School of Government Office Hours

This informal and interactive conference call offers local government officials the opportunity to talk directly with a variety of School of Government faculty members on a variety of topics. The format is more conversation than lecture. Your questions will guide the discussion, so please be ready to ask questions. Participating faculty will be happy to answer questions relating to any of the areas of local government law in which they practice.  

 

Upcoming Sessions: 

 

March 19, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Participating Faculty: Christopher B. McLaughlin, Frayda S. Bluestein, and Aimee N. Wall.

Topics: Local Government Tax and Finance, Ethics, General Local Government Law, Public Records, Open Meetings, Social Services Law, and Animal Law.

Registration/fee: No need to register. No fee. Follow the instructions below to log on and join the call. (Logging on with your computer will enable you to ask questions in the call.)

Log in details:

Log on to the call at 10:00am via this link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/230732407 Or Call +1 929 436 2866

Enter the Meeting ID: 230 732 407

What should I do to prepare? Run the recommended connection test at https://zoom.us/test to ensure that your computer has the software and connection speed necessary to participate in the call. Zoom will ask you 2 questions, if the answer is yes to both of them, you will receive the message ‘Speaker and microphone looks good’

When do I log in? We recommend that you log on 10 minutes prior to the start in order to resolve any connectivity or technical issues that may arise.  You will be placed into a lobby waiting room until the call has opened, which is typically 10 minutes before the start of the call. You will be moved automatically to the room when the room is opened.

To Ask a Question: To ask a question during the call, click on the "CHAT" icon at the bottom of your screen. The “CHAT” form will appear on the right side of the screen. Fill it out and submit your question (allow 2 minutes for time delay on receiving your question.)

What if I experience technical difficulties? You can troubleshoot technical difficulties by using our livestream support site at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions or by calling the School of Government Helpdesk at 919.962.5487.

 

 

June 18, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Participating Faculty: Christopher B. McLaughlinTrey AllenGregory S. Allison, and Connor Crews.

Topics: Local Government Tax and Finance, Ethics, Purchasing and Contracting Law, Government Accounting, Liability, Board Procedure, and Clerks’ Responsibilities.

Registration/fee: No need to register. No fee. Follow the instructions below to log on and join the call. (Logging on with your computer will enable you to ask questions in the call.)

Log in details:

Log on to the call at 10:00am via this link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/982141808 Or Call +1 929 436 2866

Enter the Meeting ID: 982 141 808

What should I do to prepare? Run the recommended connection test at https://zoom.us/test to ensure that your computer has the software and connection speed necessary to participate in the call. Zoom will ask you 2 questions, if the answer is yes to both of them, you will receive the message ‘Speaker and microphone looks good’

When do I log in? We recommend that you log on 10 minutes prior to the start in order to resolve any connectivity or technical issues that may arise.  You will be placed into a lobby waiting room until the call has opened, which is typically 10 minutes before the start of the call. You will be moved automatically to the room when the room is opened.

To Ask a Question: To ask a question during the call, click on the "CHAT" icon at the bottom of your screen. The “CHAT” form will appear on the right side of the screen. Fill it out and submit your question (allow 2 minutes for time delay on receiving your question.)

What if I experience technical difficulties? You can troubleshoot technical difficulties by using our livestream support site at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions or by calling the School of Government Helpdesk at 919.962.5487.

 

 

September 10, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Participating Faculty: Christopher B. McLaughlin and Kara S. Millonzi.

Topics: Local Government Tax and Finance, Ethics, Local Government Finance, Utilities, and Education Funding.

Registration/fee: No need to register. No fee. Follow the instructions below to log on and join the call. (Logging on with your computer will enable you to ask questions in the call.)

Log in details:

Log on to the call at 10:00am via this link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/108030872 Or Call +1 929 436 2866

Enter the Meeting ID: 108 030 872

What should I do to prepare? Run the recommended connection test at https://zoom.us/test to ensure that your computer has the software and connection speed necessary to participate in the call. Zoom will ask you 2 questions, if the answer is yes to both of them, you will receive the message ‘Speaker and microphone looks good’

When do I log in? We recommend that you log on 10 minutes prior to the start in order to resolve any connectivity or technical issues that may arise.  You will be placed into a lobby waiting room until the call has opened, which is typically 10 minutes before the start of the call. You will be moved automatically to the room when the room is opened.

To Ask a Question: To ask a question during the call, click on the "CHAT" icon at the bottom of your screen. The “CHAT” form will appear on the right side of the screen. Fill it out and submit your question (allow 2 minutes for time delay on receiving your question.)

What if I experience technical difficulties? You can troubleshoot technical difficulties by using our livestream support site at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions or by calling the School of Government Helpdesk at 919.962.5487.

 

 

December 10, 2020 | 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Participating Faculty: Christopher B. McLaughlinFrayda S. Bluestein, and Robert P. Joyce.

Topics: Local Government Tax and Finance, Ethics, Election Law, Employment Law, General Local Government Law, Public Records, and Open Meetings.

Registration/fee: No need to register. No fee. Follow the instructions below to log on and join the call. (Logging on with your computer will enable you to ask questions in the call.)

Log in details:

Log on to the call at 10:00am via this link: https://unc.zoom.us/j/667911422 Or Call +1 929 436 2866

Enter the Meeting ID: 667 911 422

What should I do to prepare? Run the recommended connection test at https://zoom.us/test to ensure that your computer has the software and connection speed necessary to participate in the call. Zoom will ask you 2 questions, if the answer is yes to both of them, you will receive the message ‘Speaker and microphone looks good’

When do I log in? We recommend that you log on 10 minutes prior to the start in order to resolve any connectivity or technical issues that may arise.  You will be placed into a lobby waiting room until the call has opened, which is typically 10 minutes before the start of the call. You will be moved automatically to the room when the room is opened.

To Ask a Question: To ask a question during the call, click on the "CHAT" icon at the bottom of your screen. The “CHAT” form will appear on the right side of the screen. Fill it out and submit your question (allow 2 minutes for time delay on receiving your question.)

What if I experience technical difficulties? You can troubleshoot technical difficulties by using our livestream support site at https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/206175806-Top-Questions or by calling the School of Government Helpdesk at 919.962.5487.

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