The American Bar Association Sections of State and Local Government and Civil Rights and Social Justice are teaming up for a webinar on June 14, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. ET to discuss recent court decisions on the sticky issue of panhandling and solicitation.  Since the Supreme Court decided Reed v. Town of Gilbert, many local regulations relating to panhandling and solicitation have been invalidated by the lower courts.  Rocky Mountain Sign Law has covered several of these cases.  This webinar will discuss the ins and outs of some of these cases, and provide some practical advice for government officials, planners, and lawyers on how to address issues of panhandling and solicitation.

Otten Johnson lawyer Brian Connolly will serve as one of the panelists, along with Joe Mead of Cleveland State University and Kirsten Clanton of Southern Legal Counsel.  Sorell Negro of Robinson & Cole will moderate.

Check the ABA’s website for more details on registration here.  Those interested should plan on tuning in.

Photo of Brian J. Connolly Brian J. Connolly

Brian Connolly represents public- and private-sector clients in matters relating to zoning, planning, development entitlements and other complex regulatory issues.  Brian’s practice encompasses a broad range of land use matters including zoning compliance, rezonings and other regulatory amendments, planned-unit developments, development agreements, private covenants and restrictions, land use and zoning litigation, initiatives and referenda associated with land use approvals, and real estate transactions.  Brian additionally specializes in the First Amendment and land use issues associated with outdoor sign and advertising regulation, and fair housing matters in local planning and zoning.