December 2019

Upcoming State and Local Legal Center Webinars

The State and Local Legal Center will be hosting three online webinars in early December 2019. All events are free and, while primarily intended for an audience of state and local government officials, open to anyone. The webinars will address several notable federal developments, including:


Net Neutrality for State and Local Government Officials (hosted by NLC)

The D.C. Circuit has recently ruled (mostly) in favor of the Federal Communication Commission’s order retreating from net neutrality. This webinar will provide a non-technical explanation of the court’s ruling. Speakers will also explain how this ruling will impact state and local governments and what authority states and localities have to enact net neutrality laws and policies in their own jurisdictions.

Date: December 6

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

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ADA Compliant Websites (hosted by NLC)

Local governments and many other entities across the country have been sued for violating the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) because their websites are not accessible to persons with disabilities. Minh Vu, Seyfarth Shaw, will discuss the laws that require accessible websites, why government entities have been targeted for lawsuits, and what state and local government officials can do to avoid being sued.

Date: December 9

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

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WOTUS and Clean Water Act Update For State and Local Government Officials (hosted by NACO)

Keeping track which Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule applies where and for how long is a fulltime job. Samuel Brown, a former EPA attorney and currently a partner at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP, will provide an overview of how we got to the recent repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule, what WOTUS rule applies throughout the United States right now, what final rules replacing the repeal of the 2015 WOTUS rule might look like, and how the upcoming presidential election may affect the definition of WOTUS and all the litigation surrounding it.

Date: December 11

Time: 1:00 p.m. EST

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