Don’t Be Found Guilty – Get Briefed on Key County Legal Issues at #MACoCon

Several major legal issues that that could significantly affect your county’s authority and budget may appear during the 2019 Session. Don’t get caught flat-footed! Make sure you are up to date on local preemption, comparative fault, and access to justice/attorney fees at 2019 January MACo Winter Conference.

Legislation, Litigation & Legitimacy: Key Legal Issues for the 2019 Session


Several critical county legal issues will be considered during the 2019 legislative session, including local preemption (which is a MACo Legislative Initiative), comparative fault, and access to justice. It is important that both county elected officials and staff understand these issues, as they can affect a county’s authority, liability, and budget. Panelists will provide an overview of each of these legal issues, including their current status before both the General Assembly and the courts.


  • Edward Lattner, Government Operations Division Chief, Attorney’s Office, Montgomery County ©
  • Timothy Ailsworth, Executive Director, Local Government Insurance Trust ©
  • N. Lynn Board, City Attorney, City of Gaithersburg ©

Date & Time: Thursday, January 3, 2019; 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm

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