[ApaIllinois] 2010 APA-IL Conference - Register now! Cocktail reception announcement!
editor at ilapa.org
Thu Aug 19 11:37:45 CDT 2010
APA-IL State Conference is quickly approaching! Here are two reasons
why you should REGISTER
Lavigne Associates, will host a cocktail reception for conference
at Medici’s in Uptown Normal on Thursday, September 23rd.
Join us for appetizers and beverages in what promises to be a
evening of connecting and reconnecting with friends and colleagues.
Medici’s is a one-of-a-kind space that has been a vital part of the
redevelopment of Uptown Normal.
façade is a recreation
of the historic storefront destroyed by a fire in the 1980s. The
Medici includes a two-story tree, Amish-made tables, and amazing brick
work. The reception will occur in their private banquet area complete
with bar and outdoor patio. Medici’s is within walking distance of the
The event is
conference attendees but pre-registration is required. To reserve
space, please email your name to Debi Nechleba at dnechleba at hlplanning.com
by September 1, 2010.
Hope to see
Over 40 CM credits available including 1.5 LAW CM for
“The Role of the Planner in Land Use Litigation” by Allen Kracower
At some point in the career of every planner there comes a time when
be asked to testify in a trial court regarding land use and zoning, or
perhaps eminent domain. Trial court testimony is very different from
or testifying before a planning commission or zoning board. You will
determine if you are actually qualified as an expert given the
Illinois Supreme Court rules
qualifications. If selected as an expert what Illinois land use and
law must you know? What is the most important case law in Illinois and
does it mean in terms of your testimony? What is a deposition and what
the rules for testifying at a deposition? How will you present
yourself and how
do you prepare for a deposition and a trial? Will you need any graphic
exhibits and should they be presented electronically or on boards,
and perhaps most importantly can you ethically be an expert in a given
This seminar will include the following: Ethical Conduct; How to
Yourself. Testifying at a Deposition: Preparation for Depositions and
Graphic Exhibits and Electronic Presentations; Types of Land Use
Introduction to Zoning Litigation and Eminent Domain Litigation; Land
Zoning Case Law for Zoning cases; The LaSalle Nat’l Bank of Chicago v. County of Cook; Sinclair
Pipeline Co. v.
Village of Richton Park; City of Chicago Height v. Living Word
Gospel Church (Special uses).
*** Don't forget to book your room at
new Marriott Hotel and Conference Center
in the midst of Normal's vibrant and historic commercial center. Its
location and new surroundings make this the perfect hotel location for
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