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IMLA Past Events:

2016 Annual Conference: San Diego, California

IMLA's 81st Annual Conference

September 28, 2016 - October 2, 2016

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

San Diego, California

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IMLA's Conference was a noteworthy success! Couldn't make it, check out what you missed!IMLA's 81st Annual Conference- San Diego by Slidely Slideshow 

IMLA's 81st Annual Conference will take place in the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel in the beautiful San Diego California. 


San Diego Padres Baseball Tickets For Sale!

IMLA has 10 tickets available for a private, all-inclusive space at the San Diego Padres Petco Park during IMLA's 81st Annual Conference on September 28th, 2016. If you are registered for the conference and would like to secure a seat, please register today. This is a very popular event, so tickets may go fast! CLICK HERE for more ticket and registration information.

**Tickets are first come, first served.**


 IMPORTANT SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR IMLA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO

Regular IMLA Conference:IMLA's annual conference in San Diego will begin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm and conclude on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm. To view the session titles, times, speakers and location, click here.

CLICK HERE for the registration form

Code Program: A special two day Code Enforcement Program, September 28th and 29th which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials.Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 5 pmThursday, September 29, 2016: 8:00 am - 12 pm, Code bus tour 2 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE for the registration form

ILGL: The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a program started by IMLA geared towards new local government attorneys, law students, as well as seasoned attorneys who need a “refresher” in various general topics of local government law. Instead of a traditional panel setting, ILGL is setup in classroom form, with a more intimate setting and greater ability to present questions to faculty. In many situations, the presenters will be expert academic professionals in their respective fields.Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE for the registration form

Schedule

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IMPORTANT SCHEDULING INFORMATION FOR IMLA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE IN SAN DIEGO

Regular IMLA Conference:IMLA's annual conference in San Diego will begin on Wednesday, September 28, 2016 at 1:00 pm and conclude on Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 12:05 pm. To view the titles, times, speakers and location, click here.

CLICK HEREfor the registration form 

Code Program: A special two day Code Enforcement Program, September 28th and 29th which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials.Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 5 pmThursday, September 29, 2016: 8:00 am - 12 pm, Code bus tour 2 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE for the registration form

ILGL: The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a program started by IMLA geared towards new local government attorneys, law students, as well as seasoned attorneys who need a “refresher” in various general topics of local government law. Instead of a traditional panel setting, ILGL is setup in classroom form, with a more intimate setting and greater ability to present questions to faculty. In many situations, the presenters will be expert academic professionals in their respective fields.Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE for the registration form

Code Program: A special two day Code Enforcement Program, September 28th and 29th which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 5 pmThursday, September 29, 2016: 8:00 am - 12 pm, Code bus tour 2 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE to for the registration form.

ILGL: The Institute for Local Government Lawyers (ILGL) is a program started by IMLA geared towards new local government attorneys, law students, as well as seasoned attorneys who need a “refresher” in various general topics of local government law. Instead of a traditional panel setting, ILGL is setup in classroom form, with a more intimate setting and greater ability to present questions to faculty. In many situations, the presenters will be expert academic professionals in their respective fields.  Wednesday, September 28, 2016: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

CLICK HERE to see the tentative agenda

CLICK HERE for the registration form

IMLA Events

WONK Breakfast

Saturday, October 1, 2016

7:30AM - 8:30AM

Attendee:

 IMLA is delighted to offer you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and have direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law at breakfast! The breakfast will be organized tables by “Topic” and you can enjoy your breakfast together with your colleagues. The WONK Breakfast is planned for Saturday, October 1st, 7:30 am – 8:30 am, on the Indigo Terrace. Please complete the form below by September 15, 2016. There is a $15 charge for this breakfast. CLICK HERE for the breakfast registration form.

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**WONK Tables:

  1. Autonomous Vehicles
  2. Canadian Table: City/Town Solicitor
  3. Employment Law
  4. Employment Law:  "Before you drop the axe . . ."
  5. How Your Citizens Use Your Website
  6. Land Use Section – Open Discussion
  7. Managing and Allocating Risk  and Surety in the P3 Contract Arrangement
  8. Recent Developments in Voting Rights & Redistricting Litigation
  9. Reckless Owners and Dangerous Dogs - Innovative ordinances for a safe and humane community for people and pets
  10. Regulating Adult Businesses and Massage Establishments: Effecting Strategies for Preventing Secondary Effects and Sexual Trafficking
  11. Sanctity or Sanctuary - The legal Battle over Illegal Immigration
  12. Supreme Court
  13. There’s Money for That: How Cities Can Use P3s and New Markets Tax Credits to Fund Projec
  14. Unbalanced Justice- Is your City Running a "Debtors' Prison"
  15. Young Lawyers Table

CLICK HERE to choose your top 3 tables.WONK Table Descriptions:

  • Autonomous Vehicles

The excitement for autonomous vehicles is real and deserving. However, existing laws and regulations (from vehicles codes to federal safety regulations) do not exactly accommodate this technology… yet. Community and transportation planning, transportation networks, infrastructure build-out, economic development initiatives, public safety and local revenue will all be dramatically impacted and transformed. Join Best Best & Krieger for breakfast to discuss the promise and challenges presented by autonomous vehicles, and what steps must be considered now at the local and regional level to take advantage of the opportunities presented by AVs — and to protect against the potential legal, economic and social issues raised by their deployment. Insightful updates on the roll-out of this technology and regulatory analysis from our D.C. attorneys on what is occurring at the federal, state and local level, including how agencies can ensure their concerns and needs are included in any future rulemakings and Congressional legislation, will also be discussed.

Host: Greg Rodriquez, Best, Best & Krieger LLP

  • Canadian Table: City/Town Solicitor

An open discussion that will cover topics such as entity regulation, seccession planning challenges, and what the 82nd IMLA Annual Conference in Niagara should entail.

Host: Mary Ellen Bench, City Solicitor, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada & PPaul DeMelo, Kagan Shastri LLP

  • Employment Law

We will discuss issues of interest or concern to attendees at the table, including LGBT, Pay Equity, ADA/Accommodation, Harassment, Retaliation, Hiring/Recruiting, Promotion, Terminations, Compensation, Leaves, Investigations, Testing, Litigation, Adverse Impact Review, Wage & Hour, Class Actions, Employment Testing – or any other issue you choose to raise at the table.

Host: Kenneth Willner & Tammy Daub, Paul Hastings 

  • Employment Law:  "Before you drop the axe . . ."

This session offers attendees the opportunity to discuss consideration (including questions and procedures) before terminating an employee.  As usual, there also will be opportunity for round-table discussion of current concerns and issues associated with municipal employment.

Host: Daniel D. Crean, Attorney, Crean Municipal Consulting Services

  • How your citizens use your website

We'll discuss the type of content, design and features of websites that are most useful and present the most favorable impression of the City. Topic also includes search tips for finding what you're looking for.

Host: Lawton Langford, Municode

  • Land Use Section – Open Discussion

Members of IMLA’s land use section are invited to this WONK table to discuss shared issues and interests. Not a section member, but interested? Claim a seat to learn more! The table will be hosted by Section Co-chairs Julian Grant and Susan Trevarthen.

Host: Susan Trevarthen, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman & Julian Grant, Corpus Christi, TX

  • Managing and Allocating Risk  and Surety in the P3 Contract Arrangement

Host: Teno West, PLDW Principal and Municipal Infrastructure Team Leader

  • Recent Developments in Voting Rights & Redistricting Litigation

This will  cover the voter ID cases decided in mid-July in several circuits as well as pending cases involving racial gerrymandering and vote suppression.

Host: Ben Griffith, Griffith Law Firm

  • Reckless Owners and Dangerous Dogs - Innovative ordinances for a safe and humane community for people and pets

Come meet our animal law experts and find out innovative ways to handling dog and cat ordinances that might be causing controversy or consternation for your council members.

Host: Lee Greenwood & Ledy VanKavage, Best Friends Animal Society

  • Regulating Adult Businesses and Massage Establishments: Effecting Strategies for Preventing Secondary Effects and Sexual Trafficking

Local governments are playing an increasingly important role in detecting and preventing human trafficking. As law enforcement agencies continue to identify trafficking cases in certain adult businesses and massage parlors, cities are strengthening their licensing regulations to help prevent criminal activity and weed out bad actors. This discussion highlights key ordinance provisions and best practices.

Host: Scott Bergthold, Attorney, Law Office of Scott D. Bergthold, PLLC

  • Sanctity or Sanctuary - The legal Battle over Illegal Immigration

The inherent conflict of law and policy and the municipal lawyer's place on the battlefield.

Host: Laszlo Pinter, Danbury, CT

  • Supreme Court

To say the Supreme Court loves cities is no exaggeration! At this WONK table we will discuss any aspect of Supreme Court litigation that interests participants from the current docket to the current vacancy to issues of future likely interest to the Court affecting local governments.

Host: Lisa Soronen

  • There’s Money for That: How Cities Can Use P3s and New Markets Tax Credits to Fund Project

Host: Ruben Duran, Partner, Best Best & Krieger

  • Unbalanced Justice- Is your City Running a "Debtors' Prison"

Harris v. City of Austin, a "debtors' prison" lawsuit is the only case dismissed to date alleging the "criminalization of poverty" by municipalities in the national trend of federal lawsuits being filed across the country from Ferguson, Missouri to Austin, Texas, which have garnered attention from the national press and the U.S. Department of Justice.

Host: Chris Edwards, Robin Harris & Judge Sherry Statman, Austin, TX

  • Young Lawyers Table

From striking the perfect work-life balance to mastering the fine art of networking, there’s a lot that goes into your first few years of law practice beyond writing briefs and researching case law. Young attorneys, as well as the young at heart, are invited to attend this informal discussion of life after law school and life as a young local government lawyer. Lawyering war stories are strongly encouraged.

Host: Caitlin Cutchin, Associate Counsel, IMLA

CLICK HERE to choose your top 3 tables.

State/Province Breakfast

Friday, September 30, 2016

7:00AM - 8:00AM

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**

CLICK HERE for the State/Province Breakfast registration form.

Please e-mail the form to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Torrey Pines Golf Outing

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IMLA has 2 spots available for golf at Torrey Pines on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in playing.

Date:Thursday, September 29, 2016

Time:10:30AM

Price: $180.00

Transportation: On your own

San Diego Padres Baseball Tickets For Sale!

IMLA has 10 tickets available for a private, all-inclusive space at the San Diego Padres Petco Park during IMLA's 81st Annual Conference on September 28th, 2016. If you are registered for the conference and would like to secure a seat, please register today. This is a very popular event, so tickets may go fast! CLICK HERE for more ticket and registration information.

IMLA's 2016 Annual World Series

The annual softball game will be held on Saturday, October 1 at Robb Field in Ocean Beach - a high-quality lighted softball field operated by the City of San Diego and located within a popular recreational area about 10 miles north of downtown San Diego. A 47-passenger bus will pick up the participants at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel at 4:45 pm and transport them to Robb Field. At the end of the game (about 7:45 p.m.), each participant will have the option to return by bus to the Hilton Bayfront Hotel or be dropped off by bus at a local bar, location to be determined. All participants will receive a free softball jersey and cap. The organizing committee will supply softballs, bats, snacks, and drinks. No alcoholic beverages are allowed at Robb Field. Each participant is encouraged to bring a glove and a jacket or sweatshirt, and must sign standard waiver forms required by both IMLA and the City of San Diego.** This is a free event, but bus seats will be given at a first come, first served basis.

CLICK HERE for the registration form

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A special thank you to our sponsor Best Best & Krieger

Land Use Mobile Workshop*

September 29, 2016

2:00PM - TBA (Likely around 5PM)

Departure: San Diego Bayfront Hotel

Cost: $30

Wristband required to board busTentative ScheduleDowntown Area:

  • Petco Park/East Village Re-development Project
  • New Downtown Public Library
  • San Diego Convention Center
  • Seaport Village/Navy Broadway/Cruise Terminal
  • State and Federal Courthouses

Balboa Park: Historic Presentation and Brief Walking Tour of Plaza de Panama and Central Plaza Harbor Drive:

  • Star of India
  • Renovated County Administration Building
  • San Diego International Airport

Point Loma- Library Station

  • Tour Park/Barracks
  • Happy Hour at Stone Brewery

*Space is limited! First come, first served

CLICK HERE for the registration form

(please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Code Mobile Workshop*

September 29, 2016

2:00PM - TBA (Likely around 5PM)

Departure: San Diego Hilton Bayfront Hotel

The Code Mobile Workshop is only available to those who have registered for the Code Enforcement program. Registrants can attend the mobile workshop at no additional charge, however, registration is required! Potential topics of the tour include:

  • Enforcement Using a Task Force/Interdepartmental Teams
  • Enforcement Involving Historic Properties
  • Perennial Remodels

*Space is limited! First come, first served

CLICK HERE for the registration form

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Registration

 

2016 Annual Conference Form

CLICK HERE to download the form.Form ConfReg6.11.2016CLICK HERE to download the form.

Sponsors

If interested in sponsoring the 2016 Annual Conference, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Exhibitors

If interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Annual Conference, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Hotel/Lodging

Conference Hotels

Hilton San Diego Bayfront

1 Park Boulevard, San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: (619) 564-3333

Fax: (619) 564-3344

The Headquarters hotel is FULL!

 

Double Tree by Hilton

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1646 Front Street

San Diego, CA 92101

Tel: (619) 239-6800

Fax: (619) 238-9461

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Double Tree, in San Diego, California.

Room Rate: $189.00 plus taxes and fees

Stay in this accommodation that features the latest amenities, and high-rise harbor and city views and only 1.6 miles from the headquarters hotel.

CLICK HERE to reserve a room

Highlights:

  • Prime downtown San Diego location
  • 10 minutes from San Diego International Airport (SAN); complimentary airport shuttle
  • Complimentary wireless high-speed internet access
  • Outdoor pool and whirlpool

Hotel Dining:

  • Ariana Restaurant
    • Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner
    • Lounge is open until 11PM
    • Happy Hour specials are 5PM-7PM
    • Room delivery or to-go service are 6AM-11PM

CLICK HERE to reserve a room  

Transportation

San Diego Transportation

Looking to explore San Diego or just need a car to and from the hotel? IMLA has partnered with AVIS to get you the best deal on your rental car! The great rates are available one week prior to the event through one week after the event, but that's not it! You will also receive:

  • Free unlimited mileage
  • where2 GPS navigation*
  • E-ZPass or I-Pass*
  • E-Receipts
  • A variety of fleet options includes AVIS' new Cool Cars

* Available at select locations at an additional charge

To reserve a car, CLICK HERE or call 1-800-331-1600 and use IMLA's Avis Worldwide Discount (AWD) number: J867718CLICK HERE for more information.

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System 

 Explore the city by using the MTS! Travel between the headquarters hotel, overflow hotel, and the rest of the city by bus, rail or trolley. See below for more information.

CLICK HERE to view the fares.

CLICK HERE to plan your trip.

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2015 Code Enforcement

IMLA's 2015 Code Enforcement Program

October 3-4, 2015

Rio All-Suites Hotel and Casino

The 80th Annual Conference includes a special two day Code Enforcement Program, October 3rd and 4th, which is applicable to not only the city attorney and law department but also your code enforcement officials covering topics on:

  • Enforcing Codes in Court Cosplay: Decency Codes v. The 1st Amendment
  • Court Management the Future is Now: E-Citations
  • Remedies: Injunctions, Money Damages, Mediation
  • Collections: RFPs, Contracts and Considerations

Separate registration is required! CLICK HERE for the form.  

CLICK HERE to view the tentative schedule for the Code Program.

CLICK HERE to view the tentative agenda for the Conference including the Code Program.

 Also want to register for the Annual Confernece? CLICK HERE to register.

2016 Mid-Year Seminar

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2016 Mid-Year Seminar

April 15-18, 2016

Washington, D.C.

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Omni Shoreham Hotel Block Now Open!

IMLA's room block for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni is now open! CLICK HERE to book your room now!


2016 Mid-Year Seminar

IMLA is back in Washington, D.C. for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. Not only will the Seminar be filled with regular programming with cutting edge topics and quality speakers, but it will also feature a separate Section 1983- Defending the Government Program!

Regular Program Highlight: When is a Lawyer Entitled to Overtime?

IMLA Seminar - The FLSA
The 2nd Circuit decided that a contract lawyer might be entitled to overtime under the FLSA in Lola v. Skadden, Arps (http://tinyurl.com/q32cs3n).The IMLA Seminar in Washington, DC April 15 to April 18, 2016 at the Omni Shoreham, will discuss this case and other FLSA issues. From raising the salary levels to distinguish between exempt and non-exempt employees to distinguishing between employees and independent contractors the Wage and Hour Division is on a tear. Find out how the FLSA affects your clients. The Seminar will include other topical programs so stay tuned for updates on the most important issues in local government law today.

Sneak Peek: IMLA Section 1983 Program - Defending Local Governments

IMLA is pleased to offer a sneak preview of the IMLA Section 1983 program which will be a separate track at the IMLA Seminar in April. Rooms at the Omni will be tight, so go on-line now and make your reservations. Click here to make a reservation. Check out the tentative program for the Section 1983 Program, HERE.

CLICK HERE to view a tentative schedule of the Mid-Year Seminar

CLICK HERE to register for the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar.

 

Schedule


Schedule at a Glance

CLICK HERE to view the tentative schedule of the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar.



IMLA Events

CLOF

Chief Legal Officer Forum (CLOF) is Back!

The Chief Legal Officer Forum is back at the Mid-Year Seminar in Washington D.C. It is open to the Chief Legal Officers representing municipalities with a flexible population range generally between 100,000 - 300,000. This is an excellent opportunity for Chief Legal Officers to spend time with colleagues in a setting that we hope will allow each of you to share ideas, problems and solutions that can be used to better serve your community.

CLICK HERE for more information.

State/Province Breakfast

State/Province Breakfast

Registration has been closed!

The State/Province Breakfast is an intimate round-table event that will allow participants to join their colleagues form their state and neighboring states/provinces for a networking breakfast. The State/Province Breakfast will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 7:30AM in the Omni-Empire Ballroom.  Please complete the form below by April 1, 2016 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event! Please note:

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**

 

Registration has been closed!

WONK Breakfast

WONK Breakfast

Registration has been closed!

IMLA is delighted to offer you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and have direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law at breakfast!  The breakfast will be organized tables by “Topic” and you can enjoy your breakfast together with your colleagues.  The WONK Breakfast is planned for Sunday, April 17th, 7:30 am –  in the Omni-Empire Ballroom. Please complete the form below by April 1, 2016 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event!

**Advance registration for the breakfast is REQUIRED**

**A ticket is REQUIRED for entry**

**NO on-site registration will be available**

**Space is limited. First Come, First Served**


WONK Topics:

  • Section 1983: Immunities and Monell Claims

This WONK table will include a discussion of Section 1983 immunities and Monell liability, including a recent Eleventh Circuit decision, Hoefling v. City of Miami, 2016 WL 285358. In Hoefling, the court held that alleging and identifying the final policy maker is no longer necessary at the pleading stage to satisfy Monell.

Speakers: Tamara Baines, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Atlanta, GA & LaShawn Terry, Senior Assistant City Attorney, Atlanta GA

  • The Supreme Court and Local Government

Speaker: Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center

  • Drones

Speaker: Erich Eiselt, Assistant General Counsel and Editor, IMLA

  • Mobilitie – who are they, what do they want, and what you should do to protect your community? (NOT AVAILABLE-FULL)

Mobilitie is the most talked about company on the IMLA and NATOA listservs and a national emerging legal issue. They are seeking local authority to deploy wireless facilities around the country, INCLUDING for Sprint. But Mobilitie claims itself to be a utility and demands utility rights in the discussions. What can we make of them and a locality’s position and rights to protect ITS community?

Speaker: Gerard Lederer, Partner, Best Best and Krieger LLP

  • Cleanwater Act Compliance, Enforcement and Response: Practical Approaches for Cash Strapped Municipalities

Speaker: Steven “Tip” Torres, Partner, Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West, LLC

  • Law Office Management

Speaker: Foster Mills, Retired, New York City, New York

  • Personnel: Timely Discussion on Matters of Interest Including Comments, Guidance and Suggestions on Employee Email and the Public Workplace

Speaker: Daniel Crean, Attorney, Crean Law Office

  • Voting Rights after Evenwel v. Abbott and Alabama Legislative Black Caucus v Alabama

Speaker: Benjamin Griffith, Board Attorney, Griffith Law Firm

  • Section 1983 Trials

This WONK table will focus on Section 1983 trial practice and can include discussions on diversity and jury selection/staffing as well as strategies for making a Rule 68 offer of judgment.

Speaker: Patricia Miller, Chief of Special Federal Litigation Division, New York City Law Department

  • Land Use

Discuss hot topics and perennial headaches in land use, planning and zoning with the Land Use Section

Speaker: Susan L. Trevarthen, Member, Chair of Public Land Use and Zoning Practice, Weiss Serota Helfman Cole & Bierman

  • Ethics and Integrity at City Hall

Speaker: Alan Bojorquez, Partner, Bojorquez Law Firm PLLC

  • Cyber Security

Cyber-Security: Risks and Solutions for Local Governments: Data breaches have been in the news and on the minds of lawyers and officials as well as the general public.  Join Devin Chwastyk, Chair of the Privacy & Data Security practice at McNees Wallace & Nurick, for an informal conversation about hot topics in data security.   This WONK table may include discussion about the types of sensitive and protected data, the laws and regulations that govern the collection, storage, and use of such information by municipalities, and implementation of best practices, such as data security policies and breach response plans.

Speaker: Devin Chwastyk, of Counsel, McNees Wallace & Nurick, LLC

  • Construction

Speaker: John Markovs, Deputy County Attorney, Montgomery County, Maryland 

Registration has been closed!

Registration

 

2016 Mid-Year Seminar Registration Form

CLICK HERE to download the form or CLICK HERE to register online.

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CLICK HERE to download the form or CLICK HERE to register online.

 

Sponsors

If interested in Sponsoring the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 


Exhibitors

If interested in exhibiting at the 2016 Mid-Year Seminar, please e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

Hotel/Lodging

Seminar Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-0700

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a first class facility, in Washington, D.C. 

Reservations may be made by calling Omni Shoreham Hotel directly at (202) 234-0700 or online HERE.

In order to secure this block of specially priced sleeping rooms and to keep meeting costs to a minimum, IMLA has entered into a total meeting package and contract with the Omni Shoreham Hotel. If you choose to make your sleeping room reservations outside the IMLA group block, such as through an Internet reservation system or with a discount coupon, we need to advise you that IMLA can suffer significant financial penalties. IMLA can be held financially responsible for the attrition or difference between what was promised in the group block and what was actually utilized.

To allow IMLA to continue to provide a reasonable conference registration fee, we need your help in limiting our financial exposure. Please take advantage of the special room rate and block of sleeping rooms we have negotiated and make your reservation.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Omni Shoreham Hotel.

2015 Mid-Year Seminar

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IMLA's 2015 Mid-Year Seminar

April 24-27, 2015

Washington, D.C. 

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New Mobile App:

 

THE MOBILE APP IS THE PRIMARY METHOD OF DELIVERY FOR ALL SPEAKER MATERIALS

Due to high hotel internet fees, IMLA has been unable to offer wifi in meeting rooms and while this is still the case, we have a great new offer that puts all event information at your fingertips without the need of wifi!

IMLA will be introducing a mobile app at the 2015 seminar in Washington, D.C.! IMLA Seminar attendees will have the program, speakers, papers, exhibitors, sponsors, maps, attendee list and much much more directly on their iPhone, Android, laptop, tablet, iPad, and Blackberry!

In order to be more environmentally conscious, please note that hard copies of the speaker materials will be available to purchase only prior to the seminar for an additional fee of $350, please email request for hard copies to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. A very limited number of USBs with papers will also be available for purchase at the registration desk for $50. We urge you to download the Mobile App on your mobile device/iPad/Tablet/Laptop prior to the meeting as the Mobile App will have everything you need to access for the seminar and it is free!

Speakers are busy uploading their materials and you will receive instruction on how to access your 2015 IMLA Mid Year Seminar App at least 2 weeks prior to the event.


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">2015 Seminar Program:

The 2015 Mid-Year Seminar program is now available! CLICK HERE to view the tentative program.


 

2015 Seminar Sessions:

IMLA Program Planning Committee Confirms additional Mid Year Seminar Speakers. CLICK HERE to register now!

IMLA Seminar Finance Work Session on Important SEC Updates and MSRB Updates Announces New Speakers:

Robert Doty of AGFS will be discussing recent Securities and Exchange Commission actions involving two former Allen Park, Mich. Officials who have settled a SEC lawsuit against them by agreeing to be barred from involvement in any future municipal bond offerings. Also the former comptroller of Harvey, Ill., has been fined and barred from future municipal bond offerings for materially misleading investors about several bond offerings from the city.

Additional speakers include: Keisha Ellis of the SEC and Elaine Greenberg of Orrick, Herrington and Saliha Olgun of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board who will discuss recent enforcement actions and the MCDC initiative. Our MRSB speaker will discuss municipal advisor regulation, its significance for local governments, and issues for local counsel. CLICK HERE to view the agenda.

CLICK HERE to see a few more of the great topics that will be available at the Seminar.


 

County Attorney Gathering

IMLA will be hosting a special County Attorney Gathering during the Wonk Breakfast on Monday April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am.


 

IMLA Regional Vice President's and State/Provincial Chair Meeting

IMLA's Regional Vice President's and State Chairs will be meeting with IMLA's Board of Directors and IMLA's Membership Committee on Monday April 27th, from 8:00am to 9:00am.


 

Schedule

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Schedule

IMLA will feature conference CLE substantive programming from Friday, April 24 to Monday, April 27, 2015.

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Schedule at a Glance

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IMLA Events

Event Highlights

WONK

WONK Breakfast (FREE with Registration)

IMLA is delighted to offer you an opportunity to network with your colleagues and have direct access to premier vendors and attorneys who concentrate on various areas of municipal law at breakfast!  The breakfast will be organized tables by “Topic” and you can enjoy your breakfast together with your colleagues.  The WONK Breakfast is planned for Monday, April 27th, 7:30 am – 9:00 am in the Omni-Empire BallroomPlease complete the form below by April 1, 2015 to assist us with our head count.  There is no additional cost to attend this event!

Topics will include:

  • “P3’s in Renewable Energy.”:  Municipal Partnerships to develop renewable energy infrastructure, create “generation side” opportunities and sustainability
    • Speaker: Tip Torres
  • Personnel: Personnel Hot Topics
    • Speaker: Dan Crean
  • Transportation, Water & Communications: What to Expect from Congress 2015: Transportation, Water & Communications
    • Speakers: Gerry Lederer, Andre Monette, and John Freshman
  • Telecommunications: Municipal Broadband
    • Speakers: Adrian Herbst & Sean Stokes
  • Environmental Law Potluck: Bring Your Own Municipal Environmental Questions
    • Speaker: Stacey Myers
  • Immigration & Non-Citizen Voting: Immigration and Electoral Access
    • Speaker: Ben Griffith
  • Law Office Technology 
    • Speaker: Peter Haskel

 

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State/Province Breakfast

State/Province Breakfast (FREE with Registration)

Join colleagues form your state and neighboring states/provinces for a networking breakfast on Saturday, April 25th, 7:30 am – 9:00 am in the Omni-Empire Ballroom.  Please complete the form below by April 1, 2015 to assist us with our head count. There is no additional cost to attend this event.

 

CLICK HERE to fill out the form.

Other

County Attorney Gathering

IMLA will be hosting a special County Attorney Gathering during the Wonk Breakfast on Monday April 27th from 7:30am to 9:00am.


 IMLA Regional Vice President's and State/Provincial Chair Meeting

IMLA's Regional Vice President's and State Chairs will be meeting with IMLA's Board of Directors and IMLA's Membership Committee on Monday April 27th, from 8:00am to 9:00am.

Registration

 IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Registration

Washington, D.C.

April 24-27, 2015

If interested in registering for the conference, fill out the form below and e-mail it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or fax it to 202-785-0152. To register online, visit MyIMLA or CLICK HERE.

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Sponsors

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Sponsors

A special thank you to all our sponsors!

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There are numerous sponsorship opportunities available, including within the new event app! Click on the links below to view sponsor information:

Bundled Sponsorship

IMLA App Sponsorship

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Exhibitors

IMLA's Mid-Year Seminar Exhibitors

A special thank you to all our exhibitors!

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Hotel/Lodging

Conference Hotel

Omni Shoreham Hotel
2500 Calvert Street NW
Washington, D.C. 20008
202-234-0700

IMLA has secured a block of sleeping rooms and a special room rate at the Omni Shoreham Hotel, a first class facility, in Washington, D.C. The IMLA room rate is $219 for a single or a double; also these rates are subject to applicable state and local taxes.

Reservations may be made by calling Omni Shoreham Hotel directly at (202) 234-0700 or CLICK HERE to reserve your room online. In order to receive the preferred room rate you must reference IMLA2015 to access our room block.

In order to secure this block of specially priced sleeping rooms and to keep meeting costs to a minimum, IMLA has entered into a total meeting package and contract with the Omni Shoreham Hotel. If you choose to make your sleeping room reservations outside the IMLA group block, such as through an Internet reservation system or with a discount coupon, we need to advise you that IMLA can suffer significant financial penalties. IMLA can be held financially responsible for the attrition or difference between what was promised in the group block and what was actually utilized.

To allow IMLA to continue to provide a reasonable conference registration fee, we need your help in limiting our financial exposure. Please take advantage of the special room rate and block of sleeping rooms we have negotiated and make your reservation.

CLICK HERE to read more about the Omni Shoreham Hotel.