New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association


NHMA/NHMLA Workshop: The First Amendment: Elections, Signs and More

Event Date: 17 May, 2018
Time: 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Contact: Ashley Methot
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Contact Phone: 800.852.3358 ext. 3350

Location: NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH Map This Location

The First Amendment:  Elections, Signs and More

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, May 17, 2018, NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH  03301

Program Description

Recent events have caused all those involved in local government to focus on the conduct and control of local elections, particularly as to the authority for postponing them. That controversy, though, is but a part of an array of concerns that have arisen over the duties and authority of local government with respect to elections. This seminar will tackle some of the more difficult issues related to local elections, including political advertising, electioneering, the use of governmental websites, governmental speech, and control of areas within or near the polling place. This seminar is intended both for municipal officials and municipal attorneys. 

The presenters for this seminar include James Kennedy, the City Solicitor for the City of Concord, New Hampshire; Gilles Bissonnette, Legal Director of the ACLU of New Hampshire; and Walter Mitchell of Mitchell Municipal Group of Laconia.  Stephen C. Buckley, NHMA Legal Services Counsel, and Margaret Byrnes, NHMA Staff Attorney, will moderate the seminar.

Registration Fees: 
NHMA Member (Municipal Officials)=$40.00
NHMLA Member (Attorneys)=$50.00
Non-Member (Attorneys)=$75.00

Notice for Attorneys:  NHMA and NHMLA believe this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 180 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement. Actual attendance minutes must be determined and reported by attendees. Certificates of attendance will be provided to attorneys intending to report this seminar for NHMCLE credits.



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