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Judicial Activism and the Nevada Judiciary: A National Perspective - Event Audio/Video

Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter
Mark A. Behrens, Erven T. Nelson, Matthew Saltzman February 05, 2016

Mark Behrens, co-chair of the Washington, DC-based Public Policy Group of Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P., will discuss Nevada’s poor ranking in a recent U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform survey of the fairness of state legal climates. He will also discuss the comments on Nevada courts included in the American Tort Reform Foundation’s annual Judicial Hellholes report, along with a recent point of light from the Nevada Supreme Court. Mr. Behrens will discuss Nevada’s efforts for judicial reform together with strategies Nevada lawyers may use to promote a fair and restrained judiciary.

Assemblyman Erv Nelson is a partner at the Las Vegas firm of Cram Valdez Brigman & Nelson and Vice-Chairman of the Judiciary Committee of the Nevada State Assembly. In his role as a legislator, he was deeply involved in efforts to enact Judicial Reform legislation in Nevada. Mr. Nelson will discuss Nevada’s efforts to affect Judicial Reform, including legislation that may be proposed in the future.

The Las Vegas Lawyers Chapter hosted this event on January 28, 2016.

Speakers:

  • Mr. Mark Behrens, Co-chair, Shook, Hardy & Bacon L.L.P.
  • Hon. Erven T. Nelson, Nevada Assemblyman
  • Introduction: Mr. Matthew Saltzman, Shareholder, Kolesar & Leatham

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Las Vegas, NV

Federalism and Environmental Law - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Avi Garbow, Matthew Z. Leopold, Erin Ryan, Patrick Strawbridge, Edward L. Artau, Gregory M. Munson February 03, 2016

This panel will discuss whether we have Federal overreach in this environmental law area, such as current interpretations of the Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, Clean Power Plan, etc., and what the appropriate roles for the Federal Government and Florida are in the context of environmental law.

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Environmental Law

  • Mr. Avi Garbow, General Counsel, United States Environmental Protection Agency
  • Mr. Matthew Z. Leopold, Of Counsel, Carlton Fields Jorden Burt PA and former General Counsel, Florida Department of Environmental Protection
  • Prof. Erin Ryan, Professor, Florida State University College of Law
  • Mr. Patrick Strawbridge, Partner, Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC
  • Moderator: Hon. Edward L. Artau, Florida 15th Judicial Circuit
  • Introduction: Mr. Gregory Munson, Shareholder, Gunster

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Mark Wilson, Jesse Panuccio February 03, 2016

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

A Conversation on Free Enterprise and Economic Development

  • Mr. Mark Wilson, President and CEO, Florida Chamber of Commerce
  • Interviewer: Mr. Jesse Panuccio, Former Executive Director, Florida Department of Economic Opportunity

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Address by Tim Cerio - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
Tim Cerio, Edwin A. Scales February 03, 2016

Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott of Florida, delivered this address at the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL. He was introduced by Judge Ed Scales of the Florida Third District Court of Appeal.

Address by Tim Cerio

  • Mr. Tim Cerio, General Counsel to Governor Rick Scott
  • Introduction: Hon. Edwin A. Scales III, Florida Third District Court of Appeal

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL

Federalism and Healthcare - Event Audio/Video

2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference
John Goodman, Avik Roy, Antonia C. Novello, Christa Calamas, Daniel Woodring February 03, 2016

This panel will move beyond the Obamacare discussion and address what the current problems in health care and whether there are proven and scalable solutions to these problems. The panel will also discuss what the legal barriers to those solutions are and what the appropriate Federal/Florida role in Healthcare is. 

This panel was part of the 2016 Annual Florida Chapters Conference at Disney's Boardwalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, FL on January 22-23, 2016.

Federalism and Healthcare

  • Mr. John Goodman, Senior Fellow, Independent Institute 
  • Mr. Avik Roy, Senior Fellow, The Manhattan Institute
  • Dr. Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, Dr.PH, VADM (Ret.), 14th Surgeon General of the United States
  • Moderator: Ms. Christa Calamas, Staff Director, Florida House of Representatives Health and Human Services Committee
  • Introduction: Mr. Daniel Woodring, Principal Attorney, Woodring Law Firm

Disney's Boardwalk Inn
Lake Buena Vista, FL