ACWA's 2012

ACWA's 2012

ACWA’s 2012

CLE for Water Professionals:

Risk Management in the 21st Century

Not just for lawyers anymore!

October 4- 5, 2012

Napa Valley Marriott



ACWA is a State Bar

of California approved

MCLE provider.

ACWA’s 2012 CLE Workshop

This two-day workshop, scheduled for Oct. 4-5 at the

Napa Valley Marriott, will bring you up-to-date on a

variety of California’s water laws, legislation, employment

laws and more. This workshop is important to

anyone in the water industry that needs to stay on top

of water issues in California, including water law professionals.

MCLE Credit

ACWA certifies that this activity has been approved

for MCLE credit by the State Bar of California in the

amount of 13 hours, of which 1 hour will apply to

elimination of bias credit and 1.25 hours will apply to

ethics credit.

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved for ACWA at:

Napa Valley Marriott Hotel & Spa

3425 Solano Ave., Napa, CA 94558


Single / Double Rate: $189

The cut-off date to receive this special rate is

September 3. Reservations made after that will be on

a space available basis at the hotel’s then current

prevailing rate. Please identify yourself as attending

ACWA’s Continuing Legal Education Workshop on

October 4-5.

ACWA would like to thank the

2012 CLE Workshop Program

Planning Subcommittee

for all their hard work:

Scott Shapiro

Downey Brand LLP

Ariel P. Calonne

City of San Buenaventura

Douglas E. Coty

Bold, Polisner, Maddow, Nelson & Judson

Karen Donovan

East Bay Municipal Utility District

Stefanie Hedlund

Best Best & Kreiger LLP

Daniel S. Hentschke

San Diego County Water Authority

Scott A. Morris

Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann & Girard

Alfred E. Smith

Nossaman LLP

Amy M. Steinfeld

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck, LLP

Whitnie Wiley

ACWA Legal Affairs Committee Liaison

Show your support of ACWA

by becoming an ACWA sponsor.

For more information on sponsoring

ACWA’s CLE Workshop, please contact:

Lori Doucette at

or call (916) 441-4545

ACWA guarantees satisfaction with its products and events.

ACWA CLE Workshop: “Risk Management in the 21st Century”

October 4 - 5, 2012

Napa Valley Marriott

Thursday, October 4, 2012

11 a.m. - Noon 1 hr. general credit

2 - 2:15 p.m. Break

10 - 10:15 a.m. Break

7:15 - 7:55 a.m. Registration, Sign-In and

Continental Breakfast

7:55 - 8 a.m. Welcome and Introduction

8 - 9 a.m. 1 hr. general credit

“Employment Law Update: Legislation and Court Action”

New developments in public sector employment

law are never ending. Your ability to keep up

with them is a big challenge. This presentation

will review the most significant cases that have

recently emerged and also discuss new legislation

that will affect your district in 2013. Come

learn the legal significance and the practical

consequences of these decisions and how they

impact your district.

9 - 9:45 a.m. 0.75 hr. general credit

“Reforming Public Pensions”

Be privy to the latest legislative discussions in

the defined benefit world for public employees,

the probable changes in public pensions in

CalPERS, the ‘37 Act and other public retirement

systems. Efforts of public agencies to reduce costs

associated with CalPERS benefits will also be


9:45 - 10 a.m. Break

10 - 11 a.m. 1 hr. general credit

“Developing Issues for CalPERS Agencies”

This program will explore the latest and

developing issues related to CalPERS and public

pensions including:

• What is happening at CalPERS

• The rules on hiring retired annuitants

• The “loaning” of PERS employees to JPAs

“The Latest in Public Trust”

What does the public trust mean for water

supply This presentation will provide an overview

of the public trust doctrine, discuss recent court

cases and explore the nature of the public trust

doctrine’s balancing test.

Noon - 1:15 p.m. Luncheon 1 hr. general credit

“OMG! Did U C Her Facebook Post!! The Risks and Rewards

of Accessing and Viewing Employees’ Online Activities”

Facebook, Twitter, Blogging - privacy and

potential liability issues arising from employee

social networking are becoming more prevalent

in the workplace. This workshop will address

ways to respond to inappropriate employee

use of social networking media. But when

can employers use this same media without

running afoul of employee privacy rights and

antidiscrimination laws In addition, social media

and privacy rights policies and best practices

for public agencies and their employees will be


1:15 - 2 p.m. 0.75 hr. general credit

“Disocvery of Electronically Stored Information:

A Trap for the Unwary”

As technology has advanced, electronically

stored information (“ESI”) has multiplied

exponentially. From simple email servers, to

text messages, smart phones, intranets, private

“freemail,” and social media, ESI resides in many

places within (and outside) any organization.

Because so much ESI resides on networks,

keeping track of modifications to the information

is a very difficult problem in modern litigation that

can have important (and potentially adverse)

consequences. This presentation will discuss the

most common legal and technical concerns and

pitfalls arising from the use of ESI in pre-litigation

and litigation contexts.

2:15 - 3:45 p.m. 1.5 hrs. general credit

“Public Records Act and Brown Act Issues”

This panel will explore the latest developments in

the Public Records Act and Brown Act including:

• Requests for employment information

and salary

• Requests in the context of litigation

• How to manage electronic information

for PRA compliance

• The use of real property closed sessions

to discuss water issues

3:45 - 5 p.m. 1.25 hrs. ethics credit

“Ethics in the 21st Century”

How to deal with protecting client information

and managing your practice in light of new and

changing technology. This presentation will include

a discussion of metadata, smartphones and cloud


5:15 - 7 p.m. RECEPTION

Friday, October 5, 2012

7:30 - 8 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast

8 - 9 a.m. 1 hr. general credit

“Flood Liability for Water System Operations”

Water suppliers are used to navigating areas

of potential liability associated with the service

of water supply. This panel will explore areas of

potential liability from flood risk, including pipeline

breakage, reservoir operations, and drainage


9 - 10 a.m. 1 hr. elimination of bias credit

“Elimination of Bias in the Legal Field”

This session will present various scenarios in

understanding the elimination of bias in the legal


10:15 - 11:30 a.m. 1.25 hrs. general credit

“Maximizing the Return on Your Real Estate Assets”

The panel will focus on the legal and practical

issues to be addressed, including critical

elements for legal agreements and pricing

access, cell tower siting and providing for

communications conduits.

11:30 a.m. - Noon 0.5 hr. general credit

“The Legalities of Public Agency Participation in Elections”

This speaker will discuss the legality of using

agency funds for campaign-related materials,

such as fliers sent around campaign time and

polling to support agency initiatives.

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Luncheon 1 hr. general credit

“Polling, Elections and the Water Industry”

The speaker will share the latest polling data

and trends on ballot issues important to ACWA


TOTAL HOURS (Day 1 & 2): 13 hrs.

(of which 1.25 hrs. is ethics credit

and 1 hr. is elimination of bias credit)

ACWA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider.






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Your workshop registration fee includes: Continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, lunch

on the day(s) that you are registered, and a reception on Thursday evening. A CD with

the presentations is also included.

Substitution/Refunds: Substitutions from the same organizations are accepted. A $25

handling fee will be applied. Substitution requests should be submitted to Margie

Knight ( by 4:30 p.m. (PST), September 13, 2012. If you need to

cancel, refund requests may be made by phone, but must be confirmed in writing to the

ACWA office. A $50 handling fee will be charged on all registration refunds. No refunds

will be granted after 4:30 p.m. (PST), September 13, 2012.

If you have a disability that may require accommodation to assure your full participation,

please contact Margie Knight of the ACWA staff at (916) 441-4545, or toll free at (888)

666-2292 to discuss your needs.

Prereg On Site Amount

full 2-day registration (10)

Advantage $460 $490

Standard $685 $730 $

1-Day registration

q Thursday, Oct. 4 (11)

Advantage $280 $300

Standard $415 $445 $

q Friday, Oct. 5 (12)

Advantage $200 $210

Standard $295 $310 $


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q Please charge my fee to my credit card

q MasterCard

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Continuing Legal Education for Water Law Professionals

Napa Valley Marriott • October 4 - 5, 2012

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September 13. After Sept. 13, you will need to register on site.

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