Webinar: Abstentions and Disqualifications - Conflicts of Interest and When to Step Aside

It can be difficult for public officials to determine when to abstain from the decision-making process. Richards, Watson & Gershon and the Institute for Local Government are partnering on a webinar on September 22nd to help local officials and staff navigate this process. Panelists will discuss:

  • What financial interests and other conflicts of interest disqualify an official from participating in, or influencing, the decision-making process

  • Guidelines for deciding when to abstain

  • What to do if you abstain or disqualify yourself from the process


Kevin Ennis, shareholder and former chair of the Public Law Department, Richards, Watson & Gershon

Steven Flower, shareholder in the Public Law Department, Richards, Watson & Gershon

Gary Winuk, Kaufman Legal Group


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