You've known for a while that Palm Springs, California, specifically the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel (a resort facility, but right in town, so you will have many options for "off campus" activities like art museums, the aerial tram, golf, and whatever suits your fancy, and close-in to the Palm Springs Airport), is the venue for our 2019 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation, January 24 through 26, 2019.
Of course, you also knew that the programming would be the usual spread of topical and cutting-edge topics, presented by some of the nation's experts. But we didn't give you the details. So here are some of the programs we're having:
And more (including an Ethics session for those of you who need the MCLE credits). And the usual 101 track, for those new to the practice, or for experienced lawyers looking for a refresher.
- Keynote Address: "Property Rights: Foundation for a Free Society" - Taylor Revley, most recently the past President of the College of William and Mary, and also former law school Dean (as well as a long-time leader of one of Virginia's most prominent private firms) will deliver the keynote. We're very lucky to have secured his participation, and his talk will focus on both the practical and the theoretical.
- Relocation: we're doing two separate panels on relocation issues. This is a growing area that many of us unfortunately overlook. No longer -- here's your chance to find out the latest: "How to Work Through a Complicated Relocation, From A to Z: Making it Happen" and "Mass Relocation and Navigating Cultural Conflicts: Displacement of Immigrant and Refugee Communities."
- "Knick of Time: A First Look at the Supreme Court's Revisit of Ripeness: Are Takings State or Federal?" We look at the arguments and the Court's opinion in the case that may upend Williamson County ripeness in regulatory and inverse cases against local governments (which may be issued by January).
- "Earth, Wind, (Water) and Fire: A Report From the Front Lines of the Flood and Wildfire Inverse Cases." Flood, wildfire, and other inverse cases present big issues, nationwide.
- Loss of Access and Damages: How to Prove Just Compensation"
- "Palazzolo, Preexisting Regulations, and Reasonable Likelihood of a Regulatory Takings Judgment as Elements of Just Compensation." Hear directly from the source how you can present the case when preexisting regulations are claimed to depress the market value of land.
- "Eminent Domain and Property Rights in the Popular Media: How to Respond to Misconceptions and Urban Legends." Eminent domain and takings stories in the media and social platforms are rife with misinformation. How do you correct the record?
- Two programs on the hot pipeline issue: the first focuses on challenges to the power to take and environmental and regulatory challenges, while the second is about "Compensation Pitfalls: How to Avoid Problems."
- "Run for the Border: Fence and Wall Condemnations." The idea of building a barrier along the southern border has burst on the headlines - what do you as a takings lawyer need to know?
- "Fight the Power: The Impact and the Valuation of Power Lines in Partial Takings" - takings for energy corridors continue to dominate; find out how this might affect value from lawyers, engineers, and scholars.
As planning chairs, we've made a special effort to include on the faculty speakers from different backgrounds: property owner lawyers, condemning agency lawyers, right of way professionals, academics, engineers, relocation experts, and appraisers. We think you will like the line up.
The full agenda, along with the speakers, will be published shortly by ALI-CLE. We'll announce it here, when ready.
But don't wait, register now here. Early registration and group discounts available.
Also: we have settled on the 2020 venue, and will make the announcement in Palm Springs. You asked for this venue, and we're bringing it to you!
Earlier this year, we had a fantastic conference in Charleston. Sold out. Attendees reported having a great time, and learning a lot. Our aim is to build and grow the Conference, and you joining us in Palm Springs is another step in that direction.
Ping me if you have questions.