Ethics in Public Service

Presented by Heather Coffman, Associate Attorney, Liebert Cassidy Whitmore

This session has been designed to cover Government Code sections 53234 et seq., codified in 2005 as AB 1234, mandate that ethics training be provided by any local agency that pays any type of compensation, salary, or stipend to, or provides reimbursement for the expenses of, a member of a legislative body. Each member of a legislative body, each elected official, and any employees who may be designated by their agency must receive the training.

Any individual holding office must retake the training every two years. This interactive training covers all topics the Government Code requires, including conflicts of interest, gift limitations, honoraria prohibitions, conduct upon leaving office, and government transparency laws.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: This training is intended for CJPRMA Directors and Alternates. All Directors and Alternates who are available to attend should plan on doing so. This training is also open for any person designated by a CJPRMA member agency as needing Ethics training under AB 1234.

MCLE CREDIT: LCW is an approved provider for Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) Credit. Attorneys attending this course will receive 2.75 hours of MCLE credit. An MCLE sign-in sheet and certificate will be available at the workshop.


The California Joint Powers Risk Management Authority (CJPRMA) is a statewide risk retention pool that was established in 1986 to provide excess general liability coverage for its members. Currently, its membership is composed of 16 cities and 5 joint powers authorities. The combined membership represents about 100 public entities throughout the state.

DATE: Wednesday, August 26, 2020
TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Webinar (link to be emailed closer to training date)
REGISTER: Click Here


QUESTIONS? Contact: Saima Kumar at or (925) 290-1311