Here are some upcoming events in which you may be interested, in chronological order:
I hope you can join us for one or more of these programs.
- Sharing Economy: this Friday, October 16, 2015, from 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm ET: "Is Sharing Really Caring? Part I: The Law of Transportation Sharing: Uber, Lyft, and the Sharing Economy." This is a webinar-format program, a follow up the in-person program which we moderated at the recent ABA Annual Meeting. This program features expert presenters from the National League of Cities, the Liberty Justice Center, the Goldwater Institute, Tampa International Airport, and the University of Idaho School of Law. And yes, we will touch on takings issues. A timely program on a very important topic. Details and registration information here.
- RLUIPA: next Thursday, October 22, 2015, our colleagues Evan Seeman (RLUIPA Defense Blog) and Dan Dalton are on the panel of the American Planning Association's program on "Planning for Religious Uses Under The Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act." The program "will explain several different strategies and approaches that can be used to avoid RLUIPA litigation, including through revisions to local zoning codes and accommodating religious uses when appropriate." More here.
- Appellate: next Friday, October 23, 2015, from 8:30 am - 10:45 am Hawaii Time, I will be joining a a panel of fellow appellate practitioners at the Hawaii State Bar Association's annual meeting at the Hawaii Convention Center for "Appellate Practice Pointers and Brief Writing Seminar." We have a good chunk of time, so we will be able to cover a lot of ground on civil and criminal appeals, how to prepare the record, and do's and don'ts for appellate work in Hawaii state courts. Immediately following the practitioner module, Chief Justice Recktenwald, Associate Justice Pollack, and Court of Appeals Judge Nakamura will hold a session on the view from their side of the lectern. More information here. Register here.
- Environmental - Climate Change: finally, on Friday, November 6, 2015, I'm the planning co-chair, along with Tom Lindley of Perkins Coie's Chicago and Portland offices of "Rising Tides: Climate Change and the Economic and Business Impact in Hawaii," an all-day program at the Hilton Waikiki Beach hotel. This isn't your typical "climate change" program and we're really not going to be debating the science. Frankly, it doesn't matter whether it is real or not, or caused by man or not, because governments are adopting regulations that property owners and businesses are going to have to comply with, regardless. So we've assembled an expert national and local faculty and an agenda to give a crash course about the science, the government reactions, the need to protect property rights in the process, and practical matters like insurance, compliance, and business planning.