15th Biennial Seminar for Illinois Local Government Officials

Holland & Knight Program
Seminar, CLE Available
Ravinia Park
May 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 5:45 PM CT
Ravinia Festival
418 Sheridan Road
Highland Park, IL 60035

Please join us for Holland & Knight's 15th Biennial Seminar for Illinois Local Government Officials, where we will discuss and analyze key legal challenges facing local government leaders. Our speakers will review issues from Washington, D.C., to Springfield that impact our workplaces, employees, economy, and our downtowns and backyards.

This year, our seminar will take place in the beautiful indoor facilities at Ravinia Festival in the City of Highland Park.

We have organized the seminar to maximize your day – with informative general sessions packed with discussions of issues applicable to Illinois local governments and breakout sessions with many timely topics from which you can choose, each of which digs deeply into challenging issues relevant to your organization.

During registration, lunch and the post-seminar cocktail hour, you will have ample time to meet and talk with dozens of your local government peers.

General Sessions and Breakout Sessions include the following:

  • A Panel Discussion with Suburban Chicago Real Estate Developers 
  • Municipal Communications and Social Media 
  • Affordable and Workforce Housing: Challenges and Opportunities 
  • Managing Myriad Public Safety Matters 
  • Today's Labor and Employment Issues 
  • Local Governments and the Supreme Court: A Status Report
  • The Art of Civility and Managing Meetings 
  • An Update on New and Proposed State Legislation Affecting Local Governments 
  • Essential Municipal Basics

Get Social: Live tweet with us during the seminar by using #HKLocalGov or tag @Holland_Knight.


  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.  |  Registration and Conversation
  • 10:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m.  |  General Session
  • 12:20 – 12:30 p.m.  |  Break
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m.  |  Lunch
  • 1:30 – 2:15 p.m.  |  Round 1 of Breakout Sessions
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.  |  Break
  • 2:30 – 3:15 p.m.  |  Round 2 of Breakout Sessions
  • 3:15 – 3:30 p.m.  |  Break
  • 3:30 – 4:45 p.m.  |  General Session
  • 4:45 – 5:45 p.m.  |  Cocktail Reception

Continuing Legal Education:

Holland & Knight is an approved CLE provider in Illinois. All reasonable efforts to obtain Illinois CLE credits for this program will be made.

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