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Registration Now Open for The Municipal Law Institute Symposium at Stanford Law School on Feb. 10

January 6, 2012

Earn 5.5 Hours of MCLE Credit

The Municipal Law Institute Committee of the City Attorneys' Department of the League will hold its annual Symposium on Friday, Feb. 10, this year at Stanford Law School. The program, entitled "The Once and Future City: Transformation in an Era of Financial Challenges," will address how cities operate when financial resources are no longer available to provide services the public has come to expect. This Symposium is part of the Cities on the Cutting Edge program. Attendees will qualify for 5.5 hours of MCLE credit.



Exciting speakers, including Richard Thompson Ford, a George E. Osborne Professor of Law at Stanford, and instructor of local government law, as well as other practitioners and academics, will be participating in the event.

The speakers will present four panels:

  • Extreme Solutions: Reducing the Scope of Local Government. This panel will include discussions of privatization efforts in several jurisdictions.
  • Entrepreneurial Cities: Reinventing Government or Disenfranchising Citizens. This panel will explore such matters as contracting out, making public facilities and services self-sustaining, and public-private partnerships.
  • Pensions and the Role of Employee Unions. This panel will include a discussion of avoiding public pension obligations through bankruptcy, as well as the perspective of public safety unions.
  • Stimulating the Local Economy: At What Cost? This panel will explore local hiring preferences, as well as a discussion of development incentives.

The program agenda is available on the Cities on the Cutting Edge program website .


Keeping in mind that most cities and agencies are experiencing financial constraints, costs for this program have been kept as low as possible. Registration is available online.

Regular registration costs $150 and just $100 for in-house government attorneys. Please register in advance as the fee for on-site registration will increase to $175.

For more information about this program please visit the Cities on the Cutting Edge program website.

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