THURSDAY, August 2, 2012
2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Executive Committee MeetingDePaul 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 241The 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 241In 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, LACraig Watkins, District Attorney, Dallas, TexasEmily Miller, Better Government Association, Chicago, ILYoav Potash, Producer-Director, CaliforniaNadia Lynn Costa, Miller Starr Regalia, Walnut Creek, CA
6:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.Networking ReceptionDePaul University College of Law, 1 E. Jackson, RooftopPlease RSVP—contact Marsha Boone, 312/988-5649 or email@example.com.
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 MeetingABA, 321 North Clark Street, Board Rooms South/Center, 21st Floor
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Diversity Outreach CommitteeABA, 321 North Clark Street, Margaret Brent Room, 18th Floor
11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.Electronic Communications CommitteeABA, 321 North Clark Street, Magna Carta, Lower Level
12:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.Jefferson B. Fordham Awards LuncheonMaggiano’s Little Italy, 111 W. GrandThis 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 SubcommitteeThe 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, HIAnthony Della Pelle, McKirdy & Riskin, PA, Morristown, NJCasey Pipes, Helmsing, Leach, Herlong, Newman & Rouse, P.C., Mobile, ALRick E. Rayl, Irvine, CABradford Kuhn, Nossaman Guthner Knox Elliott LLP, Los Angeles, CARobert Thomas, Damon Key et al., Honolulu, HI
3:30 p.m.–4:30p.m.Publications Oversight BoardABA, 321 North Clark Street, Michael Franck Room, Lower Level
4:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.Content Advisory BoardABA, 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 StreetPlease RSVP—contact Marsha Boone, 312/988-5649 or firstname.lastname@example.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 TowerMunicipal 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 FloorW. Andrew Gowder, Jr., Pratt-Thomas Walker, Charleston, SCDavid Lee Callies, Univ. of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
12:00 p.m.–1:00 p.m.Substantive Committees Business MeetingsABA, 321 North Clark Street, George Morris Room, Lower Level
1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.Membership CommitteeABA, 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 PropertyThis 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, MADavid Dana, Professor, Northwestern University Law, School, Chicago, ILJohn D. Echeverria, Professor, Vermont Law SchoolJulie DeWoody Greathouse, Counsel, Arkansas Fish and Game Commission
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.Land Use CommitteeABA, 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 ReportHyatt 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 TowerWith 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?