practicing municipal law and representing towns or cities in Oklahoma. Experienced city attorneys across the state will be present the overviews, answer questions and share their experiences. A roundtable discussion will also be included in the program. This refresher approach may be valuable to both seasoned attorneys practicing in municipal law as well as those new to this area of practice.

1:00 Registration

1:30 Municipal Law – Nuts & Bolts (Kathryn Walker, City Attorney, Norman)

2:00 Competitive Bidding & Purchasing (John Dorman, City Attorney, Stillwater)

2:30  Municipal Law Land Mines (Matt Love & Suzie Paulson, OMAG)

3:00 Foundations for a Legal (defensible) Council Action (Roy Tucker, City Attorney, Muskogee)

3:30 Labor and Employment Law (Margaret Love, The Love Law Firm, & David Weatherford)

4:00 Municipal Attorney Roundtable

- David Davis, former City Attorney @ Bethany
- John Dorman, City Attorney @ Stillwater
- JeanAnn Hudson, Assistant City Attorney @ Tulsa
- Julie Lombardi, City Attorney @ Owasso
- Steve Murdock, City Attorney @ Edmond
- Michael Vanderburg, City Attorney @ Ponca City

Roundtable Topics

- How to help / advise the difficult Council member
- Unique situations faced by a city’s Chief Legal Officer
- Recommended resources for new Municipal Attorneys
- Advice for new Municipal Attorneys
- Open for questions

6:00 Networking Opportunities – hors d'oeuvres & Happy Hour at Chili's