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Representing Municipalities in Litigation provides an authoritative, insider's perspective on best practices for counseling municipal clients through myriad litigation matters. Featuring articles by experienced municipal lawyers from across the country, this book guides the reader through the issues and challenges faced by attorneys working with their government clients – e.g., civil rights violations, eminent domain challenges, tax appeals claims, and employment matters.
Focused equally on litigation prevention and effective defense once a lawsuit is filed, these top lawyers review the federal legislation that guides government service today and explore options that help clients balance the delivery of services in the face of growing scrutiny and litigation. Additionally, these leaders discuss recent developments in technology and social media and provide litigation strategies that help their clients fulfill their public purpose in difficult economic times. The different niches represented and the breadth of perspectives presented enable readers to get inside some of the great legal minds of today, as these experienced lawyers offer up their thoughts on the keys to success within this complex field.