Symposium Speakers and Topics
Registration Ends March 29th!
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.
Amy Brown, Public Retirement Journal
Randy Perry, Aaron Read & Associates
*topics subject to change*
Symposium Registration and Topics Announced – 2/2018
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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*