State & Local Government Law

On-Demand CLE

Find on-demand sessions relating to state & local government law

Find on-demand sessions relating to state & local government law

Earn your CLE with these on-demand courses.

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2021

2020

2021 Spring Virtual Conference

Now On-Demand:
Student Debt: Is it a consumer protection issue?

We’ve heard many descriptors for the student loan debt mess many of our young lawyers know too well, but is it really a consumer protection issue at its heart? Spoiler alert: Yes! Hear from leading state and local experts on consumer protection about the consumer protection overlay—from encouragement to max-out the available loans, to repayment issues, and even dischargeability (or lack thereof). Our speakers will also discuss potential solutions for combatting these issues and the ongoing crisis—the number one issue facing young lawyers today.
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Now On-Demand:
Women of Criminal Justice: Why Do They Leave?

This diverse panel of leaders from the Criminal Justice Section's Women's Task Force will report briefly on the Task Force findings on why women leave the practice of criminal law. They will also openly discuss the successes and failures of their own career paths--prosecutor, defender, judge, and professor.

The panel will offer perspective to attorneys on issues of accessibility, diversity, and inclusion. Employment law and policy concerns will be discussed generally and specifically as they relate to impact on women practitioners of various biases including the so-called motherhood penalties
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Now On-Demand:
People of Color as Attorneys General

There are 56 Attorneys General who serve as the chief legal officer in their respective states and territories. These attorneys counsel their government agencies and legislatures, and serve as a representative of the public interest. This CLE will discuss how the addition of people of color is changing the conversation of justice in the United States and its territories.
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Now On-Demand:
Alternative Paths: People of Color in Less Common Legal Practice Areas

Much of innovation comes from adding new perspectives to old ideas. As organizations battle to remain relevant, many are adopting new diversity hiring practices to promote both social and financial advancement. This CLE will explore how people of color have entered lesser known legal arenas like academia, tax law, environmental law, and marijuana law to encourage equitable and remedial practices.
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Now On-Demand:
Voting Rights in Indian Country

How do elections work in a nation inside another nation? Unfortunately, as with many other vital systems, United States elections and voting rights of indigenous peoples on tribal lands often lack the resources of other political subdivisions in the country. Learn more about developments and the people fighting for these rights.
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Now On-Demand:
Energy and the Climate Crisis: Are We Entering a New Energy Paradigm?

Learn from legal experts about new trends in energy generation and equitable access to clean power. The panelists will discuss critical developments in energy law and regulation, focusing on the necessary federal action to move the United States towards compliance with the Paris Agreement targets, and what legislation is likely to be enacted during the current congressional term. 

You will also learn about regulatory barriers for siting land-based solar, and what mechanisms are effective in providing equitable access to clean energy in low-income neighborhoods, including positive trends in shutting down heavily-polluting peaker plants.  Additionally, state laws and agency regulatory interpretations are instrumental in moving successful renewable energy projects to completion on tribal lands - what has been successful, and what can your state do to improve access to renewable generation in indigenous communities?
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2021 Affordable Housing Series

Webinar 4
Who's Going to Buid Affordable Housing? 

Part 1: Faith-Based Efforts & Charitable Tools
Examples include how churches in Fort Lauderdale came together collectively to address homelessness, another from Atlanta on how mission-minded businessmen are providing mezzanine funding and a computer/ cellphone application developed to facilitate rapid rehousing and support of tenants in interactions with landlords.

Part 2: Small Builders
The array of policy issues and tools have been covered in this series of presentations, and now through a number of case studies of small builders in South Carolina who have navigated the regulatory and financial challenges.

Part 3: Larger Builders
Large projects mean larger impact fees to a community, and large projects provide the opportunity for flexibility in the unit mix to better be able to include affordable units — by incentives or by mandatory requirements.
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Webinar 3
How Do We Get More Affordable Housing?

Part 1: What History Teaches Us
While millions of Americans today can trace a large percent of their family wealth to real estate equity made possible by these government programs, this wealth has not been evenly distributed.

Part 2: Regulatory Tools
Once local housing stakeholders have evaluated their housing market and understand the relationship between costs and rents and how federal, state and local policies and programs operate, it is time to examine what tools can be effectively used to increase the supply of affordable housing.

Part 3: Financial Tools
The development cost of affordable housing includes site acquisition, construction or rehabilitation, soft costs, development fees and financing fees. There are operational costs that include not only operation of the units, but also rental assistance.
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Webinar 2
Implementing Affodable Housing Efforts

Part 1: Fostering Education & Understanding
This $200 million public/ private partnership redevelopment of the Housing Authority’s more than 50-year-old housing stock has resulted in a 660-unit redevelopment that is now affordable housing for more than 1,500 people.

Part 2: Addressing Short- & Long-Term Issues
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of Americans lacked stable, affordable housing. Now, the crisis has highlighted the social and economic costs of this crucial gap in the safety net.

Part 3: The Array of Available Options
Defining the local level problem is the first step to being able to generate viable solutions, and analyze, evaluate and select the best alternatives.Defining the local level problem is the first step to being able to generate viable solutions, and analyze, evaluate and select the best alternatives.
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Webinar 1
Affordable Housing Update & COVID-19

Part 1: Racial Segregation: The Roots of the Housing Deficit
Many believe that racially discriminatory landlords and bankers were the prime cause of residential segregation, however, there is a long history of federal, state and local policies that generated not only the residential segregation found across the country, but also the shortage of quality affordable housing.

Part 2: The Rise of the Homevoter
The inability to insure their homes’ newfound value converted homeowners into “homevoters,” whose local political behavior focused on preventing development that might hinder the rise in their home values.

Part 3: Impact of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing
Through a discussion of specific examples, the crisis of affordability even before COVID-19 will be reviewed, and the impact of closing down the economy to prevent the spread of the disease on low-income homeowners and renters will be analyzed.
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2020 Fall Conference

Webinar 1
Affordable Housing Series - Update & COVID-19

Part 1: Racial Segregation: The Roots of the Housing Deficit
Many believe that racially discriminatory landlords and bankers were the prime cause of residential segregation, however, there is a long history of federal, state and local policies that generated not only the residential segregation found across the country, but also the shortage of quality affordable housing.

Part 2: The Rise of the Homevoter
The inability to insure their homes’ newfound value converted homeowners into “homevoters,” whose local political behavior focused on preventing development that might hinder the rise in their home values.

Part 3: Impact of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing
Through a discussion of specific examples, the crisis of affordability even before COVID-19 will be reviewed, and the impact of closing down the economy to prevent the spread of the disease on low-income homeowners and renters will be analyzed.
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Webinar 3
Part 1  - Moratoria on Evictions

Part 1: Moratoria on Evictions
On an average day, more than 20 million people, representing 50% of rental households are vulnerable to eviction, resulting in a destabilizing effect on communities and community institutions, including schools and community organizations.

Part 2: Homelessness & the Eighth Amendment: What’s Next for our Cities?
Martin v. Boise and Blake v. Grants Pass cases limit when a municipality can criminally punish, issue civil citations and levy fines against unhoused individuals in communities where those people do not have practical access to housing or shelter.
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Bias

  • Implicit Bias: Governmental Complicity
    Do governmental policies perpetuate implicit bias? Our expert panelists will examine some long-standing and new governmental policies, laws and regulations and their impact upon communities of color and economically disadvantaged communities in housing, transportation, education and the criminal justice system.
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Cannabis

  • 2020 State & Local Annual Meeting: Part 1
    Cannabis & Regulating Social Equity
    Illinois legalized recreational cannabis in 2019, and has authorized licensee to be issued in 2020. Illinois’ legislation is unique in that social equity was central to its creation. The legislation’s goal is to encourage the participation of those who were disproportionately and negatively impacted by cannabis prohibition. Throughout the law there are requirements to give social equity businesses and employees priority over others.
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2020 Fall Conference

Webinar 1
Affordable Housing Series - Update & COVID-19

Part 1: Racial Segregation: The Roots of the Housing Deficit
Many believe that racially discriminatory landlords and bankers were the prime cause of residential segregation, however, there is a long history of federal, state and local policies that generated not only the residential segregation found across the country, but also the shortage of quality affordable housing.

Part 2: The Rise of the Homevoter
The inability to insure their homes’ newfound value converted homeowners into “homevoters,” whose local political behavior focused on preventing development that might hinder the rise in their home values.

Part 3: Impact of COVID-19 on Affordable Housing
Through a discussion of specific examples, the crisis of affordability even before COVID-19 will be reviewed, and the impact of closing down the economy to prevent the spread of the disease on low-income homeowners and renters will be analyzed.
Earn your on-demand CLE

Webinar 3
Part 1  - Moratoria on Evictions

Part 1: Moratoria on Evictions
On an average day, more than 20 million people, representing 50% of rental households are vulnerable to eviction, resulting in a destabilizing effect on communities and community institutions, including schools and community organizations.

Part 2: Homelessness & the Eighth Amendment: What’s Next for our Cities?
Martin v. Boise and Blake v. Grants Pass cases limit when a municipality can criminally punish, issue civil citations and levy fines against unhoused individuals in communities where those people do not have practical access to housing or shelter.
Earn your on-demand CLE

Disability

  • Disability Law for Local Planning and Zoning
    Discussion focuses on how best to navigate the intersection of disability law with land development, planning, and zoning regulation. Coverage includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and the Rehabilitation Act (RHA). The program makes clear that disability law is not just about designing doorways, bathrooms, and office space.
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Education

  • 2020 Fall Meeting
    E-Rate, Equity, Education … OH MY!
    Meaningful access to technology is one of many factors that separate the haves and the have nots in achieving a high-quality public education. When dealing with existing inequities due to inadequate funding of public education, an international health crisis that limits a school district's capacity to engage in traditional learning exacerbates the already widening digital divide.
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  • Disparities in K-12 Discipline
    Explore how the administration of disciplinary processes in education, without discriminating on the basis of race, color, or national origin, could reduce implicit bias and eliminate the school to prison pipeline.
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Election

Emergency Management

Environment

  • Land Use Institute 2020: Webinar 2
    Climate Change, Land Use Practice and COVID-19
    This year's Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Address is a virtual one on the timely legal topic of climate change and sea level rise and the best practices for addressing these. Join us for this yearly event, given by the Chief Resiliency Officer (CRO) for Miami Dade County and then stay for some great "nuts and bolts" about the future of zoning in light of COVID-19 and variance/ rezoning requests by our eminent land use practice panelists.
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  • Strategic Litigation of Public Participation: Guide to Supporting or Opposing Projects
    2019 proved to be a challenging year for Florida citizen engagement. A string of emails by renowned environmental activist, Maggy Hurchalla, who questioned a lime rock mining plan ultimately resulted in a staggering $4.4 million dollar verdict against Hurchalla. The judgment was later affirmed by a state appellate court and is now pending Florida Supreme Court review. In the meantime, a rushed amendment to House Bill 7103 in the waning days of the 2019 legislative session provided for prevailing party attorney fees in any challenge to a development order under Fla. Stat. 163.3215 — the state's land use "consistency" statute that requires development orders to be consistent with the local government's Comprehensive Plan. The constitutionality of HB 7103 is currently being challenged in Circuit Court by 1000 Friends of Florida.
    Earn your on-demand CLE

Infrastructure

Land Use

  • Disability Law for Local Planning and Zoning
    Discussion focuses on how best to navigate the intersection of disability law with land development, planning, and zoning regulation. Coverage includes the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Fair Housing Act (FHA), and the Rehabilitation Act (RHA). The program makes clear that disability law is not just about designing doorways, bathrooms, and office space.
    Earn your on-demand CLE

  • 2020 State & Local Annual Meeting: Part 1
    Obama Presidential Center in Public Parks: Does the Public Trust Doctrine Prevent It?
    Identification and permitted uses on land impressed with the Public Trust Doctrine as defined by the USSCT in its famous 19th century Illinois Central decision is the focus of the program. PTD designation has become a background principle of a state’s law of property providing a safe haven for government preventing all economically beneficial use of PTD land without liability for a regulatory taking under Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Commission.
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  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series : LUI 1
    Updates & Current Issues Explored
    Part 1
    Update on Planning, Land Use & Eminent Domain Decisions
    Part 2
    Federal Laws, Regulations & Programs Affecting Local Land Use Decision Making
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  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series: LUI 2
    Climate Change and Nuts & Bolts
    Part 1
    Annual Richard F. Babcock Faculty Address: Overview of National & International Best Practices to Address Climate Change & Sea Level Rise
    Part 2
    Nuts & Bolts of Land Use Practice
    Part 3
    Seeking and Dealing with Variance & Rezoning Requests
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  • Land Use Institute 2020 Series: LUI 3
    Hot Topics in Land Use
    Part 1
    Regulating Personal Transportation
    Redevelopment/ Opportunity Zones

    Part 2
    Affordable Housing
    Sustainability/ Resilience
    Eminent Domain & Takings

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  • Legally Stolen Lands: Impacts and Remedies for Historically Disadvantaged People
    The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act — adopted in 15 states and the US Virgin Islands and currently introduced in 6 states and DC — is a very important — even historic — remedy for the inherent instability of ownership where title to land is held over generations. It is particularly prevalent among socially and economically disadvantaged property owners who are disproportionately African American and other people of color.
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  • Creative Legal Strategies to Deal with Problem Properties
    Municipalities across the country are dealing the economic and social issues arising from vacant and distressed properties. Strategies implemented in the Twin Cities are shared.
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  • Land Use and Resiliency: Creating Resilient Communities Through Land Use Law — Before the Next Disaster
    Flooding and other weather-related disasters threaten many communities. The opportunity to proactively create more resilient communities, specific ways in which local, county and state governments can facilitate resilient patterns of development are addressed.
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  • Knick Overrules Williamson County: What Does It Mean for Eminent Domain?
    Since 1985, the Supreme Court’s Williamson County state-litigation requirement doctrine has been interpreted so as to make it almost impossible for local land use determinations to be challenged as regulatory takings in federal court. But, on June 21, 2019, in the case of Knick v. Township of Scott (17-647), the Supreme Court overturned (5-4) the Williamson state-litigation requirement, and held that property owners can now bypass state proceedings and immediately contest local zoning and similar constraints in U.S. district court.
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Native American

  • Legally Stolen Lands: Impacts and Remedies for Historically Disadvantaged People
    The Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act — adopted in 15 states and the US Virgin Islands and currently introduced in 6 states and DC — is a very important — even historic — remedy for the inherent instability of ownership where title to land is held over generations. It is particularly prevalent among socially and economically disadvantaged property owners who are disproportionately African American and other people of color.
    Earn your on-demand CLE

  • Doing Business with Tribes
    Tribes are increasingly diversifying their business interests. Insights and advice for local governments within which tribes engage in development and other business are discussed.
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Police Reform

  • 2020 State & Local Annual Meeting: Part 2
    The Future of Public Protest: Regulating Mass Demonstrations, Marches & Parades
    After George Floyd was killed by Minneapolis police officers, public protests exploded across the United States. At times, those demonstrations resembled the peaceful methods of Martin Luther King Jr. & the nonviolent marches of Vietnam War protesters. At other times, the George Floyd protests resembled the obstructionist methods of the Occupy Wall Street movement, featuring the blockading of bridges and interstate highways.
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  • 2020 State & Local Annual Meeting: Part 1
    Emergency & Police Power Property Claims in Times of Crisis
    On the eve of the centennial of Pennsylvania Coal Co. v. Mahon (US 1922), this panel will revisit the question: How far can the police power be stretched to protect the public against dangers? What is the scope of state and local authority to respond to emergencies and the implications for private property rights? What rights do property owners/ landlords/ tenants have to privately respond in times of crisis?
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  • Police Civil Rights Litigation: From Ferguson to Dallas — 2020 Vision Today
    Criticism of police activity, particularly concerning police operations and police interaction with suspects and citizens, is publicized regularly in the news and on social media. Attacks against police officers also receive much publicity. The result is a growing public awareness of police operations from both the officer's perspective as well as from the perspective of police suspects and persons of interest. In both instances, police/ public interaction often results in a federal civil rights lawsuit.
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Public Participation

  • Strategic Litigation of Public Participation: Guide to Supporting or Opposing Projects
    2019 proved to be a challenging year for Florida citizen engagement. A string of emails by renowned environmental activist, Maggy Hurchalla, who questioned a lime rock mining plan ultimately resulted in a staggering $4.4 million dollar verdict against Hurchalla. The judgment was later affirmed by a state appellate court and is now pending Florida Supreme Court review. In the meantime, a rushed amendment to House Bill 7103 in the waning days of the 2019 legislative session provided for prevailing party attorney fees in any challenge to a development order under Fla. Stat. 163.3215 — the state's land use "consistency" statute that requires development orders to be consistent with the local government's Comprehensive Plan. The constitutionality of HB 7103 is currently being challenged in Circuit Court by 1000 Friends of Florida.
    Earn your on-demand CLE

Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Sexual Harassment

  • Anatomy of a #MeToo Investigation
    What happens when claims are made against public sector employees or officials? Best practices for handling sexual harassment and discrimination investigations, public sector peculiarities, investigation pitfalls to avoid, and practical steps to minimize a #MeToo lawsuit are discussed.
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Technology