Publishing & Other National Profile-Raising Opportunities
The Journal of Real Estate, Condemnation and Trust Litigation
Please also consider writing an article or a practice point or referring us to lawyers who may be interested in publishing in our national newsletter and online journal. Publishing is a great way for lawyers of all vintages to build or expand their resumes or to showcase their expertise. One of our committee’s key missions is to deliver high-quality content, such as articles or practice points, to the general Section of Litigation membership. Please check out our recently released Winter 2020 edition of The Journal of Real Estate, Condemnation, and Trust Litigation.
Roundtables and Sound Advice Programming
Our committee is also responsible for delivering Roundtables and Sound Advice programs for Section members. Roundtables are free, national telephone seminars that are typically one hour in length and can touch on a wide variety of substantive and practice topics, often featuring a panel of subject matter experts. Sound Advice programs are short, pre-recorded podcasts that focus on several different areas—from substantive legal issues to practice pointers to diversity discussions, for example. The podcasts are then featured nationally on our website and in our newsletter.
New this year, the Section is looking for substantive and practice-focused national CLE webinar content as well. Check out a webinar on Historic Preservation our committee hosted earlier this year.
We will also be submitting programs for the 2021 Section of Litigation Annual Conference (Houston, Texas). Please let us know if you have any great programming ideas for SAC.
Our Condemnation team has been working on a book project, a 50-state survey of condemnation laws. Richard Rodriguez has been spearheading this project. The book is close to being completed, except for several remaining chapters/states. Please reach out if you are interested in helping complete this project and adding a book chapter to your publishing portfolio. Please also send in any other book ideas that you may have.
Regional Committee Conferences
Our committee had planned two regional conferences for 2020. Our first regional conference was scheduled to be in Birmingham, Alabama, in June 2020. Our second regional conference, which centered on cannabis law, was scheduled for September 2020 in Chicago. Due to COVID-19, both of these regional conferences have been postponed until 2021. More details will be forthcoming as we navigate COVID-19 and determine the best time to reschedule these regional conferences. We also anticipate hosting a Title themed regional conference for 2021. If you have any regional conference ideas, please let us know.
Committee Networking Opportunities
Our committee has traditionally rallied at ABA conferences, such as the Sectional of Litigation Annual Conference or the broader ABA Annual Conference, with committee outings to sporting events and committee dinners. In place of in-person networking, we are focusing on virtual opportunities this year. We have hosted a committee zoom happy hour and we rally monthly via zoom for our committee meeting (details below). Our members have also forged long-standing connections through involvement in committee events and initiatives.
Please be sure to register for the upcoming virtual ABA Annual Meeting – Convening for Justice, July 29-August 4, 2020. Registration is FREE for ABA members.
Monthly Zoom Meetings
The Committee meets monthly via Zoom on the second Monday of each month at 3:00 p.m. Central. Please contact us for the Zoom link if you would like to join us to learn more about our initiatives and activities for this year.
Join us on LitigationConnect for further announcements and networking opportunities.
We look forward to continuing to make our committee a success as we round out the bar year and head toward 2021. Please reach out with questions/comments/ideas!
Karen L. Hart (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Howard K. Jeruchimowitz (Jeruchimowitzh@gtlaw.com)
Co-Chairs, Real Estate Litigation, Condemnation & Trust Litigation Committee
Subcommittee Roster (PDF)