State and Local Government Virtual Fall Conference

  • By: American Bar Association
  • Webinar
  • Source: National Disaster Legal Aid - OLD2 > National Disaster Legal Aid Advocacy Center
  • Disasters
  • Continuing Legal Education Program (CLE)

Tuesday, October 27

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Central)

Predicting A Perfect Storm: COVID-19 and Election 2020


Elizabeth M. Yang, President, WStrong LLC

Charles H. Bell, Jr., founding partner of Bell, McAndrews & Hiltachk, LLP, Sacramento, CA

Mark D. Martin, Dean and Professor, Regent University School

of Law, former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of North Carolina, Virginia Beach, VA

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central)

E-Rate, Equity, Education... OH MY! (CLE)


Erika D. Robinson, General Counsel/Title IX Coordinator, Jackson Public Schools; State and Local Government Law Public Education Committee, Chair, Jackson, Mississippi

Aubrey B. Coleman II, Government Relations Advisor – Technology & Operations, T-Mobile, Dallas-Fort Worth, TX

Ebonee Younger, Product Manager, Cox Enterprises, Atlanta, GA

Adam Griffin, Adams & Reese, Jackson, MS

Wednesday, October 28

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. (Central)

Disaster Planning Amid a Pandemic (CLE)

Moderator: Beverly McQueary Smith, Professor Emerita, Touro College: Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center; ABA Delegate at Large, Jersey City, NJ


Janice C. Griffith, Professor of Law, Suffolk University, Boston, MA

Deborah M. Rosenthal, FAICP, Of Counsel, Fitzgerald, Yap, Kreditor LLP, Irvine, California

Stephen R. Miller, Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law, Boise, ID

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central)

Congregate Living Facilities and COVID (CLE)

Moderator: Rita McNeil Danish, Partner, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP, Columbus, OH and Chicago, IL


Jalila Jefferson-Bullock, Professor, Duquesne University School of Law, Pittsburgh, PA

Patricia E. Salkin, Provost, Graduate and Professional Divisions, Touro College, New York, NY

Ruqaiijah Yearby, J.D., M.P.H., Professor, St. Louis University School of Law, Center for Health Law Studies,
Executive Director and Co-Founder, Institute for Healing Justice and Equity, St. Louis, MO

Thursday, October 29

1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  (Central)

Moratoria on Evictions (CLE)

Moderator: Bianca B. Brown, Assistant States Attorney, Cook County States Attorneys Office Civil Actions Bureau, Chicago, IL


Emily A. Benfer, Visiting Professor of Law, Founding Director, Wake Forest Law Health Justice Clinic, Winston-Salem, NC

Eric Dunn, Director of Litigation, National Housing Law Project, Richmond, VA

2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Central)

Homelessness and the Eighth Amendment: What's Next for our Cities? (CLE)

Moderator: Lani Petrulo, Board Member, Housing Land Advocates, Portland, OR


Tristia Bauman, Senior Attorney, The National Homelessness Law Center, Washington, DC

Ed Johnson, Director of Litigation, Oregon Law Center, Portland, OR

Marc Jolin, Director, The Joint Office to End Homelessness, Portland, OR