New Hampshire Municipal Association
New Hampshire Municipal Association


NHMA/NHMLA Workshop: Governmental Meeting Disruptions

Event Date: 06 September, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:15 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


2:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m., Thursday, September 6, 2018, NHMA Offices, 25 Triangle Park Drive, Concord, NH  03301

In recent years, nationally and in New Hampshire, the national tenor of protest and disruptions has manifested itself during local government meetings.  This may result in issues sometimes described as conflicts between First Amendment rights and the need for governmental bodies to conduct their affairs efficiently and effectively.  This seminar will present an overview of legal and practical concerns, along with interactive discussion on the following: the public’s right to speak, petition and assemble at local government meetings and proper nature of governmental body responses, such as postponement of the meeting or ejection of individuals.  Included will be analysis of RSA 642:1 on Obstructing Government Administration and suggestions for practical guidance on handling disruptions.

Important Notice Regarding MCLE Credit in New Hampshire

NHMCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for NH Minimum CLE requirements.  NHMLA believes this course meets the requirements of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for 120 minutes toward the annual NHMCLE requirement. Actual attendance minutes must be determined and reported by attendees.  Breaks do not qualify as attendance.

New Hampshire attendees must self-determine whether a program is eligible for credit, and self-report their attendance.


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