State Agencies Training For Directors And In-House Counsel

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State Agencies Training For Directors and In-House Counsel

AUGUST 29, 2017

8:30-8:45 a.m. Welcome

Leslie Rutledge – Arkansas Attorney General

 

8:45-9:30 a.m. FOIA:  Common Misconceptions

Nga C. Mahfouz – Senior Assistant Attorney General

 

9:30-10:00 a.m. Freedom of Information Act Meetings

Reid P. Adkins – Assistant Attorney General

 

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

 

10:15-11:00 a.m. Employment Law: Practical Pointers for Avoiding Liability

Nga C. Mahfouz – Senior Assistant Attorney General

 

11-11:30 a.m. Arkansas Record Retention Schedule

Julie Chavis – Assistant Attorney General

 

11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Lunch

 

1:00-1:45 p.m. Processing Complaints and Conducting Investigations

Olan W. Reeves – Deputy Attorney General

 

1:45-2:30 p.m. Administrative Hearings and Final Orders

Olan W. Reeves – Deputy Attorney General

 

2:30-2:45 p.m. Break

 

2:45-3:15 p.m. Board Member Conduct

Daniel K. Faulkner – Assistant Attorney General

 

3:15-4:15 p.m. Board Rules

Sara Farris – Assistant Attorney General

Justin Tate – Chief Legal Counsel, Governor’s Office

Jessica Sutton – Administrator, Bureau of Legislative Research

 

This training has been approved for 5.75 hours of Continuing Legal Education.

 

19th Annual Legal Update for Government Attorneys and Administrators

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host an update for government attorneys and administrators on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, in Room B of Camp Robinson’s Militia Hall, which is part of the Professional Education Complex. This full day of continuing education will feature timely information on topics such as employment law, ethics, and a legislative update. 6 hours of CLE credit has been approved to include 5 hours of general CLE and 1 hour of ethics CLE.

If you have questions regarding this training, please contact Rachel Ellis at Rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.

AGENDA                                  

7:30 to 8:00 a.m. Registration

 

8:00 to 8:15 a.m. Welcome

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge

 

8:15 to 10:15 a.m.         Legislative Update

Cory Cox, Legislative Director

Lacie Kirchner, Deputy Legislative Director

Shawn Johnson, Senior Assistant Attorney General

 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.       FOIA Update New Legislation

Beth Walker, Deputy Attorney General

 

LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

 

1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Employment Law

Ka Tina Hodge, Assistant Attorney General

Nga Mahfouz, Senior Assistant Attorney General

Amber Schubert, Assistant Attorney General

 

3:15 to 4:15 p.m. Ethics for Government Lawyers

Donna Galloway, Assistant Attorney General

Tammera Harrelson, Senior Assistant Attorney General

2017 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host the sixth annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit on Thursday, Nov. 9, at the Hot Springs Convention Center. Seating is limited. Those who pre-register will have a full agenda emailed to them once finalized.

The daylong event is a free training and educational opportunity for law enforcement officers, medical professionals, pharmacists, educators and treatment professionals. The morning portion will include breakout sessions with four tracks. General Rutledge will host a luncheon.

Along with the Attorney General’s Office, the Summit is being hosted by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, FBI, MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training, Office of the State Drug Director, University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

For questions, please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.

 

Law Enforcement Summit and Luncheon

The Summit is FREE, but seating is limited. Please register now to reserve your seat.

This year’s summit will begin with Boston Transit Police Officer Dic Donohue. Donohue was grievously injured in April 2013 during a gun battle with two suspects who were later identified as the Boston Marathon bombers. A bullet severed Donohue’s femoral artery and he suffered severe blood loss. He survived because fellow officers gave him immediate lifesaving care and prolonged CPR. Given a 2 percent chance to live, Donohue survived and has been recognized by over 20 law enforcement and civic organizations for his outstanding service. Donohue’s remarks and presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m.

Rutledge will also welcome her colleague Indiana Attorney General Curtis Hill, who will speak at 10:15 a.m. As Indiana’s chief legal officer, Hill oversees a staff of more than 400 employees spread across multiple divisions. Hill has focused his agenda on four priorities: rolling back federal overreach; protecting families from drugs and violent crime; safeguarding consumers from fraud and scams; and inspiring youth to pursue meaningful lives. Hill was serving his fourth term as Elkhart County prosecutor when he was elected to his current role on Nov. 8, 2016. He took office on Jan. 9, 2017. He earned both his bachelor’s and law degrees from Indiana University in Bloomington.

During a noon luncheon, Rutledge will again recognize one outstanding law enforcement officer from each county in addition to the statewide and regional award winners that will be announced.

The afternoon will include a presentation from the Attorney General’s office Legislative Director Cory Cox on changes to Arkansas law impacting the law enforcement community that occurred during the last regular session of the Arkansas General Assembly. AT&T Asset Protection Senior Investigator Peggy Fletcher and Arkansas Recycling Association General Counsel Walter Wright Jr. and Special Agent Stephen Svetz will speak about combating metal theft. The summit will conclude with a presentation from Deputy Attorney General Will Jones and Special Agent Chris Cone who will discuss forensic tools and techniques to combat cyber criminals.

This course has been approved for 5.25 hours of CLE and CLEST credit. For more information, please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.

Spring Law Enforcement Training

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge is pleased to invite you to a Spring Law Enforcement Training, which will be held April 11, 2017 at the Metroplex Event Center in Springdale. The event is free, but seating is limited.

8:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Sikh Temple Tragedy

Lieutenant Brian Murphy

Lt. Brian Murphy was the first officer on the scene on August 5, 2012, after 40-year-old Wade Michael Page fatally shot six people and wounded four others at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin. Page shot Lt. Murphy fifteen times at close range. Remarkably, Lt. Murphy was discharged from the hospital less than three weeks after the shooting and eventually returned to full duty. He retired in 2015. Lt. Murphy was awarded the Medal of Valor in 2015.

11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Box lunch provided

12:30 to 3:30 p.m.

First Responder Wellness Training

Dr. Olivia Johnson

Dr. Johnson will explore issues dealing with first responder wellness, suicide prevention, stress, anger management and officer PTSD.

Dr. Olivia Johnson holds a master’s degree in criminology and criminal justice from the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and a doctorate in organizational leadership management from the University of Phoenix – School of Advanced Studies.

Dr. Johnson is a veteran of the U.S. Air Force and a former police officer. She is on the National P.O.L.I.C.E. Suicide Foundation Board, collaborates with several law enforcement publications and is the Peer Support columnist for Police One

This course has been approved for six hours of Continuing Law Enforcement Education (CLEST).

For more information please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov

 

Never Forgotten: Arkansas Takes Action

Attorney General Leslie Rutledge would like to invite you to the 6th annual Never Forgotten – Arkansas Takes Action event, a special gathering for families to raise awareness of the issues surrounding missing persons and to recognize Arkansas’s missing. As part of this important event, a free law enforcement training will be offered. This session has been approved for three hours of law enforcement CLEST credit.

Family Session     

9 – 9:30 a.m. Registration

9: 30 – 11:30 a.m.  Panel discussion on available resources to Arkansas families with missing persons. Participating agencies include Arkansas State Police, Arkansas State Crime Lab, Arkansas Crime Information Center, FBI, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the National Missing and Unidentified Missing Persons System.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon ceremony to honor Arkansas’s missing and to recognize law enforcement devoted to solving missing persons cases.

Law Enforcement Training

8 – 8:30 a.m. Registration 

8:30 to 9 a.m.  Multi-Agency Children’s Disaster Reunification Plan Development

Wayne Ruthven, Consultant, Arkansas Children’s Disaster Reunification Plan Pilot Program (AR CDR3P)

Mr. Ruthven will give an update on a program being created to coordinate efforts to assist children who become separated from their families as a result of a disaster. The Attorney General’s Office and several other Arkansas agencies meet monthly to develop an action plan, coordinated by the Department of Emergency Management, as part of 2- to 3-year pilot program. The NCMEC program will serve as a national model.

9: 10 – 10:20 a.m.  Because of Laura: A 20 Year search for Justice

Gay Smither, president of the Laura Recovery Center

Gay’s 12 year old daughter Laura went missing during a jog in Friendswood, Texas, on April 3, 1997. Her body was located 17 days later. Laura’s death led to the creation of the Laura Recovery Center, an organization that helps families and law enforcement agencies on missing child cases. The center has assisted with more than 1,700 cases and participated in more than 100 active searches. Accused serial killer William Reece was indicted Sept. 1, 2016, in the deaths of Laura and 17-year-old Jessica Cain, who disappeared Aug. 17, 1997.

10:30 – 11:30 a.m.  Missing Children on the Autism Spectrum: Outcome Data and Insights

Lori McIlwain, co-founder, National Autism Association

Elopement behaviors, also known as wandering, affect 49 percent of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). During the session, you will learn about autism and wandering basics, including a brief overview of ASD, wandering, and its unique safety risks. Six years of autism and wandering outcome data findings and insights will be discussed as well as best practices for prevention and response to reduce risk.

Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon ceremony to honor Arkansas’s missing and to recognize law enforcement devoted to solving missing persons cases.

 

 

 

 

“Chasing the Dragon” Evening Screening

An opioid and prescription drug abuse epidemic is sweeping the country, impacting all segments of society. To help raise awareness of this epidemic, the FBI and DEA have released the documentary “Chasing the Dragon: The Life of an Opiate Addict,” a compilation of heart-wrenching, first-person accounts by addicts and family members of addicts about their experience. A discussion of the film will follow. Viewer discretion is advised.

 

 

2016 Law Enforcement Summit and Luncheon

REGISTRATION

The Summit is FREE, but seating is limited. Please register now to reserve your seat.

On Wednesday, Oct. 5, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will recognize outstanding law enforcement officers from each county, as well as announce the 2016 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year.

The Summit has been approved for 7 hours of CLE/CLEST credit. For more information, please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.

To register for additional specialized training planned for Oct. 4th, please use this link.

To view the full agenda for Oct. 4th and 5th, click here.

Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit

EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host the fifth annual Arkansas Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Summit on Thursday, Nov. 3 at the Embassy Suites in Little Rock. Seating is limited. Those who pre-register will have a full agenda emailed to them once finalized.

The daylong event is a free training and educational opportunity for law enforcement officers, medical professionals, pharmacists, educators and treatment professionals. The morning portion will include breakout sessions with four tracks. Rutledge will host a luncheon.

Along with the Attorney General’s Office, the Summit is being hosted by the Arkansas Department of Human Services, Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, FBI, MidSOUTH Center for Prevention and Training, Office of the State Drug Director, University of Arkansas Criminal Justice Institute, and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

For questions, please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.

 

2016 Law Enforcement Summit Oct. 4 Specialized Training

REGISTRATION

This year’s Law Enforcement Summit will provide specialized training on Oct. 4 at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. The event is FREE. Seating is limited, so register now to reserve your seat.

In addition to training provided on Oct. 4, Attorney General Leslie Rutledge will host a daylong Summit on Oct. 5 that will feature a special luncheon. During the luncheon, General Rutledge will recognize outstanding law enforcement officers from each county, as well as announce the 2016 Outstanding Law Enforcement Officer of the Year. To register for the Oct. 5 Summit or to RSVP for the luncheon, please click here.

For a full agenda for both Oct. 4 and 5, please click here.

All session have been approved for CLE/CLEST credit. For more information, please contact Rachel Ellis at 501-682-3645 or rachel.ellis@arkansasag.gov.