We are pleased to report that Daniel Dalton will be speaking and moderating a panel discussion on Religious Land Use adn Zoning at the American Bar Association's Midyear Meeting in Houston, Texas on February 5, 2015. The details are below:
Join the Section of State and Local Government Law at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Houston, TX, February 4-8, 2015. The Section will be headquartered at the Hilton GRB in Houston. There is no registration fee for the Midyear Meeting. CLE package and Networking Reception are $40/person.
Please visit http://ambar.org/sligmidyear.
Thursday, February 5
2:45pm-4:15pm, George R Brown Convention Center, Room 371 B/E
Religious Land Use Litigation Since 2000
The program discusses and analyzes legal principles and issues related to litigating religious land use cases. The presenters will discuss the state of the law on this issue, including key issues that arise under the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act (“RLUIPA”), state Religious Freedom Restoration Acts and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment. The program will also provide litigation strategies for bringing or defending such actions. The presenters will also provide a PowerPoint setting forth the legal principles, analysis, and key issues, as well as resources for further reading, which are included in Mr. Dalton’s book, referenced above.
Committee: Land Use Planning and Zoning
ABA Co-sponsors: Individual Rights and Responsibilities, Real Property Probate and Estates, Section of Litigation
Dalton & Tomich, PLC is the national leader in successfully helping churches, other religious institutions and their insurers defend their rights in land use and zoning matters under RLUIPA, the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act. We have helped clients win cases against municipalities and other local government bodies from coast to coast, with experience serving both as general counsel and special litigation counsel.
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