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An Introduction to Commercial Wind & Solar Law

P2413-24R
This course provides an introductory overview of the laws and regulations that govern installation and operation of commercial wind and solar facilities in Illinois.
$30.00

Burden Shifting in Undue Influence Cases

NAELA2404-R
This course addresses the law in Illinois for challenging an estate plan based on undue influence, the presumption that may arise in such cases when a fiduciary is involved, and the process for shifting the burden.
$60.00

Ranked Choice Voting – Advocacy to Adoption

NAELA2403-R
Satisfaction with politics in the US has been stagnating at near historic lows, which has led voters to look for solutions. The fastest growing reform efforts is Ranked Choice Voting (RCV). This program examines the benefits of RCV and how it might be implemented in Illinois.
$60.00

An Introduction to the Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act

P2408-24R
This course provides an introduction and overview of Illinois’ Cannabis Regulation & Tax Act. It includes a discussion of some of the issues faced by the state, and prospective businesses, in implementing the law, as well as a general outline of what the law includes.
$60.00

Conflicts of Interest in Municipal Law

P9017-23R-08
Municipal law by its very nature is more prone to conflicts of interest than other areas of the law. Richard Gleason of the ARDC breaks down the rules around conflicts of interest, as well as how they apply specifically to government law attorneys. Learn how to most effectively serve your clients while also staying on the good side of the ARDC. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$50.00

Representing Counties: Managing Contending Authorities and Jurisdictions

P9017-23R-07
This course addresses a variety of topics of import when dealing with the mix of elected officials and independent agencies found at the county level. Topics include seeking State Indemnification for Elected Officials under State Employee Indemnification Act; 1983 Defense: Prosecutorial Immunities and claims against correctional facilities for failure to provide medical services; Independent Agencies' Funding and Representation; PTAB jurisdiction vis a vis circuit court, associational standing, county Board of Review assessment authority versus township assessors. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

A Chat With the PAC

P9017-23R-06
Attorneys from the Public Access Bureau of the Office of the Illinois Attorney General discuss binding and non-binding opinions on challenging Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and Open Meetings Act (OMA) issues. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

Advising Clients on Conflicts Issues

P9017-23R-05
This panel discussion addresses a variety of topics, including: Demonstrations, protests, and parades on public property; the Illinois Paid Leave Act; regulating unregulated hemp products (Delta 8; THC, etc.); and conflicts of Interest on the part of Elected Officials, among others. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$30.00

Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA

P9017-23R-04
This course discusses the reasonable accommodation mandate under the ADA and its effect on a municipality’s ability to regulate and enforce zoning and building code requirements. Preventative legislative steps to avoid federal scrutiny, best practices in dealing with accommodation requests, and dealing with litigation, if it arises, are covered. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

Civil Rights: Supreme Court Shockwaves – 6 Months Later

P9017-23R-03
In the wake of a tumultuous term, this session will analyze recent Supreme Court civil rights decisions and their impact on local government operations in several areas:
- First Amendment Free Speech
- First Amendment Free Exercise
- Land Use and Fifth Amendment Takings Claims
- Qualified Immunity
- Students for Fair Admissions and local government employment, contracting, and diversity initiatives

Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

The First Amendment & Government Social Media Activities

P9017-23R-02
This session discusses the potential legal pitfalls in government social media. It summarizes recent court decisions (1) holding that a government social media account or page is a designated or limited public forum, (2) finding governments in violation of the First Amendment for removing comments that constitute protected speech, and (3) analyzing when an elected official’s personal social media page becomes so entangled with their government duties that it becomes a public forum. It also provides tips for advising local governments on legally defensible social media comment policies. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

Local Government Law Institute - Case Law and Legislative Update 2023

P9017-23R-01
The Courts, the Illinois General Assembly, and the US Congress reached decisions and passed laws in 2023 on multiple critically important matters related to governmental bodies at all levels. This course covers the most important judicial and legislative activities from 2023 and their impacts on Illinois local government. Originally presented as part of the 11th Annual Local Government Law Institute.
$45.00

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