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January 02, 2017

2017 Spring Meeting and 12th Annual State & Local Procurement Symposium

Section of State and Local Government Law • Public Contract Law Section Civil Rights and Social Justice Section • Forum on Affordable Housing April 27–30, St. Louis, MO Thursday, April 27, 2017

12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

St. Louis University Law School Careers Seminar

Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Law Student Initiative Program Washington University Law School

Forum on Affordable Housing

2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Young Lawyers Committee Meeting

3:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.

SLG Executive Committee Meeting

4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity/Information Security Practicum—Lessons for State and Procurement Attorneys and Professionals

· Contracting provisions/issues to address in vendor contracts

· Incorporating security controls into contract document

· Effects on government contracting issues

· Roundtable on cybersecurity issues and policies

5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

From Brown to Brown: 60 years of Separate and Unequal Education CLE

In 1954, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled, in Brown v. Board of Education, that racially segregated schools were inherently unconstitutional. Today, an overwhelming number of public school districts are, in fact, racially segregated and unequal. Indeed, the school Michael Brown graduated from in 2014, was over 90% Black and over 90% poor. How can this be?  Why do we still have racially separate and unequal schools 60 plus years after Brown? This presentation will discuss the legacy of Brown v. Board of Education and the future of public education in America.

7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Welcome Reception

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Section Registration & Hospitality

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


8:00 a.m. to 9:15 a.m.

Affordable Housing

A discussion of HUD affordable housing programs—their relationship to general federal procurement rules, and HUD’s fair housing regulations—with an emphasis on the current status of HUD Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing regulation, HUD’s recent disparate impact rule, and HUD guidance on the use of criminal records by providers of housing and real estate related transactions.

9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

What Keeps In-House Counsel Up at Night in 2017?

A panel of in-house counsel will highlight the various state and local procurement issues they struggle with today, including outside counsel retention, lobbying restrictions, public records issues, and competition and protest issues. The panelists include both government (State AG) and private sector in-house counsel.

11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Application of the Uniform Grant Rules to State and Local Procurement Issues

Implementation of the new Uniform Grant Rules and their impact on processes for procurement, practical tips, process/procedure adjustments required, including local preference and socio-economic preference issues such as minority and woman owned businesses.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (check this option through registration if attending this session)

Hot Topics in Land Use Law Lunch—Land Use Subcommittee Reports

Panelists will keep your practice current, detailing the most cutting-edge legal issues in land use, planning, and zoning.

12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (check this option through registration if attending this session)

Public Contract Law Luncheon—Modular Contracting and Digital Service Delivery

2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Current Issues in Private Public Partnership (P3) for State and Local Procurement

Panelists will discuss the issues and experiences of counsel and policymakers involved in construction and funding state of local public projects.

4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Civil Rights and Social Justice: Court Watch

The purpose of the project is to identify trends in municipal and misdemeanor courts where defendants are often imprisoned for their inability to pay huge fines and fees assessed by these courts, often without legal representation or inquiry concerning their ability to pay these fines and fees. Modeled after the Southern Center for Human Rights and the St. Louis Arch City Defenders projects, this project is part of a national initiative to review these practices in courts throughout the country.

Volunteers are asked to commit two half-days to the Project. During the afternoon of Friday, April 28, 2017, volunteers will attend a two-hour training with Arch City Defenders Co-Founder Thomas Harvey, who will provide instruction and written protocols for the court watching session. The following Monday, May 1, 2017, volunteers will conduct the actual court watching using Mr. Harvey’s protocols. A debriefing and written report will be required of each volunteer. Ethics Credit will be provided.

7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.


Saturday, April 29, 2017

7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Section Registration & Hospitality

7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m.

Urban Lawyer Advisory Board

8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Membership Committee

9:00 a.m.10:30 a.m.


10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Diversity Outreach Committee

10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Publications Oversight Board

11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Land Use Committee

Conf: 888-646-6488; 4066568750

11:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Content Advisory Board

12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Substantive Committee Business Meetings:

Eminent Domain, Public Finance, Government Operations, Environmental and Energy, Ethics, Public Education, Emergency Management, Diversity Law, International, Native American Tribal Law, Public Contract, Sharing

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

State Attorney General and Department of Justice Issues Committee Meeting and State AG Issues Roundtable

1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Electronic Communications Committee

3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


Sunday, April 30, 2017

8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Council Breakfast Meeting

Conf: 888-396-7955; 797687#

Monday, May 1, 2017

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Court Watch Session (tbd)

Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice

For current information about the Spring Meeting and to register, visit