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2021 Drone Law: Governmental & Municipal Operators

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
General Practice
Audio and Video


From a market share of $17.82 billion in 2017, drones are expected to hit $48.88 billion in 2023.  While a majority of the market share is occupied by commercial and recreational users, many governmental, public agencies and municipalities have started to utilize drones as well. This presentation will discuss the application process for public entities and will also conduct a deep-dive analysis of privacy and 4th Amendment caselaw considerations that all public entities must contemplate before implementing a drone in their day-to-day operations. 

What you will learn: 

  • FAA Part 107 Rules 
  • Part 107 License v. Certificate of Authorization (COA) 
  • Invasion of Privacy Issues 
  • 4th Amendment Considerations 

Speaker: Timothy J. LaughlinLaughlin Law Office, LLC, Kansas City

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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Long & Robinson, LLC

Tim Laughlin is the founder of Laughlin Law Office, LLC. LLO represents clients with environmental and drone-related legal issues. Tim has represented clients in multi-million dollar administrative nuclear waste and water permit proceedings and has consulted businesses, individuals and municipalities regarding drone safety, liability and personal injury claims.

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