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State and Local Government Law Fall Institute



9:25  – 9:30 Welcome, Frank Johnson, Section Chair; Bob Drummer, Program Chair and Emcee

  • Frank M. Johnson, Deputy City Attorney, Office of the City Attorney, Gaithersburg
  • Robert Drummer, Legislative Counsel, Montgomery County Council

9:30 – 10:30 The Supreme Court – The coming term, cases of interest, what to expect.

  • Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center
  • Amanda Kellar, Deputy General Counsel, International Municipal Lawyers Association, Inc.

10:30 Break

11:00 – 12:00 Virtual Arguments – today and into the future.

  • Hon. Brynja M. Booth, Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
  • N. Lynn Board, Esq., City Attorney, Gaithersburg
  • Brenda Gruss, Assistant Attorney General

1:30 – 2:30 The Public Lawyer – A higher calling under the Rules of Professional Conduct.

  • Hon. Robert N. McDonald, Judge, Maryland Court of Appeals
  • Patrick B. Hughes, Chief Counsel, Opinions and Advice, Office of Attorney General
  • Charles W. Thompson, Jr., Executive Director, International Municipal Lawyers Assoc. Inc.

2:30 Break

3:00 – 4:30 Policing in America – From reform to defunding.

  • Hon. Ron Lewis, City Attorney, Houston, TX
  • Hon. Pete Holmes, City Attorney, Seattle, WA
  • Hon. James E. Johnson, Corporation Counsel, NYC, NY
  • Hon. Esteban A. Aguilar, Jr., City Attorney, Albuquerque, NM

5:00 – 6:00 Networking Reception

*Speakers are subject to change based on availability.


$0  Section Members  (price will be reflected in your cart)
$15  Non-Section Members
$20 Non-MSBA Members



This is informational only and no CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states.

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State and Local Government Law Fall Institute