The electoral success of minority candidates on the local, state and national level reflects our national commitment to protect voting rights, equal access and effective participation by minority voters in the political process under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as recently amended. Nationally recognized experts will address recent decisions, remedies and emerging trends in the protection of minority voting rights in a program designed for municipal and county attorneys not familiar with the redistricting process and its requirements under the Voting Rights Act of 1965, as amended, and seasoned local government attorneys who are.
EVENT: Voting Rights Litigation: Dealing with the 2010 Census
DATE: Thursday, December 10th, 2009
TIME: 8:00am - 5:00pm
WHERE: Columbia, South Carolina - Radisson Hotel
IMLA has secured a block for rooms at the Radisson Hotel, Columbia, South Carolina. Room rates are $114 for a single or double. Call 1-803-731-0300 or 1-800-333-3333 and ask for the IMLA room block. Hotel Cutoff date is November 9, 2009.
AGENDA & REGISTRATION FORM: CLICK HERE
More information to follow.
The Canadian Institute’s 17th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference
Your IMLA membership entitles you to a 10% discount on registration for The Canadian Institute’s 17th Annual Provincial/Municipal Government Liability Conference on February 8-9, 2011 in Toronto. This event is designed to help you address potential problems, not only at the litigation stage, but before the claim arises. The 2011 topic lineup includes:
• Liability for injuries caused by objects falling off buildings and construction sites,
• Challenges to regulation of land held under Crown patents,
• New case law from the Supreme Court of Canada on Charter damages,
• Claims for damages arising from nearby wind turbines,
• Issues arising from unsafe holes in the ground left by defaulting landowners, and
• How to embrace social media without attracting liability.
To view a PDF of the full agenda and speaker list, see http://tinyurl.com/237do4u.
To take advantage of this offer, please mention the discount and quote priority service code 239IMLA when registering.
To register, visit www.canadianinstitute.com/GovLiabilityIMLA or call 1-877-927-7936.
April 10-12, 2011
The IMLA Mid-Year 2011 Seminar Program is available by CLICKING HERE .
Special Update (March 15, 2011) -
IMLA Announces Exciting New Addition to April 11th Mid Year Seminar Program, Omni Shoreham, Washington, DC
– HURRY SPACEIS LIMITED!
Monday, April11th 10:30am until 12noon
Projectfinance/public finance using the UK/EU model which utilizes (i)design-build-operate-maintain streamlined infrastructure procurement and finance, (ii) equity capital and conventional debt (iii) sovereign guaranties of debt repayment which in the US could be in the form of state infrastructure banks, (iv) project labor agreements which supersede standard collectively bargained labor contracts, and (v) transfer of financial, construction and operating risks from the public sector to the private sector with public sector regulation and oversight.
EdwardJohnson is partner with Squires, Sanders and Dempsey and is a project finance partner in the firm’s London office, with a particular focus on public-private partnerships(PPP) and infrastructure development projects. Mr. Johnson has acted for public and private sector clients on a range of large scale domestic and international PPP projects with a focus on the health, transport, education and defense sectors. He has particular experience with infrastructure projects in the health sector with transactions in primary care (NHS LIFT) and acute/general hospitals procured under the Private Finance Initiative (PFI). Mr. Johnson advises on all aspects of PPP projects including procurement strategy, project structures,construction/operation & maintenance/facilities management contracts and all associated lending and security agreements. Mr. Johnson is recognized by Legal 500 for PFI/PPP projects.
Paul Byrne is a MBA graduate and a Chartered Surveyor with 24 years experience in finance and real estate. He is a partner at Elgar Byrne Infrastructure Finance LLP. He has represented both public and private sector clients across a range of projects in the Project Finance / Private Finance Initiative industry including: health, education. emergency services,housing and accommodation. He is a member of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyor and the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment.
Attend a full day of outstanding IMLA programming to include the above addition for only $150 special day rate. A registration form for this special day rate is AVAILABLE HERE . Please indicate if you will attend lunch on the registration form. Space is limited for Monday’s programming so it is imperative that you return your registration form asap.
Other highlights of Monday’s Programming include:
8:30am –10:15am Emerging Issues in Land Use
8:30am –10:15am Voting Rights: A Panel Discussion
Luncheon Speaker 12:10pm to 1:40pm
Chief of Staff/Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division, US Dept of Justice
1:45pm –3:15pm Public Contracts, Projects, Procurements and PCBs
1:45pm –3:15pm Legislative Update: An Eye On Congress
3:30pm –5:00pm Supreme Court: An Update on Current Cases
For you locals, this is the best deal in town – act now to take advantage of this special offer!
The Omni Shoreham has offered an excellent rate for IMLA Event Attendees. Click Here to make your booking online!
We are offering bundle registration this year, meaning that you can register (at a discounted rate) for the Mid-Year Seminar and the Annual Conference at the same time!
CLICK HERE for the BEST RATE WE OFFER IF YOU WILL ATTEND BOTH THE SEMINAR IN DC (APRIL) AND THE ANNUAL CONFERNECE IN CHICAGO (SEPTEMBER).