Communication about legal issues impacts lawyers and their local government clients every day. Ethical rules govern many attorney communications, while practical and statutory rules govern how clients communicate with their attorneys, their employees, and with their constituents. Explore several facets of communicating on legal issues and the legal and ethical considerations that must govern these communications, including social media, ex parte communications, lawyer advocacy in the context of zoning hearings, Open Meetings Act restraints, and local government litigation.
Learn about zoning relief, strategies of community outreach and identifying relevant stakeholders and the importance of doing your due diligence in what can be a very unpredictable practice area. Originally presented as part of Land Use Law in Illinois, available in its entirety as P1902-19U.