Police and Emergency Powers: Limits on Property Rights, Scope of Authority, Takings, and Compensation
Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A
This CLE webinar will guide attorneys responding to or defending emergency government actions that impact private property and liberty interests. Police powers to respond to public crises are broad but not limitless. Attorneys representing local government should anticipate challenges against local governments that allegedly overreach their authority.
- Overview of police powers of local governments in crisis
- Health and welfare
- Civil order
- Impact of state mandates on local governments
- Regulatory takings
- Defending government conduct
- Personal restrictions
- Best practices to avoid overreaching
The panel will review these and other issues:
- How far can the police power be stretched to protect the public?
- When does the diminution of existing property rights require compensation?
- Can local governments respond to a crisis without delegated authority or in defiance of state mandates?
- What rights do property owners/landlords/tenants have to privately respond in times of crisis?
Scott H. Campbell
Best Best & Krieger
Mr. Campbell is city attorney for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island and general counsel for the Gold Coast... | Read More
Mr. Campbell is city attorney for the City of Avalon on Santa Catalina Island and general counsel for the Gold Coast Health Plan. He has represented cities, special districts and community colleges in hundreds of construction projects. Mr. Campbell heads BB&K's Municipal Law practice group.Close
Lecturer, Attorney, Federal District Court Mediator and Arbitrator
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
Mr. Jarret is a Tennessee Attorney, Federal District Court Mediator, and Arbitrator, and Rule 31 Listed Civil... | Read More
Mr. Jarret is a Tennessee Attorney, Federal District Court Mediator, and Arbitrator, and Rule 31 Listed Civil Mediator who has been practicing public sector law for over twenty-two years. He has served as chief legal counsel for three different public entities and has practiced before the Tennessee Supreme Court, federal courts, and lower state courts in Tennessee and Florida. Prior to relocating to E. Tennessee, he served Polk County, Florida, a charter form of government with a population 554,000, as its County Law Director. He is a former Manatee County, Florida, (population 316,700) Deputy County Law Director, during which time he also served as the County's risk and insurance manager. He is the former Chief Counsel/Managing Attorney for the Hardee County, Florida Office of the 10th Judicial Circuit State Attorney during which time he prosecuted violent felonies and litigated matters before the Florida Governor and his Cabinet. He served on the Florida Governor's Disaster Task Force, was an instructor for the Florida Sheriff's Academy and served several Florida universities as an adjunct instructor. He publishes frequently on behalf of several public administration and risk management publications. He is a former active duty United States Army Armored Cavalry Officer and Air Force Special Agent with services overseas.Close
Robert H. Thomas
Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert
Mr. Thomas is a land use and appellate lawyer, and focuses on regulatory takings, eminent domain, water rights, and... | Read More
Mr. Thomas is a land use and appellate lawyer, and focuses on regulatory takings, eminent domain, water rights, and voting rights cases. He has tried cases and appeals in Hawaii, California, and the federal courts.Close