State and Local Government Law 2013 Fall Council Meeting

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Government Public Sector Lawyers Division Co-sponsor: SLG Ethics Committee (This program is included in the conference registration. You may also register as a stand-alone program, separately.) Join your colleagues for an entertaining, interactive program that focuses on the unique ethical issues confronted by public lawyers. Expert panelists engage the audience by dramatizing illustrative hypothetical scenarios followed by a discussion session. Program topics include: • special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees; • duties to former clients; • responsibilities of supervisory lawyer; • organization as a client, and more Gregory G. Brooker, Assistant U.S. Attorney Minneapolis, MN 55415 Theodore Campagnolo, Office of Attorney General Phoenix, AZ 85007-2997 Jane Gagne, Assistant Disciplinary Counsel New Mexico Disciplinary Board, Albuquerque, NM Sharon E. Pandak, Greehan, Taves, Pandak & Stoner, PLLC, Woodbridge, VA

A Spanish-style tavern, Taberna La Boca is a space for gathering with friends, a cozy bar & outdoor patio where you can enjoy, tapas, draft beer, wine, & sherry. James Campbell Caruso is the Chef/Owner of La Boca, which has been acclaimed by the New York Times, the Food Network, Travel and Leisure, and Esquire for being Santa Fe’s premier Spanish culinary experience. Chef James is a five-time James Beard Award Nominee and was one of only four chefs nominated to compete in the Sherry Council of America’s “Copa Jerez International Food and Sherry Pairing Competition.”

SLG Committee: Land Use Planning and Zoning There's an old saying in the West: “Whiskey is for drinking, and water is for fighting." In these times, in the midst of the heaviest drought in memory, who owns what water is left has become a major issue. The panelists will discuss the current system of water allocation, emphasizing continuing Texas/New Mexico litigation over allocation of Rio Grande water between those two states; the Native American perspective on regional water issues; current water policies and innovative utilization of both Rio Grande water and underground water in its aquifer to meet the water needs of a large city. Moderator: Anita Miller, Albuquerque, NM Conci Bokum, Water Consultant and Author, Santa Fe, NM Amy Hardberger, Assistant Professor, St Mary's School of Law, San Antonio, TX John Stomp, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Water Authority, Albuquerque, NM Jeannette Wolfley, (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

SLG Committee: Environmental and Energy Law Along with the improving markets for housing and commercial development, smart growth initiatives and green building regulations will now have the opportunity to be more fully implemented. Hear local and national experts discuss the status of the initiatives and regulations and how they will shape future development in the improved economic environment Moderator: Scott Steady, Burr Forman, LLP, Tampa, FL Patricia E. Salkin, Dean and Professor, Touro College of Law, Islip, NY Jessica A. Bacher, Managing Director, Adjunct Professor, of Land Use Law Center, Pace University School of Law, White Plains, NY Jamie Blosser, AIA, Atkin Olshin Schade Architects, Santa Fe, NM

SLG Committee: Government Operations, Public Finance Local governments are squeezed between a constricted ability or willingness of constituents and states to provide funds and a heightened demand for public services. Explore creative and resourceful approaches to addressing stresses on financing local government functions.

SLG Committee: Diversity Law and Government Operations There are still differences of opinion in Western States concerning Native American and “Anglo” issues, particularly involving who owns the water, who can regulate land and prosecute wrongdoers on Native land, and most recently, where do children of a Native parent belong. Our panel will present both sides of these issues. Moderator: Donna Y. Frazier, Parish of Caddo, Shreveport, LA Angela Delorme-Gaines, (Turtle Mountain Band Chippewa), Federal Indian Law Attorney, Stephanie P. Kiger, (Santa Clara Pueblo), Attorney-Advisor for the U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of the Solicitor, Southwest Region, Santa Fe, NM

This panel will provide updates to the Stafford Act which was amended the Sandy Recovery Improvement Act (SRIA) to the Public Assistance and Hazard Mitigation federal assistance programs and the disaster declaration process for tribal government. The Public Assistance program is available to state, tribal, and local governments, and private non-profits which responded to and were impacted by a disaster or an emergency. In addition, SRIA amended the Hazard Mitigation program to allow for an expedited process. Participants will learn about the disaster federal assistance available to state, local, tribal government and the application process under the Stafford Act. Moderator: Lai Sun Yee, Arlington, VA Jeannette Wolfley, (Shoshone-Bannock Tribes), Assistant Professor of Law, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Introduction to Santa Fe Tickets are $35.00

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

08:30 AM - 11:00 AM : SLG Council Breakfast Meeting