Stephanie D. Smith, Best Best & Krieger LLP’s Director of Elections Services, brings a wealth of hands-on municipal government experience to her role helping cities navigate the myriad of ever-changing election laws. Before joining BB&K, Stephanie served as city clerk for the cities of Murrieta and Lake Forest. Accredited as a Master Municipal Clerk by the International Institute of Municipal Clerks, Stephanie has more than three decades of experience in municipal government.

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RESEARCH AND PREPARE TO ROCK AN INTERVIEW

Most people would prefer a visit to the dentist than sit in front of an interview panel. Seeking your next position or making the professional leap can be stressful to say the least. In this session, participants will gain a better understanding of more than just the do’s and don’ts of interviewing. Participants will discover the relationship between preparation and performance and will learn how to analyze a job flyer and be ready to answer questions in a way to maximize your impression on the interview panel. You will learn how to enhance your listening skills to ensure you answer the questions that are asked and will leave with concrete strategies for rocking your next interview.

REDISTRICTING 2021 – YOU CAN’T EXPLORE A NEW WORLD WITH AN OLD MAP

From elected officials to the average person on the street, almost everyone has an opinion on how electoral district maps should be drawn. In this comprehensive presentation, Best Best & Krieger LLP partner Matthew “Mal” Richardson and Director of Elections Services Stephanie Smith breakdown and simplify the various laws that guide post-census redistricting, including the California Voting Rights Act, the Fair Maps Act, Assembly Bill 1276, the use of commissions, strategies for a smooth redistricting process and more.