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Avoiding Liability: Early and Regular Communication with Your Legal Team

August 21 | 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm EST 

Avoiding Liability: Early and Regular Communication with Your Legal Team 

Speakers:

Michele Molinario, Esq., Partner, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, PLC

Kurt Braatz, MPA, SPHR, Loss Control Manager, Arizona Counties Insurance Pool 

 

This webinar will demonstrate real-life situations involving pitfalls related to the lack of communication with your legal team. Also highlighted will be red flags indicating that early intervention may be necessary.

Attendee Takeaways:

  1. The risks of neglecting to communicate with your legal team
  2. Tips to recognize the need for early legal intervention

View the Webinar Recording and PowerPoint Slides!


An experienced trial attorney, Michele has primarily dedicated her professional career to defending public entities and their employees, including police officers, detention officers, emergency responders, public works directors and traffic engineers. Her 14 years of experience working as a civilian at the Tempe Police Department in the Narcotics and Special Enforcement Unit has afforded her an insider’s perspective with the various training exercises related to non-lethal and lethal force incidents, hostage negotiations, K9 deployment, tactical breaching methods, etc.

Michele focuses her practice in the areas of law enforcement defense, correctional defense and general governmental liability defense. She also practices in the area of employment law and represents public and private employers. Since 2000, Michele has tried state and federal jury trials and bench trials, as well as administrative law hearings. She also has an impressive motion practice record in federal court. For example, the vast majority of the cases she defended in federal court from 2010-2017 resulted in a dismissal or summary judgment in favor of Michele’s clients.

Kurt served as a division commander for the Coconino County Sheriff’s Office prior to his retirement in 2013. Kurt earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public administration from Northern Arizona University. He graduated from Northwestern University’s School of Police Staff and Command Class #227, the International Association of Chiefs of Police Leadership in Police Organizations Training Course, the Flagstaff Leadership Program and he also attended the Correctional Leadership Development course at the National Corrections Academy. Kurt is also a technical resource provider for the National Institute of Corrections and a facilitator for the Myers Briggs Type Indicator MBTI® training as well. Kurt earned his certification as a Senior Professional in Human Resources in 2015. Kurt’s second career is with the Arizona Counties Insurance Pool, where he is responsible for training on safety and reducing losses in workers’ compensation, property and liability claims.