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IPS21 Police Forum


Total Credits: 1.25

Bundles:
2021 Illinois Public Sector Conference
Category:
Labor Law |  Labor Relations
Faculty:
David Amerson |  Felicia Frazier |  David A. Johnson |  Joseph R. Mazzone
Duration:
1 Hour 19 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date:
Dec 03, 2021
Product Type:
On Demand - Also available: On Demand  15
License:
Access for 365 day(s) after purchase.


Description

The panelists in this session will discuss:
• Police bodycams and their real purpose.
• Covid vaccination “to do or not to do?, that is the question”.
• Safe T Act and the trailer bill, for whose real purpose?
• Where do police command stand on these issues?

Faculty

David Amerson's Profile

David Amerson Related seminars and products

Staff Attorney

Policemen's Benevolent & Protective Association of IL


David Amerson is a staff attorney with the Police Benevolent Labor Committee. David is also the Chair of the Illinois State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section Council, and is an adjunct faculty member with the University of Illinois’ Labor Education Program. Previously, David was the coordinator of AFSCME Retirees - Chapter 31, and Executive Vice-President of the Illinois Alliance for Retired Americans. He has also represented federal workers in the legal department of the AFGE, and as a legal advisor to the Graduate Employee Organization (IFT-AFT). Additionally, David provides legal counsel to a number of national non-profits.  He is a graduate of the University of Illinois- College of Law and is a veteran of the United States Marine Corps.


Felicia Frazier's Profile

Felicia Frazier Related seminars and products

Partner

Odelson, Sterk, Murphey, Frazier & McGrath, Ltd.


Felicia L. Frazier is a managing partner at Odelson & Sterk, Ltd. where she provides experienced counsel in the areas of school, municipal, and labor law. A graduate of Illinois State University with a degree in psychology, she earned her Juris Doctorate from John Marshall Law School. Previously, Ms. Frazier served as Assistant State’s Attorney with the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office. As a trial attorney, she prosecuted hundreds of cases in both bench and jury trials. In addition, she provided domestic battery training for Area 4 Police Headquarters personnel. Ms. Frazier presently serves as general counsel to numerous school districts, as well as village attorney for multiple municipalities. Her public sector experience includes personnel issues, labor and employment matters, and contract negotiations. She represents employers in state and local labor board hearings, as well as grievance and arbitration hearings. Ms. Frazier has served as a speaker at school and municipal conferences on topics including employee discipline, discharge, pension related issues, and social media. She has also conducted training programs for a variety of employers on labor and employment law issues. Ms. Frazier is a member of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and the Illinois State Bar Association. She is admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Along with her husband and two children, Ms. Frazier volunteers at homeless shelters and food pantries.


David A. Johnson's Profile

David A. Johnson Related seminars and products

Partner

Franczek PC


David A. Johnson is a partner in the Labor & Employment Practice Group at Franczek P.C. Since joining the firm in 2010, David has expanded his practice to include the representation of other public bodies and municipalities in collective bargaining. This includes the negotiation of project labor agreements, interest arbitration, grievance arbitration and Labor Board proceedings, in addition to providing counsel on labor and employment issues ranging from hiring, discharge, promotion, and discrimination claims, Prevailing Wage Act issues, and claims arising under the Public Safety Employee Benefits Act. He formerly served as Chief Labor Negotiator for the City of Chicago where he was responsible for more than 50 union contract negotiations covering bargaining units ranging from a few hundred to more than 10,000 members, including police, fire, emergency services, skilled trades, administrative and clerical units. He served as the lead negotiator in the 2008 – 2010 negotiations with civilian bargaining units resulting in the modification of existing contracts in order to provide cost savings and avoid more than 1,000 layoffs. Mr. Johnson received his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. in history from Michigan State University.


Joseph R. Mazzone's Profile

Joseph R. Mazzone Related seminars and products

Chief Counsel

Metropolitan Alliance of Police


Joseph R. Mazzone is Chief Counsel at the Metropolitan Alliance of Police. He has had long term relationship, representing this union for the past 30 years. Mr. Mazzone attended St Ignatius College Preparatory High School and attended college at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He then attended the John Marshall Law School graduating with a Juris Doctorate degree in 1979. He volunteered for the United States Army being honorably discharged as a Military Police Officer in October, 1971. Mr. Mazzone was a police officer with the Romeoville Police Department, then served as a Special Agent with the Illinois Bureau of Investigation. He was a prosecutor for the Will County State’s Attorney’s Office leaving that office in 1984. He then joined the Schenk Law Firm becoming a partner in 1988. His practice concentrates in the fields of Labor and Employment Law.


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