Attorney John R. Wilson Presented “The Mayor, the Chief, and the Law: Best Practices for Avoiding Civil Lawsuits”at the Pennsylvania State Mayors Association on Tuesday, November 22nd. His partners for this presentation included Attorney Jim Nowalk and Mayor Ron Harris. The webinar provided information to borough and city mayors regarding the respective roles of the two in the context of a municipal policing. Specifically, the mayor’s role as the elected and accountable “head of the police department” and the police chief’s role as the boots-on-the-ground law enforcement professional with years of police experience. John’s portion of the webinar summarized the… read more »
Whether you’re preparing an RFP for a professional service or specs for a contract that will be open to public bid, municipal leaders are required to act as good stewards of public resources. This session will review best practices in preparing and reviewing municipal contracts to ensure services are being delivered as desired and to avoid costly litigation.