2012 ABA Annual Meeting, August 5-12, 2012, Chicago, Illinois

Vol. 35 No. 4

 

THURSDAY, August 2, 2012

2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

Executive Committee Meeting

DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson, Rare Book Room, 6th Floor

3:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Crime After Crime movie

DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson, Room 241

The film chronicles two San Francisco Bay Area land use lawyers who volunteer to provide their services to try and help free a woman who has been imprisoned for 20 years.

5:30 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

Cost of Wrongful Conviction (CLE)

DePaul University College of Law, 25 E. Jackson, Room 241

In this time of limited state and local government resources, many municipalities are examining cost recovery and expense reduction measures. One analysis cites 85 wrongful conviction cases which included 81 cases of government misconduct or error and 926 years in prison at a cost of $214 million to taxpayers. This CLE will assess the causes, quantify the actual financial and human costs, and discuss what reforms can be considered to limit or prevent future injustices .

Moderator: Donna Frazier, Parish of Caddo, Shreveport, LA

Craig Watkins, District Attorney, Dallas, Texas

Emily Miller, Better Government Association, Chicago, IL

Yoav Potash, Producer-Director, California

Nadia Lynn Costa, Miller Starr Regalia, Walnut Creek, CA

6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Networking Reception

DePaul University College of Law, 1 E. Jackson, Rooftop

Please RSVP—contact Marsha Boone, 312/988-5649 or boonem@staff.abanet.org.

FRIDAY, August 3, 2012

8:30 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

Urban Lawyer Advisory Board

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms/South Center, 21st Floor

9:30 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

Council Meeting

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms South/Center, 21st Floor

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Diversity Outreach Committee

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Margaret Brent Room, 18th Floor

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Electronic Communications Committee

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Magna Carta, Lower Level

12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Jefferson B. Fordham Awards Luncheon

Maggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. Grand

This is a ticketed event, not included in the general registration fee. The cost is $50 per person.

2:15 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

Eminent Domain Updates: Redevelopment, Public Utilities, Federal Funding and Compliance, and Challenges to Public Use (CLE)

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms North, 21st Floor

Co-sponsor: Litigation Subcommittee

The cutting edge issues in condemnation law, with national experts in the field of redevelopment, public utilities, federal funding, and public use.

Moderator: Mark Murakami, Damon Key et al., Honolulu, HI

Anthony Della Pelle, McKirdy & Riskin, PA, Morristown, NJ

Casey Pipes, Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C., Mobile, AL

Rick E. Rayl, Irvine, CA

Bradford Kuhn, Nossaman Guthner Knox Elliott LLP, Los Angeles, CA

Robert Thomas, Damon Key et al., Honolulu, HI

3:30 p.m.–4:30p.m.

Publications Oversight Board

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Michael Franck Room, Lower Level

4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

Content Advisory Board

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Michael Franck Room, Lower Level

6:00 p.m.–7:30 p.m.

Chair Elect’s Reception (presentation) Seyfarth Shaw, 131 S. Dearborn Street

Please RSVP—contact Marsha Boone, 312/988-5649 or boonem@staff.abanet.org.

SATURDAY, August 4, 2012

8:30 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Sex, Drugs, and Taxes (CLE)

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Plaza Ballroom A, Lobby Level, East Tower

Municipal regulation, or prohibition, of medical marijuana dispensaries is one of the hottest land use issues in the 14 states that allow medical marijuana. The panelists will discuss the interplay between federal, state, and local laws regarding marijuana, including whether federal and state laws influence and potentially limit the discretion of local governments in the land use planning context.

At the end of 2010 state and local government Stimulus Act funds were discontinued. Would state and local governments consider regulating activities beyond tobacco, alcohol, and gambling to include drugs and prostitution to fund government? This panel will explore the issues involved in drafting statutes around these very controversial proposals.

11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

Tax Increment Financing (TIF) (CLE )

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms South, 21st Floor

W. Andrew Gowder, Jr., Pratt-Thomas Walker, Charleston, SC

David Lee Callies, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI

12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.

Substantive Committees Business Meetings

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, George Morris Room, Lower Level

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Membership Committee

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Magna Carta, Lower Level

2:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.

Hell or High Water: Floods and Takings (CLE)

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms South/Center, 21st Floor

Sponsor: Land Use Planning and Zoning; Co-sponsor: Real Property

This program will preview the Supreme Court’s consideration of Arkansas Game & Fish Commission v. United States, cert. granted, Apr. 2, 2012 (No. 11-597), which considers whether temporary flooding constitutes a compensable taking and, more broadly, government takings liability for floodway management, when some lands are deliberately flooded to prevent greater damage elsewhere.

Moderator: Paul D. Wilson, Mintz Levin, Boston, MA

David Dana, Professor, Northwestern University Law, School, Chicago, IL

John D. Echeverria, Professor, Vermont Law School

Julie DeWoody Greathouse, Counsel, Arkansas Fish and Game Commission

3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Land Use Committee

ABA, 321 North Clark Street, Michael Franck Room, Lower Level

SUNDAY, August 5, 2012

8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.

Council Meeting & Nominating Committee Report

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Toronto Room, Gold Level, West Tower

10:30 p.m.–12:00 p.m.

Late-Breaking Presidential ShowcaseNew Voter Registration Laws: Fighting Voter Fraud or Suppressing the Vote? (CLE)

Hyatt Regency Chicago, Regency Ballroom B, Gold Level, West Tower

With the 2012 Presidential election around the corner, this panel discussion could not be timelier. Constituents are interested in learning the challenges they may face when arriving at the polls to vote this fall. Moreover, if any challenges are presented with respect to their right to vote, such as the requirement of a photo ID, then they would like to learn how the current Administration may resolve such challenges.

The balance of representation by the panelists will result in a well-rounded debate exploring state and federal government concerns, as well as civil rights concerns. Is there an acceptable solution that satisfies all interests?

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