Full Schedule of Events

 PORAC Issues Symposium 2018 – Palm Springs

The Impact of Court Cases & Pension Reform On Law Enforcement

Attending this year’s Symposium? Be sure to join us on Tuesday Evening for cocktails & small bites at the PORAC sponsored event, Networking for Professional Development Reception & Raffle.  All registered attendees will be automatically entered into raffle. You must be present to win. Cash prizes will be awarded at 5:45pm. 

2018 Symposium Agenda


Tuesday, April 10th

8:00am to 9:00am – Registration

9:00am to 9:15am – Welcome Remarks From PORAC President Brian Marvel

9:15am to 10:15am – Legislative & Political Action Update

Randy Perry, PORAC Lobbyist, Aaron Read & Associates

10:15am to 10:30am – Break

10:30am to 11:30am – Something Wicked This Way Comes: Janus v. AFSCME

Robert Bonsall, PORAC Corporate Counsel

11:30am to 1:00pm – Lunch

1:00pm to 2:30pm – So You Thought 60 Years of Established and Unchallenged Law Would Protect Your Pension? Not So Fast . . .

Timothy Talbot, Attorney, Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver

2:30pm to 2:45pm – Break

2:45pm to 4:15pm – FLSA Tactical Training for Law Enforcement: The Basics, Emerging Issues, and Defeating Management Dirty Tricks to Undermine the FLSA at the Table

David E. Mastagni, Attorney, Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C.

4:30pm to 6:00pm – Networking for Professional Development Reception & Raffle

PORAC Sponsored Hospitality Event


Wednesday, April 11th

8:30am to 10:00am – Mind vs. Machine

Alison Berry-Wilkinson, Attorney, Berry Wilkinson Law Group

10:00am to 10:15am – Break

10:15am to 11:45am – What Every Board Member Needs to Know To Stay Out Of Trouble

Rick Pinckard & Brad Fields, Attorneys, Bobbitt, Pinckard & Fields

11:45am to 1:15pm – Lunch

1:15pm to 2:45pmThe Real Threat to Your Liberty: the Federal Government

Paul Goyette, Attorney, Goyette and Associates

2:45pm to 3:00pm – Break

3:00pm to 4:30pm – POA Injury Recovery and/or Disability Toolbox: How to Help Your Members Navigate the Workers’ Compensation System

Steve Scardino, Attorney, Geklaw


*All Times are Approximate & Topics Subject to Change*