October 28, 2016

2016 Fall Meeting, November 17-20, 2016, Phoenix, AZ

The Camby Hotel

2401 E. Camelback Rd

Room rate is 199.00 USD per night

Book your group rate for Section of State and Local Government here.

Law Fall 2016 Brochure




Thursday, November 17, 2016
6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Networking Reception

7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
No Host Dine Arounds

Friday, November 18, 2016
6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Reception (tentative)

Group Dinner:

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Frank Lloyd Wright's Taliesin West Insights Tour (w/ bus transportation)
You’ll be drawn closer to Frank Lloyd Wright’s world on Taliesin West’s signature tour. Visit all the locations on the Panorama Tour plus special trips into the Wrights’ private quarters and living room, the gracious Taliesin West “Garden Room”, the drafting studio and the Cabaret

Public Service Project:
Native Health Community Garden, 4221 N Central Ave.
Native Health currently has one acre with 34 raised garden beds and four extended beds for individuals with disabilities who are in wheelchairs. The Native Health 1 acre garden is part of an entire 11 acre garden that has multiple partners and organizations supporting it. This land is historically an original part of the reservation. The CDC has featured this garden in its traditional foods project as a great example of using sustainable approaches to promote health and prevent diabetes in American Indian and Native communities.
The work period will begin with an overview and orientation to both the garden and general gardening work.

The registration fee includes the CLEs and Hot Topics materials. Payment must accompany registration. Confirmations will be sent to all registrants.
Register online through the Section website:
http://ambar.org/2016slgfall .

(credit card only) Or Send Via Secure Fax 312-988-5850 (credit card only) Or Mail to: ABA Attn: Service Center – Meeting/Event Registrations Department, 321 N. Clark St., Floor 16 Chicago, IL 60654.

A limited number of scholarships to defray tuition expenses are available for this program. Preference will be given to public interest lawyers, government lawyers, full-time law professors, solo or small firm practitioners of limited means, and unemployed attorneys. To request an application or receive additional information, please contact Tamara Edmonds Askew at tamara.edmondsaskew@americanbar.org. Scholarship applications must be received at least two weeks before the program start date. You will be notified prior to the program if your application is approved. A minimum fee may be charged on all approved scholarship applications to defray expenses. For programs with tuition costs over $500, qualifying attorneys will receive at least a 50% reduction in the course fee(s).

ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NH, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, PR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs.  This course is expected to qualify for 10.5 CLE credit hours in 60-minute states, and 12.6 credit hours in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY.  Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through reciprocity or attorney self-submission in other states. For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, visit http://www.americanbar.org/cle/mandatory_cle.html .

Certificates of attendance will be available at the program for both attendees and speakers. If you have questions about the number of CLE credit hours granted by each state, you may call 800-285-2221 starting 2 weeks before the program.

For those individuals with disabilities who need special arrangements while attending the program, please contact Tamara Edmonds Askew, at the American Bar Association, 312-988–5652.


The Camby: Discover a place of inspiration, where imagination and elegance blend seamlessly to create a vibrant air of productivity. Here, you’ll experience the latest in technology, along with a distinctive sense of sophisticated celebration delivered with an unmatched and refreshingly authentic approach to service.

A block of rooms have been reserved on a priority basis for program registrants. Room rates at The Camby Hotel start at $199. A limited number of government rates are available at the prevailing per diem rate. These rates are available three days prior
and three days following the Section’s listed meeting dates, based upon availability.

You may reserve your accommodations, by October 1st or until the block reaches capacity, by calling the 1-888-236-2427 (Marriott Central Reservations) or online through the meeting registration link at:


Be sure to refer to the ABA Section of State & Local Government Law's Fall Meeting, and guarantee your reservation by credit card. Rooms will be available for check-in no later than 3:00 p.m. with check-out time of 12:00 p.m. Individuals with guaranteed reservations must cancel their reservations 72 hours prior to the scheduled day of arrival to avoid a one-night cancellation charge.

Discounted airfares are available from ABA Orbitz for Business including ABA negotiated discounts on American and United. To book online, go to www.abanet.org/travel> click under the Orbitz for Business logo at the top of the page > click on the appropriate link in the Self Paid Travel box. For assistance with online or offline reservations, call toll free 1-877-222-4185.

Discounts can also be obtained directly from the airlines. American: Call 800-433-1790 code A8913TT; United: Call 800-426-1122 Agreement Code: 937323, Z Code: ZP65, United.com Offer Code ZP65937323; Virgin America Airlines www.virginamerica.com use promo code VXABA312.


Refund requests must be made in writing (via email or U.S. mail) and received in the Section of State & Local Government Law's office on or before October 30, 2016.  All refunds will be reduced by a $25 administrative fee.  Subsstitutions may be made at any time.  NO refunds will be made after October 30th