Hoffman Estates Attorney William Braithwaite to present seminar for newly elected municipal officials
Hoffman Estates Attorney J. William Braithwaite will be one of two presenters at a seminar for newly elected officials of the seven municipalities of the Barrington Area Council of Governments on May 31. The seminar is designed to educate those elected to Village offices for the first time in the April, 2011, election on a number of municipal topics ranging from the Open Meetings Act, the complexities of the Freedom of Information statute, parliamentary procedure and municipal land use. The seminar will also cover the fine art of parliamentary procedure and when closed sessions may be held in compliance with the law. Mr. Braithwaite will also discuss practical aspects of local government for new officials, including dealing with the press, civility and conflicts of interest. He has conducted similar training seminars a number of times during his more than 50 year tenure as a Barrington area municipal attorney.