PORAC Symposium – Impact 2019 Speakers & Topics Announced

Symposium Speakers and Topics

PORAC Symposium – Impact 2019 will take place at the Monterey Marriott on April 9-10. Find Out More…

Registration Ends March 29th!

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PORAC Symposium – Impact 2019 Topics:

“The Fight After The Fight, Three Rounds and Counting” An Officer’s Story of Survival Before, During, and After a Critical Incident

Officer Ann M. Carrizales, Meadows Place (TX) Police Department  Bio
The participants of this lecture will learn the value of mental preparedness PRIOR to a critical incident and ways to achieve this vital state of readiness /resilience. Additionally, attendees will learn to identify signs of post-traumatic stress and its effects on one’s physical/emotional wellness. Participants will discuss various methods of critical incident stress management and will be provided with the VITAL tools needed to win the fight after the fight, which is often the most difficult part of a critical incident.

Case Against Pay Parity

Joe Gamaldi, Houston Police Officers’ Association  Bio
In this class, HPOU President Joe Gamaldi will be discussing their recent campaign and court battle against the “Pay Parity” initiative brought by the Houston Professional Firefighters Union. Pay Parity appeared to be going the way of the dinosaur, but now is making a swift comeback as police salaries have begun to rise, due to the law enforcement staffing crisis that is plaguing this country. He will discuss the history of parity in Houston and the tactics used in the campaign and legal fight.

California Pension Law: A New Beginning?

Gary Messing, Messing Adam & Jasmine LLP
The likely impact of the five public sector pension law cases currently pending before the California Supreme Court.

2019 Camp Fire Disaster: When First Responders Become Victims

Peter Durfee & James Parrott, Chico Police Department
November 8, 2018, was the date of the deadliest fire in the history of this country. The Camp Fire, as it was later named, took the lives of 85 people and more than 40,000 others were displaced in a matter of hours.  This was a multi-agency response that affected hundreds if not thousands of first responders.  We will discuss the response, the first twelve hours, the first seven days, the first month, and the first six months, and how it affected not only the town of Paradise but also the effect it had on the surrounding cities and first responders.

Pension Update

Amy Brown, Public Retirement Journal

Legislative Update

Randy Perry, Aaron Read & Associates

*topics subject to change*

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2018 Symposium Registration & Topics *New Topics Announced*

Symposium Registration and Topics Announced – 2/2018

Registration for the 2018 Symposium Issues at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs is now open! Find Out More…

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 The Impact of Court Cases & Pension Reform On Law Enforcement

2018 Symposium Topics:

Something Wicked This Way Comes: Janus v. AFSCME

Robert Bonsall, PORAC Corporate Counsel

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 

Legislative & Political Action Update

Randy Perry, PORAC Lobbyist, Aaron Read & Associates

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. 

Mind vs. Machine

Alison Berry-Wilkinson, Attorney, Berry Wilkinson Law Group

What Every Board Member Needs to Know To Stay Out Of Trouble?

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

The Real Threat to Your Liberty: the Federal Government

Paul Goyette, Attorney, Goyette and Associates

POA Injury Recovery and/or Disability Toolbox: How to Help Your Members Navigate the Workers’ Compensation System

Steve Scardino, Attorney, Geklaw


∼Additional Topics Will Be Added as Issues Arise∼

*topics subject to change*