Nadia Sarkis and Ellie Ruth Announced as Speakers for IMLA 2024 Mid-Year Seminar

Nadia Sarkis and Ellie Ruth are scheduled to speak at the International Municipal Lawyers Association’s Mid-Year Seminar. The 2024 Seminar will be held on April 18–21 at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C., and will address in-depth topics on legal issues facing local government lawyers today.

Nadia and Ellie will speak on “The Impossible Bind: Unintended Consequences of Consent Decrees and Injunctions in Public Impact Litigation.” A recent spate of high-profile lawsuits seeks consent decrees and injunctions to redress complex crises like homelessness and child welfare. These cases raise significant separation of powers concerns, and the remedies they request often fail to achieve their objectives. We will explore how to defend against these lawsuits and what they mean for local governments. View the full program schedule here.

About IMLA:

The International Municipal Lawyers Association, a non-profit, professional organization that has been an advocate and resource for local government attorneys since 1935, is the only national organization devoted exclusively to local government law. IMLA serves as an international clearinghouse of legal information and cooperation on municipal legal matters. It collects and disseminates information to its membership across the United States and Canada and helps governmental officials prepare for litigation and develop new local laws.