Two Renne Public Law Group (RPLG) attorneys—Associate Anastasia Bondarchuk and Senior Counsel Andrew Shen—will present at the League of California Cities’ 2023 New Mayors and Council Members Academy, taking place January 18-20 in Sacramento.

The academy will provide opportunities for newly elected officials to familiarize themselves with the services of the League of California Cities, develop an understanding of the basic legal and practical framework in which city officials operate, connect with fellow elected officials and learn about diversity, council-manager relationships, planning, advocacy and financial responsibilities.

RPLG’s team will conduct two state-mandated training sessions in partnership with the Institute for Local Government, a State Bar of California minimum continuing legal education (MCLE) approved provider.

Bondarchuk will present Harassment Prevention Training for Supervisors and Officials (AB 1661), an informational and interactive workplace harassment prevention training that will teach officials and supervisors how to identify, prevent and properly respond to workplace harassment, discrimination, retaliation and abusive conduct.

Shen will present Understanding Public Service Ethics Laws and Principles (AB 1234), during which he will train newly elected officials on ethics laws and principles related to personal financial interests, gifts, public funds, governmental transparency, fair process and other topics.

Renne Public Law Group practices throughout California, advising and advocating for public agencies, nonprofit entities, individuals and private entities in need of effective, responsive and creative legal solutions.