Turning Up the Heat in Miami: ABA State and Local Government Lawyers Meet for Spring Meeting
This spring lawyers from the ABA Section of State and Local Government Law gathered in Miami to discuss the latest legal issues in land use, zoning codes, bilingual education, property rights and other pressing issues of interest to municipal and state practitioners.
Section Chair Donna J. Pugh, a partner at the Chicago office of Foley & Lardner LLP, welcomed participants from across the globe. From Hawaii to Israel, the conference attracted a diverse group of participants, reflecting the increasing global relevance of municipal legal issues.
The conference kicked off with a welcome reception hosted by the Miami office of Carlton Fields, where Rachelle Alterman, a leading scholar in cross-national comparative land use, signed copies of and engaged members on issues from her latest ABA publication Takings International.
The opening reception also highlighted the substantive work of the section’s committees, from the Condemnation Committee to the Diversity Committee. The Diversity Committee praised ABA President Carolyn Lamm’s recent statement urging Congress to repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the federal statute subjecting gay, lesbian and bisexual servicemembers to discharge if they disclose their sexual orientation
Looking to meet the needs of ABA members who could not join the live meeting, the section concurrently broadcast select conference programming via live teleconference. The virtual meeting CLE materials are currently available free of charge to section members and are also available for purchase by non-ABA members.
Access the Section of State and Local Government Law Virtual Spring Meeting website for more highlights.
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