McGeorge School of Law

2016 Municipal Law Institute Symposium

Ensuring Integrity in 21st Century California: Water & Public Works in Our Arid State

The Municipal Law Institute Symposium will focus on the challenging issues public agency attorneys face in the areas of water and public works. Panels will focus on: water rights, drought, and enforcement; water issues related to CEQA and land use; alternative water supplies, including storm water, groundwater, and recycled water; water and public works finance issues including those related to Proposition 218; and conflicts of interest, including an update on the new FPPC Regulations and conflict of interest issues relevant to public works projects.

  • Online registration is closed. Day-of registration will be available.
    • Day Of Registration — $175
    • Early Registration (Register by Jan. 22) — $150
    • In-house Government Lawyers and Employees — $100
    • Law Students — Free
Date & Time

Friday, Feb. 5, 2016 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.


McGeorge School of Law — Lecture Hall
3200 Fifth Ave.
Sacramento, CA 95817

Presented by
  • The Municipal Law Institute of the League of California Cities
  • McGeorge School of Law Capital Center for Law and Policy
  • The County Counsels' Association
  • The State Bar of California Public Law Section

McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, is a State Bar of California approved Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) provider. This program has been approved for 5.25 hours of MCLE credit of which 1.25 hours qualifies for the Legal Ethics sub-field. McGeorge School of Law certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved educational activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of The State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education.

Presentation Materials

8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Welcome and Introduction
8:45 a.m. to 9 a.m.

  • Francis J. Mootz III, Dean, McGeorge School of Law
  • James C. Sanchez, City Attorney, City of Sacramento

Navigating the Labyrinth: What Public Agency Attorneys Need to Know About Water Rights and Drought
9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Balancing Water Supply and Growth in Good Times and Bad
10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

11 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

21st Century Gold: The Quest for New Supplies
11:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Lunch Program: Explaining the Drought
12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

  • Dale Kasler, Senior Writer, Sacramento Bee

Witkin Legal Institute logo

This lunch program is generously sponsored by the Witkin Legal Institute.

The New Economic Reality: Maintaining Long-Term Solvency for Water Utilities
1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Topical Ethics Issues in Water and Public Works
2:45 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4 p.m.