PSATS Conference

Siana Law Partners Attend 2018 PSATS Conference

  Beginning on Monday April 23, 2018, Siana Law Partners, Michael G. Crotty, Eric M. Brown, Christopher P. Gerber and Sheryl L. Brown will attend the 2018 PSATS Annual Educational Conference in Hershey, PA. Our partners look forward leading the following seminars on five different topics at this year’s conference. Read on to learn more about…

Fact Finding Meetings – The Nondeliberative Exception to the Sunshine Act by Robert M. Tucker, Esquire

Since anyone can remember, Pennsylvania’s Sunshine Act (“The Act”) has been the battleground for advocates of transparency in local government. The Act, with its allowances for executive sessions, seeks to balance transparency against the demands for confidentiality. But what about when deliberations take place behind closed doors? Otherwise known as a Smith fact-finding session –…

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Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire Presents Proper Supervision of Municipal Police Departments Webinar

On February 21, 2018, Christopher P. Gerber, Esquire presented a webinar entitled, Proper Supervision of Municipal Police Departments on behalf of the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs. The purpose of the webinar was to raise awareness among elected officials, managers, chiefs of police and solicitors regarding their roles in properly managing municipal police departments; to provide a…

Eric M. Brown, Esquire Addresses Social Media Use by Municipalities in Webinar

On February 14, 2018, Siana Law Partner, Eric M. Brown, Esquire discussed social media usage by municipalities during a live webinar presented by Strafford Publications. He identified best management practices to consider when developing social media policies; the parameters within which a municipal employer may regulate the social media conduct of public employees both on…