Ethical Consideration for the Local Government Attorney

Description: It goes without saying that those who hold public office and those who are employed by government are entrusted with acting in the best interests of the public. Indeed, the vitality and stability of representative democracy depend upon the public's confidence in the integrity of its elected and appointed representatives. Whenever the public perceives a conflict between the private interests and the public duties of a government officer or employee, that confidence is imperiled. More often than not, it is the local government attorney who is responsible for apprising an entity’s officers and employees of the ethical behavior which is expected of them while conducting their public duties. This responsibility likewise includes the duty to train officers and employees in the practical application of the laws, rules and regulations under which they perform their respective duties. This presentation is designed to assist the local government attorney in appreciating the subtleties, nuances and challenges of ensuring that those appointed and elected officials they represent, operate within a refined and acceptable ethical framework.

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Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Course Credits Dual Credits: 1.00
General Credits: 0.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.